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Music Legend Quincy Jones

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For more than a half-century, Quincy Jones has had his finger on the popular music pulse.

An accomplished jazz trumpeter at 17, he became famous as a musical arranger and producer.  With a prodigious talent for imagining music, Jones moved from jazz, to blues to hip hop, working with everyone from Count Basie to Aretha Franklyn to Michael Jackson to Ludacris.

After 79 grammy nominations the man known simply as Q has a new book and a new CD. We speak with Quincy Jones about his world of music.

-Anthony Brooks

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Quincy Jones, producer, composer, music legend. He has been nominated for 79 Grammy awards and won 27 over his fifty-year career, including a “Grammy Legend Award” in 1991.  He produced the world’s top selling album — Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” — and the world’s top-selling single — “We Are the World.” He’s also worked with Miles Davis, Dinah Washington, Lesley Gore, Sarah Vaughan, Ray Charles, Peggy Lee, Frank Sinatra, Aretha Franklin, Donna Summer, and many many more. His new album is “Q: Soul Bossa Nostra,” and his new book is “The Quincy Jones Legacy Series: Q on Producing.”

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