Quincy Jones Birth of a Band Tour, Brussels

Sonuma Archives 1961

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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

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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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Venue: Brussels (Brussels, )
Production date: 1961
Recording date: 1961
Duration: 24 min
Production: © Sonuma
Resolution: Full HD