Q Soul Bossa Nostra

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Q: Soul Bossa Nostra
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 9, 2010
GenreHip hop, R&B
LabelQwest, Interscope
ProducerQuincy Jones (exec.), Scott Storch, Jermaine Dupri, RedOne, Mervyn Warren, Q-Tip, Jaylien 2010
Quincy Jones chronology
The Original Jam Sessions 1969
Q: Soul Bossa Nostra
Professional ratings
Review scores
Los Angeles Times2.5/4 stars[1]
USA Today3/4 stars[2]

Q: Soul Bossa Nostra is a 2010 studio album by Quincy Jones, recorded with various artists.[3] The album was released on November 9, 2010.[4] The title of the album refers to Jones' 1962 instrumental track "Soul Bossa Nova".


Recorded as a tribute to Jones, and featuring re-interpretations of songs associated with him, it was Jones' first original album since 1995's Q's Jook Joint. Jones served as executive producer.[3]

In a press release announcing the album Jones stated, "Each artist picked a song that resonated with them for different reasons. I am honored that everyone wanted to be a part of this celebration of these songs. They all made them their own and knocked them out of the park." [3] Years later, he told an interviewer for New York "I was not in favor of doing it, but the rappers wanted to record something as a tribute to me, where they'd do versions of songs that I’d done over my career. I said to them, "Look, you got to make the music better than we did on the originals." That didn't happen. T-Pain, man, he didn't pay attention to the details."[5]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Ironside" (featuring Talib Kweli) – 3:54
  2. "Strawberry Letter 23" (featuring Akon) – 3:53
  3. "Soul Bossa Nostra" (featuring Ludacris, Naturally 7, and Rudy Currence) – 4:08
  4. "Give Me the Night" (featuring David Banner and Jamie Foxx) – 3:44
  5. "Tomorrow" (featuring John Legend) – 4:32
  6. "You Put a Move on My Heart" (featuring Jennifer Hudson) – 4:59
  7. "Get the Funk Out of My Face" (featuring Snoop Dogg) – 3:11
  8. "The Secret Garden" (featuring Usher, Robin Thicke, LL Cool J, Barry White, Tyrese and Tevin Campbell) – 5:53
  9. "Betcha Wouldn't Hurt Me" (featuring Mary J. Blige, Q-Tip and Alfredo Rodríguez) – 7:05
  10. "Everything Must Change" (featuring BeBe Winans) – 5:24
  11. "Many Rains Ago (Oluwa)" (featuring Wyclef Jean) – 4:57
  12. "P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)" (featuring T-Pain and Robin Thicke) – 4:06
  13. "It's My Party" (featuring Amy Winehouse) – 2:36
  14. "Hikky-Burr" (featuring Three 6 Mafia and David Banner) – 2:55
  15. "Sanford and Son" (featuring T.I., B.o.B, Prince Charlez and Mohombi) – 4:08


  1. ^ Album review: Quincy Jones' 'Q: Soul Bossa Nostra' – latimes.com
  2. ^ Quincy Jones pulls together quite the crowd for 'Q' – USATODAY.com
  3. ^ a b c Trelford, Donald (2010-03-10). "'Q: Soul Bossa Nostra' Celebrates Quincy Jones Legacy". Billboard. Retrieved 2010-06-02.
  4. ^ "Q: Soul Bossa Nostra: Quincy Jones: MP3 Downloads". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2011-12-03.
  5. ^ Marchese, David (February 7, 2018). "In Conversation: Quincy Jones". Vulture.com. New York Media LLC. Retrieved February 7, 2018.