All Categories — All


Quincy Jones Edit search Phrase match

Sort by
Exact matches: 36
Exact matches1
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Billy Eckstine & Quincy JonesAt Basin Street East ... LP
Mercury, Early 60s. Good+ ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear.)

Exact matches2
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Roy Haynes & Quincy JonesJazz Abroad ... LP
EmArcy/Doxy, Mid 50s. New Copy (reissue)... $10.99
Excellent work by both of the players listed as leaders – and the beginning of a huge tradition of American jazzmen in Europe that would culminate in the glory days of the Clarke-Boland Big Band scene! The record features sessions cut by Haynes in Stockholm, with Sahib Shihab on baritone and alto, Ake Persson on trombone, and Bjarne Nerem on tenor – plus sessions cut by Jones earlier in the same city, with Persson on trombone, Arne Domnerus on alto, Lars Gullin on baritone, and Art Farmer on trumpet. The tracks have a tightly arranged, but still swinging style – similar to the best hardbop work on Emarcy from the 50s – and the European soloists more than keep up with their US counterparts! Titles include "Hagnes", "Pogo Stick", "Little Leona", and "Jones' Bones". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited numbered edition of 500 copies.)

Exact matches3
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Quincy JonesBig Band Bossa Nova ... LP
Mercury, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $12.99
Perhaps THE greatest Quincy Jones album of the 60s – a hard-swinging batch of big band bossa tunes – and one of the greatest American takes on the bossa sound ever! Quincy really brings a lot of soul to the set – syncopating the bottom end of the tunes to really bring out the rhythms, and working with a jazzy flourish of horns that creates all these quick and clever little turns in the tunes! The sound's been heard most famously on the incredible track "Soul Bossa Nova" – an original by Quincy for the set, which has gone onto much greater fame through its use in the film Austin Powers, and a bazillion TV commercials! But the whole album's great too – and other tracks include "Serenata", "Lalo Bossa Nova", "Boogie Bossa Nova", and "Chega De Saudade". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)

Exact matches4
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Quincy JonesBirth Of A Band Vol 2 (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Mercury (Japan), 1959/1960. Used ... $6.99
We've never seen an original pressing of "Volume 2" of this LP, so we're assuming this is a Japanese-only vinyl issue of outtakes from those sessions. The original side's a very swingin', very groovy early album from Quincy – a big band recording, but handled with soulful touches that really set it apart from the genre! The band is a great one all the way through, featuring solos by Zoot Sims, Sahib Shihab, Phil Woods, Clark Terry and Kenny Burrell. A number of tracks are in a soul jazz mode, others more straight ahead – 11 tracks, including "Moanin", "Daylie Double", "Syncopated Clock", "A Parisian Thoroughfare", "G'Wan Train" and "The Preacher". CD includes 3 bonus tracks, "The Hucklebuck", "Blues In The Night", and "After Hours". CD
(Out of print.)

Exact matches5
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Quincy JonesDollar ($) ... LP
Reprise, 1972. Very Good+ ... $9.99
One of Quincy Jones' best soundtracks of the 70s – filled with some great slick electric funky crime tracks, perfectly played by LA jazzers that include Clare Fischer, Paul Humphrey, Arthur Adams, David T Walker, Milt Holland, and Jerome Richardson. A few cuts feature vocals by Little Richard – but the best tracks are the instrumental ones – like the classic sample cut "Snow Creatures", which has an amazing intro and a very dark mood. Other tracks include "Passin The Buck", "Rubber Ducky", "Money Is", "Do It Do It", and "Money Runner". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

Exact matches6
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Quincy JonesGreat Wide World Of Quincy Jones ... CD
EmArcy, 1959. Used ... $6.99
Quincy's world is great and wide indeed – and even at this early point in his career, he was displaying a wonderful talent for bringing in bits from all sources! The album's essentially a straight jazz set, but it's got some great exotic touches that are in keeping with the "world" theme and the globe-trotting titles on the set. The group's excellent too – with players that include Sahib Shihab, Budd Johnson, Les Spann, Lee Morgan, and Phil Woods – all working through hip arrangements by Al Cohn, Bill Potts, and Ernie Wilkins. Titles include "Ghana", "Air Mail Special", "Chant Of The Weed", "Eesom", and "I Never Has Seen Snow". CD
(Out of print.)

