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- Take Five -
1. Walk On Wild Side
2. Bossa Nova USA
3. Watermelon Man
4. Cast Your Fate To The Wind
6. Back At The Chicken Shack
7. Take Five (Hörprobe / hear sample)
8. Gravy Waltz
9. Stormy Weather
11. Osie's Oasis
12. Johnson's Whacks
13. The Jones Bash
14. Don't Bug Me
Quincy Delight Jones Jr. (born March 14, 1933) is an American music impresario, conductor, record producer, musical arranger, film composer and trumpeter.
During five decades in the entertainment industry, Jones has earned more than 25 Grammy Award nominations, more than 7 Grammy Awards, and a Grammy Legend Award in 1991. He is best known as the producer of two of the top-selling records of all time: the album Thriller, by pop icon Michael Jackson, which sold 104 million copies worldwide, and the charity song "We Are the World".
In 1968, Jones and his songwriting partner Bob Russell became the first African-Americans to be nominated for an Academy Award in the Best Original Song category. That same year, he became the first African- American to be nominated twice within the same year when he was nominated for Best Original Score for his work on the music of In Cold Blood. Jones was also the first (and so far, the only) African-American to be nominated as a producer in the category of Best Picture (in 1986, for The Color Purple). He was also the first African-American to win the Academy's Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, in 1995. He is tied with sound designer Willie D. Burton as the most Oscar-nominated African-American, each of them having seven nominations.
Born on March 14, 1933 in Chicago, Illinois, Jones is the eldest son of Quincy Delight Jones Sr. and Jones Sr.'s first wife, Sara. Jones is of Cherokee, West African and Welsh ancestry. Jones discovered music in grade school and took up the trumpet. When he was 10, his family moved to Bremerton, Washington; there he attended Garfield High School.
In 1951, Jones won a scholarship to the Schillinger House in Boston. However, he abandoned his studies when he received an offer to tour as a trumpeter with the legendary bandleader Lionel Hampton. While Jones was on the road with Hampton, he displayed an unusual gift for arranging songs. Jones relocated to New York City, where he received a number of freelance commissions arranging songs for artists like Sarah Vaughan, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Gene Krupa, and his old friend Ray Charles.
In 1956, Jones toured again as a trumpeter and musical director of the Dizzy Gillespie Band on a tour of the Middle East and South America sponsored by the United States State Department. Upon his return to the United States, Jones got a contract from ABC-Paramount Records and commenced his recording career as the leader of his own band.
Jones moved to Paris, France in 1957. He studied music composition and theory with Nadia Boulanger and Olivier Messiaen. He also performed at the Paris Olympia. Jones became music director at Barclay Disques, the French distributor for Mercury Records and during the 1950s, Jones successfully toured throughout Europe with a number of jazz orchestras. He formed his own band and organized a tour of North America and Europe. Though the tour was a critical success, poor budget planning made it an economic disaster and the fallout left Jones in a financial crisis. Irving Green, head of Mercury Records, got Jones back on his feet with a loan and a new job as the musical director of the company's New York division. In 1964, Jones was promoted to vice-president of the company, thus becoming the first African American to hold such a position. Quoted in Musician magazine, Jones said about his ordeal, "We had the best jazz band in the planet, and yet we were literally starving. That's when I discovered that there was music, and there was the music business. If I were to survive, I would have to learn the difference between the two."
In 1963 Jones helped discover singer Lesley Gore, and produced some of her biggest hits, including "It's My Party."
1964 also saw Jones break down another social barrier: at the invitation of film director Sidney Lumet he began composing the first of the 33 major motion picture scores he would eventually write. The result was the legendary score for The Pawnbroker.
With Hollywood beckoning, Jones resigned from Mercury Records and moved to Los Angeles to compose film scores full time. Some of his most celebrated compositions were for the films Walk, Don't Run, In Cold Blood, The Slender Thread, In the Heat of the Night, Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice, which featured Merrilee Rush performing a cover of the Burt Bacharach classic What The World Needs Now, Cactus Flower, The Getaway, The Italian Job, and The Color Purple. He also scored for television, including the shows "Roots" Ironside, Sanford and Son, and The Bill Cosby Show, as well as the theme music for The New Bill Cosby Show titled "Chump Change," which would later serve as the theme for the game show Now You See It.
