Quincy Jones production discography

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Quincy Jones discography
Studio albums16
Live albums3
Compilation albums4
Soundtrack albums24

Quincy Jones is an American record producer, musical arranger, film composer, impresario, conductor, and trumpeter. Jones has charted 6 singles and 6 albums in the Top 40 and won 4 Platinum Awards and 7 Gold Awards only in the United States.[1] Jones is one of few producers to have number one records in three consecutive decades (1960s, '70s, and '80s).[2][3]

Albums[edit]

As leader[edit]

Year Title Label U.S. Chart positions
Billboard 200 Jazz Albums Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
1955 Jazz Abroad EmArcy - - -
1956 This Is How I Feel About Jazz ABC-Paramount - - -
1957 Go West, Man! - - -
1958 Quincy's Home Again Metronome - - -
1959 The Birth of a Band! Mercury - 21 -
The Great Wide World of Quincy Jones - - -
1960 I Dig Dancers - - -
1961 Around the World - - -
Newport '61 - - -
The Great Wide World of Quincy Jones Live (in Zurich!) - 24 -
The Quintessence impulse! - - -
1962 Big Band Bossa Nova Mercury - - -
1963 Quincy Jones Plays Hip Hits - - -
1964 Quincy Jones Explores the Music of Henry Mancini - - -
Golden Boy - - -
I/We Had a Ball Limelight - - -
1965 Quincy Plays for Pussycats Mercury - - -
Quincy's Got a Brand New Bag - - -
1969 Walking in Space A&M 56 2 6
1970 Gula Matari 63 2 16
1971 Smackwater Jack 56 1 11
1972 Ndeda (Compilation) Mercury 73 12 -
1973 You've Got It Bad Girl A&M 94 1 14
1974 Body Heat 6 1 1
1975 Mellow Madness 16 1 3
1976 I Heard That!! 43 1 16
1978 Sounds...and Stuff Like That!! 15 1 4
1981 Quincy Jones Live at the Budokan - - -
The Dude 10 3 3
1982 The Best (Compilation) 122 17 45
1985 The Best of Quincy Jones Volume 2 (Compilation) - - -
1989 Back on the Block Qwest 9 1 1
1993 Miles & Quincy Live at Montreux
(with Miles Davis)
Warner Bros. - 1 -
1995 Q's Jook Joint Qwest 32 1 6
1999 From Q with Love (Compilation) Warner Bros. 72 1 31
2000 Basie and Beyond
(The Quincy Jones/Sammy Nestico Orchestra)
- 10 -
2001 Q - The Musical Biography of Quincy Jones (Compilation) Rhino - - -
2004 The Original Jam Sessions 1969
(with Bill Cosby)
Concord Jazz - 12 -
2010 Q Soul Bossa Nostra Interscope 86 - 15

Soundtracks[edit]

Year Title Label U.S. Chart positions
Billboard 200 Jazz Albums Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
1961 The Boy in the Tree (EP) Mercury - - -
1965 The Pawnbroker - - -
Mirage - - -
1966 The Slender Thread - - -
Walk, Don't Run Mainstream - - -
1967 The Deadly Affair Verve - - -
Enter Laughing Liberty - - -
In the Heat of the Night United Artists - - -
In Cold Blood Colgems - - -
1968 For Love of Ivy ABC - - -
1969 Mackenna's Gold RCA Victor - - -
The Italian Job Paramount - - -
The Lost Man Uni - - -
Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice Bell - - -
Cactus Flower - - -
1970 John and Mary A&M - - -
They Call Me Mister Tibbs! United Artists - - -
1971 $ Reprise - - -
The Anderson Tapes - - -
1972 The Getaway (7") A&M - - -
1972 The Hot Rock Prophesy - - -
1977 Roots A&M 21 4 6
1978 The Wiz MCA, Motown 40 - 33
1985 The Color Purple Qwest - - -
2009 The Split Film Score Monthly - - -

As sideman[edit]