Exact matches7
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Quincy JonesI Dig Dancers – 7 inch jukebox ep ... 7-inch
Mercury, Early 60s. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $1.99
Call it a love of dancers or just plain Quincy groove – the album's got lots of nice tight tracks that are a perfect showcase for the ways in which Quincy had such a huge influence on jazz in the 60s! The tunes are often old standards, but done here in a style that's nicely syncopated – taking on that Jones love of space and sound, and working it through some big band tracks at a level that creates grooves that are a lot hipper than you'd hear on albums like this from most of his contemporaries! And even liner notes from Dorothy Kilgallen can't keep this one from being nice – with tracks that include "Moonglow", "The Midnight Sun Will Never Set", "You Turned The Tables On Me", "Pleasingly Plump", and "A Sunday Kind Of Love". 7-inch, Vinyl record

Exact matches8
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Quincy JonesItalian Job ... LP
Paramount, Early 70s. Very Good ... $19.99
One of the wildest Quincy Jones soundtracks ever! The record is a strange melange of jazzy tracks, groovy tracks, and some that have a strange messed-up feel. The film was a Michael Caine "heist" film, and the music's got the kind of sound you'd expect. Titles include "It's Caper Time", "Greensleeves & All That Jazz", "Getta Bloomin' Move On", "Somethings Cookin" – plus the hit track "On Days Like These", in a vocal version by Matt Monro, and an instrumental by Peter King. US version, on nice heavy vinyl! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout hole.)

Exact matches9
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Quincy JonesJump For Jones ... CD
Forever, Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

Exact matches10
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Quincy JonesMellow Madness ... CD
A&M (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $14.99
A really great, oft-overlooked album from the best period of Quincy Jones! This album is quite possibly Quincy's most farthest-reaching – as he works in an array of styles that really shows his growing genius in the studio – not just jazz and soundtrack modes, but more soul-based ones, handled with work from a great array of guest stars who really expand the sound. There's loads of nice bits – like a version of "My Cherie Amour", done with vocals by Leon Ware and Minnie Riperton; a new take on "Bluesette", redone with Toots Thielemans; and the original "Beautiful Black Girl", which features rapping by The Watts Prophets! Other tracks include "Paranoid", "Cry Baby", "Tryin To Find Out About You", and "Listen (What It Is)". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

Exact matches11
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Quincy JonesQuincy Jones & His Orchestra – Live In Ludwigshafen 1961 ... CD
Jazz Haus (Germany), 1961. New Copy ... $16.99 24.99
An unreleased live performance from the Quincy Jones all-star group of 1961 – heard here on a famous European tour that also had the individual members really having a great influence on the scene overseas! The lineup here is something of a dream band – as the record features solos from Melba Liston and Curtis Fuller on trombones, Budd Johnson and Eric Dixon on tenor, Benny Bailey and Freddie Hubbard on trumpets, Sahib Shihab on baritone sax, Patti Brown on piano, Phil Woods on alto, and Les Spann on guitar and flute – all in these hard-driving arrangements that have that impeccable early Quincy Jones groove – a soulful reworking of the large group sound of the generation before, in ways that set fire to groups like the Clarke Boland Big Band, and other European ensembles. Titles include "Ghana", "Banja Luka", "Summertime", "Stolen Moments", "Gwan Train", "Lester Leaps In", and "Caravan". CD

Exact matches12
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Quincy JonesQuincy Jones ABC/Mercury Big Band Jazz Sessions (5CD box set) ... CD
Mosaic, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used 5CD ... $99.99
... CD
(Out of print. Numbered limited edition pressing – includes book, box and all 5 CDs in their cases! Everything included is in great shape!)

