Quincy Jones

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Quincy Jones

Quincy Jones

Imagine what a harmonious world it could be if every single person, both young and old shared a little of what he is good at doing.More Quincy Jones [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I got a scholarship to Seattle University and I was writing arrangements for singers and everybody. But the music course was too dry and I really wanted to get away from home.More Quincy Jones [08/10/2011 02:08:14]
I got in the school band and the school choir. It all hit me like a ton of bricks, everything just came out. I played percussion for a while, and stayed after school forever just tinkering around with different things, the clarinets and the violins.More Quincy Jones [08/10/2011 02:08:20]
I was inspired by a lot of people when I was young. Every band that came through town, to the theater, or the dance hall. I was at every dance, every night club, listened to every band that came through, because in those days we didn't have MTV, we didn't have television.More Quincy Jones [08/10/2011 02:08:28]
If you started in New York you were dealing with the biggest guys in the world. You're dealing with Charlie Parker and all the big bands and everything. We got more experience working in Seattle.More Quincy Jones [08/10/2011 02:08:44]
It slaps your dignity just right. I loved the idea of these proud, dignified black men, and I saw the older ones wounded, and it wounded me ten times as much because I couldn't stand seeing them hurt like this.More Quincy Jones [08/10/2011 02:08:02]
It's amazing how much trouble you can get in when you don't have anything else to do.More Quincy Jones [08/10/2011 02:08:08]
It's easy to get next to music theory, especially between your peers and music classes and so forth. You just pay attention. I had a good ear, so I realized that printed music was just about reminding you what to play.More Quincy Jones [08/10/2011 02:08:19]
Just blow in it and sound bad for about a year and then make it sound a little bit better, and you get a little band together, and then you get a few jobs. You take four guys that sound half bad, but if they're 25 percent each, they can give 100 percent, you know?More Quincy Jones [08/10/2011 02:08:30]
My father was a carpenter, a very good carpenter. He also worked for the Jones boys. They were not family members, we weren't related at all. They started the policy racket in Chicago, and they had the five and dime store.More Quincy Jones [08/10/2011 02:08:36]
We spent most of our life almost like street rats just running around the street until we were ten years old.More Quincy Jones [08/10/2011 02:08:50]
If architecture is frozen music then music must be liquid architecture.More Quincy Jones [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
I was raised in Chicago and I guess that was one of the special breeding grounds for gangsters of all colors. That was the Detroit of the gangster world. The car industry was thugs.More Quincy Jones [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Every country can be defined through their food, their music and their language. That's the soul of a country.More Quincy Jones [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Music in movies is all about dissonance and consonance, tension and release.More Quincy Jones [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
I started imagining this whole different world. It was a society of musicians, a family I hoped I could belong to one day.More Quincy Jones [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Hell, nobody knows where jazz is going to go. There may be a kid right now in Chitlin Switch, Georgia, who is going to come along and upset everybody.More Quincy Jones [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I've always thought that a big laugh is a really loud noise from the soul saying, "Ain't that the truth."More Quincy Jones [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The people who make it to the top - whether they're musicians, or great chefs, or corporate honchos - are addicted to their calling ... [they] are the ones who'd be doing whatever it is they love, even if they weren't being paid.More Quincy Jones [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Imagine what a harmonious world it could be if every single person, both young and old shared a little of what he is good at doing.More Quincy Jones [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Every day, my daddy told me the same thing. 'Once a task is just begun, never leave it till it's done. Be the labour great or small, do it well or not at all.'More Quincy Jones [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
We were in the heart of the ghetto in Chicago during the Depression, and every block - it was probably the biggest black ghetto in America - every block also is the spawning ground practically for every gangster, black and white, in America too.More Quincy Jones [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If architecture is frozen music then music must be liquid architecture.More Quincy Jones [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I started imagining this whole different world. It was a society of musicians, a family I hoped I could belong to one day.More Quincy Jones [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
All guys get into music because they love music and they also want to get the girls.More Quincy Jones [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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