Listen Up!: The Lives of Quincy Jones

Overview

The extraordinary life of Quincy Jones -- one of the 20th century's most influential and talented composers, musicians and music producers -- provides the basis of this offbeat, free-form documentary tribute. With little regard for formal timelines and traditional documentary biography methods, the film is an amazing patchwork of personal insights featuring a constellation of music stars including his long-time friend Ray Charles, Miles Davis, Frank Sinatra, Herbie Hancock, Ella Fitzgerald, Michael Jackson, ...
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Overview

The extraordinary life of Quincy Jones -- one of the 20th century's most influential and talented composers, musicians and music producers -- provides the basis of this offbeat, free-form documentary tribute. With little regard for formal timelines and traditional documentary biography methods, the film is an amazing patchwork of personal insights featuring a constellation of music stars including his long-time friend Ray Charles, Miles Davis, Frank Sinatra, Herbie Hancock, Ella Fitzgerald, Michael Jackson, Aretha Franklin, Dizzy Gillespie and rappers Big Daddy Kane and Flavor Flav, as well as politicians, filmmakers and other important people. Some of the most moving scenes involve Jones returning to his childhood home in Chicago and recounting honest and painful memories from his childhood. Jones does not shy from discussing everything -- from his mother's mental illness, to his marital problems, to his serious health conditions. He also looks frankly at his career.
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Special Features

3 documentaries: Q: The Man - A fresh look at Quincy Jones; Quincy Remembers - A Nostalgic trip through Quiincy's home; Hangin' with Quincy and Gilberto Gil - Quincy and the famed BRazillian musician talk about music and friends; Theatrical trailer
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/27/2009
  • UPC: 085391144229
  • Original Release: 1991
  • Rating:

  • Source: Warner Home Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame
  • Presentation: Full Frame
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:55:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 49,442

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Quincy Jones Participant
Ray Charles Participant
Billy Eckstine Participant
Ella Fitzgerald Participant
Flavor Flav Participant
Dizzy Gillespie Participant
Alex Haley Participant
Herbie Hancock Participant
Ice-T Participant
Big Daddy Kane Participant
Sidney Lumet Participant
Bobby McFerrin Participant
Steven Spielberg Participant
Barbra Streisand Participant
Oprah Winfrey Participant
Michael Jackson Participant
Richard Brooks Participant
Sheila E. Participant
Kool Moe Dee Participant
Technical Credits
Ellen Weissbrod Director, Screenwriter
Arthur Baker Score Composer
Milton Moses Ginsberg Editor
Quincy Jones Score Composer
Stephen Kazmierski Cinematographer
Andrew Morreale Editor
Melissa Powell Producer
Paul Zehrer Editor
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Listen Up!: The Lives of Quincy Jones
1. Credits: The Neighborhood. [1:43]
2. Rainy Night, Sense of Aloneness [3:55]
3. Past Pain Resurfaces In Cold Blood. [2:33]
4. Influences; Ray Charles [3:11]
5. Boxing Gloves; Childhood Fear. [2:23]
6. Violence and The Pawnbroker. [2:51]
7. Leaving Chicago. [2:41]
8. Jail; Obsession; Back On the Block. [3:50]
9. Trumpet Player. [6:23]
10. Tevin Campbell; Tomorrow. [4:17]
11. New York and Birdland. [2:03]
12. Racism and In the Heat of the Night. [6:20]
13. Wee B. Doonit. [8:14]
14. Paris. [1:35]
15. Bebop Ambassadors; Legion d'Honneur. [2:28]
16. Big Band Bigger Problems. [3:02]
17. A&R Man Turns Producer. [2:36]
18. Pop Chartbuster; Lesley Gore. [8:57]
19. Composing For Movies. [5:19]
20. In Cold Blood. [:02]
21. Walking In Space; The Secret Garden. [3:33]
22. Marriage-Go-Round. [2:15]
23. Equivalent of 16 Strokes. [8:37]
24. The Wiz - and Michael Jackson. [3:06]
25. Breakdown. [5:53]
26. Reassessment; Birthday Party. [3:22]
27. The Places You Find Love; Faces. [6:04]
28. End Credits. [3:14]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Listen Up!: The Lives of Quincy Jones
   Play Movie
   Scene Selections
   Special Features
      Play All
      Q: The Man
      Quincy Remembers
      Hangin' With Quincy and Gilberto Gil
      Theatrical Trailer
   Languages
      Subtitles: Japanese
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: English (For the Hearing Impaired)
      Subtitles: Français
      Subtitles: Español
      Subtitles: Off
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