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Quincy Plays for Pussycats is an album by Quincy Jones featuring sessions recorded between 1959 and 1965 which was released on the Mercury label. [1]

Quincy Plays for Pussycats
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Released1965
RecordedMarch 9 and 10, 1959, February 21, 1961, November 27, 1964, March 3 or 10, 1965 and August 5, 1965
StudioFine Recording and others, New York City
GenreJazz
Length35:13
LabelMercury
MG 21050/SR 60050
ProducerQuincy Jones
Quincy Jones chronology
The Pawnbroker
(1965)
Quincy Plays for Pussycats
(1965)
Mirage
(1965)

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Allmusic     [2]

Allmusic's Stephen Cook noted, "Quincy Plays for Pussycats is a bright, cheeky big-band album done in a more commercial pop style than previous Quincy Jones albums. Nonetheless, there's plenty to enjoy here ... this is swinging '60s jazz for the martini set".[2]

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  1. "What's New Pussycat?" (Burt Bacharach, Hal David) − 2:44
  2. "The Gentle Rain" (Luiz Bonfá, Matt Dubey) − 2:16
  3. "Blues in the Night" (Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer) − 3:58
  4. "After Hours" (Avery Parrish) − 3:34
  5. "Blues for Trumpet & Koto" (Marvin Hamlisch) − 3:45
  6. "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" (Mick Jagger, Keith Richards) − 3:27
  7. "A Walk in the Black Forest" (Horst Jankowski) − 2:50
  8. "Non-Stop to Brazil" (Bonfá) − 2:39
  9. "The Hucklebuck" (Andy Gibson, Roy Alfred) − 2:25
  10. "Mack the Knife" (Kurt Weill, Bertolt Brecht) − 2:37
  11. "Sermonette" (Cannonball Adderley) − 2:49
  12. "The In Crowd" (Billy Page) − 3:04
  • Recorded at Fine Recorders on March 9 and 10, 1959 (tracks 3, 4 & 9) and February 21, 1961 (track 10) and other New York City studios on June 15, 1962 (track 11), November 27, 1964 (track 5), March 3 or 10, 1965 (tracks 2 & 8) and August 5, 1965 (tracks 1, 6, 7 & 12)

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