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Quincy Jones Pays Tribute to Late Ex-Wife Peggy Lipton: 'Love Is Eternal'

See the famed music producer's tribute to the mother of his children.
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Quincy Jones Shares Tribute to Peggy Lipton: “Love Is Eternal”

The actress—who was formerly married to Jones—died of cancer on Saturday
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Ann, Nancy and Quincy

In The Wall Street Journal this week, I interviewed Heart for my "Anatomy of a Song" column on their 1977 hit, Barracuda (go here). I spoke with Ann and Nancy Wilson, Roger and Mike Fisher and Mike Derosier about the sexist ad and remark that led Ann Wilson to write the lyrics to the song. [Photo above of Ann Wilson, left, and Nancy Wilson courtesy of Facebook] Here's the band performing Barracuda in 1977... Also in the WSJ, I interviewed Moby for my "House Call" column in the Mansion...
Tags: Facebook, New York, New Jersey, Jazz, Columbia University, John Coltrane, Mansion, ANN, East Coast, Wall Street Journal, Ross, James, Alfred, Quincy Jones, Roxy, Don


Peggy Lipton, Star of Twin Peaks and The Mod Squad, Dies at 72

Lipton married Quincy Jones in 1974, and they had two daughters
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Peggy Lipton, Mother To Rashida Jones & Mod Squad Star, Has Died At 72

Sixties icon Peggy Lipton, star of Twin Peaks and The Mod Squad, and mother of Rashida and Kidada Jones, has died from cancer at 72.“She made her journey peacefully with her daughters and nieces by her side,” Lipton’s daughters said in a statement to the Los Angeles Times. “We feel so lucky for every moment we spent with her.”Born in New York City in 1946, she began modeling at age 15, and started taking acting classes shortly thereafter. She made her debut on television at age 19, mostly in gu...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York City, Georgia, David Lynch, Los Angeles Times, Quincy Jones, Peggy Lipton, Angie Tribeca, State, Golden Globe, Peggy, Lipton, Rashida, Norma Jennings, Double R Diner


Peggy Lipton, of The Mod Squad and Twin Peaks, Dead at 72

Peggy Lipton, well known for her roles on TV’s The Mod Squad and Twin Peaks, died on Saturday following a battle with cancer. She was 72. Lipton’s passing was announced by Rashida and Kidada Jones, her daughters via her 1974-1990 marriage to music producer Quincy Jones. “She made her journey peacefully with her daughters and […]
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Quincy Jones Show in London Removes References to Michael Jackson Albums

An upcoming Quincy Jones show in London originally billed as an orchestral performance of three Michael Jackson albums has been re-branded as a celebration of ’80s music. When it was announced in February, the June 23 concert at the O2 Arena was marketed as “Quincy Jones Presents ‘Off the Wall,’ ‘Thriller,’ ‘Bad,’” promising “three iconic […]
Tags: London, News, Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones, Leaving Neverland


Michael Jackson's name has been taken out of Quincy Jones' show

The name of Quincy Jones' show has changed taking out any references to Michael Jackson.
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Dave Grusin Documentary Recounts a Life Spent Juggling Film Scores and Jazz Cats

The title of the just-completed documentary “Dave Grusin: Not Enough Time” reflects the subject’s lament that there aren’t enough hours in the day or days in the year for all the music that needs to be made. That desire to stretch the clock might seem hyperbolic coming from other musicians, but not for someone whose […]
Tags: News, Quincy Jones, Dave Grusin, Marcus Miller, Jazz Cats, Barbara Bentree, Dave Grusin: Not Enough Time, John Rangel


Herbie Hancock’s Joyous Soundtrack for the Original Fat Albert TV Special (1969)

