The Birth of a Band!

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The Birth of a Band!
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Studio album by
Released1959
RecordedFebruary 9, March 9 & 10, May 26, 17 & 28 and June 16, 1959
StudioFine Recording, New York City
GenreJazz
LabelMercury
Quincy Jones chronology
Quincy's Home Again
(1958)
The Birth of a Band!
(1959)
The Great Wide World of Quincy Jones
(1959)

The Birth of a Band! is an album by Quincy Jones that was released by Mercury with performances by Zoot Sims, Clark Terry, Harry Edison, and Phil Woods.[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic5/5 stars

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow called it "one of his finest jazz recordings".[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Birth of a Band" (Quincy Jones) – 2:53
  2. "Moanin'" (Bobby Timmons) – 3:02
  3. "I Remember Clifford" (Benny Golson) – 3:42
  4. "Along Came Betty" (Golson) – 3:21
  5. "Tickle Toe" (Lester Young) – 2:55
  6. "Happy Faces" (Sonny Stitt) – 2:40
  7. "Whisper Not" (Golson) – 3:22
  8. "The Gypsy" (Billy Reid) – 4:05
  9. "A Change of Pace" (Harry Arnold, Quincy Jones) – 3:20
  10. "Tuxedo Junction" (Erskine Hawkins, Bill Johnson, Julian Dash, Buddy Feyne) – 2:44

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mercury Records Catalog accessed October 21, 2015
  2. ^ Yanow, Scott. The Birth of a Band, Vol. 1 – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved October 21, 2015.