At age 14, Jones introduced himself to 16-year-old Ray Charles after watching him play at the Black Elks Club. Jones cites Charles as an early inspiration for his own music career, noting that Charles overcame a disability (blindness) to achieve his musical goals. Jones helped produce Anita Hall's 2009 album Send Love. In 2013 he produced Emily Bear's album Diversity. After that, he produced albums for Grace, Justin Kauflin, Alfredo Rodríguez, Andreas Varady, Nikki Yanofsky. Quincy Jones first worked with Frank Sinatra in 1958 when invited by Princess Grace to arrange a benefit concert at the Monaco Sporting Club. Six years later, Sinatra hired him to arrange and conduct Sinatra's second album with Count Basie, It Might as Well Be Swing (1964).
Jones studied with a titan of classical music. Throughout Quincy, Jones’ musical ambitions are frequently endangered by pervasive racism.
Sure, Frank Ocean is a well-known Grammy winner. Skip to content Skip to site index. Frank Ocean Is Finally Free, Mystery Intact. Mr. Ocean is restless and more than happy to drape himself in shadows. Here, he talks about being elusive, making music and regaining control of his career. He noted that since he was born, just a few black artists have won album of the year, including Quincy Jones, Herbie Hancock and Ray Charles. Though Mr. Ocean said the Grammys reached out to his representatives, he never spoke with them directly before making his decision. I think the infrastructure of the awarding system and the nomination system and screening system is dated, he said.
Steve Price will take on the role of Macquarie Media's 12pm-3pm time slot Monday through to Friday on 2GB and 4BC - but not in Melbourne - after Chris Smith's departure announced last week. While he respects the pair he said: 'I wouldn't have lasted ten years on The Project if I was a right-wing shock jock.
Produced by Frank Jones & Don Law. Album Night Life. Written By Wayne Walker & Irene Stanton. Night Life Ray Price.
Interview: Frank D'Rone (Part 2). Back the 1950s, jazz duos, trios and quartets toured all over the country. There was plenty of work to go around. My first album was Frank D’Rone Sings in 1957. Nat Cole wrote the liner notes. JW: Who was on that album? Discographies draw a blank. FD’R: I came up with all of the song choices.
Frank Steiner J. Yes indeed, that has been the inspiration for the name. My last album Into Forever was really slow motion with almost no rhythm, just very calm.
Concise and fat-free, The Quintessence throws up eight tracks in half an hour: Jones’s originals are coolly sophisticated, but the best thing here might be a frantic, dexterous charge at Thelonious Monk’s Straight No Chaser, over in 180 seconds. Cue more astonishing gossip, not least about Marlon Brando’s sex life, fruity opinions about the Beatles and Michael Jackson, and ample evidence that in addition to his other achievements, Jones may be music’s greatest raconteur. 5. In Cold Blood (1967). 3. Frank Sinatra – Sinatra at the Sands (1966). The greatest of Jones’s collaborations with Sinatra and the apotheosis of the latter’s Vegas years.