Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 Walkin'
10:42
2 A Sleepin' Bee
4:41
3 Sermonette
5:57
4 Stockholm Sweetin'
5:41
5 Evening in Paris
4:08
6 Boo's Bloos
5:13
7 The Quintessence
4:22
8 Robot Portrait
5:27
9 Little Karen
3:45
10 Straight, No Chaser
2:27
11 For Lena and Lennie
4:19
12 Hard Sock Dance
3:21
13 Invitation
3:36
14 The Twitch
3:52
CD 2
# Title Rating Length
1 The Birth of a Band
2:58
2 Moanin'
3:07
3 I Remember Clifford
3:45
4 Along Came Betty
3:20
5 Tickle Toe
3:00
6 Happy Faces
2:42
7 Whisper Not
3:24
8 The Gypsy
4:07
9 A Change of Pace
3:23
10 Tuxedo Junction
2:46
11 Daylie Double
6:05
12 Moanin' (alternate version)
3:13
13 Happy Faces (alternate take)
2:46
14 After Hours
3:35
15 Choo Choo Ch'Boogie
2:29
16 The Hucklebuck
2:28
17 The Midnight Sun Will Never Set
2:44
18 The Preacher
2:56
19 Marchin' the Blues
2:44
20 Blues in the Night
3:59
21 Syncopated Clock
2:48
CD 3
# Title Rating Length
1 Lester Leaps In
3:36
2 Ghana
4:38
3 Caravan
3:31
4 Everybody's Blues
4:16
5 Cherokee
3:12
6 Air Mail Special
2:36
7 They Say It's Wonderful
3:25
8 Chant of the Weed
3:16
9 I Never Has Seen Snow
3:12
10 Eesom
5:06
11 Pleasingly Plump
2:18
12 G'wan Train
6:23
13 Moonglow
2:50
14 Tone Poem
3:42
15 You Turned the Tables on Me
2:32
16 Chinese Checkers
2:44
17 Love Is Here to Stay
3:15
18 The Midnight Sun Will Never Set
4:34
19 Trouble on My Mind
2:33
20 A Sunday Kind of Love
2:35
21 Parisian Thoroughfare
3:51
22 Pleasingly Plump (first version)
2:29
23 G'wan Train (short version)
3:00
CD 4
# Title Rating Length
1 Solitude
4:26
2 Stolen Moments
13:44
3 Bess, You Is My Woman Now
5:45
4 Moanin'
2:58
5 Air Mail Special
3:51
6 Banja Luka
9:23
7 Billies's Bounce
7:13
8 Scrapple From the Apple
10:02
9 Blue 'n Boogie
10:16
CD 5
# Title Rating Length
1 Ghana
4:02
2 Meet B.B.
4:00
3 The Boy in the Tree
5:02
4 Evening in Paris
5:21
5 Air Mail Special
4:22
6 Lester Leaps In
6:10
7 G'wan Train
6:06
8 Banja Luka
5:58
9 I Had a Ball
5:05
10 Almost
4:23
11 Addie's at It Again
5:07

