Ultimate Collection CD (2002)

Artist: Quincy Jones

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Product Overview


Label Polygram Label Group
SKU 60553834
UPC 731458590224
UPC 14 00731458590224
Format CD
Release Date 4/16/2002
Author Quincy Jones
Associated Artist/Work Albright, Gerald
Associated Artist/Work Arnold, Harry
Associated Artist/Work Bailey, Benny
Associated Artist/Work Bashung, Alain
Associated Artist/Work Basie, Count
Associated Artist/Work Bernstein, Elmer
Associated Artist/Work Bernstein, Elmer (Composer/Cond
Associated Artist/Work Brown, James
Associated Artist/Work Brown, Ray (Bass)
Associated Artist/Work Carter, Benny
Associated Artist/Work Carter, Benny (Sax)
Associated Artist/Work Charles, Ray
Associated Artist/Work Davis, Miles
Associated Artist/Work Evans, Gil
Associated Artist/Work Garrett, Siedah
Associated Artist/Work Gillespie, Dizzy
Associated Artist/Work Hancock, Herbie
Associated Artist/Work Hawkins, Coleman
Associated Artist/Work Haynes, Roy
Associated Artist/Work Lee, Peggy
Associated Artist/Work Lee, Peggy (Vocals)
Associated Artist/Work Original Soundtrack
Associated Artist/Work Quincy Jones-Sammy Nestico Orch
Associated Artist/Work Stitt, Sonny
Associated Artist/Work Taylor, Billy
Associated Artist/Work Taylor, Billy (Jazz)
Associated Artist/Work Taylor, Billy (Piano)
Associated Artist/Work Vaughan, Sarah
Associated Artist/Work Washington, Dinah
Associated Artist/Work Williams, Andy
Artist Influence Al Cohn
Artist Influence Benny Carter (Sax)
Artist Influence Billy Eckstine
Artist Influence Clark Terry
Artist Influence Count Basie
Artist Influence Dizzy Gillespie
Artist Influence Lionel Hampton
Artist Influence Miles Davis
Artist Influence Nelson Riddle
Artist Influence Ray Charles
Artist Contemporary Art Farmer
Artist Contemporary Benny Carter (Sax)
Artist Contemporary Bill Summers
Artist Contemporary Cannonball Adderley
Artist Contemporary Clifford Brown (Jazz)
Artist Contemporary Count Basie
Artist Contemporary David Axelrod (Producer/Arranger)
Artist Contemporary Dizzy Gillespie
Artist Contemporary Donny Hathaway
Artist Contemporary Duke Ellington
Artist Contemporary Freddie Hubbard
Artist Contemporary Gary McFarland
Artist Contemporary Gene Harris
Artist Contemporary George Benson (Guitar)
Artist Contemporary George Clinton (Funk)
Artist Contemporary George Russell
Artist Contemporary Gerald Wilson
Artist Contemporary Gil Evans
Artist Contemporary Grover Washington, Jr.
Artist Contemporary Herbie Hancock
Artist Contemporary Hugo Montenegro
Artist Contemporary J.J. Johnson (Trombone)
Artist Contemporary James Ingram (Vocals/Keys)
Artist Contemporary Joe Sample
Artist Contemporary Joe Zawinul
Artist Contemporary Lionel Hampton
Artist Contemporary Mel Lewis
Artist Contemporary Melba Liston
Artist Contemporary MFSB (Group)
Artist Contemporary Michael Jackson
Artist Contemporary Miles Davis
Artist Contemporary Oliver Nelson
Artist Contemporary Patrick Williams
Artist Contemporary Ray Charles
Artist Contemporary Syreeta
Artist Contemporary Thad Jones
Artist Contemporary Thelonious Monk
Artist Contemporary Tito Puente
Artist Contemporary Toots Thielemans
Artist Contemporary Zoot Sims
Artist Follower Ashford & Simpson
Artist Follower Bob Belden
Artist Follower Bobby Womack
Artist Follower Brian McKnight
Artist Follower Chaka Khan
Artist Follower Craig Armstrong
Artist Follower Donald Fagen
Artist Follower Justin Warfield
Artist Follower Kirk Whalum
Artist Follower Luther Vandross
Artist Follower Michael Jackson
Artist Follower Norman Connors
Artist Follower Siedah Garrett
Artist Follower Tevin Campbell
Artist Follower Vince Mendoza
Technical Info
CatalogID 585902
Lable Name Hip-O
Released 04/16/2002
Original Release 2002
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00731458590224
Musical Guests
Minnie Riperton
Al Jarreau
Herbie Hancock
Chaka Khan
Barry White
Bob James
Nickolas Ashford
Billy Preston
Eric Gale
Valerie Simpson
Dave Grusin
Patti Austin
Paul Jackson, Jr.
