Oral history interview with Quincy D. Jones, 2009.
Producer, composer, conductor, musician.
Scope and Contents
Background and childhood: born 1933 in Chicago, early years in Chicago and Seattle; education: 1 year at Schillinger House of Music (now Berklee College of Music), studied with Nadia Boulanger; career: trumpeter and director of Dizzy Gillespie Band, record company musical director in Paris, arranger for seminal artists in 1960s, production of Michael Jackson album Thriller; views of preserving music history and culture; reflections on big band music; reminiscences of interactions with musical and political figures such as Lionel Hampton, Nelson Mandela, Tommy Dorsey, etc.
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