This is the first part of the 1960 concert recorded on the Alhambra stage in Paris, France where the American jazz trumpeter and arranger Quincy Jones performed with his orchestra. In the late 1950s, Jones moved to France to play concerts, study composition with Nadia Boulanger, and work for a record label: opportunities that black composers hardly had in the US at the time. Jones founded his first, 15-piece orchestra in 1957, which eventually celebrated musical triumphs in 1960 - but was a financial disaster. These were defining experiences in the life of the now multifarious maestro we know today. The concert included numbers such as 'The Birth of a Band', 'Moanin'', 'The Gipsy', 'Cherokee', 'Walkin'' and 'Big Red'.