Exact matches13
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Quincy JonesRoots – Original Soundtrack ... CD
A&M/Varese, 1976. New Copy ... $8.99 13.99
Quincy Jones may be best remembered for his funky soundtrack work of the 70s – but the man can also hit a deeper, more serious vein when he wants – as he does on this ambitious album-length project inspired by the landmark Roots mini-series! The music isn't a straight soundtrack from the program, but instead evokes the longer narrative over the passage of its different selections – working as its own "saga of an American family", as it moves from African roots, through years of oppression, to moments of pride and power – amidst larger orchestrations from Jones, with help from Letta Mbulu on some key vocals, and more help from Bill Summers, James Cleveland, and even Lou Gossett. Titles include "Many Rains", "Free At Last", "Jumpin De Broom", "Ole Fiddler", "Boyhood To Manhood", "Oluwa", and "Motherland". CD

Exact matches14
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Quincy JonesSidewinder – Quincy Jones Big Band Vol 3 ... LP
Mercury (Japan), Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
An unusual Japanese album from the 70s – one that offers up some groovy 60s Mercury Records work by Quincy Jones – on a hi-fi album that plays at 45rpm! LP, Vinyl record album

Exact matches15
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Quincy JonesSmackwater Jack ... LP
A&M, 1971. Very Good Gatefold ... $3.99
A great bit of 70s electric work from Quincy – and probably his funkiest album ever! Quincy's really stepping out here from the straighter and spacier styles of earlier records – going for more of the dirty grooves he was cutting up for soundtrack albums, and hitting notes that were a lot more fitting for the blacksploitation era. The record includes the massive funky track cut "Hikky-Burr", which was the theme to the first Bill Cosby Show, and which has a sinister groove, and some wild shouted lyrics! Also features two more great themes – "Ironside" and "The Anderson Tapes" – both of which have a cool electric sound to them, and the nice title cut, which actually features Quincy on vocals! Other tracks include "Cast Your Fate To The Wind", "What's Going On", "Brown Ballad" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

Exact matches16
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Quincy JonesSuper Hits ... CD
Evergreen (Germany), 1988. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

Exact matches17
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Quincy JonesThis Is How I Feel About Jazz (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
ABC/Impulse, 1956. Used ... $4.99
Fantastic – and an important early album from Quincy Jones! Q's working here in some of his hippest settings of the 50s – scoring longish versions of jazz tunes for groups that include players like Lucky Thompson on tenor, Herbie Mann on flute, Art Farmer on trumpet, Phil Woods and Gene Quill on alto sax, Hank Jones on piano, and even Charles Mingus on bass! As with most Jones albums of the time, Quincy has a way of making a bigger group sound nice and lean – hitting some especially nice edges along with the rhythms, and really showing the way towards a new soulful sound for a bigger band. Titles include a sublime 10 minute version of "Walkin" that kicks off the album with a great soulful groove – plus original tunes "Evening In Paris", "Stockholm Sweetnin", and "Boo's Blues", as well as a version of Cannonball Adderley's "Sermonette". Also includes some great bonus tracks from the Go West album too! CD
(Out of print.)

Exact matches18
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Quincy JonesWalking In Space ... LP
CTI/A&M, 1969. Very Good- Gatefold ... $7.99
One of the greatest Quincy Jones albums of all time! The record's a spacey jazz masterpiece – and it combine's Quincy's soulful soundtrack vision with the excellent production talents of Creed Taylor, for a monster album of long drawn out cuts that mix soul jazz with more sophisticated arrangements! Bob James plays electric piano on a number of cuts, and in a way, the record's kind of a blueprint for some of James' later CTI albums. Titles include "Killer Joe", "Dead End", "Walking In Space", and "Love & Peace". LP, Vinyl record album
(Tan label pressing.)

