Quincy Jones, In Conversation


182 bookmarks. First posted by aslakr february 2018.


Incredible interview with Quincy Jones, fully of maybe-too-good-to-be-true bits but if even 10% of this stuff is...
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4 weeks ago by sawtoothwave
Great interview
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5 weeks ago by jdcantrell
That Pence named his bunny after Marlon Brando says the world about his repression.

👉 Maybe not the cha-cha.
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8 weeks ago by dshaw
"Pople limit themselves musically, man. Do these musicians know tango? Macumba? Yoruba music? Samba? Bossa nova? Salsa? Cha-cha?"
"Maybe not the cha-cha."
"[Marlon] Brando used to go cha-cha dancing with us. He could dance his ass off. He was the most charming motherfucker you ever met. He’d fuck anything. Anything! He’d fuck a mailbox. James Baldwin. Richard Pryor. Marvin Gaye."
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9 weeks ago by bankbryan
What a musician and what an interview!
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12 weeks ago by anthonysonego
Are we in a better place as a country than we were when you started doing humanitarian work 50 years ago?
No. We’re the worst we’ve ever been, but that’s why we’re seeing people try and fix it. Feminism: Women are saying they’re not going to take it anymore. Racism: People are fighting it. God is pushing the bad in our face to make people fight back.
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february 2018 by corrales
Quincy Jones on the Secret Michael Jackson and the Problem With Modern Pop via Instapaper http://ift.tt/2BgA9hJ
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february 2018 by chetan
Quincy Jones on the Secret Michael Jackson and the Problem With Modern Pop
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february 2018 by puja
The music legend on the secret Michael Jackson, his relationship with the Trumps, and the problem with modern pop.
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february 2018 by soobrosa
In both music and manner, Quincy Jones has always registered — from afar, anyway — as smooth, sophisticated, and impeccably well-connected. (That’s what earning 28 Grammy awards and co-producing Michael Jackson’s biggest-selling albums will do. via Pocket
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february 2018 by LaptopHeaven
In both music and manner, Quincy Jones has always registered — from afar, anyway — as smooth, sophisticated, and impeccably well-connected. (That’s what earning…
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february 2018 by rdr
Music legend Quincy Jones on who he thinks killed JFK, the secret Michael Jackson, his relationship with the Trumps, and the problem with modern pop.
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That’s Coltrane done in a pop song. Getting the young kids to hear bebop is what I’m talking about. Jazz is at the top of the hierarchy of music because the musicians learned everything they could about music. Every time I used to see Coltrane he’d have Nicolas Slonimsky’s book.

Yeah, he was famously obsessed with the Thesaurus of Scales and Melodic Patterns. That’s the one you’re talking about, right?
That’s right. You’re bringing up all the good subjects now! Everything that Coltrane ever played was in that thesaurus. In fact, right near the front of that book, there’s a 12-tone example — it’s “Giant Steps.” Everyone thinks Coltrane wrote that, he didn’t. It’s Slonimsky. That book started all the jazz guys improvising in 12-tone. Coltrane carried that book around till the pages fell off.
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february 2018 by jellis
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february 2018 by TypingPixels
Quincy Jones on the Secret Michael Jackson and the Problem With Modern Pop via Instapaper http://www.vulture.com/2018/02/quincy-jones-in-conversation.html
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february 2018 by tobbe
The music legend on the secret Michael Jackson, his relationship with the Trumps, and the problem with modern pop.
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february 2018 by gmisra
Music legend Quincy Jones on who he thinks killed JFK, the secret Michael Jackson, his relationship with the Trumps, and the problem with modern pop.
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february 2018 by sampl
Seriously one of the best interviews you'll read this year.
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february 2018 by bradbarrish
In both music and manner, Quincy Jones has always registered — from afar, anyway — as smooth, sophisticated, and impeccably well-connected. (That’s what earning 28 Grammy awards and co-producing Michael Jackson’s biggest-selling albums will do.
february 2018 by mayrav
In both music and manner, Quincy Jones has always registered — from afar, anyway — as smooth, sophisticated, and impeccably well-connected. (That’s what earning 28 Grammy awards and co-producing Michael Jackson’s biggest-selling albums will do. via Pocket
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february 2018 by kkahnharris
"Elon Musk keeps trying to get me to go to Burning Man. No thank you."
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february 2018 by craigmod
It’s still fucked up. 1964, when I was in Vegas, there were places I wasn’t supposed to go because I was black, but Frank [Sinatra] fixed that for me. It takes individual efforts like that to change things. It takes white people to say to other white people, “Do you really want to live as a racist? Is that really what you believe?” But every place is different. When I go to Dublin, Bono makes me stay at his castle because Ireland is so racist.
february 2018 by spectrevision
What would account for the songs being less good than they used to be?
The mentality of the people making the music. Producers now are ignoring all the musical principles of the previous generations. It’s a joke. That’s not the way it works: You’re supposed to use everything from the past. If you know where you come from, it’s easier to get where you’re going. You need to understand music to touch people and become the soundtrack to their lives. Can I tell you one of the greatest moments in my life?