Sortable table
Date Artist Album title Label Notes
1953 Lionel Hampton Oh, Rock! Live
1953 Clifford Brown Clifford Brown Big Band in Paris Prestige QJ plays trumpet in horn section
1954 Dizzy Gillespie Afro Norgran
1954 Dizzy Gillespie Dizzy and Strings Norgran
1954 Gigi Gryce Gigi Gryce's Jazztime Paris, Vol. 1 Blue Note
1954 Gigi Gryce Gigi Gryce's Jazztime Paris, Vol. 2 Blue Note
1954 Art Farmer The Art Farmer Septet Prestige first released on 7" EPs a year before
1956 Dizzy Gillespie World Statesman Norgran
1957 Dizzy Gillespie Dizzy in Greece Verve
1957 Dizzy Gillespie Dizzy Gillespie's Big Band Jazz American Recording Society
1957 Thad Jones, Jimmy Jones, Eddie Jones, Jo Jones The Jones Boys Period
1975 Lesley Gore Love Me by Name
1983 James Ingram It's Your Night QJ plays electric piano on one track
1992 The Isley Brothers Tracks of Life Warner Bros. QJ plays keyboard (plus drum und synth programming) on "Brazilizan Wedding Song (Setembro)"
1995 Sonny Parker Complete 1948–1953
1995 Lucky Thompson, Gigi Gryce, Art Farmer Lucky Thompson and Gigi Gryce in Paris Vogue/RCA Victor Compilation of live recordings from 1953 (Gryce) and 1956
1995 Toots Thielemans Yesterday & Today
1998 Dinah Washington Dinah Washington with Quincy Jones
2005 Willis "Gator" Jackson The Remaining Willis Jackson 1951–1959[4]

As composer, conductor, arranger, producer[edit]

