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Compact Jazz


Download links and information about Compact Jazz by Quincy Jones. This album was released in 1981 and it belongs to Jazz, Crossover Jazz genres. It contains 14 tracks with total duration of 46:25 minutes.

Artist: Quincy Jones
Release date: 1981
Genre: Jazz, Crossover Jazz
Tracks: 14
Duration: 46:25
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No. Title Length
1. Moanin' (Alternate Version) (featuring Quincy Jones And His Orchestra) 3:04
2. I Remember Clifford 3:43
3. Whisper Not 3:23
4. Tuxedo Junction 2:43
5. Lester Leaps In 3:34
6. Caravan 3:29
7. Cherokee 3:10
8. Air Mail Special 2:34
9. The Midnight Sun Will Never Set 2:43
10. The Preacher 2:54
11. Parisian Thoroughfare 3:49
12. St. Louis Blues 2:18
13. Blues In the Night (featuring Quincy Jones And His Orchestra) 3:57
14. Eesom 5:04



Mostly drawn from The Birth of a Band, Vols. 1 & 2 and The Great Wide World of Quincy Jones, here we have a sampler of Quincy Jones' brassy, classy, unquenchably swinging big band of 1959 — plus a couple of tracks from the 1960 Paris band, and one from an unidentified Fender bass-driven 1963 band. The arrangements definitely have a signature sound, even the charts that Q didn't write, and all but one hover succinctly around the three-minute mark (already the future VP of Mercury had his finger on the pulse of what would get airplay). Another Jones trait that would carry into the future was his ability to get stars like Clark Terry, Phil Woods, Zoot Sims, Harry Edison, Art Farmer, Lee Morgan, Kenny Burrell, Milt Hinton, and Benny Golson to populate the ranks of his bands. In the absence of the original albums (briefly available early in the CD era), this sampler will have to do, although a number of choice tunes (like the great chart of Golson's "Along Came Betty") are missing and missed. ~ Richard S. Ginell, Rovi