Credits

CD 1

reeds:
Eric Dixon (tracks 8–9, 12)
trumpet:
Art Farmer (tracks 1–6)
Bernie Glow (tracks 1, 4)
Freddie Hubbard (tracks 8–9, 12)
Thad Jones (tracks 7–10, 12–13)
Jerome Kail (tracks 11, 14)
Joe Newman (US jazz trumpeter) (tracks 7, 10–11, 13–14)
Clyde Reasinger (tracks 11, 14)
Al De Risi (tracks 8–9, 12)
Ernie Royal (tracks 1, 4, 7, 10, 13)
Clark Terry (tracks 11, 14)
Joe Wilder (tracks 1, 4)
Snooky Young (tracks 7–10, 12–13)
woodwind:
Herbie Mann (tracks 2–3, 5–6)
Jerome Richardson (tracks 1, 4, 7, 10–11, 13–14)
drums:
Billy English (tracks 8–9, 12)
Jimmy Johnson (drummer in Duke Ellington's Orchestra) (tracks 7, 10, 13)
Stu Martin (tracks 11, 14)
Charlie Persip (tracks 1–6)
bass:
Buddy Catlett (tracks 11, 14)
Paul Chambers (US jazz bassist) (tracks 1, 4)
Milt Hinton (tracks 7–10, 12–13)
Charles Mingus (tracks 2–3, 5–6)
vibraphone:
Milt Jackson (tracks 3, 5)
alto saxophone:
Gene Quill (tracks 3, 5)
Frank Wess (tracks 8–9, 12)
Phil Woods (tracks 1–2, 4, 6–14)
piano:
Patti Bown (tracks 7–10, 12–13)
Hank Jones (tracks 1, 3–5)
Bobby Scott (US musician & producer) (tracks 11, 14)
Billy Taylor (jazz/bop pianist) (tracks 2, 6)
handclaps:
baritone saxophone:
Jack Nimitz (tracks 1–6)
Jerome Richardson (tracks 8–9, 12)
tuba:
Harvey Philips (tracks 7, 10, 13)
tenor saxophone:
Bunny Bardach (tracks 1, 4)
Eric Dixon (tracks 11, 14)
Oliver Nelson (tracks 7–10, 12–13)
Zoot Sims (US jazz saxophonist) (track 3)
Lucky Thompson (tracks 1–2, 4–6)
harp:
Gloria Agostini (Harp) (tracks 7, 10, 13)
trombone:
Billy Byers (tracks 7–14)
Jimmy Cleveland (tracks 1–6)
Paul Faulise (American jazz trombone player, based in New Jersey, USA.) (tracks 7–14)
Curtis Fuller (tracks 7, 10, 13)
Urbie Green (tracks 1, 4)
Rod Levitt (jazz trombonist, composer, bandleader) (tracks 8–9, 12)
Melba Liston (tracks 7–14)
Tom Mitchell (US jazz trombonist) (tracks 7, 10, 13)
Frank Rehak (tracks 1, 4)
French horn:
Ray Alonge (french horn) (tracks 7, 10, 13)
Jim Buffington (tracks 7, 10, 13)
Earl Chapin (tracks 7, 10, 13)
Julius Watkins (tracks 7–14)
arranger:
Quincy Jones (tracks 1–14)
composer:
Harold Arlen (track 2)
Quincy Jones (track 8)
Quincy Jones (1959) (track 11)
conductor:
Quincy Jones (tracks 1–14)
lyricist:
Harold Arlen (track 2)
Truman Capote (track 2)
recorded at:
Beltone Studios in New York, New York, United States (1956-09-14) (tracks 3, 5)
Beltone Studios in New York, New York, United States (1956-09-19) (tracks 2, 6)
Beltone Studios in New York, New York, United States (1956-09-29) (tracks 1, 4)
Capitol Studios (New York City) in New York, New York, United States (1961-11-29) (tracks 11, 14)
Capitol Studios (New York City) in New York, New York, United States (1961-12-18) (tracks 8–9, 12)
Capitol Studios (New York City) in New York, New York, United States (1961-12-22) (tracks 7, 10, 13)
instrumental recording of:
A Sleepin' Bee (House of Flowers) (track 2)
later versions:
For Lena and Lennie (track 11)
recording of:
For Lena and Lennie (track 11)
Robot Portrait (track 8)

