Quincy Jones: in the Pocket (#1504)
AMERICAN MASTERS presents this portrait of Quincy Jones, the composer, arranger and consummate entertainer who has won an unprecedented Grammy, Oscar and Emmy. As a master inventor of musical hybrids, "Q" has shuffled pop, soul, hip-hop, jazz, classical, African and Brazilian music into dazzling fusions, traversing virtually every medium -- records, live performance, movies and television. Celebrating his more than 50 years of music, AMERICAN MASTERS visits his past -- the albums and Grammys, the movies and music videos, the productions and collaborations, the scores of the rich and famous who owe part of their ascent to his remarkable vision -- and races to keep up with his future. [86 minutes]
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Series Description: AMERICAN MASTERS is an ongoing series of award-winning primetime specials examining the lives, works, and creative processes of our most outstanding cultural artists. Created in 1984 by Susan Lacy and produced by Thirteen/WNET for national public television, the series is both a celebration and an exploration of creativity in America. Consisting of more than 250 hours of programming to date, AMERICAN MASTERS is a growing film library documenting the role important individuals, groups, and movements have played in the formation of our cultural identity.
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