Millions of kids grew up with the groovy yet educational cartoon comedy of Fat Albert, and millions of adults may find it difficult or impossible now to watch the show without thinking of the crimes of its creator. Such is life in the 21st century, but so it was too at the end of the 1960s when the first iteration of Fat Albert debuted. There were plenty of reasons to feel terrible about the culture. Yet the music that came out of the various jazz/funk/fusion/soul scenes seemed like it c...
Tags: Google, Music, Television, College, Washington, Antarctica, Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Warner Brothers, Quincy Jones, Vince Guaraldi, Albert, Boing Boing, Facebook Twitter, Hancock, Josh Jones


John Singleton: Stars pay tribute to Boyz N The Hood director

Stars including Janet Jackson, Ice Cube and Quincy Jones pay tribute to Oscar-nominated director who has died aged 51.
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Quincy Jones in Paris, 1960

In 1957, Quincy Jones moved to Paris. There, he studied with Nadia Boulanger, a French composer who educated numerous expatiate American composers and bandleaders. As Boulanger told Jones, "Your music can never be more or less than you are as a human being." To pay the bills, Jones took a job with Barclay, the French record label, where he produced and arranged sessions for French pop singers and touring American jazz vocalists.  After 19 months, Jones returned to New York. Producer John Hammo...
Tags: Europe, New York, Paris, Broadway, Finland, Jazz, Jones, Quincy Jones, Alhambra, Joe Harris, John Hammond, Barclay, Harold Arlen, Phil Woods, Marc Myers, Nadia Boulanger


Jazz FM announces PRS For Music Gold Award winner

British multi-instrumentalist and composer Jacob Collier has won the PRS For Music Gold Award as part of the Jazz FM Awards 2019. He’ll be given the award at the event, which is taking place this year on 30th April at Shoreditch Town Hall. Helen Mayhew – Jazz FM Presenter and Awards Judge said: “Jacob’s talents are extraordinary, he possesses a unique ear for harmony as heard not only in his multi layered YouTube songs, but also in his IharmU Internet project. He’s a virtuosic multi-instrumen...
Tags: Bbc, Radio, South London, Quincy Jones, Yamaha, Jacob, Beverley Knight, Eric Bibb, Bibb, PRS for Music, Station News, Jazz Fm, Jacob Collier, Cherise Adams Burnett, Shoreditch Town Hall Helen Mayhew, Adams Burnett


Here’s Who A Bunch Of Musicians Donated To In The 2020 Democratic Primary

Presidential candidates have filed fundraising reports for the first three months of the 2020 campaign! This information has presumably inspired heated debate about each candidate’s momentum and viability and other vague topics, though we have not read any of the articles, so you will have to search elsewhere for that stuff. More »
Tags: Music, News, Elizabeth Warren, Norah Jones, Willie Nelson, Mandy Moore, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, Quincy Jones, Rivers Cuomo, Jackson Browne, John Taylor, Jon Bon Jovi, Phil Lesh, Rostam, Cory Booker


Celebrities Dole Out Cash To 2020 Dems

WASHINGTON (AP) — From Ben Affleck and Susan Sarandon to Anna Wintour and Willie Nelson, celebrities lined up to give money — and a dash of star power — to their favorite Democratic presidential candidates ahead of this week’s first quarter fundraising deadline. For months, candidates in the crowded field of more than a dozen contenders have aggressively courted key figures in music, television, publishing and film, who are one of the party’s most reliable sources of campaign cash. Although m...
Tags: Hbo, Bob Odenkirk, Hollywood, Texas, Celebrities, News, California, Washington, Ben Affleck, Foo Fighters, NFL, Norah Jones, Ap, Vogue, Jon Hamm, Willie Nelson


Virgil Abloh Speaks Out About Louis Vuitton Michael Jackson-Inspired Collection

Virgil Abloh, Louis Vuitton's artistic director of menswear, has not been shy about the impact Michael Jackson has had on his life and his designs. In a new profile for The New Yorker, after writer Doreen St. Felix points out the poor timing of Abloh's adulation. Now Abloh has spoken out to belatedly condemn the widespread allegations that Jackson sexually abused young boys — including Wade Robson and James Safechuck, the subjects of HBO's shocking, talked-about new documentary Leaving Neverla...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Hbo, Kanye West, Paris, Broadway, Jackson, Michael Jackson, Diana Ross, Michael, Quincy Jones, Louis Vuitton, King of Pop, Wade Robson, WWD, Vuitton


