When an artist of the stature of Quincy Jones celebrates his 75th birthday you can be sure it's going to be quite a party. The show took place on July 14th 2008 at the legendary Montreux Jazz Festival, an event with which Quincy Jones has a long and rich history, and the cream of musical talent turned up to serenade 'Q' on this very special occasion. The main concert lasted over two and a half hours and the musicians then spilled out into the bars and cafes of Montreux with the music still going strong as the sun was coming up the next morning!
On 14th July 2008, the Montreux Jazz Festival honoured music legend Quincy Jones with this spectacular all-star concert. Among those paying tribute to their musical hero were Petula Clark, Herbie Hancock, Mick Hucknall, Al Jarreau, Chaka Khan, Beverley Knight, James Morrison, Nana Mouskouri, Paolo Nutini, and Curtis Stigers. And with this being Jones' 75th birthday, the party atmosphere lasted well into the night!
Tracklisting: 'The Good, The Bad And The Ugly', 'Let The Good Times Roll', 'Makin' Whoopee', 'Moody's Mood', 'The Television Song', 'Honeysuckle Rose', 'Shiny Stockings', 'I'm Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town / In The Heat Of The Night', 'If Ever I Lose This Heaven', 'Midnight Sun', 'One Mint Julep', 'Goin' To Chicago Blues', 'My Ship / Summertime', 'Smoke Gets In Your Eyes', 'Almost Like Being In Love', 'Miss Celie's Blues (Sister)', 'What's Going On', 'Eyes Of Love (Carol's Theme) / Bluesette', 'Walking In Space', 'Strawberry Letter 23', 'How Do You Keep The Music Playing', 'The Dude', 'Billie Jean', 'Wall Of Sound', 'Mama Aifambeni', 'State Of Independence', 'Everything Must Change', 'Cool Joe, Mean Joe (Killer Joe)', 'Ai No Corrida', 'Stuff Like That'.
Thank Q: behind-the-scenes tribute to Quincy Jones