Quincy Jones And His Orchestra Air Mail Special

Quincy Jones And His Orchestra - The Quintessence (1961) {Impulse}

Quincy Jones And His Orchestra - The Quintessence (1961) {Impulse}
EAC 1.3| FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 209MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 90MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Big Band

The Quintessence is perhaps the most accurate title ever given to a Quincy Jones & His Orchestra recording. Issued in 1961 for Impulse!, this is the sound of the modern, progressive big band at its pinnacle. Recorded in three sessions, the core of the band consists of Melba Liston, Phil Woods, Julius Watkins, and bassist Milt Hinton and pianist Patricia Brown on two sessions, with bassist Buddy Catlett and pianist Bobby Scott on another. The trumpet chairs are held alternately by players like Freddie Hubbard, Clark Terry, Thad Jones, and Snooky Young, to name a few. Oliver Nelson is here, as are Frank Wess and Curtis Fuller. Despite its brevity – a scant 31 minutes – The Quintessence is essential to any appreciation of Jones and his artistry. The deep swing and blues in his originals such as the title track, "Robot Portrait," and "For Lena and Lennie" create staggering blends.
Dinah Washington and Quincy Jones And His OrchestraThe - The Swingin' Miss "D" (2021) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Dinah Washington and Quincy Jones And His OrchestraThe - The Swingin' Miss "D" (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 52:09 | 502 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Dinah Washington was accompanied by an orchestra organized and conducted by Quincy Jones on this 1957 album, and she was singing to arrangements mostly written by the young bandleader, swing charts of pop standards by the likes of Cole Porter, George Gershwin, and Duke Ellington. The result had much in common with the swing albums of Frank Sinatra in the same period, especially because Jones' arrangements were heavily influenced by Billy May and Nelson Riddle. Sinatra's records were regarded as "pop, " of course, and Washington's, at least when released on the EmArcy subsidiary of Mercury Records, as "jazz, " but her precise articulation and attention to lyrical meaning left little room for improvisation, and while Jones allowed for brief solos from a band that included Charlie Shavers, Clark Terry, Urbie Green, and Milt Hinton, the jazz categorization was actually arbitrary. Whatever musical genre you assign it to, however, this is an excellent Washington album. [For the 1998 reissue, Verve added seven bonus tracks recorded around the same time and with much the same personnel, though they were intended as singles and thus are inferior contemporary tunes. Often, however, Washington sounds more comfortable and enthusiastic on these pop and R&B songs than she does on the standards.]
Quincy Jones and His Band - Big Band Bossa Nova (1962/2013) [Blu-Ray Audio Rip 24 bit/96 kHz]

Quincy Jones - Big Band Bossa Nova (1962/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 32:47 minutes | 813 MB
Blu-Ray Audio Rip | Sourced Track - LPCM 24/96 Stereo | Front cover

"Big Band Bossa Nova" is a 1962 bossa nova album by American impresario, jazz composer, trumpeter, arranger and record producer Quincy Jones and his band. It features the popular number "Soul Bossa Nova." The title Big Band Bossa Nova was also used for three other 1962 albums, by Stan Getz, Oscar Castro-Neves and Enoch Light.
Quincy Jones and His Band - Big Band Bossa Nova (1962/2014) [Official Digital Download 24 bit/192 kHz]

Quincy Jones - Big Band Bossa Nova (1962/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 33:01 minutes | 1,53 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 33:01 minutes | 821 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

"Big Band Bossa Nova: The Newest Latin American Rhythm" is a 1962 bossa nova album by American impresario, jazz composer, trumpeter, arranger and record producer Quincy Jones and his band. It features the popular number "Soul Bossa Nova". The title "Big Band Bossa Nova" was also used for three other 1962 albums, by Stan Getz, Oscar Castro-Neves and Enoch Light.
Billy Vaughn and His Orchestra - Orange Blossom Special & Wheels / Berlin Melody (1961) [Reissue 2012]

Billy Vaughn and His Orchestra - Orange Blossom Special & Wheels / Berlin Melody (1961) [Reissue 2012]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 386 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 155 MB | Covers - 38 MB
Genre: Jazz-Pop, Big Band, Easy Listening | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Sepia Records (SEPIA 1183)