CD 2

trumpet:
Harry “Sweets” Edison (tracks 2, 6, 12–21)
Joe Newman (US jazz trumpeter) (tracks 2, 14–20)
Ernie Royal (tracks 2, 6, 12–21)
Clark Terry (tracks 6, 12–21)
Joe Wilder (tracks 2, 6, 12–13, 21)
Harry “Sweets” Edison (1959-02-09 – 1959-02-10) (track 10)
Ernie Royal (1959-02-09 – 1959-02-10) (track 10)
Clark Terry (1959-02-09 – 1959-02-10) (track 10)
Joe Wilder (1959-02-09 – 1959-02-10) (track 10)
Harry Edison (1959-03-09 – 1959-03-10) (track 9)
Joe Newman (US jazz trumpeter) (1959-03-09 – 1959-03-10) (track 9)
Ernie Royal (1959-03-09 – 1959-03-10) (track 9)
Clark Terry (1959-03-09 – 1959-03-10) (track 9)
Joe Newman (US jazz trumpeter) (1959-05-27 – 1959-05-28) (tracks 3–5, 7–8, 11)
Ernie Royal (1959-05-27 – 1959-05-28) (tracks 3–5, 7–8, 11)
Clark Terry (1959-05-27 – 1959-05-28) (tracks 3–5, 7–8, 11)
Joe Wilder (1959-05-27 – 1959-05-28) (tracks 3–5, 7–8, 11)
Harry “Sweets” Edison (1959-06-16) (track 1)
Joe Newman (US jazz trumpeter) (1959-06-16) (track 1)
Ernie Royal (1959-06-16) (track 1)
Joe Wilder (1959-06-16) (track 1)
woodwind:
Jerome Richardson (tracks 14–21)
Jerome Richardson (1959-02-09 – 1959-02-10) (track 10)
Jerome Richardson (1959-03-09 – 1959-03-10) (track 9)
Frank Wess (1959-05-27 – 1959-05-28) (tracks 3–5, 7–8, 11)
drums:
Jimmy Crawford (Jazz drummer) (tracks 15–16, 18–20)
Osie Johnson (tracks 14–15, 17, 19–20)
Don Lamond (track 2)
Sam Woodyard (tracks 6, 12–13)
Jimmy Crawford (Jazz drummer) (1959-03-09 – 1959-03-10) (track 9)
Osie Johnson (1959-03-09 – 1959-03-10) (track 9)
Sam Woodyard (1959-05-27 – 1959-05-28) (tracks 3–5, 7–8, 11)
Don Lamond (1959-06-16) (track 1)
drums and wood block:
Jimmy Crawford (Jazz drummer) (track 21)
Jimmy Crawford (Jazz drummer) (1959-02-09 – 1959-02-10) (track 10)
tambourine:
Osie Johnson (tracks 16, 18)
guitar:
Kenny Burrell (tracks 6, 12–21)
Les Spann (track 2)
Kenny Burrell (1959-02-09 – 1959-02-10) (track 10)
Kenny Burrell (1959-03-09 – 1959-03-10) (track 9)
Kenny Burrell (1959-05-27 – 1959-05-28) (tracks 3–5, 7–8, 11)
Les Spann (1959-06-16) (track 1)
bass:
Ray Brown (jazz bassist) (track 2)
Milt Hinton (tracks 6, 12–21)
Milt Hinton (1959-02-09 – 1959-02-10) (track 10)
Milt Hinton (1959-03-09 – 1959-03-10) (track 9)
Milt Hinton (1959-05-27 – 1959-05-28) (tracks 3–5, 7–8, 11)
Ray Brown (jazz bassist) (1959-06-16) (track 1)
alto saxophone:
Frank Wess (tracks 2, 6, 12–13)
Phil Woods (tracks 2, 6, 12–21)
Phil Woods (1959-02-09 – 1959-02-10) (track 10)
Phil Woods (1959-03-09 – 1959-03-10) (track 9)
Phil Woods (1959-05-27 – 1959-05-28) (tracks 3–5, 7–8, 11)
Frank Wess (1959-06-16) (track 1)
Phil Woods (1959-06-16) (track 1)
piano:
Patti Bown (tracks 2, 6, 12–20)
Moe Weschler (track 21)
Moe Weschler (1959-02-09 – 1959-02-10) (track 10)
Patti Bown (1959-03-09 – 1959-03-10) (track 9)
Patti Bown (1959-05-27 – 1959-05-28) (tracks 3–5, 7–8, 11)
Patti Bown (1959-06-16) (track 1)
baritone saxophone:
Danny Bank (saxophone) (tracks 6, 12–13, 21)
Sahib Shihab (American jazz musician) (tracks 2, 14–20)
Danny Bank (saxophone) (1959-02-09 – 1959-02-10) (track 10)
Sahib Shihab (American jazz musician) (1959-03-09 – 1959-03-10) (track 9)
Sahib Shihab (American jazz musician) (1959-05-27 – 1959-05-28) (tracks 3–5, 7–8, 11)
Sahib Shihab (American jazz musician) (1959-06-16) (track 1)
wood block:
Osie Johnson (track 21)
tenor saxophone:
Benny Golson (tracks 6, 12–13)
Budd Johnson (tracks 14–21)
Jerome Richardson (tracks 2, 6, 12–13)
Zoot Sims (US jazz saxophonist) (track 2)
Sam “The Man” Taylor (US tenor saxophonist) (tracks 14–21)
