The Quintessence - Quincy Jones and His Orchestra
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  1. Quintessence
  2. Robot Portrait
  3. Little Karen
  4. Straight, No Chaser
  5. For Lena and Lennie
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  1. Quintessence
  2. Robot Portrait
  3. Little Karen
  4. Straight, No Chaser
  5. For Lena and Lennie
  6. Hard Sock Dance
  7. Invitation
  8. The Twitch
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The Quintessence is perhaps the most accurate title ever given to a Quincy Jones & His Orchestra recording. Issued in 1961 for Impulse!, this is the sound of the modern, progressive big band at its pinnacle. Recorded in three sessions, the core of the band consists of Melba Liston, Phil Woods, Julius Watkins, and bassist Milt Hinton and pianist Patricia Brown on two sessions, with bassist Buddy Catlett and pianist Bobby Scott on another. The trumpet chairs are held alternately by players like Freddie Hubbard, Clark Terry, ...

The Quintessence 2007, Verve

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The Quintessence 1997, GRP

UPC: 011105022224

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The Quintessence 1997, GRP/Impulse!

UPC: 076732572825

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