Quincy Jones

The Pawnbroker/The Deadly Affair

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Two of Quincy Jones earliest film scores (originally released as a pair of LPs) are reissued in full on this single-CD. Due to the lack of strong melodies and the "mood music" nature of most of these selections (which work quite well in the two films but rarely stand alone), this set is of limited interest from the jazz standpoint. The Pawnbroker, in addition to a stirring monologue by Rod Steiger taken from the film, has some short spots for trumpeter Freddie Hubbard and trombonist J.J. Johnson in addition to a vocal by Marc Allen; Sarah Vaughan's version of the "Theme from the Pawnbroker" is added to the program. The Deadly Affair, which has a vocal by Astrud Gilberto, sometimes features an unidentified tenor saxophonist and is generally of lesser interest. This CD is more for film buffs than for jazz collectors.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1
feat: Marc Allen
3:11 SpotifyAmazon
2 3:46 Amazon
3 1:59 SpotifyAmazon
4 4:13 SpotifyAmazon
5 5:04 SpotifyAmazon
6 4:10 SpotifyAmazon
7
feat: Rod Steiger
2:53 SpotifyAmazon
8 2:43 SpotifyAmazon
9 5:04 SpotifyAmazon
10 3:11 Amazon
11 2:37
12 3:10 Spotify
13 4:56 SpotifyAmazon
14 2:14 Amazon
15 5:43 SpotifyAmazon
16
feat: Hank Jones
3:08 Amazon
17 1:15 SpotifyAmazon
18 1:20 SpotifyAmazon
19
feat: Hank Jones
2:09 Amazon
20 1:51 SpotifyAmazon
21 1:00 SpotifyAmazon
22 0:48 SpotifyAmazon
23 1:45 Amazon
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