Artist Album Year Label Producer Composer Conductor Arranger
Cannonball Adderley Julian "Cannonball" Adderley 1955 EmArcy No Yes, three tracks Yes Yes
Herb Alpert You Smile – The Song Begins 1974 A&M No No No Yes
Ray Anthony Standards 1954 Capitol No No No Yes
Louis Armstrong Louis 1964 Mercury No No No Yes
Harry Arnold Harry Arnold + Big Band + Quincy Jones = Jazz! 1958 No No No Yes
Patti Austin Every Home Should Have One 1981 Qwest Yes No No Yes
Patti Austin 1984 Yes No No No
Benny Bailey Quincy - Here We Come 1959 Metronome No Yes No No
Eddie Barclay Et Voila! 1957 Barclay No No No Yes
Twilight Time 1960 No No No Yes
Count Basie Orchestra Basie One More Time 1958 Roulette No Yes No Yes
String Along with Basie 1959 No Yes No Yes
Li'l Ol' Groovemaker...Basie! 1963 Verve No Yes Yes Yes
This Time by Basie! Reprise No No Yes Yes
Count Basie Orchestra and Billy Eckstine Basie and Eckstine, Inc. 1959 Roulette No No No Yes
Emily Bear Diversity 2013 Concord Records Yes No No No
Tony Bennett The Movie Song Album 1966 Columbia No Yes Yes Yes
George Benson Give Me the Night 1980 Qwest Yes No No Yes
Brook Benton There Goes That Song Again 1961 Mercury No No Yes Yes
Big Maybelle "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On" and "Ocean of Tears”[5] 1955 Okeh No No Yes Yes
The Brothers Johnson Look Out for #1 1976 A&M No Yes Yes Yes
Right on Time 1977 No Yes Yes Yes
Blam! 1978 Yes Yes No Yes
Light Up the Night 1980 Yes No No Yes
Clifford Brown and Art Farmer w/The Swedish All Stars Memorial, four tracks prev. rel. on two 7" EPs 1956 Prestige, orig. on Metronome (1953) Yes No No Yes, two tracks
Ray Brown Orchestra Harold Robbins Presents Music from The Adventurers 1970 Symbolic Yes No No Yes, three tracks w/Brown
David Carroll Happy Feet 1964 Mercury Yes No No No
Diahann Carroll Diahann Carroll Sings Harold Arlen's Songs 1956 Victor No No Yes Yes
Betty Carter w/Ray Bryant Meet Betty Carter and Ray Bryant 1955 Epic No No Yes Yes
Betty Carter Social Call No No Yes Yes
Ray Charles The Great Ray Charles 1956 Atlantic No Yes No Yes
The Genius of Ray Charles 1959 No No No Yes
Genius + Soul = Jazz 1960 Impulse! No No No Yes
A Message from the People 1972 Tangerine No No Yes Yes
Jimmy Cleveland Introducing Jimmy Cleveland and His All Stars 1955 EmArcy No Yes Yes Yes
Sammy Davis Jr. and the Count Basie Orchestra Our Shining Hour 1964 Verve No No Yes Yes
Les Double Six The Double Six Meet Quincy Jones 1960 Columbia No Yes Yes Yes
Billy Eckstine At Basin Street East 1962 Mercury Yes No Yes Yes
Don't Worry 'Bout Me Yes No No No
The Golden Hits of Billy Eckstine 1963 Yes No No No
Now Singing In 12 Great Movies Yes No No No
The Modern Sound of Mr. B 1964 Yes No No No
Don Elliot A Musical Offering by Don Elliot 1955 ABC No No Yes Yes
Art Farmer The Art Farmer Septet 1956 Prestige Yes Yes No Yes
Last Night When We Were Young 1958 ABC-Paramount No No Yes Yes
Robert Farnon The Sensuous Strings of Robert Farnon 1963 Philips Yes No No No
Captain from Castile and Other Great Movie Themes 1964 Yes No No No
Ella Fitzgerald (with Count Basie) Ella and Basie! 1963 Verve No No Yes Yes
Aretha Franklin Hey Now Hey (The Other Side of the Sky) 1973 Atlantic Yes w/Franklin No Yes Yes
Terry Gibbs Terry Gibbs Plays Jewish Melodies in Jazztime 1963 Mercury Yes No No No
Dizzy Gillespie World Statesman 1956 Norgran No Yes No Yes
Dizzy in Greece Verve No Yes No Yes
Dizzy on the French Riviera 1962 Philips Yes No No No
New Wave Yes No No No
Lesley Gore I'll Cry If I Want To (with "It's My Party") 1963 Mercury Yes No No No
Lesley Gore Sings of Mixed-Up Hearts Yes No No No
Boys, Boys, Boys 1964 Yes No No No
Girl Talk Yes No No No
My Town, My Guy & Me 1965 Yes No No No
Lesley Gore Sings All About Love 1966 Yes No No No
Manos Hadjidakis Gioconda's Smile 1965 Fontana Yes No No No
Donny Hathaway Come Back Charleston Blue (O.S.T.) 1972 ATCO Yes No No No
Lena Horne Lena Horne: The Lady and Her Music 1981 Qwest Yes No No No
James Ingram It's Your Night 1983 Yes Yes, co-comp. "Yah Mo B There" No No
Michael Jackson Off the Wall 1979 Epic Yes (w/Jackson) No No No
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial 1982 MCA Yes No No No
Thriller Epic Yes (w/Jackson) Yes , "P.Y.T." w/J. Ingram No No
Bad 1987 Yes w/Jackson No No No
Milt Jackson Plenty, Plenty Soul 1957 Atlantic No Yes, three tracks No Yes, three tracks
The Ballad Artistry of Milt Jackson 1959 No Yes, co-comp. one track Yes Yes
Bob James Bold Conceptions 1963 Mercury Yes No No No
Gene Krupa feat. Anita O'Day and Roy Eldridge Drummer Man Gene Krupa in Highest Hi-Fi 1956 Verve No No No Yes, 8 of 12 tracks
Peggy Lee If You Go 1961 Capitol No No Yes, two tracks Yes
Blues Cross Country 1962 No Yes, co-comp. one track Yes Yes
Little Richard The King of the Gospel Singers Mercury Yes Yes, co-comp. two tracks Yes Yes
Terrace Martin 3ChordFold 2013 Akai Music Yes, co-prod. "Gone" No No No
Helen Merrill Helen Merrill 1955 EmArcy Yes No Yes Yes
James Moody Moody 1956 Prestige No No No Yes
Nana Mouskouri The Girl from Greece Sings 1962 Fontana Yes No No No
Joe Newman The Happy Cats 1957 Coral No No No Yes, "Buttercup"
Billy Preston I Wrote a Simple Song 1971 A&M No No No Yes, strings and horn arr.
Paul Quinichette Moods 1954 Prestige No Yes, six comp. No Yes
Rufus feat. Chaka Khan Masterjam 1979 MCA Yes Yes, co-comp. one track No No
Frank Sinatra with Count Basie It Might as Well Be Swing 1964 Reprise No No Yes Yes
Sinatra at the Sands 1966 No No Yes Yes
L.A. Is My Lady 1984 Qwest Yes Yes, co-comp. title track Yes Yes, co-arr. title track
Sonny Stitt Sonny Stitt Plays Arrangements from the Pen of Quincy Jones 1955 Roost No No Yes Yes
Donna Summer Donna Summer 1982 Geffen Yes Yes, co-comp. two tracks No Yes, vocals and rhythm arr.
Tamia Tamia 1998 Qwest Yes, co-prod. one track; co-exec. prod. No No No
Billy Taylor My Fair Lady Loves Jazz 1957 ABC-Paramount No No Yes Yes
Clark Terry Clark Terry 1955 EmArcy No Yes, three tracks No Yes
Various artists USA for Africa: We Are the World (single) 1985 Columbia Yes w/Michael Omartian Yes, B-side "Grace" Yes No
Sarah Vaughan Vaughan and Violins 1959 Mercury No Yes, co-comp. one track Yes Yes
You're Mine You 1962 Roulette No No Yes Yes
Sassy Swings the Tivoli 1964 Mercury Yes Yes, "Sassy's Blues" w/Vaughan No No
Vaughan with Voices Yes No No No
¡Viva! Vaughan 1965 Yes No No No
Sarah Vaughan Sings the Mancini Songbook Yes No No No
Dinah Washington For Those in Love 1955 EmArcy No No No Yes
The Swingin' Miss "D" 1957 No Yes, "You're Crying" w/lyrics: Leonard Feather Yes Yes (exc. three tracks)
Tears and Laughter 1962 Mercury No No Yes Yes
I Wanna Be Loved No? Yes, "You're Crying" w/lyrics: Leonard Feather Yes Yes
Julius Watkins French Horns for My Lady Philips Yes No No No
Andy Williams Under Paris Skies 1960 Cadence No No No Yes
Nikki Yanofsky Little Secret 2014 A440 Yes, executive prod. Yes, co-comp. "Something New" No No