Budd Johnson (1959-02-09 – 1959-02-10) (track 10)
Sam “The Man” Taylor (US tenor saxophonist) (1959-02-09 – 1959-02-10) (track 10)
Budd Johnson (1959-03-09 – 1959-03-10) (track 9)
Sam “The Man” Taylor (US tenor saxophonist) (1959-03-09 – 1959-03-10) (track 9)
Benny Golson (1959-05-27 – 1959-05-28) (tracks 3–5, 7–8, 11)
Zoot Sims (US jazz saxophonist) (1959-05-27 – 1959-05-28) (tracks 3–5, 7–8, 11)
Jerome Richardson (1959-06-16) (track 1)
Zoot Sims (US jazz saxophonist) (1959-06-16) (track 1)
trombone:
Billy Byers (tracks 14–21)
Jimmy Cleveland (tracks 2, 6, 12–21)
Urbie Green (tracks 2, 6, 12–21)
Quentin Jackson (tracks 2, 6, 12–13)
Melba Liston (tracks 2, 6, 12–13)
Tom Mitchell (US jazz trombonist) (tracks 14–21)
Billy Byers (1959-02-09 – 1959-02-10) (track 10)
Jimmy Cleveland (1959-02-09 – 1959-02-10) (track 10)
Urbie Green (1959-02-09 – 1959-02-10) (track 10)
Tom Mitchell (US jazz trombonist) (1959-02-09 – 1959-02-10) (track 10)
Billy Byers (1959-03-09 – 1959-03-10) (track 9)
Jimmy Cleveland (1959-03-09 – 1959-03-10) (track 9)
Urbie Green (1959-03-09 – 1959-03-10) (track 9)
Tom Mitchell (US jazz trombonist) (1959-03-09 – 1959-03-10) (track 9)
Jimmy Cleveland (1959-05-27 – 1959-05-28) (tracks 3–5, 7–8, 11)
Urbie Green (1959-05-27 – 1959-05-28) (tracks 3–5, 7–8, 11)
Quentin Jackson (1959-05-27 – 1959-05-28) (tracks 3–5, 7–8, 11)
Melba Liston (1959-05-27 – 1959-05-28) (tracks 3–5, 7–8, 11)
Jimmy Cleveland (1959-06-16) (track 1)
Urbie Green (1959-06-16) (track 1)
Quentin Jackson (1959-06-16) (track 1)
Melba Liston (1959-06-16) (track 1)
French horn:
Julius Watkins (tracks 2, 6, 12–20)
Julius Watkins (1959-03-09 – 1959-03-10) (track 9)
Julius Watkins (1959-05-27 – 1959-05-28) (tracks 3–5, 7–8, 11)
Julius Watkins (1959-06-16) (track 1)
additional trumpet:
Harry Edison (1959-03-09 – 1959-03-10) (track 9)
additional flute:
Frank Wess (1959-05-27 – 1959-05-28) (track 4)
additional alto saxophone:
Phil Woods (1959-03-09 – 1959-03-10) (track 9)
Phil Woods (1959-05-27 – 1959-05-28) (tracks 4, 8)
additional performer:
Harry “Sweets” Edison (1959-02-09 – 1959-02-10) (track 10)
Sam “The Man” Taylor (US tenor saxophonist) (1959-02-09 – 1959-02-10) (track 10)
Joe Newman (US jazz trumpeter) (1959-05-27 – 1959-05-28) (track 5)
Zoot Sims (US jazz saxophonist) (1959-05-27 – 1959-05-28) (tracks 5, 7, 11)
Clark Terry (1959-05-27 – 1959-05-28) (tracks 3, 5, 11)
Phil Woods (1959-05-27 – 1959-05-28) (track 11)
Jerome Richardson (1959-06-16) (track 1)
Zoot Sims (US jazz saxophonist) (1959-06-16) (track 1)
arranger:
Melba Liston (tracks 4, 8)
Al Cohn (track 5)
Nat Pierce (track 3)
Quincy Jones (tracks 1–21)
composer:
Benny Golson (track 7)
conductor:
Quincy Jones (tracks 2, 6, 12–21)
Quincy Jones (1959-02-09 – 1959-02-10) (track 10)
Quincy Jones (1959-03-09 – 1959-03-10) (track 9)
Quincy Jones (1959-05-27 – 1959-05-28) (tracks 3–5, 7–8, 11)
Quincy Jones (1959-06-16) (track 1)
lyricist:
Leonard Feather (track 7)
recorded at:
Fine Recording Studios in Manhattan, New York, New York, United States (1959-02-09 – 1959-02-10) (tracks 10, 21)
Fine Recording Studios in Manhattan, New York, New York, United States (1959-03-09 – 1959-03-10) (tracks 9, 14–20)
Fine Recording Studios in Manhattan, New York, New York, United States (1959-05-26) (tracks 6, 12–13)
Fine Recording Studios in Manhattan, New York, New York, United States (1959-05-27 – 1959-05-28) (tracks 3–5, 7–8, 11)
Fine Recording Studios in Manhattan, New York, New York, United States (1959-06-16) (tracks 1–2)
recording of:
Whisper Not (1959-05-27 – 1959-05-28) (track 7)

