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Archive | July 22, 2009

Random Flip Through the Quincy Jones “Quictionary” #1

22 Jul

quincy jonesOn quincyjones.com, Quincy has what he calls a Quictionary – described as “a glossary of people, places and things associated with Quincy.”

We all know that Q has had a busy career, but there are a variety of things that you may have never known about him, or projects he was related to until you saw it on the Quictionary.

Periodically I will pull a random entry from the Quictionary and post it. Here are a few randomly pulled entries:

O

Olympics – The Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad appointed Quincy Jones as an Artistic Adviser for the opening and closing ceremonies of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.

R

Ray Charles – Quincy’s boyhood friend from Seattle.  The pair met when Quincy was 14 and Ray was 16.  Their relationship was featured in the 2004 Charles bio pic Ray, with Larenz Tate taking on the role as Quincy.  Quincy arranged and conducted on four Charles’ albums, 1956’s The Great Ray Charles, 1959’s The Genius of Ray Charles, 1960’s Genius + Soul = Jazz, and 1972’s A Message from the People. Charles was also featured on “We Are the World.”

I

In Cold Blood – Quincy received a nomination for Best Original Score for his music in this movie in 1968.  This was his second nomination for an Academy Award that year.

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