In the 1960s, Jones worked as an arranger for some of the most important artists of the era, including Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, and Dinah Washington. Jones' solo recordings also garnered acclaim, including Walking in Space, Gula Materi, Smackwater Jack and Ndeda, You've Got It Bad, Girl, Body Heat, Mellow Madness, I Heard That, and The Dude.
In 1974, Jones suffered a cerebral aneurysm that almost claimed his life. He underwent two major brain surgeries and spent half a year convalescing. He was advised never to play trumpet again as it might disturb the settings left in his head by the procedure.
After the 1985 American Music Awards ceremony, Jones used his influence to draw every major American recording artist of the day into a studio to lay down the legendary track "We Are the World" to raise money for the victims of Ethiopia's famine. When people marvelled at his ability to make the collaboration work, Jones explained that he'd taped a simple sign on the entrance: "Check Your Ego At The Door".
In 1994, Jones introduced Tamia to the music industry. "She is the best vocalist I've ever heard. She was so young but her voice was so matured that you'd swear she is old while she was still 18," Jones said of her.
In 1996, Jones collaborated with David Salzman to produce the concert extravaganza An American Reunion, a celebration of Bill Clinton's inauguration as president of the United States. In 1994, Salzman and Jones decided to form the company Quincy Jones/David Salzman Entertainment (QDE) with Time/Warner Inc.. QDE is a diverse company which produces media technology, motion pictures, television programs (In the House, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and MADtv, literary publications (Vibe and Spin magazines).
In 2001, he published his autobiography Q: The Autobiography of Quincy Jones.
On July 31st, 2007, Quincy Jones partnered with Wizzard Media to launch the Quincy Jones Video Podcast . In each episode, Quincy Jones shares his knowledge and experience in the music industry. The first episode features Quincy in the studio, producing "I Knew I Loved you" for Celine Dion, which is featured on the Ennio Morricone tribute album,We All Love Ennio Morricone and is slated for an October 2007 release on Dion's forthcoming album.
Work with Michael Jackson
While working on the film The Wiz, Jones met Michael Jackson, who asked him to produce his upcoming solo record. The result, Off The Wall sold a staggering 20 million copies and made Jones the most powerful record producer in the industry. Jones' and Jackson's next collaboration Thriller sold 105 million copies and became the highest-selling album of all time.Jones also worked on Michael Jackson's third solo album Bad, which sold 36 million copies. After the Bad album, Jackson and Jones went their separate ways so that Jackson could produce his later solo works by himself.
In a 2002 interview, when asked if Jackson would ever work with Jones again he replied, "the door is always open". However, in 2007, when NME.COM asked Jones a similar question, he said "Man please, I've got enough to do. We already did that. I have talked to him about working with him again but I've got too much to do. I've got 900 products, I'm 74 years old. Give me a break."
Work with Frank Sinatra
Jones first worked with Frank Sinatra when he was invited by Princess Grace to arrange a benefit at the Monaco Sporting Club in 1958.
He arranged Sinatra's second album with Count Basie, It Might as Well Be Swing (1964), and conducted and arranged 1966's Sinatra at the Sands.
Sinatra and Jones teamed up for 1984's L.A. Is My Lady, after a joint Sinatra-Lena Horne project was abandoned.
Quincy Jones' social activism began in the 1960s with his support of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Jones is one of the founders of the Institute for Black American Music (IBAM) whose events aim to raise enough funds for the creation of a national library of African-American art and music. Jones is also one of the founders of the Black Arts Festival in his hometown Chicago. For many years he has worked closely with Bono of U2 on a number of philanthropic issues. He is the founder of the Quincy Jones Listen Up Foundation, a charity which connects youths with technology, education, culture and music. One of the organizations programs is an intercultural exchange between underprivileged youths from Los Angeles and South Africa.
