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Quincy Jones

As a composer, arranger, conductor, instrumentalist, record company executive, magazine founder, and record, film and television producer, Quincy Jones has had a spectacular influence on American culture for more than 50 years. Artists from every era of American popular music, from bebop to hip hop, have turned to Quincy Jones to help them achieve their best: Dinah Washington, Sarah Vaughn, Nat King Cole, Count Basie, Frank Sinatra, Dizzy Gillespie, Andy Williams, Peggy Lee, Lesley Gore, Aretha Franklin, Ringo Starr, Michael Jackson, Chaka Khan, Donna Sommers, George Benson, and Barbra Streisand. "He's Doctor Fixit," said Dizzy Gillespie. "People go to him because he knows what he's doin'. He knows the sound you've got in you, and he's got the experience and the know-how to get it out.

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Quincy Jones performs Sax in the Garden

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