Singles[edit]

Year Title Chart positions
US
US
R&B

US Dance
US AC
NZ
[6]
NED
[7]
BEL
(FLA)

[8]
GER
[9]
UK
[10]
1962 "Soul Bossa Nova" - - - - - - - - -
1970 "Killer Joe" 74 - - 29 - - - - -
1972 "Money Runner" 57 - - - - - - - -
1975 "Is It Love That We're Missin'?" (w/ The Brothers Johnson) 70 - - - - - - - -
1977 Roots Medley 57 - - 21 - - - - -
1978 "Stuff Like That" 21 1 - - - 24 - - 34
1981 "Ai No Corrida" 28 10 5 - - - - 28 14
"Just Once" (w/ James Ingram) 17 11 - 7 - - - - -
"Razzamatazz" (with Patti Austin) - 17 - - - - - - 11
"One Hundred Ways" (with James Ingram) 14 10 - 5 - - - - -
"Betcha Wouldn't Hurt Me" - - - - - - - - 52
1989 "I'll Be Good to You" (with Ray Charles & Chaka Khan) 18 1 1 30 7 38 34 28 21
1990 "The Secret Garden (Sweet Seduction Suite)" (with Al B. Sure, James Ingram, El DeBarge, Barry White) 31 1 - 26 - 13 31 - 67
"Tomorrow (A Better You, Better Me)" (with Tevin Campbell) 75 1 - - 22 21 - - -
"I Don't Go for That" - 15 - - - - - - -
1991 "Wee B. Dooinit" - 83 - - - - - - -
1995 "You Put a Move on My Heart" 98 16 - - - - - - -
1996 "Stomp" - - 1 - - - - - 28
"Slow Jams" (w/ Babyface, Tamia, Portrait, Barry White) 68 10 - - 2 - - - -
1999 "Something I Cannot Have" - 87 - - - - - - -
2010 "Sanford & Son" (featuring T.I., B.o.B, Prince Charlez and Mohombi) - - - - - - - - -
"It's My Party" (featuring Amy Winehouse) - - - - - - 11 - -

References[edit]

  1. ^ "You searched for quincy jones". RIAA. Retrieved 22 December 2018.
  2. ^ Bronson, Fred (2003). Billboard's Hottest Hot 100 Hits (3 ed.). Billboard Books. pp. 106–128.
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2013). Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955–2012 (14 ed.). Record Research.
  4. ^ "Quincy Jones | Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 22 December 2018.
  5. ^ Big Maybelle, Big Maybelle, The Complete Okeh Sessions, 1952-55, Legacy’s Rhythm and Soul Series, Epic, Legacy, Okeh, 1994, liner notes
  6. ^ "New Zealand chart - Quncy Jones". charts.org.nz. 8 August 2014.
  7. ^ "Dutch chart - Quncy Jones". dutchcharts.nl. 8 August 2014.
  8. ^ "Belgian Chart - Quincy Jones". ultratop.be. Retrieved 8 August 2014.
  9. ^ "German Chart - Quncy Jones". charts.de. Retrieved 8 August 2014.
  10. ^ "UK Single chart information". Chartstats. Archived from the original on 2013-01-19. Retrieved 2012-08-11.