Today in History for March 14th

Highlights of Today in History: Albert Einstein born; Eli Whitney receives patent for cotton gin; First US Astronaut in space on Russian rocket; Michael Caine and Quincy Jones born. (March 14)            [Author: AP]
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How David Marchese Will Transform The New York Times Magazine’s Talk Column

The things entertainers, from Quincy Jones to Alex Trebek and Maggie Gyllenhaal, have told David Marchese have gone viral before. Marchese's ability to get such personalities, who have already been interviewed countless times, to open up, let their guard down and show their vulnerability has made his "In Conversation" columns at Vulture and New York...
Tags: Advertising, Maggie Gyllenhaal, New York Times Magazine, Alex Trebek, Quincy Jones, Marchese, David Marchese, Publishers & Platforms


Spielberg, Gaga, sign get-well card for Ruth Bader Ginsburg

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Steven Spielberg, Lady Gaga, Spike Lee and Glenn Close have a message for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Get well soon. They and three dozen Hollywood A-listers, from Bradley Cooper to Quincy Jones, have signed a card that’s being overnighted to Ginsburg on Thursday. The 85-year-old Ginsburg has missed a […]
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, News, Supreme Court, Entertainment, Los Angeles, Ap, Nation, Bradley Cooper, Glenn Close, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Quincy Jones, Ginsburg, Spielberg Gaga, Steven Spielberg Lady Gaga Spike Lee


Bob Freedman (1934-2018)

Robert M. Freedman, a jazz pianist, saxophonist and Grammy-winning arranger who orchestrated for artists ranging from Sarah Vaughan and Harry Belefonte to Maynard Ferguson and Paul Simon, and scored theme music for TV shows, including ABC's Monday Night Football, died on Dec. 22, 2018. He was 84. Bob was a long-time JazzWax reader and an avid email correspondent, particularly whenever I posted on Ferguson or Pomeroy. I was informed late last year that Bob might have passed away, a fact I relaye...
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Bob Freedman (1934-2019)

Robert M. Freedman, a jazz pianist, saxophonist and Grammy-winning arranger who orchestrated for artists ranging from Sarah Vaughan and Harry Belefonte to Maynard Ferguson and Paul Simon, and scored theme music for TV shows including ABC's Monday Night Football, died on Dec. 22, 2018. He was 94. Bob was a long-time JazzWax reader  and an avid email correspondent, especially when I posted on Ferguson or Pomeroy. I was informed late last year that Bob might have passed away, a fact I relayed to Bi...
Tags: Abc, Boston, Paul Simon, Arizona, Broadway, Army, Jazz, Ferguson, Bob, Quincy Jones, Chet Baker, Cranston, Berry, Newport, Scottsdale Ariz, Tate


Grammys 2019: List of early winners

A partial list of winners in top early categories at the 61th annual Grammy Awards. Best pop vocal album: “Sweetener” by Ariana Grande Best pop solo performance: Lady Gaga’s “Joanne (Where Do You Think You’re Goin’?)” Producer of the year, non-classical: Pharrell Williams Best rap performance: (tie) “King’s Dead” by Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future and James Blake, and “Bubblin” by Anderson.Paak Best rap/sung performance: Childish Gambino’s “This Is America” Best music video: Childish Gambino’s ...
Tags: Kacey Musgraves, America, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Jimmy Carter, Oscar, Willie Nelson, Lady Gaga, Grammy Awards, Dave Chappelle, Quincy Jones, Linda Perry, Dan Shay, James Blake, Brandi Carlile


Jason Blum Says Jordan Peele ‘Doubled Down on Scary’ Between ‘Get Out’ and ‘Us’

