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In The Heat Of The Night (1967 Film) / They Call Me Mister Tibbs! (1970 Film): Original MGM Motion Picture Soundtrack [Enhanced CD]
Genres: Pop, R&B, Soundtracks
Composer, arranger, and producer Quincy Jones was a youthful veteran of pop, jazz, and r&b when he began creating film and television music in the late '60s, and he brought those lessons to bear on vivid, contemporary mu... more »
Composer, arranger, and producer Quincy Jones was a youthful veteran of pop, jazz, and r&b when he began creating film and television music in the late '60s, and he brought those lessons to bear on vivid, contemporary music that broke from Hollywood's dependence on conventional orchestration. Although not the first film composer to lean heavily on jazz, Jones was unusually versatile in effectively coupling jazz, blues, and soul accents as he did in the brooding, bluesy score for 1968's In The Heat Of The Night, a detective thriller starring Sidney Poitier, and noteworthy for a terrific main title song featuring Ray Charles. This double package adds the album to the film's sequel, but it's still the Night you'll want to savor. --Sam Sutherland
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firstname.lastname@example.org | usa | 04/06/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Quincy Jones&Ray Charles the Names Alone Speak Volumes.this Music Sounds Fantastic.Pure Genius All the Way Around.This Disc is a Classic&A Must.This is a Booming Disc."
"Mister Tibbs" is the thing.
DBW | Chicago, IL USA | 03/30/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"For me, although "In the Heat of the Night" had a fine score, "They Call Me Mister Tibbs!" is the main attraction here. The "Main Title" is memorable, vintage Jones R&B/soul; "Soul Flower" is a mellow but swinging track that I can never listen to just once; and "Blues for Mister Tibbs" is a funky Hammond organ rendition of the title track. To me, Jones' work on this film is at least equal to Isaac Hayes' towering "Shaft." A must for anyone who appreciates Jones as a composer."
Strong Quincy Jones Arrangements
Pat Lamorgese | New Jersey | 02/04/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This import release includes two selections on a single disk. Quincy's arrangements soar, and it is easy to see why he was in such demand at this time. I particularly like the "In the Heat of the Night" release, where Quincy's arrangements showcase his command of dynamics, with Ray Charles's wailing lead vocals."