Ralph MacDonald
Leon Ware
Benard Ighner
Bruce Fisher
The Brothe
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel includes: Quincy Jones (vocals, arranger, trumpet); George Johnson (vocals, guitar); Minnie Ripperton, Leon Ware, Al Jarreau, Benard Ighner, Bruce Fisher, James Ingram, Chaka Khan, Paulette McWilliams, Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson, Dune, Charles May, Siedah Garrett, Patti Austin, Ray Charles, El DeBarge, Barry White, Al B. Sure, Tevin Campbell, Tamia (vocals); Dennis Coffey, Phil Upchurch, Eric Gale, Melvin "Wah Wah Watson" Ragin (guitar); Harold Vick, George Young (saxophone); Jon Faddis, Virgil Jones (trumpet); Herbie Hancock, Bob James, Billy Preston (piano, elctric piano, keyboards, synthesizer); Louis Johnson (bass); Harvey Mason (drums); Paulinho Da Costa (percussion); Luther Vandross (background vocals).
Producers include: Quincy Jones, Ray Brown, Rod Temperton, Jerry Hey, Rory Bennett.
Compilation producers: Dana G. Smart, Pat Lawrence.
Recorded between 1974 and 1999. Includes liner notes by A. Scott Galloway.
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
Personnel: Quincy Jones (trumpet, keyboards, background vocals); George Johnson (vocals, guitar, background vocals); Jesse Kirkland, James Ingram , Jim Gilstrap, Joe Greene, Al B. Sure!, Leon Ware, Patti Austin, Paulette McWilliams (vocals, background vocals); Al Jarreau, Minnie Riperton, Nick Ashford, Tamia , Tevin Campbell, Valerie Simpson, Barry White, Benard Ighner, Ray Charles, Bruce Fisher, Chaka Khan, Charles May (vocals); David T. Walker, Dennis Coffey, Eric Gale , Melvin "Wah Wah" Ragin, Paul Jackson, Jr. , Phil Upchurch, Arthur Adams , Steve Lukather (guitar); Hubert Laws, Jerome Richardson (flute, reeds, saxophone); Ernie Watts (flute, saxophone, tenor saxophone); Kim Hutchcroft, Bill Perkins, Bud Shank (flute, saxophone); Pete Christlieb (saxophone, tenor saxophone); David Tofani, Ernie Krivda, Fred Jackson , George Young , Gerald Albright, Harold Vick, Howard Johnson , Jack Nimitz, Jeff Clayton , Kirk Whalum, Sahib Shihab, Tom Scott (saxophone); Clifford Solomon (tenor saxophone); Chuck Findley (trumpet, trombone); Tom Bahler (trumpet, background vocals); Gary Grant, Bill Lamb, Jerry Hey, Jon Faddis, Oscar Brashear, Ray Brown , Snooky Young, Virgil Jones (trumpet); Arthur Maebe, David Duke , Aubrey Bouck (French horn); George Bohannon, Frank Rosolino, Reggie C. Young , Donald Waldrup, Jimmy Cleveland, Robert Payne, Bill Watrous, Charles Loper, Chauncey Welsch, William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach Jr. (trombone); Alan Raph (bass trombone); Roger Bobo, Tommy Johnson (tuba); Herbie Hancock (piano, electric piano, Fender Rhodes piano, keyboards, synthesizer); Greg Phillinganes (piano, electric piano, Fender Rhodes piano, synthesizer, hand claps); Richard Tee (piano, electric piano, organ, keyboards, synthesizer); Dave Grusin, Mike Melvoin, Billy Preston, Bob James (piano, electric piano, keyboards, synthesizer); David Foster (piano, electric piano, synthesizer); Robbie Buchanan (piano, string synthesizer); David "Hawk" Wolinski (Clavinet, bass synthesizer); David Paich, Ian Prince, Jerry Peters, Randy Kerber (keyboards); Michael Boddicker (synthesizer, vocoder); Ian Underwood (synthesizer, programming); Erik Hanson, Rory Bennett (synthesizer, drum programming); Aaron Zigman, Rod Temperton, Stevie Wonder (synthesizer); Bruce Swedien (drums, snare drum); John "J.R." Robinson (drums, hand claps); Grady Tate, Harvey Mason, Sr. , James Gadson, Paul Humphrey , Steve Gadd , Bernard "Pretty" Purdie (drums); Ralph MacDonald (congas, percussion); Louis Johnson (hand claps, background vocals); Ollie E. Brown, Paulinho Da Costa, Bobbye Hall (percussion); QDIII (drum programming); Carolyn Willis, El DeBarge, Eric Dawkins, Charity Young, Alex Harris, McKinley Brown, Shane Shoaf, Jania Foxworth, Chad Durio, Donovan McCrary, Tyren Perry, James DeBarge, Alex Brown, Siedah Garrett, Syreeta Wright , Tiffany Johnson, Yvonne Lewis, Myrna Matthews, Bridgette Bryant (background vocals).
