Q

Author: Quincy Jones
Editor: Crown
ISBN: 0385504748
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Musician, composer, producer, arranger, and pioneering entrepreneur Quincy Jones has lived large and worked for five decades alongside the superstars of music and entertainment -- including Frank Sinatra, Michael Jackson, Steven Spielberg, Oprah Winfrey, Ray Charles, Will Smith, and dozens of others. Q is his glittering and moving life story, told with the style, passion, and no-holds-barred honesty that are his trademarks. Quincy Jones grew up poor on the mean streets of Chicago’s South Side, brushing against the law and feeling the pain of his mother’s descent into madness. But when his father moved the family west to Seattle, he took up the trumpet and was literally saved by music. A prodigy, he played backup for Billie Holiday and toured the world with the Lionel Hampton Band before leaving his teens. Soon, though, he found his true calling, inaugurating a career whose highlights have included arranging albums for Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, Dinah Washington, Sarah Vaughan, and Count Basie; composing the scores of such films as The Pawnbroker, In Cold Blood, In the Heat of the Night, and The Color Purple, and the theme songs for the television shows Ironside, Sanford and Son, and The Cosby Show; producing the bestselling album of all time, Michael Jackson’s Thriller, and the bestselling single “We Are the World”; and producing and arranging his own highly praised albums, including the Grammy Award—winning Back on the Block, a striking blend of jazz, African, urban, gospel, and hip-hop. His musical achievements, in a career that spans every style of American popular music, have yielded an incredible seventy-seven Grammy nominations, and are matched by his record as a pioneering music executive, film and television producer, tireless social activist, and business entrepreneur–one of the most successful black business figures in America. This string of unbroken triumphs in the entertainment industry has been shadowed by a turbulent personal life, a story he shares with eloquence and candor. Q is an impressive self-portrait by one of the master makers of American culture, a complex, many-faceted man with far more than his share of talents and an unparalleled vision, as well as some entirely human flaws. It also features vivid testimony from key witnesses to his journey–family, friends, and musical and business associates. His life encompasses an astonishing cast of show business giants, and provides the raw material for one of the great African American success stories of this century.
Q
Language: en
Pages: 416
Authors: Quincy Jones
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002-04-23 - Publisher: Crown

Musician, composer, producer, arranger, and pioneering entrepreneur Quincy Jones has lived large and worked for five decades alongside the superstars of music and entertainment -- including Frank Sinatra, Michael Jackson, Steven Spielberg, Oprah Winfrey, Ray Charles, Will Smith, and dozens of others. Q is his glittering and moving life story,
Quincy Jones
Language: en
Pages: 183
Authors: Clarence Bernard Henry
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-08-29 - Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

Chronicles the life and career of the iconic musician, detailing his over five hundred compositions, his racial barrier-breaking, and his humanitarian projects.
Quincy Jones
Language: en
Pages: 127
Authors: Raymond Horricks
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 1985 - Publisher: Hippocrene Books

Traces the life and career of the successful American composer, arranger, and producer, and looks at his involvement with the best musicians in jazz and popular music
Q on Producing
Language: en
Pages: 302
Authors: Quincy Jones, William A. Gibson
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010 - Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

Presents music-business veteran Quincy Jones's observations on how to produce successful songs and albums, culled from over a year of in-depth interviews, in a book that also includes a DVD-ROM featuring Jones.
The Complete Quincy Jones
Language: en
Pages: 158
Authors: Quincy Jones
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-10-28 - Publisher: Insight Editions

Everything you love about American popular culture is Quincy Jones. As an artist and impresario Quincy Jones has been the creative catalyst for over 60 years of American cultural phenomena orchestrating the sounds of Frank Sinatra, setting the ambiance for Steven Spielberg, cultivating the talent of Michael Jackson, and introducing