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
Quincy Jones chronology
The Original Jam Sessions 1969
Q: Soul Bossa Nostra
Professional ratings
Review scores
Los Angeles Times[1]
USA Today[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]

Credits adapted from the album's liner notes.[6]

1."Ironside" (featuring Talib Kweli)Quincy Jones3:54
2."Strawberry Letter 23" (featuring Akon)Shuggie Otis3:53
3."Soul Bossa Nostra" (featuring Ludacris, Naturally 7, and Rudy Currence)Jones
  • Roger Thomas
  • Kevin Deane
  • Simuel Stevenson
  • Joshua "Igloo" Monroy (co.)
4."Give Me the Night" (featuring Jamie Foxx)Rod Temperton3:44
5."Tomorrow" (featuring John Legend)
  • Wild Animals
  • Jones
6."You Put a Move on My Heart" (featuring Jennifer Hudson)Temperton4:59
7."Get the Funk Out of My Face" (featuring Snoop Dogg)
  • Jones
  • G. Johnson
  • L. Johnson
8."Secret Garden" (featuring Usher, Robin Thicke, Tyrese Gibson, LL Cool J, Tevin Campbell, and Barry White)
9."Betcha Wouldn't Hurt Me" (featuring Mary J. Blige, Q-Tip and Alfredo Rodríguez)
10."Everything Must Change" (featuring BeBe Winans)Bernard IghnerMervyn Warren5:24
11."Many Rains Ago (Oluwa)" (featuring Wyclef Jean)4:57
12."P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)" (featuring T-Pain and Robin Thicke)T-Pain4:06
13."It's My Party" (featuring Amy Winehouse)
  • John Gluck
  • Wally Gold
  • Seymour Gottlieb
  • Herbert Weiner
Mark Ronson2:36
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)Jones


  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.
  6. ^ Q: Soul Bossa Nostra (booklet). Qwest, Interscope. 2010.