BBC Doc: Quincy Jones

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Regardless of what you think about Quincy Jones, The Many Lives of Q will likely change your mind. The BBC documentary from 2008, directed by Deborah Perkin, tracks the composer-arranger's career from the very beginning in the late 1940s and provides an overview of the many music and film projects that bear his touch and textures. From Lionel Hampton to Dinah Washington, from Leslie Gore to Count Basie, from Paris to Hollywood, and from Frank Sinatra to Michael Jackson, Jones has been at nearly every major turn in post-war jazz and pop music history:

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