Exact matches19
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Quincy Jones/Astrud GilbertoPawnbroker/Deadly Affair ... CD
Mercury/Verve, 1965/1966. Used ... $16.99
2 of Quincy Jones' groundbreaking 60s soundtracks on one CD! The material here isn't funky like his 70's work, and shows Quincy more in a dark brooding thriller vein. The Pawnbroker score has an orchestra filled with great jazz players like Freddie Hubbard, Anthony Ortega, Oliver Nelson, Elvin Jones, and others – and it also features a vocal performance by Sarah Vaughan on the bonus 45 rpm issue of the film's main theme. Other titles include "Harlem Drive", "Naked Truth", "Rack 'Em Up", and "Death Scene". Even better, though is The Deadly Affair – a sublime soundtrack from Quincy! The score has a great approach that mixes crime jazz tunes with breezier numbers – inflected with a nice bossa sound, and a cool "jazz over the top" style that makes the melodies linger nicely long after they're done! Astrud Gilberto sings the wonderful cut "Who Needs Forever" – and other tracks include "Blondie Tails", "Instrumental Main Theme 2", "Ridiculous Scene", "Bobb's At Gunpoint", and "Dieter's First Mistake".There's a total of 23 cuts in all, which makes for a nice full CD of groovy soundtrack material! CD
(Out of print.)

Exact matches20
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Andy Williams with Quincy JonesMademoiselle De Paris (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
SSJ (Japan), 1960/1961. New Copy ... $22.99
Really great material from Andy Williams – some of the grooviest sounds we've ever heard from the singer, thanks to backings from Quincy Jones! The set features live sides cut for the Let's Go To Town show issued for radio by the National Guard – and the album's got a similar feel to the great Williams/Jones album on Cadence from the same time, but with a vibe that's even more jazz-based overall! Andy's a hell of a singer in the right setting – and this album's even more sublime than his studio album with Quincy – as it offers up a fair bit of instrumental tracks from Jones' great ensemble of the time, which means even more great work on some of the solo passages. Dave Grusin plays piano on a few tracks, too – and titles include "Pleasingly Plump", "Gwan Train", "Boum", "The Midnight Sun Will Never Set", "Domino", "Air Mail Special", "Lester Leaps In", "Mademoiselle De Paris", and "Clap Yo Hands/I Won't Dance". CD
Possible matches: 69
Possible matches37
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ VariousWonder Of Stevie 3 – Presented By DJ Spinna ... CD
BBE (UK), 1970s/2016. New Copy 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An incredible collection of Stevie Wonder cover versions – different versions of familiar tunes, but ones that really manage to sparkle with all the righteous soul of the Stevie himself! It's been over a decade since DJ Spinna brought us the last version of his Wonder Of Stevie series – and during that time, he's managed to come up with a huge amount of great tracks that make the whole thing go way way deeper than before – not just cuts that copy the Wonder mode, but which seem to draw strong inspiration from its genius, and really soar to the skies! Much of the music here resonates with a charm that's located around the years of albums like Music Of My Mind and Innervisions, with all the jazzy currents that might imply – and some cuts are 70s vintage, others are more contemporary. Titles include "Bird Of Beauty" by US Atlantic First Navy Show Band, "It's My Pleasure" by Billy Preston, "Love's In Need Of Love Today" by John Minnis Big Bone Band, "As" by Tony Sherman, "Buttercup" by Jackson 5, "Have A Talk With God" by East St Louis Gospelettes, "Betcha Wouldn't Hurt Me" by Quincy Jones, "Golden Lady" by Reel People with Tony Momrelle, "If You Don't Love Me" by GC Cameron, "If She Breaks Your Heart Again" by Foreign Exchange, "Don't You Worry Bout A Thing" by Black Sugar, "Go Home" by Jrod Indigo, and "Make My Water Boil" by David Ruffin. 2CDs – one of the cuts unmixed, one with the tracks in a continuous mix by Spinna! CD
Also available Wonder Of Stevie 3 – Presented By DJ Spinna ... LP 26.99

Possible matches38
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Herb Alpert & The TJBYou Smile – The Song Begins ... CD
A&M, 1974. New Copy Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
Nice one from Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass – working with arranger Quincy Jones! You Smile – The Song Begins comes at a pretty interesting point in which Herb was still working in the Spanish-inflected, jazzy instrumental groove of earlier years – but in a fresh way after a few quiet years. He's also starting to bring in the tighter, soul-based rhythmic sensibility he would more fully explore in the years to come! Bright, wonderful work – with a Bacharach arrangement on "I Might Frighten Her Away", Lani Hall vocals on "Save The Sunlight", and loads of great tunes including "Fox Hunt", "Legend Of The One Eyed Sailor", "Promises, Promises", "Last Tango In Paris", "Alone Again (Naturally)", "Dida" and more. CD