From 1958 to 1970, orchestra leader Billy Vaughn placed 36 LPs on the Best-Selling album charts in the USA. This release contains 2 LPs in full - "Orange Blossom Special & Wheels" peaked at #11 in the U.S. Pop Album charts where it remained for 43 weeks while "Berlin Melody" reached #20 and stayed 18 weeks in the charts. Both LPs produced hit singles -"Wheels" reached #28, "Orange Blossom Special" #63, "Blue Tomorrow" #84, "Berlin Melody" #61 and "Come September" made #73. Included 3 bonus tracks making this a total of 28 tracks of the best of The Great American Songbook and the pop world of the late 1950s and early 1960s performed with a happy, dancing beat.
Quincy Jones Orchestra - Big Bands Live: Quincy Jones & His Orchestra (2016) [Official Digital Download]

Quincy Jones Orchestra - Big Bands Live: Quincy Jones & His Orchestra (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 74:42 minutes | 807 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

This live album from Quincy Jones and his orchestra was recorded in Ludwigshafen, Germany in 1961 and features an all-star roster, including Freddie Hubbard, Curtis Fuller, Benny Bailey, Phil Woods and Sahib Shihab. The programme includes classics such as Summertime and Stolen Moments, tunes by Duke Ellington and Benny Goodman and original numbers.
Quincy Jones - Newport 61 (1961/2019) [Official Digital Download]

Quincy Jones and His Orchestra - At Newport '61 (1961/2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 40:42 minutes | 457 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

"Newport '61" is a live album by Quincy Jones that was recorded on July 3, 1961 at the Newport Jazz Festival. With trumpeter Joe Newman, altoist Phil Woods, trombonist Curtis Fuller and tenor man Eric Dixon as key soloists, this ensemble could hold its own with most of its contemporaries. Jones' arrangements were colorful and distinctive, and the musicianship of the orchestra was quite impressive.
Quincy Jones - Songs From Pussycats & Quincy In Rio (1960-66) {Verve Jazzclub Originals rel 2012}

Quincy Jones - Songs From Pussycats & Quincy In Rio (1960-66) {Verve Jazzclub Originals rel 2012}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 452 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 155 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 11 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1960-66, 2012 Mercury / Verve / Universal | Jazzclub Originals | 06007 5337844
Jazz / Big Band

In a musical career that has spanned seven decades, Quincy Jones has earned his reputation as a renaissance man of American music. Jones has distinguished himself as a bandleader, a solo artist, a sideman, a songwriter, a producer, an arranger, a film composer, and a record label executive, and outside of music, he's also written books, produced major motion pictures, and helped create television series. And a quick look at a few of the artists Jones has worked with suggests the remarkable diversity of his career – Miles Davis, Frank Sinatra, Count Basie, Lesley Gore, Michael Jackson, Peggy Lee, Ray Charles, Paul Simon, and Aretha Franklin.
Quincy Jones - Around The World (1961/2016) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/192 kHz]

Quincy Jones & His Orchestra - Around The World (1961/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 33:07 minutes | 1,5 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 33:07 minutes | 800 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

This themed album from Quincy Jones and his orchestra contains songs from around the world, as the title suggests. "Around the World" was aimed at fans who like their quality big band music easy on the ear, for though there is some nice soloing by Clark Terry, Phil Woods, Sahib Shihab and Benny Bailey, these are primarily lushly voiced atmospheric arrangements delivered by a brilliant, airy and swinging band. Released in 1961, the LP includes several original numbers and a handful of standards. Whether catering for listeners or dancers, Quincy Jones would have it no other way.
Lionel Hampton And His All-Stars - Air Mail Special (1973) [Reissue 2007]

Lionel Hampton And His All-Stars - Air Mail Special (1973) [Reissue 2007]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 107 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 83 MB | Covers (8 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Membran Music (223999-203)

This impossible-to-find LP from the 1950s contains two fine selections featuring a quartet comprised of Lionel Hampton, Oscar Peterson, Ray Brown and Buddy Rich but is most memorable for the other two numbers which add the great clarinetist Buddy DeFranco to the band. Their version of "It's Only a Paper Moon" is remarkably uptempo and really swings hard; Hampton challenges his fellow legends to some spectacular playing.