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Q at 75: Quincy Jones’ new anthology

Tonight we feature Quincy Jones, highlighting music from a new anthology, as well as recordings he did with Frank Sinatra, Sarah Vaughan, Peggy Lee, and more.

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Quincy Jones' album, Back on the Block.

Tonight on Afterglow it’s “Q at 75,” featuring music from a new anthology of the composer and arranger Quincy Jones’ circa-1960 big band, as well as recordings he did with Frank Sinatra, Sarah Vaughan, Peggy Lee, and more.

We’ll also have new and recent music from Marian McPartland, Herbie Hancock, and Karrin Allyson.

You can read more about the new Jones collection at Mosaic Records .

Music Heard On This Episode

The Midnight Sun Will Never Set
Quincy Jones — Quincy Jones ABC/Mercury Big Band Jazz Sessions (Mosaic, 1960)
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The Midnight Sun Will Never Set
Quincy Jones — Quincy Jones ABC/Mercury Big Band Jazz Sessions (Mosaic, 1960)

Notes: Jones composition.

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I've Got a World That Swings
Mel Torme — Round Midnight: a Retrospective (Stash)
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Afternoon in Paris
Marian McPartland — Twilight World (Concord, 2008)

Notes: John Lewis composition. New release.

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Edith and the Kingpin
Herbie Hancock — River: the Joni Letters (Verve, 2007)

Notes: New release. Joni Mitchell composition; Tina Turner on vocals.

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They Didn't Believe Me
Dinah Washington — The Swingin' Miss D (Verve, 1956)

Notes: Quincy Jones arrangement.

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Soul Bossa Nova
Quincy Jones — Big Band Bossa Nova (Verve, 1962)
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More (Theme From Mondo Cane)
Frank Sinatra/Count Basie — It Might As Well Be Swing (Reprise, 1964)

Notes: Quincy Jones arrangement.

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Brownie Eyes
Clifford Brown — Complete Blue Note and Pacific Jazz Recordings (Blue Note, 1953)
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Stockholm Sweetnin'
Quincy Jones — Quincy Jones ABC/Mercury Big Band Jazz Sessions (Mosaic, 1956)

Notes: Quincy Jones composition.

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Evening in Paris
Quincy Jones — Quincy Jones ABC/Mercury Big Band Jazz Sessions (Mosaic, 1956)

Notes: Quincy Jones composition.

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Along Came Betty
Quincy Jones — Quincy Jones ABC/Mercury Big Band Jazz Sessions (Mosaic, 1959)
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The Gypsy
Quincy Jones — Quincy Jones ABC/Mercury Big Band Sessions (Mosaic, 1959)
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This Happy Madness
Karrin Allyson — Imagina: Songs of Brasil (Concord, 2008)

Notes: New release.

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Misty
Sarah Vaughan — Vaughan and Violins (Universal, 1958)

Notes: Quincy Jones arrangement.

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For Lena and Lennie
Count Basie — Complete Live Roulette Recordings 1959-1962 (Mosaic, 1962)

Notes: Quincy Jones composition.

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Los Angeles Blues
Peggy Lee — Blues Cross Country (Capitol, 1962)

Notes: Peggy Lee-Quincy Jones composition.

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Show Me
Billy Taylor — My Fair Lady Loves Jazz (ABC/Impulse, 1957)
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Ghana
Quincy Jones — Quincy Jones ABC/Mercury Big Band Jazz Sessions (Mosaic, 1959)
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I Never Has Seen Snow
Quincy Jones — Quincy Jones ABC/Mercury Big Band Jazz Sessions

Notes: Harold Arlen-Truman Capote song.

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Solitude
Quincy Jones — Quincy Jones ABC/Mercury Big Band Jazz Sessions (Mosaic, 1961)
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Bess, You Is My Woman Now
Quincy Jones — Quincy Jones ABC-Mercury Big Band Jazz Sessions (Mosaic, 1961)
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I Cried for You
Anita O'Day — There's Only One (Quicksilver, 1977)
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When Sunny Gets Blue
Jimmy Heath — The Quota (Riverside, 1961)
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David Brent Johnson

Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, David Brent Johnson moved to Bloomington in 1991. He is an alumnus of Indiana University, and began working with WFIU in 2002. Currently, David serves as jazz producer and systems coordinator at the station. His interests include literature, history, music, writing, and movies.

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