Quincy Jones’ ‘Walking in Space’ feat. ‘Killer Joe’ is a studio album recorded on June 18 & 19, 1969 and released in 1969 by A&M/Cti..
Track Listing : 1.Dead End (Galt Macdermot, James Rado, Gerome Ragni) – 04:05 . 2.Walking In Space (Galt Macdermot, James Rado, Gerome Ragni) – 12:06 . 3.Killer Joe (Benny Golson) – 05:12 . 4.Love And Peace (Arthur Adams) – 05:48 . 5.I Never Told You (Arthur Hamilton, Johnny Mandel) – 04:18 . 6.Oh Happy Day (Edwin Hawkins) – 03:37
Musicians : Quincy Jones – Conductor . Freddie Hubbard – Trumpet . Lloyd Michaels – Trumpet . Dick Williams – Trumpet . John Frosk – Trumpet . Marvin Stamm – Trumpet . Jimmy Cleveland – Trombone . Jay Jay Johnson – Trombone . Alan Raph – Trombone . Tony Studd – Trombone . Norman Pride – Trombone . Kai Winding – Trombone . Joel Kaye – Reeds . Roland Kirk – Reeds . Hubert Laws – Reeds . Jerome Richardson – Reeds . Paul Griffin – Piano . Eric Gale – Electric Guitar . Ray Brown – Bass . Grady Tate – Drums . Chuck Rainey – Bass On (4) . Bob James – Electric Piano . Toots Thielemans – Guitar, Harmonica . Snooky Young – Trumpet . Bernard Purdie – Drums . Hilda Harris – Vocals On (2) . Marilyn Jackson – Vocals On (2) . Valerie Simpson – Vocals On (2) . Maretha Stewart – Vocals On (2)
Production : Produced By Creed Taylor . Quincy Jones . Rudy Van Gelder – Engineer
Arrangements : Quincy Jones
Package : Morgan Ames – Liner Notes . Sam Antupit – Design . Hollis King – Art Direction . Zan Stewart – Liner Notes
Recorded On June 18–19, 1969.
Released In 1969 By A&M/Cti.
For jazz buffs, the long, dramatic title track from the then-raging musical Hair is the highlight; Hubbard positively sizzles on muted trumpet, and the brash Kirk blasts through the grooving rhythm section under heavy reverb. […]
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After several years spent concentrating on movie soundtracks, Jones knocked off this curious jazzy take on pop in a couple of weeks, and was rewarded at Grammy time. Side One is occupied by sprawling renditions of two minor tunes from the American Tribal Love-Rock Musical “Hair,” […]
coolidge @ RateYourMusic
The two major weaknesses are a) there isn’t a single original composition, b) there aren’t any truly outstanding performances. And I want to be clear, the playing is definitely more than perfunctory, but despite the stellar cast (Freddie Hubbard, Roland Kirk, etc..), no one is ripping shit up on their instrument. […]