Paul Quinichette – Tropical Intrigue

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“Tropical Intrigue” (Quincy Jones).


Moods (also referred to as Moods Featuring Paul Quinichette) is the 1954 debut album by American jazz saxophonist Paul Quinichette featuring compositions and arrangements by Quincy Jones released on the EmArcy label. The tracks were recorded on two session dates in November 1954 with two different line-ups, an (almost) regular jazz sextet with flutist Sam Most as second horn player and two guitarists. The second session featured an Afro-Cuban combo with Herbie Mann on flute and also on tenor saxophone and Latin percussion instead of a drum set. The difference between the two sessions was preserved in splitting the album with the later recorded Latin jazz session on the LP’s A-side, the more straight ahead approach on the other.

Quincy Jones – arranger for all tracks
Paul Quinichette – tenor saxophone
Herbie Mann – flute, tenor saxophone
Jimmy Jones – piano
Al Hall – bass
Tommy Lopez – congas
Manny Oquendo – bongos
Willie Rodriguez – timbales