Quincy Jones & His Orchestra – The Quintessence (Full Album)

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The Quintessence is an album recorded by Quincy Jones and his orchestra. It was released in 1962 and was his only recording for the Impulse! Records label. It has been called “the sound of the modern, progressive big band at its pinnacle”(Wikipedia, https://goo.gl/8hz2ki).

Track listing:
The Quintessence (Quincy Jones) – 4:21
Robot Portrait (Billy Byers) – 5:25
Little Karen (Benny Golson) – 3:44
Straight, No Chaser (Thelonious Monk) – 2:26
For Lena and Lennie (Jones) – 4:17
Hard Sock Dance (Jones) – 3:20
Invitation (Bronisław Kaper, Paul Francis Webster) – 3:35
The Twitch (Byers) – 3:50
Tracks 5, 8 recorded on November 29, 1961; #2-3, 6 on December 18; 1, 4, 7 on December 22, 1961.

Personnel:
Tracks 1, 4, 7

Phil Woods, Oliver Nelson, Jerome Richardson – saxophone
Billy Byers, Curtis Fuller, Thomas Mitchell – trombone
Ernie Royal, Snooky Young, Joe Newman, Thad Jones – trumpet
Julius Watkins, James Buffington, Earl Chapin, Ray Alonge – French horn
Harvey Phillips – tuba
Gloria Agostini – harp
Patricia Bown – piano
Milt Hinton – bass
James Johnson – drums

Tracks 2, 3, 6

Eric Dixon, Frank Wess, Phil Woods, Oliver Nelson – saxophone
Freddie Hubbard, Al Derisi, Snooky Young, Thad Jones – trumpet
Melba Liston, Paul Faulise, Rodney Levitt – trombone
Julius Watkins – French horn
Patricia Bown – piano
Milt Hinton – bass
Bill English – drums

Tracks 5, 8

Phil Woods, Eric Dixon, Jerome Richardson – saxophone
Jerome Kail, Clyde Reasinger, Clark Terry, Joe Newman – trumpet
Billy Byers, Paul Faulise, Melba Liston – trombone
Julius Watkins – French horn
Bobby Scott – piano
George Catlett – bass
Stu Martin – drums

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Released: February 1962
Recorded: November 29,
December 18 and 22, 1961
Capitol Studios, New York City
Length: 30:58
Label: Impulse!
A-11
Producer Bob Thiele

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