Quincy Jones

Strike Up The Band

Other Labels: Jazz & Vocals

Quincy Jones (arr, dir) along with collective personnel including Lalo Schifrin (org, p), Kenny Burrell, Jim Hall (g), Milt Hinton (b), Osie Johnson (d), Joe Newman, Clark Terry (tp), Zoot Sims, Roland Kirk, Phil Woods and James Moody (reeds)

Reference: GSCD582

Bar code: 6009143173330

This compilation focuses on the Quincy Jones' Orchestra as one of the quintessential post-modern big bands, comfortable in any musical setting, location, or format, and including a retinue of excellent players with no regard for race, gender or nationality. Culling most of its tracks from Jones' solid yet still long out of print albums for Mercury of the early '60s, the collection hits many highpoints with dozens of top-flight guests. Several of the best include a 1964 version of "The Pink Panther"; "Baby Elephant Walk" (from the same session); "After Hours" from 1963 with Terry, Burrell, and Roland Kirk; and last but not least "Dear Old Stockholm" from 1961 with a truly killer lineup: Benny Bailey, Curtis Fuller, Phil Woods, Sahib Shihab, Tito Puente, and Patato Valdez. In all, Strike Up the Band compiles some of the most elegantly swinging selections of Quincy Jones' entire career.


01. Baby Elephant Walk (2:52)
02. Pink Panther Theme (3:21)
03. Dreamsville (4:06)
04. Soldier in the Rain (3:09)
05. Blues in the Night (3:57)
06. Take Five (3:27)
07. After Hours (3:33)
08. Desafinado (2:54)
09. Cast Your Fate to the Wind (2:44)
10. Jive Samba (2:38)
11. Strike up the Band (2:26)
12. Dear Old Stockholm (3:59)
13. The Gentle Rain (2:16)
14. Bossa Nova U.S.A. (3:09)

All tracks recorded at A&R Studios in New York City, between 1961 and 1964.


$11.29  (tax incl.)

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