A Quincy Jones Celebration…

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...that was the name of the Ystad Jazz Festival's concluding event recognizing the career and achievements of its guest of honor. Quincy Jones spent a week in Ystad, listening to music, meeting the press, being wined and dined and reuniting with friends, some of whom he first knew in Sweden 60 years ago. Earlier on August 5, Mr. Jones and I chatted before an audience at the Ystad Museum about his career, going back to the early 1950s. That's when he first made his mark, writing arrangements for … [Read more...]