Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Quincy Jones: celebrating his CTI and A&M Years live at the Hollywood Bowl, tomorrow night

Exactly 10 years ago, I had the honor to produce (for Verve) the first official Quincy Jones CD compilation focused on material from his CTI and A&M years: "Summer In The City / The Soul Jazz Grooves of Quincy Jones," which included such historic tracks as "Killer Joe," "Walkin'," "Cast Your Fate To The Wind" and "Brown Ballad."
Tomorrow night, September 6th, we shine a light on three of those masterful jazz albums that Quincy Jones recorded in the late 60s/early 70s for CTI Records and A&M: "Walking in Space," "Gula Matari" (both produced by Creed Taylor & engineered by Rudy Van Gelder, with cover photos by Pete Turner) and "Smackwater Jack" – from a peak creative time in his life that mirrored a transition in jazz history. Opening the evening are artists who are examples of Quincy’s prodigious ear for talent.
"Quincy Jones: The A&M Years" comes to the Hollywood Bowl after a successful premiere at last year's Monterey Jazz Festival. It's a thrill to bring it to LA this year, featuring host/bassist/musical director Christian McBride, conductor John Clayton, Sean Jones, Dave Grusin, Lee Ritenour, Grégoire Maret, Hubert Laws, Valerie Simpson, Lewis Nash, Alfredo Rodriguez, and a big band of all the baddest cats in LA. See you there!
                                  (Quincy Jones & Christian McBride)

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