Friday, March 14, 2008

Q





Composer, producer, arranger, filmmaker, music mogul, philanthropist and guardian angel of Roots (he loaned money to Alex Haley to help him finish the book)...



Jazz ambassador, friend of Sinatra, Ella and Sarah Vaughn...



Author of a moving and funny autobiography with the longest and most impressive acknowledgments section I've ever seen...


Mentor to scores of young musicians, model for how to survive and thrive with bad-ass elegance for 40 years...



...The world's smoothest polymath, Quincy Jones, turns 75 today!


And for more good stuff, go over to Larry's site (to which I must give a hat-tip from reminding me of this illustrious date), where you can hear part of the score to They Call Me Mr. Tibbs!

2 comments:

Larry Aydlette said...

And he had Peggy Lipton and Nasstasja Kinski! Q's the man!

Brian Doan said...

Yeah, Quincy Jones is definitely cool. I've been downloading a lot of his jazz/soul/pop stuff (it's hard to categorize his work, but that's also what makes it great) from i-tunes, and it's really wonderful. I loved that clip on your blog!