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The Best Quincy Jones Albums of All Time  

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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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The Dude is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Quincy Jones Albums of All Time
1981
2
Back on the Block is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Quincy Jones Albums of All Time
3
Walking in Space is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Quincy Jones Albums of All Time
4
Sounds... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Quincy Jones Albums of All Time
5
Body Heat is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Quincy Jones Albums of All Time
1974
6
Q's Jook Joint is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Quincy Jones Albums of All Time
7
Go West, Man! is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Quincy Jones Albums of All Time
8
Smackwater Jack is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Quincy Jones Albums of All Time
9
Basie & Beyond is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Quincy Jones Albums of All Time
10
The Birth of a Band!, Vol. 2 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Quincy Jones Albums of All Time
11
The Hot Rock is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Quincy Jones Albums of All Time
12
$ is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Quincy Jones Albums of All Time
1971
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They Call Me Mister Tibbs is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Quincy Jones Albums of All Time
14
The Color Purple is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Quincy Jones Albums of All Time
15
Roots is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Quincy Jones Albums of All Time
1977
16
Big Band Bossa Nova is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Quincy Jones Albums of All Time
17
You've Got It Bad Girl is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Quincy Jones Albums of All Time
18
Gula Matari is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Quincy Jones Albums of All Time
19
The Split is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Quincy Jones Albums of All Time
2009
20
Love, Q is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Quincy Jones Albums of All Time
2004
21
At Basin Street East is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Quincy Jones Albums of All Time
22
Quincy Jones Plays Hip Hits is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Quincy Jones Albums of All Time
23
Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Quincy Jones Albums of All Time
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Walk, Don't Run is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Quincy Jones Albums of All Time
25
Mirage is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Quincy Jones Albums of All Time
1965