Quincy Jones

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Prominent pop-music/jazz, television and film producer, and also musician, arranger and songwriter. Born in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

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Legal name: Quincy Delight Jones, Jr.


Quincy Delight Jones, Jr. (born March 14, 1933) is an American record producer, conductor, arranger, composer, television producer, film producer, instrumentalist, magazine founder, record company executive, humanitarian, and jazz trumpeter. His career spans six decades in the entertainment industry and a record 79 Grammy Award nominations, 27 Grammys, including a Grammy Legend Award in 1991.

In 1968, Jones and his songwriting partner Bob Russell became the first African Americans to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song, their "The Eyes of Love" for the Universal Pictures film Banning. That same year, Jones was the first African American to be nominated twice within the same year for an Academy Award for Best Original Score, as he was also nominated for his work on the film In Cold Blood (1967). In 1971, Jones was the first African American to be named as the musical director and conductor of the Academy Awards ceremony. In 1995 he was the first African American to receive the Academy's Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award. He is tied with sound designer Willie D. Burton as the African American who has been nominated for the most Oscars; each has received seven nominations.

Jones was the producer, with Michael Jackson, of Jackson's albums Off the Wall (1979), Thriller (1982), and Bad (1987), as well as being the producer and conductor of the charity song "We Are the World".

In 2013 Jones was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as the winner, alongside Lou Adler, of the Ahmet Ertegun Award. Among his awards, Jones was named by Time Magazine as one of the most influential jazz musicians of the 20th century.

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Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1956 This Is How I Feel About Jazz Quincy Jones 2
1957 Go West, Man! Quincy Jones 1
1962 Big Band Bossa Nova Quincy Jones 6
1964 Quincy Jones Explores the Music of Henry Mancini Quincy Jones 2
1969 Walking in Space Quincy Jones 4
1971 Smackwater Jack Quincy Jones 4 3
1973 You've Got It Bad Girl Quincy Jones 2
1974 Body Heat Quincy Jones 3
1975 Ironside Quincy Jones 1
1975 Mellow Madness Quincy Jones 1
1976 I Heard That!! Quincy Jones 1
1978 Sounds... And Stuff Like That Quincy Jones 2
1981 The Dude Quincy Jones 2
1984 The Great Wide World Of Quincy Jones Quincy Jones 1
1989 Back on the Block Quincy Jones 2
1994 Quincy Plays for Pussycats Quincy Jones 1
1995 Q's Jook Joint Quincy Jones 2
1996 Jump for Jones Quincy Jones and The Jones Boys 1
2002 Merry Old Man Quincy Jones 5 1
2003 Golden Boy Quincy Jones 1
2004 Love, Q Quincy Jones 1
2006 Quincy Jones + Harry Arnold + Big Band = Jazz! Quincy Jones 1
2007 Stockholm Sweetnin' Quincy Jones 1
2010 Q: Soul Bossa Nostra Quincy Jones 2
2010 Take 5 Quincy Jones 1
Cuts Quincy Jones 1
Strike Up the Band Quincy Jones 1
The Birth of a Band Quincy Jones 1
Watermelon Man Quincy Jones 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1982 The Best Compilation Quincy Jones 1
1988 Super Hits Compilation Quincy Jones 1
1991 A&M Gold Series Compilation Quincy Jones 1
1992 Gitanes Compilation Quincy Jones 1
1994 Walk on the Wild Side Compilation Quincy Jones 1
1995 From Q With Love Compilation Quincy Jones 2
1997 The Genius of Quincy Jones Compilation Quincy Jones 1
1999 Quincy Jones Compilation Quincy Jones 1
2000 Quincy Jones's Finest Hour Compilation Quincy Jones 1
2000 The Magic Collection Compilation Quincy Jones 1
2001 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Quincy Jones Compilation Quincy Jones 1
2001 Q: The Musical Biography of Quincy Jones Compilation Quincy Jones 2
2001 Quincy Jones Compilation Quincy Jones 1
2001 Quincy Jones Back-to-Back Herbie Hancock Compilation Quincy Jones 1
2002 Ultimate Collection Compilation Quincy Jones 2
2003 This Is How We Feel About "Q" 1956/1981 Compilation Quincy Jones 1
2004 The Original Jam Sessions: 1969 Compilation Quincy Jones & Bill Cosby 1
2006 Q Digs Dancers Compilation Quincy Jones 1
2006 Swinging the Big Band Compilation Quincy Jones 1
2007 Summer in the City Compilation Quincy Jones 1
2007 The Quincy Jones ABC/Mercury Big Band Jazz Sessions Compilation Quincy Jones 1

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