This is a CD release which Tom's post brings to mind. I knew of it in
advance, because the TCB reps pitched it at the Allegro Conference the year
it was released.

The band, as Tom recommends, was truly excellent.

David N. Lewis
Hamilton, OH

On Fri, Apr 17, 2015 at 12:15 PM, Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]>

> Mosaic Records reports they are running low on the excellent Quincy Jones
> big band set:
> Some of this was recorded at Fine Recording, and I have to say I was blown
> away by Ellen Fitton's tape transfer and Malcolm Addey's remastering. The
> material never sounded better on a commercial release. Same goes for the
> material recorded at Bell Sound and Barclay. The live stuff had only been
> issued on LP and early-era Japanese CDs.
> I wish they had included some more of Quincy's jazz/pop albums for Mercury
> in the early and mid-60's, but the idea was to encapsulate Quincy's awesome
> but ill-fated big band formed in 1958, and to sweep in the Am-Par (ABC and
> Impulse) recordings, which are in the same vein.
> Among the Mosaic sets I own, this one gets played a lot. I also really
> like the Buddy Rich set that sold out quickly and the Dizzy Gillespie set
> that sold out more recently. These all spotlight the work of Mercury's jazz
> division in the 50s and 60s, also the Woody Herman 3-CD set. In all cases.
> Ellen and Malcolm were able to get better sound results than previous
> issues on CD or LP.
> -- Tom Fine