Possible matches39
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Ann Margret/Marty PaichSongs From The Swinger & Other Swingin Songs/Pleasure Seekers ... CD
RCA/El (UK), 1966. New Copy ... About February 10, 2017
Ann-Margret at her grooviest – singing the super-groovy theme from The Swinger – perhaps her greatest film appearance ever! There's a mod bounce to the album that goes way way beyond any of Ann's other albums of the period – thanks to arrangements from Marty Paich, Quincy Jones, and Johnny Williams – all of whom put a nice sort of lilt in the backings, and manage to capture Ann at her sexiest. The title tune "The Swinger" is worth the price of entry itself – as it's a catchy, guitar-twanging number delivered in an incredibly breathy mode – supported by 2 great instrumentals from the film as well, "Swinger's Holiday" and "Kelly's Dance". But even on more conventional numbers, Ann's got a great sound here – bringing whole new sexy life to tracks that include "I Wanna Be Loved", "By Myself", "I Just Want To Make Love To You", "More", and "Cute". CD

Possible matches40
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Patti AustinBody Language ... CD
CTI/King (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... $13.99
A sweet blend of jazz and soul from Patti Austin – and a set that's a bit different than some other CTI albums of the 70s – given that it was recorded down south, at deep soul powerhouse Muscle Shoals! The sound is surprisingly rootsy on a few numbers – and warmly jazzy on others – and Patti's still got all the polish she picked up from her years with Quincy Jones, but she's also stepping out a bit more as an artist with a stronger emotional palette. Austin works with some great original material that includes the tracks "(Ooh-Wee) He's Killing Me" and "I Can't Stop" – as well as surprising covers, like Squeeze's "Another Nail From My Heart", Isaac Hayes' "Body Language", and Bob Seeger's "We've Got Tonight". CD
(Blu Spec CD.)

Possible matches41
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Count BasieString Along With Basie ... CD
Roulette/Warner (Japan), 1960. Used ... $9.99
A sublime blending of modes – the sound of the excellent Count Basie band during their Roulette Records years, mixed with a bit of strings for a very moody sound! Don't worry about any too-commercial or pop modes going on here – as the arrangements are all super hip, and handled by talents like Quincy Jones and George Williams – who keep things in this dark-tinged style that's just perfect for the key talents in the Basie group, as the album features standout solos on almost every number – including a bit of tenor from guest Ben Webster! Titles include "Song Of The Islands", "Stringing The Blues", "The One I Love", "Blues Bittersweet", "She's Funny That Way", and "Summertime". CD
(Includes obi.)

Possible matches42
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Brothers JohnsonRight On Time ... CD
A&M, 1977. Used ... $3.99
A funky classic from the Brothers Johnson – sweet funky soul, done with a polish few could match! The pair are still working with Quincy Jones at this point, and the record's filled with lots of tight jazzy grooves that certainly show Quincy's touch – and which set the record apart from a number of similar mainstream funk records flooding the market at the time. The standout cut on the album is their great reading of "Strawberry Letter 23" – originally done by Shuggie Otis in a stoner version, but nicely stripped down here by the Bros, and given a very nice pop psychedelic soul twist! Other tracks include "Right On Time", "Q", "Free Yourself, Be Yourself", and "Love Is". CD
Also available Right On Time ... LP 2.99

Possible matches43
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Brothers JohnsonRight On Time ... LP
A&M, 1977. Very Good- ... $2.99
A funky classic from the Brothers Johnson – sweet funky soul, done with a polish few could match! The pair are still working with Quincy Jones at this point, and the record's filled with lots of tight jazzy grooves that certainly show Quincy's touch – and which set the record apart from a number of similar mainstream funk records flooding the market at the time. The standout cut on the album is their great reading of "Strawberry Letter 23" – originally done by Shuggie Otis in a stoner version, but nicely stripped down here by the Bros, and given a very nice pop psychedelic soul twist! Other tracks include "Right On Time", "Q", "Free Yourself, Be Yourself", and "Love Is". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Right On Time ... CD 3.99

Possible matches44
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Brothers JohnsonStrawberry Letter 23/Get The Funk Out Ma Face ... 12-inch
A&M, 1976/1977. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $9.99
Completely sublime! Shuggie Otis first wrote and recorded "Strawberry Letter 23", but it took The Brothers Johnson, and some smooth Quincy Jones production to make it a hit! The track loses none of it's original trippy soul in this version – and if anything, the better vocals really take it over the top! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Red vinyl pressing in the printed sleeve, still in the shrink. Hype sticker has a name in marker.)

