Quincy Jones

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Prominent pop-music/jazz, television and film producer, and also musician, arranger and songwriter.

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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, musician, television producer, film producer, instrumentalist, magazine founder, entertainment company executive, and humanitarian. 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.

Jones came to prominence in the 1950s as a jazz arranger and conductor, before moving on to work prolifically in pop music and film scores.

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 1985 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 RatingReleases
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 3
1984 The Great Wide World Of Quincy Jones Quincy Jones 1
1985 Blanchard: New Earth Sonata / Telemann: Suite in A Minor (Overture/Air a L'Italien/Rejouissance) Blanchard, Telemann: Hubert Laws, Quincy Jones, Chick Corea 1
1989 Back on the Block Quincy Jones 4
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
2004 The Great Wide World of Quincy Jones: Live! 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 RatingReleases
1982 The Best Quincy Jones 1
1988 Super Hits Quincy Jones 1
1990 Abstractions Quincy Jones 1
1991 A&M Gold Series Quincy Jones 1
1992 Gitanes Quincy Jones 1
1994 Walk on the Wild Side Quincy Jones 1
1995 From Q With Love Quincy Jones 2
1997 The Genius of Quincy Jones Quincy Jones 1
1999 Abstractions Quincy Jones 1
1999 Quincy Jones Quincy Jones 1
2000 Quincy Jones's Finest Hour Quincy Jones 1
2000 The Magic Collection Quincy Jones 1
2001 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Quincy Jones Quincy Jones 1
2001 Back-to-Back Quincy Jones / Herbie Hancock 1
2001 Q: The Musical Biography of Quincy Jones Quincy Jones 2
2001 Quincy Jones Quincy Jones 1
2002 Ultimate Collection Quincy Jones 2
2003 This Is How We Feel About "Q" 1956/1981 Quincy Jones 1
2004 The Original Jam Sessions: 1969 Quincy Jones & Bill Cosby 1

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