Complete Quincy Jones: My Journey, My Passions: Photos and Mementos from Q's Personal Collection

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Everything you love about American popular culture is Quincy Jones. As an artist and impresario Quincy Jones has been the creative catalyst for over 50 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 the world Oprah Winfrey and Will Smith--to name a few. The Complete Quincy Jones examines the diverse virtuosity of Quincy Jones, celebrating his prolific contribution to American art ...
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Overview

Everything you love about American popular culture is Quincy Jones. As an artist and impresario Quincy Jones has been the creative catalyst for over 50 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 the world Oprah Winfrey and Will Smith--to name a few. The Complete Quincy Jones examines the diverse virtuosity of Quincy Jones, celebrating his prolific contribution to American art and culture. Comprised of personal interviews and recollections with Jones, this collection peers behind the veil of celebrity, with extraordinary access to his creative inspirations and labors. Through private notebooks, correspondence, and photographs Jones offers unprecedented introspection into the depths of his creativity and the histories of his ventures. From the volumes of his memorabilia, Jones emerges as a contemplative and dynamic maestro, thriving on intuition and ceaselessly pursuing the soul of his art.
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Renaissance man Jones celebrates his 75th birthday with this intimate look into his life and career. Among his many achievements are coproducing the Tony Award-nominated Broadway play The Color Purple and, more recently, serving as an artistic adviser to the opening ceremonies of the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.


—Ann Burns
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781933784670
  • Publisher: Insight Editions LLC
  • Publication date: 11/20/2008
  • Pages: 148
  • Sales rank: 497,954
  • Product dimensions: 10.40 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Quincy Jones
Quincy Delight Jones, Jr., known to his friends as "Q," is the most prolific individual music producer and creative force in American popular culture. He is the visionary behind Thriller and Michael Jackson's solo career, the compositional master of more than 33 film scores, the patron producer of Oprah Winfrey and Will Smith, the founder and CEO of Qwest Records and Broadcasting, a platinum selling musician, and the all time Grammy nominee. As a paragon humanitarian he was the major supporter of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Operation Breadbasket, a founding member of the Institute for Black American Music and the Black Arts Festival, and is creator of the Quincy Jones Listen Up Foundation, which works to build homes in Africa and educate children in global conflict zones. Jones currently resides in Los Angeles and at the age of 74 works tirelessly as a versatile performer, producer, philanthropist, and impresario. Quincy Jones' talents are legendary, his compassion universal, and his life too much for words.

Preface by Maya Angelou Foreword by Clint Eastwood Introduction by Bono

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  • Posted December 12, 2008

    Portrait of an Artist in Full

    Quincy Jones is by far one of America's iconic entertainers and enlightened celebrity-humanitarians. The book shows us a man who from nothing built an empire not only to be envied, but also admired for its ethos. For all his success Quincy Jones has used his wealth not to simply advocate, but rather engender change by instigating some of the largest individual humanitarian and philanthropic efforts to date at home and abroad.<BR/><BR/>The book covers Quincy's life from his roots in Chicago and performing on the road with Ray Charles and Dizzy Gillespie, to his education, trials, and ultimate success in a challenging industry and time, which was only the beginning of his rise. An entrepreneur and stellar human being, as well as musical hero, Quincy Jones shines!<BR/><BR/>The book is not you normal biography or artist's profile. It contains incredible features like replicas of original sheet music penned by Jones, notebooks from his work with some of America's greatest performers, and absolutely incredible photography and design. <BR/><BR/>This is a beautiful book about a captivating individual.

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    excerllent gift

    Very informative. liked the inserts.

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  • Posted February 9, 2009

    Q is a Great Artist

    One if the greatest artist of our time, one and only one Q! I'm an artist of the Arts in paitning and drawing from The Ohio State University. I hope I can be come a great artist like the Man Q!!!!

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