CD 3

recorded in:
New York, New York, United States (1959-11-04) (tracks 4–6, 8–10)
New York, New York, United States (1959-11-09) (tracks 1–3, 7)
trumpet:
Benny Bailey (tracks 11–23)
Art Farmer (tracks 1–10)
Freddie Hubbard (tracks 11–12, 14–15, 23)
Lennie Johnson (Trumpet) (tracks 1–10, 13, 16–22)
Jerry Kail (tracks 11–12, 14–15, 23)
Jimmy Maxwell (Trumpet) (tracks 1–10)
Lee Morgan (tracks 1–10)
Clyde Reasinger (tracks 11–12, 14–15, 23)
Ernie Royal (tracks 1–10)
Floyd Standifer (tracks 13, 16–22)
Clark Terry (tracks 13, 16–22)
Nick Travis (tracks 1–10)
woodwind:
Jerome Richardson (tracks 1–10)
drums:
Joe Harris (jazz drummer/percussionist) (tracks 13, 16–22)
Don Lamond (tracks 1–10)
Stu Martin (tracks 11–12, 14–15, 23)
bass:
Buddy Catlett (tracks 11–23)
alto saxophone:
Porter Kilbert (tracks 1–10, 13, 16–22)
Joe Lopes (engineer) (tracks 11–12, 14–15, 23)
Phil Woods (tracks 1–23)
piano:
Patti Bown (tracks 1–23)
baritone saxophone:
Sahib Shihab (American jazz musician) (tracks 1–23)
tenor saxophone:
Budd Johnson (tracks 1–10, 13, 16–22)
Oliver Nelson (tracks 11–12, 14–15, 23)
Jerome Richardson (tracks 11–23)
trombone:
Wayne Andre (tracks 11–12, 14–15, 23)
Jimmy Cleveland (tracks 1–10, 13, 16–22)
Curtis Fuller (tracks 11–12, 14–15, 23)
Urbie Green (tracks 1–10)
Quentin Jackson (tracks 11–23)
Melba Liston (tracks 11–23)
Åke Persson (tracks 13, 16–22)
Frank Rehak (tracks 1–10)
Billy Byers (tracks 1–10)
French horn:
Julius Watkins (tracks 1–10, 13, 16–22)
arranger:
Billy Byers (tracks 12, 23)
Quincy Jones (tracks 11–23)
conductor:
Quincy Jones (tracks 1–23)
recorded at:
Studio Hoche (Barclay) in Paris, Île-de-France, France (1960-02-27) (tracks 13, 17)
Studio Hoche (Barclay) in Paris, Île-de-France, France (1960-02-29) (tracks 16, 22)
Studio Hoche (Barclay) in Paris, Île-de-France, France (1960-04-21) (tracks 18–21)
Bell Sound Studios in New York, New York, United States (1960-10-19) (tracks 11–12, 14–15, 23)

