Quincy Jones On Keepin' On and Other Pearls of Wisdom

September 19, 2014 7:21 PM

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Quincy Jones On Keepin' On and Other Pearls of Wisdom

Quincy Jones is to music what Steven Spielberg is to film. In a career that has spanned over 60 years, Jones has been a musician, composer, producer, mentor, philanthropist and guiding force that has helped shape the music business, popular culture, and much of society's manners, mores and events ( as we know them today.) In fact, Jones has led an almost Forrest Gump-like charmed life, utilizing his (undeniable) instinct for spotting raw talent in young performers, ( as well as his own) and his technical innovations in musical composition and production, which has led him to collaborations and long-time friendships with everyone from Frank Sinatra to Michael Jackson, (and many more).

Now 81 years young, Jones' latest endeavor, both as participant and producer, is the documentary Keep On Keepin' On. Shot over five years by first-time filmmaker, Al Hicks, Keep On Keepin' On documents the story of 93 year-old jazz icon, Clark Terry, who, among his many accomplishments, was mentor t...

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