Possible matches45
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Oscar Brown JrKicks! – The Best Of Oscar Brown Jr ... CD
Sony/BGP (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
Some of the most unique vocal work ever recorded – a stunning collection of Columbia sides by Oscar Brown Jr, a singer who mixed together equal parts jazz, soul, and folk – and came up with a sound that was all his own! Oscar bubbled out of the hip Chicago scene of the early 60s – and had a much more righteous approach than most of his contemporaries – not only writing his own lyrics for most of the tunes, but working in a genre-blending style that crossed over to a variety of difference audiences. Oscar could groove with the best in a southside club, but also appeal to the northside intellectuals – opening doors wherever he went with a fresh approach to jazz vocals! The set features work from all 4 of his Columbia albums – including a number of tracks on CD for the first time – and features arrangements by Quincy Jones, Floyd Morris, and Ralph Burns – on 23 tracks that include "All Blues", "Work Song", "Excuse Me For Living", "The Snake", "Mr Kicks", "Afro Blue", "Signifying Monkey", "Dat Dere", "Hazel's Hips", "Jeannine", "Opportunity Please Knock", "The Tree & Me", "Elegy (Plain Black Boy)", "Tall Like Pine", and "But I Was Cool". CD

Possible matches46
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Betty CarterSocial Call ... CD
CBS/Sony, 1955/1956. Used ... $8.99
A great little CD that brings together some of Betty Carter's rare vocal recordings for the Epic label – including a handful that were unreleased until the issue of this album! There's a total of 11 tracks in the set – with 6 from the Meet Betty Carter and Ray Bryant album, which features piano by Bryant, arrangements by Quincy Jones, and some excellent vocals by Betty. The other stuff's even better, though – as it's arranged by Gigi Gryce, whose cool floating style is a perfect one for Betty's incredible voice. Titles include "Social Call", "Tell Him I Said Hello", "Frenesi", "Runaway", "Thou Swell", "The Way You Look Tonight", and "Tell Him I Said Hello". CD

Possible matches47
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Ray CharlesMessage From The People ... LP
Tangerine/ABC, 1972. Very Good+ ... $4.99
A righteous early 70s set from Ray Charles – and a record with a much deeper vibe than you might guess from the image of Ray and some kids on the cover! Arrangements were handled by Quincy Jones, Sid Feller, and Mike Post – and the record is kind of a 70s take on the fuller modes that Charles explored for ABC during the 60s – moved into more contemporary territory with some sweet Fender Rhodes, full strings, and a funky undercurrent in some of the rhythms – never too forced or over the top, but in ways that makes some of the tunes sly steppers that work great with Charles' aging vocals. Titles include "Abraham Martin & John", "Heaven Help Us All", "There'll Be No Peace Without All Men As One", "Hey Mister", "Lift Every Voice & Sing", "Seems Like I Gotta Do Wrong", and "What Have They Done To My Song Ma". LP, Vinyl record album

Possible matches48
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Stelvio CiprianiQuel Pomeriggio Maledetto (The Perfect Killer) ... LP
Sugar/Cinedelic (Italy), 1977. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $34.99
Sweet funky soundtrack work from Stelvio Cipriani – one of the maestro's best late 70s film scores, and one of his grooviest too! The music here has all the sharp, soulful elements of early 70s American soundtracks by Quincy Jones or Lalo Schifrin – complete with wah wah guitar, sweet funky flute, bumping basslines, and even some mighty nice keyboards – all served up without ever pushing things too far over the top – so that the balance of funk, jazz, and more scene-setting elements is perfect – that really sort of special balance you get only on the few best records by Jones or Schifrin. And while Cipriani can sometimes veer towards the more slinky, sexy side of the spectrum, he hardly does so here – as even the mellower moments have a nice subtle sort of groove, and continue the spirit of jazz! LP features 24 tracks in all – very nicely done! LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition pressing!)

