DELUXE PACKAGING – Thick cardboard Fold Open Digi-Sleeves
"The Birth of a Band" (Mercury SR-60129), recorded in 1959, presents a selection of standard numbers composed by renowned jazzmen, and features a starstudded band featuring Harry “Sweets” Edison, Clark Terry, Jimmy Cleveland, Zoot Sims, Benny Golson & Phil Woods, among many other stars. The bossa nova craze started in 1962 by Stan Getz, was continued by various other jazz artists. Big Band Bossa Nova (Mercury SR-60751), which is also included here in its entirety, marked Quincy Jones’ fi rst incursion into the Brazilian music genre. Among the featured players are such names as Clark Terry, Phil Woods, Roland Kirk, Lalo Schifrin, and Jim Hall.
QUINCY JONES (conductor, arranger) & His Orchestra
Featuring Clark Terry, Harry “Sweets” Edison, Jimmy Cleveland, Zoot Sims, Benny Golson, Roland Kirk, Lalo Schifrin & Jim Hall.
[1-10]: The Birth of a Band. New York, February-June 1959.
[11-20]: Big Band Bossa Nova. New York, August-September, 1962.TRACKS
01 THE BIRTH OF A BAND
03 I REMEMBER CLIFFORD
04 ALONG CAME BETTY
05 TICKLE TOE
06 HAPPY FACES
07 WHISPER NOT
08 THE GYPSY
09 A CHANGE OF PACE
10 TUXEDO JUNCTION
11 SOUL BOSSA NOVA
12 BOOGIE BOSSA NOVA [aka BOOGIE STOP SHUFFLE]
14 MANHA DE CARNAVAL (MORNING OF THE CARNIVAL)
15 SE É TARDE, ME PERDOA (FORGIVE ME IF I’M LATE)
16 ON THE STREET WHERE YOU LIVE
17 SAMBA DE UMA NOTA SÓ (ONE NOTE SAMBA)
18 LALO BOSSA NOVA
20 CHEGA DE SAUDADE (NO MORE BLUES)
TOTAL TIME: 66:06 Min