タグ別アーカイブ: Quincy Jones

Quincy Jones(6)

April 26.2016

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Quincy Jones has left a lot of masterpiece as arranger.

In particular, I will introduce the very popular works in Japan.

He joined Mercury Records and has provided the arrangement in three works in history by female vocal and Clifford Brown.

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Dinah Jams (EmArcy 36000. 1954)

Sarah Vaughan with Clifford Brown (EmArcy 36004. 1955)

Helen Merrill (EmArcy 36006. 1955)

I quoted below interview from JazzWax[February 03, 2009].

Helen Merrill said about him:

“He lived in New York nearby with his former wife. He was an up and coming young man at the time. He didn’t have any money.

He lived in a basement apartment of a brownstone. Everyone loved him. What a wonderful mind he had and has.[…]

Quincy pulled together great songs. He always understood what he was doing.[…]

Quincy had a way of getting just the right people together.[…]

‘You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To’ continues to be a huge hit in Japan.”

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Quincy Jones(5)

April 25.2016

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I am most fond of his “This Is How I Feel About Jazz”.

It was the 1957 debut album by Quincy Jones.

The album was originally produced by Creed Taylor and released on ABC-Paramount.

In addition, this record became first big seller on ABC-Paramount.

Quincy Jones and Creed Tailor were already close friends when Quincy recorded the album.

They were the same age and had the same musical taste.

Also they were a trumpet player and had an unspoken empathetic relationship.

Quincy Jones played as arranger and conductor of three different recording sessions.

He convened superior musicians like Art Farmer, Phil Woods, Lucky Thompson, Hank Jones, Paul Chambers, Milt Jackson.

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Photo of Quincy Jones and producer Creed Taylor

I posted in reference to JazzWax.[Interview:CreedTaylor]

 

 

 

 

Quincy Jones(4)

April 21.2016

12376854_10154045589759631_4729864880112014918_nAfter leaving Hampton’s band, he became a freelance arranger, working with singer Helen Merrill, Ray Charles, Milt Jackson, Clifford Brown, Art Farmer, and Dinah Washington.

Miles Davis assessed Quincy Jones as follows:

“Some of the newspaper delivery, even if he enter into any house of the garden,he is not bitten by dog.
Definitely Quincy is exceptional person.”

Please refer to the following website about his Biography.

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/quincy-jones-career-timeline/637/

Quincy Jones(3)

April 20.2016

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In the fall of 1953, Hampton’s band left for a tour of Europe .

Lionel Hampton instructed the band of his rule against making records on the sidemen.

Because musician wanted to earn extra cash and a name for themselves during their job.

Also band leader was the risk of losing his biggest stars if member’s record became hit.

Lionel Hampton had hired a security guard in their lodging.

Security guard was placed in the lobby of their Paris hotel to prevent his member from escaping.

Though Clifford Brown and Quincy Jones left their room from a rear bedroom window.

In spite of Hampton’s direction, Brown, Jones, Farmer, Gryce, trombonist Jimmy Cleveland and alto saxophonist Anthony Ortega slipped out of their hotel in Stockholm and Paris to record with local jazz musicians.

When they were not blessed with the opportunity to record in USA,
they had been leaving historical recording in Europe.

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Quincy Jones(2)

April 19.2016

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Quincy Jones was born on the South Side of Chicago on March 14, 1933. The South Side was the tough black ghetto of one of America’s biggest cities.

And he was born during the Depression but right at the end of the New Negro Movement.

After graduating from high school, Jones received a scholarship from Seattle University.

But he did not give up to become a musician.

Fortunately he applied for and accepted a scholarship to Schillinger House of Music in Boston, later known as Berklee College of Music.

In Boston, he met bassist Oscar Pettiford, who hired him to write arrangements.

In 1950 he went with Oscar Pettiford to New York.

He first visited Europe in 1953 with Lionel Hampton’s band.

Soon after, he recorded some arrangements with Art Farmer, Clifford Brown, and The Swedish All Stars in Sweden, which established his reputation in many quarters overseas.