Possible matches49
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Kenny ClarkeTelefunken Blues (plus Kenny Clarke & Ernie Wilkins Septet) ... CD
Savoy/Jazz Track (Spain), 1955. Used ... $9.99
One of the greatest American albums to be issued under Kenny Clarke's name – a smoking set of boppish tracks that groove in a very early 50s Blue Note sort of way! And in fact, the tracks are a bit longer than the usual Blue Note bop sides, which makes them open up with some even longer solos – and creates plenty of space for the septet lineups to do their thing. The album features 2 different groups – one with Milt Jackson on vibes, Frank Morgan on alto, Walter Benton on tenor, and Gerald Wiggins on piano; the other with Jackson on piano (!), Henry Coker on trombone, Frank Wess on tenor, and Charlie Fowlkes on baritone. Titles include "Inhibitions", "Klook's Nook", "Telefunken Blues", "Skoot", "Sonor", and "Blue's Mood". CD also features a full bonus album – The Kenny Clarke & Ernie Wilkins Septet, a hip batch of tunes that features some sweetly soulful arrangements from Wilkins! Ernie's on both alto and tenor, and really helps shape the sound of the set with his imaginative charts – well-penned arrangements that kind of offer bridge between Count Basie's work of a few years past, and some of the leaner, groovier styles that would emerge in the 60s work of Quincy Jones or Oliver Nelson. Other players include Eddie Bert on trombone, George Barrow on tenor, Cecil Payne on baritone sax, Hank Jones on piano, and Wendell Marshall on bass – plus Kenny Clarke on drums, of course – and titles include "Cute Tomato", "Pru's Bloose", "I Dig You The Most", "Summer Evening", and "Oz The Wizard". CD

Possible matches50
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Sammy Davis Jr & Count BasieOur Shining Hour ... LP
Verve, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
A brilliant album that follows on the trend that was begun by Sinatra and Tony Bennett – one that takes strong jazz backings from Count Basie to push a singer past the usual pop format! Sammy didn't always get backing this strong – and the album's got Quincy Jones handling the arrangements for Basie in the same mode the he used on the Sinatra/Basie sides for Reprise. Titles include "The Girl From Ipanema", "She's A Woman", "New York City Blues", "Work Song", and "Blues For Mr Charlie" – and the album even features Sammy doing a bit of tap dancing! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has clear tape on the spine. Label has a small sticker.)

Possible matches51
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Richard EvansRichard Evans ... LP
Horizon, 1978. Very Good ... $6.99
One of the few albums as a leader by Chicago Soul genius Richard Evans – a key late 70s effort that perfectly sums up all his genius on record for countless other artists! The album's got a warm, smooth groove that's totally great – one that builds tremendously from the sophisticated soul advances on the Chicago scene of the 70s – and which features bits of jazz, soul, and even Brazilian influences gliding wonderfully through the mix! There's a sense of pride, power, and confidence here that graces every single number – and in a way, the album's almost like a Quincy Jones effort from the same stretch – with Evans' showcasing a new side of his talents, and his collaborators, on every different number. Linda Williams sings vocals on the groovy "Capricorn Rising", Eddie Harris plays on "Do Re Me For Soul", Billy Durham sings on "Windy City", Tower Of Power guest on "Educated Funk", and the group offers up a remake of Evans' Soulful Strings classic "Burning Spear". LP, Vinyl record album

Possible matches52
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Eyes Of BlueIn Fields Of Ardath ... LP
Mercury/Wah Wah (Spain), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
Very cool work from this unique Welsh group of the 60s a combo who might have started out in beat group modes, but really go for something different on this unique set! Eyes Of Blue have this spacious style that almost recalls the Moody Blues at times – but they're also much more gritty and soulful as well – almost as if they hit territory between the Moodies first record and their ambitous later works, but also draw on wider musical references that have them covering a Django Reinhardt tune on one track, and throwing in some classical references on another. Titles include the cut "Merry Go Round", which they did for a film with Quincy Jones – plus "The Light We See", "Souvenirs", "Little Bird", "Door", "Spanish Blues", "Chances", and "After The War". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500!)