Jordan Peele terrified audiences with his cultural phenomenon “Get Out” nearly two years ago. But producer Jason Blum says the scares built into Peele’s directorial debut are nothing compared to what he has in store for “Us,” which will be unleash on theaters next month. “It’s like ‘Get Out’ on steroids,” the super producer told Variety at […]
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Jordan Peele’s Evolution from ‘Get Out’ to ‘Us’: ‘He Doubled Down on Scary,’ Says Producer Jason Blum

Jordan Peele terrified audiences with his cultural phenomenon “Get Out” nearly two years ago. But producer Jason Blum says the spooks built into Peele’s directorial debut are nothing compared to what “Us” will unleash on theaters next month. “It’s like ‘Get Out’ on steroids,” the Blumhouse CEO told Variety at Wednesday’s African American Film Critics Association Awards […]
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10th Annual African American Film Critics Association Honors Quincy Jones and Jason Blum

The musical genius of Quincy Jones can be found in the uptempo swing of Frank Sinatra’s “Fly Me to the Moon” and the infectious bassline of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.” He produced the film “The Color Purple” and also composed its music, which earned him his seventh Oscar nod. A decade later, the Academy honored him […]
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7 Videos of French Vocal Groups

I love French vocalese groups that take on jazz of the 1950s. There's something about hearing the lyrics (in many cases written by Jon Hendricks) with a Parisian feel. Here are seven video clips of formidable French vocal groups in the style of Lambert, Hendricks & Ross: Here are the Blue Stars in 1956 singing George Shearing's Lullaby of Birdland, with Christiane Legrand in front at the opening singing the high notes... Here's Les Doubles Six in 1960 singing Quincy Jones's Meet B.B.... H...
Tags: Germany, Paris, Jazz, Croatia, Miles Davis, London Underground, Quincy Jones, Birdland, Perrin, Gil Evans, Marc Myers, Lambert Hendricks Ross, Jon Hendricks, Ward Swingle, Les Blue Stars, Les Double Six


"The familiar public narratives about black women don’t fit Kamala Harris. She’s not a jezebel, a mammy or an Omarosa."

"She’s also the first viable woman running for president who has had an entire adult dating life. Elizabeth Warren got married (the first time) at 19, Michele Bachmann at 22, Carly Fiorina 23, Hillary 28 and even 2020 candidate Kristen Gillibrand got married at 35. Harris, who married her husband at the age of 49 was living her best life into her 30s and 40s. So yes, we were bound to hear about Willie Brown and yes, at some point, it will come out that she dated talk show host Montel Williams to...
Tags: Law, California, Elizabeth Warren, San Francisco, Johnson, Hillary, Carly Fiorina, Kamala Harris, Quincy Jones, Omarosa, Cardi B, Michele Bachmann, HARRIS, Deepak Chopra, Montel Williams, Jason Johnson


James Ingram, R&B Legend, Dies From Brain Cancer at Age 66

James Ingram, a legendary R&B singer, has died at the age of 66.The news was first shared on Tuesday (Jan. 29) via Twitter by Ingram’s friend and creative partner Debbie Allen.“I have lost my dearest friend and creative partner James Ingram to the Celestial Choir,” Allen tweeted. “He will always be cherished, loved and remembered for his genius, his love of family and his humanity. I am blessed to have been so close. We will forever speak his name.”I have lost my dearest friend and creative part...
Tags: Music, Celebs, Cancer, Pop Culture, Beethoven, Jazz, Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones, Linda Ronstadt, Allen, Debbie Allen, Ingram, Michael McDonald, Patti Austin, James Ingram, Cause Of Death


R&B Star James Ingram Dies at 66

James Ingram, one of the biggest stars in R&B music in the 1980s and ’90s, and a double Grammy winner and two-time Oscar nominee, has died at age 66. Longtime friend Debbie Allen confirmed the news on Twitter. “I have lost my dearest friend and creative partner James Ingram to the Celestial Choir,” she wrote. […]
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Harry Connick Jr. has a new gig: piano teacher on Playground Sessions app

Veteran entertainer Harry Connick Jr. has joined forces with Playground Sessions, an app co-founded by Quincy Jones, to offer online music lessons.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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