Directors: Rose Banks; Siedah Garrett.
Photographer: Carol Friedman.
Unknown Contributor Roles: Gwen Guthrie; Yolanda McCullough; Lani Groves; Luther Vandross; Zachary Sanders; Bill Eaton; Vivian Cherry; Frank Floyd.
Arrangers: David Blumberg; John Clayton; Paul Riser; Quincy Jones; Tom Bahler.
In 1974, Quincy Jones, who already had a wide range of musical credits behind him, opted to enter the R&B mainstream by hiring vocalists and overseeing recordings in a commercial vein released under his name. The first of them was Body Heat, which went gold, and Jones followed with a series of records including 1981's million-selling The Dude and the 1990 Album of the Year Grammy-winner Back on the Block. Meanwhile, he switched record labels, leaving A&M for his own Warner-distributed Qwest in the early '80s. That has tended to make the assembly of a comprehensive best-of difficult, but Universal's Hip-O reissue division specializes in licensing material from other labels to construct its Ultimate Collection releases, and this one borrows seven out of 18 tracks from Qwest to add to Jones' A&M hits, making it the definitive one-disc compilation of Jones' pop/R&B recordings of 1974-1999. Jones himself participated in the selection, which does not strictly follow chart rankings, since a couple of R&B Top 20 hits ("I Don't Go for That" and "Slow Jams") are missing, while a few non-chart items are included. To get more songs in, the singles edits have been used in many cases. But all the major hits are here. The chronological sequencing allows an appreciation of how Jones' approach changed over the years. The '70s stuff, which holds up surprisingly well, is tasty R&B, much of it groove-oriented, up-tempo music. By the late '80s, however, there are a lot of big, bland ballads that showcase superstar vocalists (Ray Charles, Barry White, etc.) and sound self-important. Like his prot?g?, Michael Jackson, who went from the rocking "Billie Jean" to the messianic "Man in the Mirror" in the same period, Jones seems to have begun believing his press clippings, and his work suffered accordingly. ~ William Ruhlmann
Artist Overview
Quincy Jones's musical career has spanned seven decades, and resulted in nearly a dozen gold and platinum albums and multiple Grammy Awards. As a bandleader, solo artist, sideman, songwriter, producer, arranger, film composer, and record label executive, he is a renaissance man of American music. Outside music, he's also written books, produced major motion pictures, and helped create several television shows. A quick look at only a few of the artists Jones has worked with reveals the remarkable diversity in his career. Miles Davis, Frank Sinatra, Count Basie, Lesley Gore, Michael Jackson, Lena Horne, Peggy Lee, Ray Charles, Paul Simon, and Aretha Franklin are among those who have benefited from Jones' creativity. ~ Mark Deming
Disc 1
1 If I Ever Lose This Heaven - (featuring Minnie Riperton/Leon Ware/Al Jarreau)
2 Everything Must Change - (featuring Bernard Ighner)
3 Body Heat - (featuring Leon Ware/Bruce Fisher)
4 Is It Love That We're Missing - (featuring The Brothers Johnson)
5 Mellow Madness - (featuring Paulette McWilliams)
6 Stuff Like That - (featuring Nickolas Ashford/Valerie Simpson/Chaka Khan)
7 Ai No Corrida - (featuring Dune/Charles May)
8 Razzamatazz - (featuring Patti Austin)
9 Just Once - (featuring James Ingram)
10 Betcha' Wouldn't Hurt Me - (featuring Patti Austin)
11 One Hundred Ways - (featuring James Ingram)
12 Baby, Come To Me - (featuring Patti Austin/James Ingram)
13 I'll Be Good To You - (featuring Ray Charles/Chaka Khan)
14 Secret Garden, The (Sweet Seduction Suite) - (featuring El DeBarge/James Ingram/Al B. Sure!/Barry White)
15 Tomorrow (Better You, Better Me) - (featuring Tevin Campbell)
16 You Put A Move On My Heart - (featuring Tamia)
17 I'm Yours - (featuring Siedah Garrett/El DeBarge)
18 Everything - (featuring Tevin Campbell)

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