Across a uniquely varied, multidisciplinary career dating back to the early '50s, Quincy Jones has not only assumed countless roles, he’s set the gold standard for each. Trumpet-blasting sideman to the stars. Entertainment-industry mogul. Join Napster and access full-length songs on your computer, mobile or home audio system. Perennial hit-making pop producer. But Jones’ Midas touch had never been more potent than on Michael Jackson’s game-changing 1982 LP, Thriller. Just as effortlessly, Jones imbued his score for the racially charged 1967 drama In the Heat of the Night with ominous symphonic soul, tapping into the dark undercurrents of an unsettled America and offering an implicit rumination on the Black experience that would be rendered more vividly through his funky ’70s recordings. An icon's classic '70s soul—and cuts from artists he inspired. Frank Sinatra’s go-to arranger. (Those louche, smoky grooves, in turn, became the foundation for countless hip-hop classics.) The records he produced on his record label, Qwest—George Benson, Patti Austin, James Ingram, and a late-career album for Frank Sinatra—provided sophisticated songs for Quiet Storm radio and beyond. His biggest legacy, however, is as a producer—a job he described as “part babysitter, part shrink.” Though his long footprint has been known to careen into jazz, bossa nova, and hip-hop, it’s the R&B, pop, soul, and soundtrack music he made in the ’70s and ’80s that define entire worlds, thanks to Q’s lush arrangements, perky percussion, and airy sounds—not to mention his work on Michael Jackson’s 1983 album, Thriller, the biggest-selling album of all time. Sure!, James Ingram & El DeBarge], The Color Purple (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), Smooth Criminal (Michael Jackson's Vision), Man In the Mirror (Michael Jackson's Vision), Keep Reachin' (feat. That said, this is first-class big-band material by an arranger who seems to have arrived on the scene fully formed as an artist in his own right. Celebrity activist. the Austin Powers theme). Celebrity activist. Copyright © 2020 Apple Inc. All Rights Reserved. This is the early jazz sound of Jones, so fans of his '60s, '70s, and later material should be informed. The Dowsers is the first magazine about playlists, brought to you by top artists, writers and DJs. 10. (Remastered), One Little Finger (feat. His credits cut across jazz, R&B, and plenty of soundtrack work. When it comes to jazz and pop, the arranger has a global ear. Find Quincy Jones credit information on AllMusic. The maestro who helped Michael Jackson find the groove. Whatever Happened to My (Early 2000s) Rock ‘n’ Roll? Barry White, Al B. Quincy Jones - Ai No Corrida If you’re a stranger to Jones’ 1981 album The Dude, then go on, treat yourself… we’ll meet you back here in 41 minutes… The Dude blissfully fuses the jazz, funk and pop of Jones’ life's work to date, and features collaborations with countless world-class musicians and vocalists such as James Ingram and Stevie Wonder. Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for Love, Q - Quincy Jones on AllMusic - 2004 - Love, Q features some of… How the L.A. One of the most accomplished figures in modern music, crossing jazz, R&B, film music, and pop over a seven-decade career entailing 27 Grammy awards. Perennial hit-making pop producer. Entertainment-industry mogul. Quincy Jones, Siedah Garrett, Kechi Okwuchi, Julian Lennon & Vishwa Mohan Bhatt). It's a double-disc set that contains his first few albums for Verve in their entirety, and a smattering of other tracks such as "I Could Write a Book," with Lena Horne.Sound quality is good, the package is budget, and so is the price. Sound quality is good, the package is budget, and so is the price. Across a uniquely varied, multidisciplinary career dating back to the early '50s, Quincy Jones has not only assumed countless roles, he’s set the gold standard for each. Oscar®-winning soundtrack composer. Frank Sinatra with Quincy Jones and Orchestra, The Secret Garden (Sweet Seduction Suite) [feat. It's a double-disc set that contains his first few albums for Verve in their entirety, and a smattering of other tracks such as "I Could Write a Book," with Lena Horne. His mid-’70s solo albums—and concurrent work with Aretha Franklin and the Brothers Johnson—simmered with soft-focus groove, bravado, slickness, and warmth. Frank Sinatra’s go-to arranger. In honor of Off the Wall’s 40th birthday, here’s a celebration of Jones—the producer—in his most iconic period. With a career that spans more than 60 years, Quincy Jones has one of music’s most formidable résumés: sideman, Dizzy Gillespie musical director, bandleader, label executive, arranger, soundtrack composer, TV mogul, and winner of 28 Grammys (so far). On the title track, featuring rappers Ice-T, Grandmaster Melle Mel, Kool Moe Dee, and Big Daddy Kane, you can hear the whining horn from Ironside that he had introduced nearly 20 years earlier. In the 60s, the Chicago-born Jones' bold, brassy arrangements exuded an uncanny mix of cocktail-clinking sophistication and in-your-face swagger, whether they were sprucing up Sinatra’s historic set at the Sands, buoying Lesley Gore’s subversively empowering sad-girl anthem “It’s My Party” or driving Jones' own “Soul Bossa Nova” (a.k.a. His early-’70s soundtrack work and TV themes mixed large orchestral vision with indelible jazz-funk rhythms. The Great Wide World of Quincy Jones: Live! Listen to albums and tracks from Quincy Jones. Trumpet-blasting sideman to the stars. Before diving into pop and R&B, Q was all about big-band jazz. Chaka Khan) - Single, 50 Years In Music - Quincy Jones & Friends (Live At Montreux Jazz Festival, Switzerland/1996). By the end of the ’80s, Jones had produced the record-breaking charity single “We Are the World,” garnered three Academy Award nominations for his work on The Color Purple, produced Jackson’s Bad, and taken his own victory lap with 1989’s star-studded solo album Back on the Block, winner of that year’s Grammy for Album of the Year. With a career that spans more than 60 years, Quincy Jones has one of music’s most formidable résumés: sideman, Dizzy Gillespie musical director, bandleader, label executive, arranger, soundtrack composer, TV mogul, and winner of 28 Grammys (so far). Quincy Jones: Standards (Great Songs/Great Performances), Harry Arnold + Quincy Jones = Jazz! 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Medley: What's New?/We'll Be Together Again. Its fusion of taut, post-disco dance grooves, sharp R&B hooks and rock attitude redefined the sound and scope of the modern pop album—and cemented Jones’ status as the link between popular music’s jazzy big-band past and its studio-sculpted, club-hopping future. Quincy Jones Has a Story About That (2018) Chris Heath’s 10,000-word profile of Jones is as extraordinary an interview as you’re likely to read this year. Oscar®-winning soundtrack composer. 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