In a career spanning over seven decades, Quincy Jones has earned his reputation as a renaissance man of American music. Since entering the industry as an arranger in the early 1950s, he has distinguished himself as a bandleader, solo artist, sideman, songwriter, producer, film composer, and record label executive. A quick look at a few of the artists he's worked with -- Miles Davis, Frank Sinatra, Count Basie, Lesley Gore, Michael Jackson, Peggy Lee, Ray Charles, Paul Simon, and Aretha Franklin -- reveals the remarkable diversity of his career. He has been nominated for a record 80 Grammy awards, and has won 27 in categories including Best Instrumental Jazz Performance for "Walking in Space" (1969), Producer of the Year (1981), and Album of the Year for Jackson's Thriller (1983) and his own Back on the Block (1990). Outside recording ...
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Album Discography

Year Album Label AllMusic Rating User Ratings
Quincy Jones with the Swedish/U.S. All Stars 1953 Quincy Jones with the Swedish/U.S. All Stars
 
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Jazz Abroad 1956 Jazz Abroad Mercury
 
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This Is How I Feel About Jazz 1957 This Is How I Feel About Jazz Universal / Verve Reissues
 
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Go West, Man! 1957 Go West, Man! GRP
 
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Quincy's Home Again 1958 Quincy's Home Again Metronome
 
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Quincy Jones + Harry Arnold + Big Band = Jazz! 1958 Quincy Jones + Harry Arnold + Big Band = Jazz! Gambit
 
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The Birth of a Band! 1959 The Birth of a Band! Verve
 
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The Birth of a Band, Vol. 2 1959 The Birth of a Band, Vol. 2 Universal Distribution / Verve
 
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The Great Wide World of Quincy Jones 1959 The Great Wide World of Quincy Jones Verve
 
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I Dig Dancers 1960 I Dig Dancers Universal
 
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The Great Wide World of Quincy Jones: Live! 1961 The Great Wide World of Quincy Jones: Live! Mercury / Universal
 
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Newport '61 1961 Newport '61 Japanese Import
 
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Live at Newport 1961 Live at Newport
 
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At Basin Street East 1961 At Basin Street East Emarcy
 
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Around the World 1961 Around the World Decca / Verve Reissues
 
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Big Band Bossa Nova 1962 Big Band Bossa Nova Verve
 
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The Quintessence 1962 The Quintessence Impulse! / GRP
 
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Plays Hip Hits 1963 Plays Hip Hits Verve
 
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Quincy Jones Explores the Music of Henry Mancini 1964 Quincy Jones Explores the Music of Henry Mancini Verve
 
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The Pawnbroker [Original Motion Picture Score] 1964 The Pawnbroker [Original Motion Picture Score] Mercury / Universal / Verve / Verve Reissues
 
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Golden Boy 1964 Golden Boy Universal Distribution
 
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Quincy Plays for Pussycats 1965 Quincy Plays for Pussycats Verve
 
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Mirage [Original Motion Picture Score] 1965 Mirage [Original Motion Picture Score] Decca / Verve
 
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Quincy's Got a Brand New Bag 1966 Quincy's Got a Brand New Bag Decca / Verve
 
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The Deadly Affair [Original Soundtrack] 1966 The Deadly Affair [Original Soundtrack] Verve
 
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Walk, Don't Run [Original Soundtrack Recording] 1966 Walk, Don't Run [Original Soundtrack Recording]
 
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The Slender Thread 1966 The Slender Thread Mercury
 
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In the Heat of the Night [Original Soundtrack] 1967 In the Heat of the Night [Original Soundtrack] United Artists
 
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Walking in Space 1969 Walking in Space Verve / PolyGram
 
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The Italian Job [Original Soundtrack] 1969 The Italian Job [Original Soundtrack] Geffen
 
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The Lost Man [Original Soundtrack] 1969 The Lost Man [Original Soundtrack] Uni
 
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They Call Me Mister Tibbs 196? They Call Me Mister Tibbs Simply Vinyl
 
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Gula Matari 1970 Gula Matari A&M
 
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Music from The Adventurers 1970 Music from The Adventurers Varèse Fontana / Varèse Sarabande
 
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Dollar$ [Original Soundtrack] 1971 Dollar$ [Original Soundtrack] Warner Bros.
 
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Smackwater Jack 1971 Smackwater Jack A&M
 
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You've Got It Bad Girl 1973 You've Got It Bad Girl Decca / Verve
 
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Body Heat 1974 Body Heat A&M
 
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Mellow Madness 1975 Mellow Madness A&M
 
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We Had a Ball 1976 We Had a Ball Sonic
 
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I Heard That! 1976 I Heard That! A&M
 
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Roots: The Saga of an American Family 1977 Roots: The Saga of an American Family A&M
 
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Sounds...And Stuff Like That!! 1978 Sounds...And Stuff Like That!! A&M
 
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The Dude 1981 The Dude A&M / Interscope
 
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The Color Purple [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] 1986 The Color Purple [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] Universal
 
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Back on the Block 1989 Back on the Block Qwest
 
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Listen Up: The Lives of Quincy Jones 1990 Listen Up: The Lives of Quincy Jones Qwest
 
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Miles & Quincy Live at Montreux 1993 Miles & Quincy Live at Montreux Warner Bros.
 
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Q's Jook Joint 1995 Q's Jook Joint Qwest
 
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Basie & Beyond 2000 Basie & Beyond Qwest / Warner Bros.
 
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Q: Soul Bossa Nostra 2010 Q: Soul Bossa Nostra Geffen / Interscope / Owest Records / Qwest / Universal
 
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Banning [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] 2021 Banning [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
 
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In Cold Blood In Cold Blood Legacy / RCA
 
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