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Quincy Jones is a National Treasure | Tiff 18

Everyone has a purpose and reason on this earth.  Quincy Jones should know.  This national treasure has escaped the clutches of death in the form of brain aneurism’s and yet has outlived his mentors, friends and family to become one of the most legendary musician, composers to grace planet earth.

Produced with love by his daughter, Rashida Jones (with ex-wife Peggy Lipton), the blinds are opened for audiences to see how the mental illness of his Mom still haunts him and how that relationship ultimately affected his relationship with women.  Secrets are dropped about his musical kinship with Michael Jackson, Ray Charles, Duke Elllington, Miles Davis and so many more legendary, philanthropic members of the African-American Community.  ‘Q” is also a very savvy businessman with entities like VIBE Magazine, QWEST Broadcasting company and among his many “firsts” includes fusing Be-Bop and Hip-Hop with Jazz music.  Not to mention the fact that he is partly responsible for the powerhouse we now know by one name only – OPRAH.

One of the most emotional moments of the film for me was watching his good friend Ray Charles sing, “My Buddy” during The Kennedy Center Honors directly to Quincy and watching how emotionally unhinged his sentiment was for that special once in a lifetime moment.

After the screening at TIFF, Chaka Khan came out and torn down the house in a musical tribute to Mr. Jones.  Even though he believes that “…carrying around the past isn’t good because it robs you of the present,”  looking back on the hundreds of accomplishments of this musical genius is worth going back time and time again.

QUINCY is streaming right now on NETFLIX.


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