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jazz Quincy Jones Birth of a Band Tour, Brussels Sonuma Archives 1961

Sonuma Archives 1961

Quincy Jones Birth of a Band Tour, Brussels Sonuma Archives 1961


A precocious talent in his teenage years, Quincy Jones had made a point of learning all the instruments in jazz orchestras, played for President Eisenhower and left more than one scholarship to join big bands led by the likes of Lionel Hampton. By the time of this 1961 he was in his late 20s and had built a reputation both in the US and in Europe as not only a fully-fledged conductor but also as one of the most exciting and hungry new arrangers on the scene. 

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  • Quincy Jones | Conductor, Bandleader
  • Bud Johnson | Saxophonist
  • Jerome Richardson | Saxophonist
  • Buddy Catlett | Double bassist
  • Les Spann | Bass guitarist
  • Patti Bown | Pianist
  • Joe Harris | Drummer
  • Julius Watkins | Hornist
  • Phil Woods | Saxophonist
  • Sahib Shihab | Saxophonist
  • Porter Kilbert | Saxophonist
  • Ake Persson | Trombonist
  • Melba Liston | Trombonist
  • Quentin Jackson | Trombonist
  • Jimmy Cleveland | Trombonist
  • Clark Terry | Trumpeter
  • Floyd Standifer | Trumpeter
  • Leonard Johnson | Trumpeter
  • Roger Guerin | Trumpeter
  • Benny Bailey | Trumpeter


  • Quincy Jones, The Birth Of A Band
  • Bobby Timmons / Quincy Jones, Moanin'
  • Lester young / Quincy Jones, Lester Leaps In
  • Billy Reid / Quincy Jones, The Gypsy
  • Lester young / Quincy Jones, Tickle Toe
  • Ernie Wilkins / Quincy Jones, The Phantom's blues/Everybody's Blues
  • Quincy Jones, Big Red


  • Venue: Brussels (Brussels)
  • Production date: 1961
  • Recording date: 1961
  • Duration: 24 min
  • Production: © Sonuma
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