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Quincy Jones has been considered one of the best bossa nova artists and of course, is one of the best jazz artists of all time. List of the best Quincy Jones albums, including pictures of the album covers when available. This Quincy Jones discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Quincy Jones albums can be found at the top of the list. To make it easy for you, we haven't included Quincy Jones singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Quincy Jones album isn't high enough on the list, then be sure to vote for it so it receives the credit it deserves. Make sure you don't just vote for critically acclaimed albums; if you have a favorite Quincy Jones album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

If you want to know, "What is the Best Quincy Jones album of all time?" or "What are the top Quincy Jones albums?" then this list will answer your questions. The producer and film composer, among other titles, has released a long list of albums throughout his prolific career, both as a solo artist and working with a range of other groups. This list has everything from Back on the Block to Q's Jook Joint.

This list of popular Quincy Jones albums has been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order of this list isn't just one person's opinion. Share your opinion and vote up your favorite albums below. You can also vote down any albums you don't think should be near the top.

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Back on the Block is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Quincy Jones Albums of All Time

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The Dude is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Quincy Jones Albums of All Time
1981

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Sounds... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Quincy Jones Albums of All Time

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Body Heat is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Quincy Jones Albums of All Time
1974

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Walking in Space is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Quincy Jones Albums of All Time

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Big Band Bossa Nova is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Quincy Jones Albums of All Time

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Q's Jook Joint is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Quincy Jones Albums of All Time

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Gula Matari is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Quincy Jones Albums of All Time

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Smackwater Jack is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Quincy Jones Albums of All Time

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You've Got It Bad Girl is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Quincy Jones Albums of All Time

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This Is How I Feel About Jazz is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Quincy Jones Albums of All Time

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The Quintessence is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Quincy Jones Albums of All Time

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In Cold Blood is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Quincy Jones Albums of All Time
In Cold Blood 1967

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Go West, Man! is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Quincy Jones Albums of All Time

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Mellow Madness is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Quincy Jones Albums of All Time

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The Color Purple is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Quincy Jones Albums of All Time

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The Birth of a Band!, Vol. 2 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Quincy Jones Albums of All Time

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Roots is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Quincy Jones Albums of All Time
1977

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They Call Me Mister Tibbs is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Quincy Jones Albums of All Time

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$ is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Quincy Jones Albums of All Time
1971

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Take Five is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Quincy Jones Albums of All Time
2010

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Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Quincy Jones Albums of All Time

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Love, Q is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Quincy Jones Albums of All Time
2004

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The Hot Rock is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Quincy Jones Albums of All Time

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Walk, Don't Run is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Quincy Jones Albums of All Time

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Basie & Beyond is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Quincy Jones Albums of All Time

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Mirage is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Quincy Jones Albums of All Time
1965

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The Split is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Quincy Jones Albums of All Time
2009

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At Basin Street East is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Quincy Jones Albums of All Time

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Quincy Jones Plays Hip Hits is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Quincy Jones Albums of All Time

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Quincy Jones Explores the Musi... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Quincy Jones Albums of All Time

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In the Heat of the Night is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Quincy Jones Albums of All Time

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The Birth of a Band is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Quincy Jones Albums of All Time

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Q: Soul Bossa Nostra is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Quincy Jones Albums of All Time

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The Lost Man is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Quincy Jones Albums of All Time

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Quincy's Got a Brand New Bag is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Quincy Jones Albums of All Time

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Quincy Plays for Pussycats is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Quincy Jones Albums of All Time

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Finest Hour is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Quincy Jones Albums of All Time

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Jump for Jones [as Quincy Jone... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Quincy Jones Albums of All Time

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With Harry Arnold & His Orches... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Quincy Jones Albums of All Time

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Et Voila! is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Quincy Jones Albums of All Time
1957

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New Earth Sonata is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Quincy Jones Albums of All Time

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Cactus Flower is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Quincy Jones Albums of All Time

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The Great Wide World of Quincy... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Quincy Jones Albums of All Time

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Around the World is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Quincy Jones Albums of All Time

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I Dig Dancers is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Quincy Jones Albums of All Time

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Golden Boy is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Quincy Jones Albums of All Time
1964

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Horn of Plenty is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Quincy Jones Albums of All Time

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The Pawnbroker is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Quincy Jones Albums of All Time

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The Slender Thread is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Quincy Jones Albums of All Time