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Musicians today can’t go all the way with the music because they haven’t done their homework with the left brain. Music is emotion and science. You don’t have to practice emotion because that comes naturally. Technique is different. If you can’t get your finger between three and four and seven and eight on a piano, you can’t play. You can only get so far without technique. People limit themselves musically, man. Do these musicians know tango? Macumba? Yoruba music? Samba? Bossa nova? Salsa? Cha-cha?
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february 2018 by JohnDrake
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february 2018 by bperrier
In both music and manner, Quincy Jones has always registered — from afar, anyway — as smooth, sophisticated, and impeccably well-connected. (That’s what earning…
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february 2018 by peterwhelan
"We’ve come a long way but we’ve got a long way to go. The South has always been fucked up, but you know where you stand. The racism in the North is disguised. You never know where you stand. That’s why what’s happening now is good, because people are saying they are racists who didn’t used to say it. Now we know."
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february 2018 by jcretan
In both music and manner, Quincy Jones has always registered — from afar, anyway — as smooth, sophisticated, and impeccably well-connected. (That’s what earning 28 Grammy awards and co-producing Michael Jackson’s biggest-selling albums will do.
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february 2018 by dvand5
Music legend Quincy Jones on who he thinks killed JFK, the secret Michael Jackson, his relationship with the Trumps, and the problem with modern pop.
february 2018 by tismey
"Quincy Jones on the Secret Michael Jackson and the Problem With Modern Pop"
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february 2018 by peterjblack
In both music and manner, Quincy Jones has always registered — from afar, anyway — as smooth, sophisticated, and impeccably well-connected. (That’s what earning…
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february 2018 by iany
In both music and manner, Quincy Jones has always registered — from afar, anyway — as smooth, sophisticated, and impeccably well-connected. (That’s what earning…
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february 2018 by zsoltika
Rock ain’t nothing but a white version of rhythm and blues, motherfucker.
february 2018 by hoboyobo
In both music and manner, Quincy Jones has always registered — from afar, anyway — as smooth, sophisticated, and impeccably well-connected. (That’s what earning…
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february 2018 by alexdunae
In Conversation: Quincy Jones

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february 2018 by poploser
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february 2018 by craniac
In both music and manner, Quincy Jones has always registered — from afar, anyway — as smooth, sophisticated, and impeccably well-connected. (That’s what earning…
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february 2018 by Devje
In both music and manner, Quincy Jones has always registered — from afar, anyway — as smooth, sophisticated, and impeccably well-connected. (That’s what earning…
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february 2018 by stoleaglance
RT : I aspire to be at Quincy Jones‘ level of zero f-ness. This is just wild.
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february 2018 by jace
In both music and manner, Quincy Jones has always registered — from afar, anyway — as smooth, sophisticated, and impeccably well-connected. (That’s what earning…
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february 2018 by triley60