Quincy Jones: His Life in Music (American Made Music)

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9781617038617: Quincy Jones: His Life in Music (American Made Music)

"Dr. Clarence Bernard Henry has given to American music literature the most beautifully written treatise on the musical accomplishments of the great Quincy Jones. No one has explicated more thoroughly the prodigious, diverse, and unprecedented contributions of Quincy Jones. By doing so, Dr. Henry has proven that Quincy Jones is unequivocally one of America's foremost masters of music. This book is a literary masterpiece and should be required reading for all students of American and African American music history."--Dr. Earl L. Stewart, associate professor in the Department of Black Studies at University of California, Santa Barbara, and author of "African American Music: An Introduction"

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This is a fascinating biography of one of the most critically and commercially successful composers and producers in music history. Quincy Jones (b. 1933) is one of the most prolific composers, arrangers, bandleaders, and producers in the music and film industries. He has worked with such musical luminaries as Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, Dizzy Gillespie, and Michael Jackson - for whom he produced Thriller, the world's best-selling album. Jones' career has spanned over sixty years, generating a substantial body of work with over five hundred compositions and arrangements. This volume focuses on the life, music, career, and legacy of Jones within the social, cultural, historical, and artistic context of American, African American, popular, and world music traditions, and shows how Jones has, throughout his career, wholeheartedly embraced philosophies of globalization and cultural diversity in his body of work, collaborations, humanitarian projects, and musical creativity.

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