As an artist and impresario Quincy Jones has been the creative catalyst for over 60 years of American cultural phenomena whether mentoring Ray Charles, orchestrating the sounds of Frank Sinatra, setting the ambiance for award winning film scores, cultivating the talent of Michael Jackson or constructing his own rich catalog of solo releases. With the all new Roots mini-series premiering in 2016, comes this timely re-release of the original soundtrack to the ground-breaking 1977 original. Highlights include the "Roots Mural Theme," composed by Gerald Fried, and the 28 minute, "Roots Suite," with Letta Mbulu on vocals. Also included are snippets of dialogue from Roots actor Lou Gossett. Featured players include: Shelly Manne, Victor Feldman, Ernie Watts and Lee Ritenour.