The Contemporary Austin at the Jones Center
"...His voice crystallizes when his children come up in conversation. All the work Quincy Jones does – his initiatives to teach kids about American music – is for them and their offspring...."
"...Directed by: Pixote Hunt, Hendel Butoy, Eric Goldberg, James Algar, Francis Glebas, Gaetan Brizzi and Paul Brizzi. Starring: Steve Martin, Bette Midler, James Earl Jones, Angela Lansbury, Quincy Jones and Penn & Teller..."
"...Quincy JonesQ: The Musical Biography Of Quincy Jones (Rhino) Think Madonna, Cher, Bono, and Bjork are cool? Quincy Jones is so cool he gets by on just an initial. Released in conjunction with Jones' recent autobiography, the 4-CD Q: The Musical Biography tells the story of a man who has been a major influence on the sound of pop music in the last half of the 20th century, having worked with, among others, Duke Ellington, Frank Sinatra, Michael Jackson, Ray Charles, Miles Davis, Ella Fitzgerald, Aretha Franklin, Paul Simon, Lionel Hampton, Stevie Wonder, and Donna Summer..."
"...Lead single "Strawberry Letter 23" twinkled celestial soul, a psychedelic love note littered with rainbows, orange birds, blue flowers, and cherry clouds. Producer Quincy Jones oversaw the Brothers Johnson taking it to No..."
"...For the first time in more than three decades, the surviving members of Faces – Rolling Stone Ron Wood, Rod Stewart, Kenney Jones, and local pianist Ian McLagan – rehearsed at an undisclosed location in Europe on Nov. 19, testing the waters for a possible reunion tour..."
"...The piece wasn't about a new album or hairdo, it was about the gazillion-selling pop singer's latest crusade, the Jubilee 2000 Coalition. The coalition is a group of politicos and pop-culture-types (including The Bone, Quincy Jones, and Bob Geldolf) united to encourage world leaders to forgive the debts of HIPCs (Highly Indebted Poor Countries), impoverished nations of the Third World, by the year 2000..."
"...AC: We recently interviewed Quincy Jones, and he’s very committed to educating kids about music. He says that he routinely finds that they don’t even know the names Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong..."
"...I took a look at some of the greatest records of the world and started checking the producers. Michael Jackson’s Thriller produced by Quincy Jones..."
"...Texacala Jones & Her T.J. Hookers (Honey) Honey Records is a bit of an ironic label for Texacala Jones, because the Hole in the Wall diva specializes in songs that make sandpaper sound like silk -- check the sinewy versions of Marvin Gaye's "Ain't That Peculiar" and Quincy Jones' "In the Heat of the Night" for further proof..."
"...opens the musical tribute to King with “Oh Pretty Woman.” He and Mayer then trading licks on King’s signature “Born Under a Bad Sign” as Booker T. Jones take a verse may not be Clapton and Santana exchanging scorch at the first Crossroads Guitar Festival in Dallas, but it’s enough to assure crusty old Antone’s boosters like myself that no, Virginia, the blues aren’t dead and buried...."
"...Nurse Ann Perkins in the NBC comedy series Parks and Recreation is played by Rashida Jones, daughter of Quincy Jones and Peggy Lipton...."
"..."And Coltrane says, 'I can't stop.' So Miles says, 'Well, did you ever think of taking the horn out of your mouth?'" The pair famously went on to complete the Miles Davis Sextet's seminal album for Columbia, now being celebrated anew on its 50th anniversary. Avakian's story was just one of the highlights of this discussion, which was also joined by Davis' son Erin Davis and nephew Vincent Wilburn Jr., who reminisced about learning music at "Miles Davis University." "We got criticized every night," the younger Davis recalled, "whether we wanted to or not." When surprise guest Quincy Jones tried to sneak into the back row, panel moderator and noted jazz historian Ashley Kahn did the polite thing and invited him onstage..."
"...No punches are pulled in this exhaustively researched and contextualized biography: Charles' first experience with sex, heroin addiction, womanizing and divorce, and junkyard doggin' his own band. The music is also revealed: early Seattle salad days with Quincy Jones, the ability to compose for every big band instrument, duets with George Jones and Willie Nelson, and Charles' sheer power to move people with his sound expression..."
"...Lovano is no stranger to the trio concept, either, having been a longtime member of drummer Paul Motian's Trio with guitarist Bill Frisell, and having recorded a little-known trio date on Enja earlier in his career. Here he gets hard-core with as good a power trio as you could assemble: Lovano, former Coltrane drummer Elvin Jones, and masterful bassist Dave Holland..."
"...There are probably a hundred people on the once-vacant lot, and hammers and saws are singing tenpenny time. Marty Jones is nailing siding on a house whose frame has just gone up..."
"...The Chic Simple series The recognizable names that bring the biggest smiles: David Bowie, still known by his birth name in Davy Jones and the Lower Third, is shown sporting exceedingly long collar tips and flower-print ties popular in the day while Smokey Robinson and the Miracles dance in matching tuxes with satin lapels and bowties. There's Quincy Jones in a seersucker jacket, Sonny and Cher looking just god-awful..."
"...Look, I know Quincy Jones swears Marlon Brando was a sexy motherfucker, but I find the idea of sex with him terrifying – just like that girl from Last Tango in Paris. Richard's face perfectly captures that fear...."
"...In addition to innovating the Eighties and Nineties R&B soundscape, Riley produced half of Michael Jackson’s album Dangerous. Jackson’s longtime producer Quincy Jones had pulled Riley onto the project, and Jackson named their first song together “Blood on the Dance Floor,” as a tribute to the shooting of Riley’s friend...."
"...No rhyme, but copious reason, Little Melba & Her Big Trombone doesn't read like kiddie lit. Melba Liston (1926-99) played, wrote, and arranged in a long, mostly unheralded career that included sharing bandstands with Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, Billie Holiday, Quincy Jones, Randy Weston, Gerald Wilson, and more..."