Possible matches53
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Dizzy GillespieDizzy Gillespie At Newport ... LP
Verve, 1957. Good+ ... $9.99
One of the best albums ever in Verve's classic set of recordings from the 1957 Newport Jazz Festival – a set that captures the Dizzy Gillespie group of the decade in top live formation! The ensemble here is plenty hip – with a young Lee Morgan joining Dizzy on trumpet, and a host of other great players who include Melba Liston and Al Grey on trombones, Benny Golson and Billy Mitchell on saxes, and rhythm from the trio of Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul West on bass, and Charlie Persip on drums! Although big, the band often had the sharper groove of a small combo – and even when hitting some older moments from Gillespie's earlier years, they still kept a modern edge in their approach – thanks to arrangements by AK Salim, Tadd Dameron, Benny Golson, Quincy Jones, and Dizzy himself. Titles include "School Days", "I Remember Clifford", "Manteca", "Dizzy's Blues", "Cool Breeze", and "Doodlin". LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing on Columbia. Cover has wear and aging. Vinyl plays with clicks & crackles.)

Possible matches54
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Lesley GoreBoys Boys Boys (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Mercury/Ace (UK), 1963. New Copy ... $9.99 18.99
Lesley Gore may have cried at her party, but by the time of this third LP she's very much past the point of tears – and working her way through a big assortment of boy-themed tunes promised in the title! The album's about as sublime as you can get for 60s girl pop – set to arrangements by Claus Ogerman, produced by Quincy Jones, and delivered with this punch that's way past the stock weepies of the scene – that special sort of girl power that only Gore could get this right! Tunes are all pretty darn groovy – and seem to include a few originals just for the set – that special kind of no-filler approach that also made so many of Lesley's albums from the period so wonderful. Titles include "Boys", "It's Gotta Be You", "Don't Call Me", "That's The Way Boys Are", "Leave Me Alone", "That's The Way The Ball Bounces", "I'm Coolin No Foolin", and "I'll Make It Up To You". CD features lots of bonus tracks – 13 more numbers that include "Run Bobby Run", "I Struck A Match", "Sunshine Lollipops & Rainbows", "The Old Crowd", "Judy's Turn To Cry", "Just Let Me Cry", "No More Tears", "If That's The Way You Want It", "Time To Go", "You Don't Own Me", and the classic "It's My Party". CD

Possible matches55
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
GriffinHot Fingers ... LP
Qwest, 1984. Near Mint- ... $7.99
Electro madness galore from Reggie "Rej" Griffin – the keyboardist who recorded an indie single with Technofunk, but steps out here in an album of funky tracks recorded for Quincy Jones! Rej plays plenty of keys, sings lead vocals, and also produces throughout – and the album's got a very solid post-Zapp sound that's a fair bit better than most other imitators from the generation. And while Griffin may not be set to knock any of the bigger soul artists out of the charts, the strength of the keyboards really supports the vocals nicely – and the album's an electric 80s groove delight throughout! Titles include "No Humans Allowed", "Throw Down", "Move", "I Really Love You", "Hot Fingers", "Lock It Up & Rock It", "Can't You See", and "Shoot Your Shot". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a light wear & a promo stamp.)

Possible matches56
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Michael JacksonBad ... LP
Epic, 1987. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $19.99
The third great album in the trilogy that includes Off The Wall and Thriller – and a set that still has Michael Jackson running strong at the height of his solo powers! Quincy Jones is still at the helm, and Michael more than proves that he can still come up with a pop tune without going too far over the top – catchy, compelling numbers that played well all over the world of pop – but which still hang onto just a little part of his soul roots too! That balance is a key factor to the success of this set – a record that helped re-ignite interest in Jackson's music, and introduce him to a whole new generation – while still keeping most of the older fans plenty pleased too. Titles include "Just Good Friends", "Smooth Criminal", "Bad", "Another Part Of Me", "Man In The Mirror", and "Speed Demon". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

⇑ Top