CD 4

recorded in:
Zurich, Zürich, Switzerland (1961-03-10) (tracks 1–6)
Zurich, Zürich, Switzerland (1961-03-11) (tracks 7–9)
trumpet:
Benny Bailey (tracks 1–9)
Paul Cohen (US jazz trumpeter) (tracks 1–6)
Rolf Ericson (tracks 1–6)
Freddie Hubbard (tracks 1–9)
woodwind:
Sahib Shihab (American jazz musician) (tracks 1–9)
drums:
Stu Martin (tracks 1–9)
bass:
Buddy Catlett (tracks 1–9)
alto saxophone:
Joe Lopes (saxophone) (tracks 1–6)
Phil Woods (tracks 1–9)
piano:
Patti Bown (tracks 1–9)
tenor saxophone:
Eric Dixon (tracks 7–9)
Budd Johnson (tracks 1–6)
trombone:
David Baker (trombone) (tracks 1–6)
Curtis Fuller (tracks 1–9)
Melba Liston (tracks 1–6)
Åke Persson (tracks 1–9)
French horn:
Julius Watkins (tracks 1–6)
arranger:
Quincy Jones (tracks 1–6)
conductor:
Quincy Jones (tracks 1–9)

CD 5

recorded in:
New York, New York, United States (1964-12-20) (tracks 9–11)
trumpet:
Nat Adderley (tracks 9–11)
John Bello (tracks 1–8)
Dizzy Gillespie (tracks 9–11)
Freddie Hubbard (tracks 9–11)
Jimmy Maxwell (Trumpet) (tracks 1–11)
Joe Newman (US jazz trumpeter) (tracks 1–11)
Jimmy Nottingham (tracks 1–11)
woodwind:
James Moody (jazz saxophonist) (tracks 9–11)
Jerome Richardson (tracks 1–8)
drums:
Art Blakey (tracks 9–11)
Stu Martin (tracks 1–8)
bass:
Bob Cranshaw (tracks 9–11)
Art Davis (US jazz double bassist) (tracks 1–8)
vibraphone:
Milt Jackson (tracks 9–11)
alto saxophone:
Jerry Dodgion (tracks 9–11)
Joe Lopes (saxophone) (tracks 1–8)
Phil Woods (tracks 1–11)
piano:
Patti Bown (tracks 1–8)
Bobby Scott (US musician & producer) (tracks 9–11)
baritone saxophone:
Pepper Adams (baritone saxophonist) (tracks 9–11)
Pat Patrick (tracks 1–8)
tenor saxophone:
Benny Golson (tracks 9–11)
Rahsaan Roland Kirk (tracks 9–11)
Lucky Thompson (tracks 9–11)
trombone:
Paul Faulise (American jazz trombone player, based in New Jersey, USA.) (tracks 1–8)
Curtis Fuller (tracks 1–11)
J.J. Johnson (Jazz/bop trombonist/session leader) (tracks 9–11)
Melba Liston (tracks 1–11)
Kai Winding (tracks 9–11)
Britt Woodman (tracks 1–8)
French horn:
Julius Watkins (tracks 1–8)
arranger:
Quincy Jones (tracks 1–8)
composer:
Stan Freeman (track 9)
Jack Lawrence (US songwriter) (track 9)
conductor:
Quincy Jones (tracks 1–11)
lyricist:
Jack Lawrence (US songwriter) (track 9)
recorded at:
Newport Jazz Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, United States (1961-07-03) (tracks 1–8)
recording of:
I Had a Ball (track 9)