Quincy Jones starts the recording of ‘The Quintessence’ with his orchestra (1961)

Quincy Jones’ ‘The Quintessence’ is an album recorded with his orchestra on November 29, December 18 and 22, 1961.

Track Listing : 1.Quintessence (Quincy Jones) – 04:21 . 2.Robot Portrait (Billy Byers) – 05:25 . 3.Little Karen (Benny Golson) – 03:44 . 4.Straight, No Chaser (Thelonious Monk) – 02:26 . 5.For Lena And Lennie (Quincy Jones) – 04:17 . 6.Hard Sock Dance (Quincy Jones) – 03:20 . 7.Invitation (Bronislaw Kaper, Paul Francis Webster) – 03:35 . 8.The Twitch (Billy Byers) – 03:50

Musicians : Quincy Jones – Conductor, Trumpet . Al Delrisi – Trumpet On (2 – 3 – 6) . Bill English – Drums On (2 – 3 – 6) . Billy Byers – Trombone On (1 – 4 – 7) . Bobby Scott – Piano On (5 – 8) . Clark Terry – Trumpet On (5 – 8) . Clyde Reasinger – Trumpet On (5 – 8) . Curtis Fuller – Trombone On (1 – 4 – 7) . Earl Chapin – French Horn On (1 – 4 – 7) . Eric Dixon – Saxophone On (2 – 3 – 6) . Ernie Royal – Trumpet On (1 – 4 – 7) . Frank Wess – Saxophone On (2 – 3 – 6) . Freddie Hubbard – Trumpet On (2 – 3 – 6) . George Catlett – Bass On (5 – 8) . Gloria Agostini – Harp On (1 – 4 – 7) . Harvey Phillips – Tuba On (1 – 4 – 7) . James Buffington – French Horn On (1 – 4 – 7) . James Johnson – Drums On (1 – 4 – 7) . Jerome Kail – Trumpet On (5 – 8) . Jerome Richardson – Saxophone On (1 – 4 – 7) . Joe Newman – Trumpet On (1 – 4 – 5 – 7 – 8) . Julius Watkins – French Horn On (1 – 4 – 7) . Melba Liston – Trombone On (2 – 3 – 6) . Milt Hinton – Bass On (1 – 4 – 6 – 7) . Oliver Nelson – Saxophone On (1 – 4 – 6 – 7) . Patricia Bown – Piano On (1 – 4 – 6 – 7) . Paul Faulise – Trombone On (2 – 3 – 6) . Phil Woods – Saxophone On (1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 6 – 7) . Ray Alonge – French Horn On (1 – 4 – 7) . Rodney Levitt – Trombone On (2 – 3 – 6) . Snooky Young – Trumpet On (1 – 4 – 5 – 6 – 7 – 8) . Stu Martin – Drums On (5 – 8) . Thad Jones – Trumpet On (1 – 4 – 6 – 7) . Thomas Mitchell – Trombone On (1 – 4 – 7)

Production : Produced By Bob Thiele . Bobby Arnold – Engineer . Kevin Reeves – Mastering . Frank Abbey – Engineer

Package : Jack Bradley – Photography . Robert Flynn – Cover Design . Lennie Hayton – Liner Notes . Lena Horne – Liner Notes . Hollis King – Art Direction . Pete Turner – Photography

Recorded On November 29, December 18 And 22, 1961 At Capitol Studios, New York City.

Released In 1962 By Impulse!.

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allmusic
They are beautifully warm, with edges rounded, but the brass section is still taut and punchy. The reeds cool the heat enough to give the rhythmic dialogue in these tunes its inherent strolling swing. Elsewhere, on Thelonious Monk’s “Straight, No Chaser,” the time is speeded up to nearly dizzying intensity, […]

All About Jazz
Following Jones’ Basie-esque arrangement of Benny Golson’s “Little Karen,” the band launches into a hard-swinging version of “Straight No Chaser,” with its gripping, ending shout chorus. It is undoubtedly the most exciting track of the album. […]

Quincy Jones’ ‘The Quintessence’ on RVM [Radio.Video.Music]

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