In 2001, the Quincy Jones Listen Up Foundation built over 100 homes for Nelson Mandela's foundation in South Africa.
In 2004, Quincy Jones helped launch the We Are the Future (WAF) project, which gives children in poor and conflict-ridden areas a chance to live their childhoods and develop a sense of hope. The program is the result of a strategic partnership between the Glocal Forum, the Quincy Jones Listen Up Foundation and Mr. Hani Masri, with the support of the World Bank, UN agencies and major companies. The project was launched with a concert in Rome, Italy, in front of a half-million-person audience.
Jones supports a number of other charities including the NAACP, GLAAD, Peace Games and AmFAR. On July 26, 2007 he announced his endorsement of Hillary Clinton for president.
Awards and recognition
In 2000, Harvard University endowed the Quincy Jones Professorship of Afro-American Music with a grant of $3 million from Time Warner. The endowed chair for African-American music, housed in Harvard's African and African-American Studies Department is believed to be the first in the nation, and is presently held by the ethnomusicologist Ingrid Monson. Distinguished scholar and public intellecual Henry Louis Gates, Jr. is a close, personal friend of Jones's.
In January 2005, Jones was honored by the United Negro College Fund at their annual Evening of Stars event for an entertainment career that has spanned over five decades.
Berklee College of Music considers Jones to be its most successful alumnus, even though he only attended for a year. His original application for admission is housed in a display case at the school.
On September 19, 2005, Jones was honored at the Dance Music Hall of Fame ceremony when he was inducted for his many outstanding achievements as a producer.
He was awarded the Polar Music Prize in 1994.
On May 20, 2007, Jones received an honorary doctorate of humanities degree from Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia.
Jones had a cameo in the 1997 video for the Puff Daddy song Been Around the World (as "Uncle Q").
Rapper Ludacris sampled Jones' Soul Bossa Nova for his 2005 single Number One Spot. Jones was featured in the video; he also performed a cameo in Austin Powers in Goldmember, which also featured Soul Bossa Nova on its soundtrack.
Jones was a guest star on an episode of The Boondocks. In it, he and the main character Huey Freeman co-produced a Christmas play for his school.
For the 2006 PBS television program African American Lives, Jones had his DNA tested; the test showed him to be descended from the Tikar of Cameroon, an ethnic group whose members are well known for their artistic and musical prowess. The test also showed that 34 percent of his ancestry is European.
References in popular culture
South Korean popstar BoA, a popular artist in Japan, released a single called Quincy in 2004 that was a "soul disco" song in homage to his legacy. (The single made it to #4 on the Japanese Oricon Charts.)
Jones was portrayed by Larenz Tate in the 2004 biography about Ray Charles, Ray.
In the sitcom Arrested Development, the character Starla claims to have had a relationship with Quincy Jones. In one of the episodes, she says that Quincy and her mother are the most important people in her life. Jones is frequently referred to in her lexicon; for example, when someone had a good idea, she says "Flashes of Quincy! "
In the award-winning NBC sitcom 30 Rock, in response to being called normal, character Tracy Jordan replies, "I can't be normal. If I'm normal, I'm boring. If I'm boring, I'm not a movie star. If I'm not a movie star, then I'm poor. And poor people can't afford to pay back the $75,000 in cash they owe Quincy Jones."
Jones was mentioned on an episode of the HBO sitcom Flight of the Conchords as the brother of a would-be record-producing street hustler.
Jones never learned to drive, citing an accident in which he was a passenger (at age 14) as the reason.
Marriages and children
Jones has been married three times:
to Jeri Caldwell from 1957 to 1966. Daughters Jolie Jones Levine (singer ) and Rachel Jones.
to Ulla Andersson from 1967 to 1974; they had two children, Martina Jones and son Quincy Jones III;
to actress Peggy Lipton from 1974 to 1990; they had two daughters, actresses Kidada Jones and Rashida Jones.
Jones also had a brief affair with Carol Reynolds and had a daughter Rachel Jones.
Jones dated and lived with actress Nastassja Kinski from 1991 until 1997. In 1993 their daughter Kenya Julia Miambi Sarah Jones was born.
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