Quincy Jones

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  1. gawkrodger

    gawkrodger Well-Known Member

  2. hipipol

    hipipol Peckham Wry

    A genius
    Arranger for this

    And this

    Producer/arranger
     
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  3. alex_

    alex_ Well-Known Member

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  4. TheHoodedClaw

    TheHoodedClaw acknowledging ur soup leg

    That's a hell of an interview.

    Richard Pryor's widow confirmed Jones' Pryor/Brando story, with this excellent quote:

    Richard Pryor and Marlon Brando were lovers, Pryor's widow confirms
     
  5. The Octagon

    The Octagon Stop......Hammertime

    Man's lost it, big time.

    Shame.
     
  6. S☼I

    S☼I knismesis & volubility

    He's so full of shit, lol
    But very entertaining nevertheless
     
  7. elbows

    elbows WoeTimer

    I like the bit where he moans about Trumps narcissism with no self-awareness of his own.

     
  8. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist my world is fire and blood

    lol taking the fifth on cosby
     
  9. RainbowTown

    RainbowTown Well-Known Member

    Yes, must be hard trying to defend a man - nay, a legend! - who stands accused of multiple allegations of sexual assault against women, including violence and drugging them. So I suppose silence was the only option he had. Other than that, it was a pretty decent read.
     
  10. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Quincy has plummeted in my estimation. What a puffed up ego. I can't abide people who go on about musicianship as if it's the most important thing about music.
     
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  11. seeformiles

    seeformiles Lost in the wood

    I have to question his musical judgement when he praises Ed Sheeran
     
  12. RainbowTown

    RainbowTown Well-Known Member

    Also to describe The Beatles as "the worst musicians in the world" was just plain dumb. He even said McCartney was "the worst bass player I ever heard." Which was even dumber.
     
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  13. TruXta

    TruXta tired

    McCartney wasn't and isn't a particularly good bass player.
     
  14. RainbowTown

    RainbowTown Well-Known Member

    Sorry, totally disagree with that. Macca is a top drawer bass player I think. One of the most underrated in rock music. It's even said that when Miles Davis and Jimi Hendrix were planning to record an album together (sadly never to happen due to Hendrix's death) they asked McCartney to be the bass player. Apparently he had to reluctantly decline, due to other obligations. It doesn't come much better than that.
     
  15. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

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  16. TruXta

    TruXta tired

    He was a great songwriter, but on a technical level there's nothing he did on the bass that stands out. Competent by all means but nothing more.
     
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  17. S☼I

    S☼I knismesis & volubility

    So not the worst bass player ever, then.
     
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  18. S☼I

    S☼I knismesis & volubility

    I hate all that "I'm still connected to the streets but here lemme namedrop some of my millionaire and billionaire friends" shit.
     
  19. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    So a bass player is only any good if he's super technical? Fuck that. He's written bass lines that most of the world knows. That's what it's about. I've got no time for muso snobishness.
     
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  20. TruXta

    TruXta tired

    :D I only said he wasn't special.
     
  21. TruXta

    TruXta tired

    Oh fuck off with this reverse snobbery. Ridiculous line of argument. I might as well claim Sid Vicious was a genius because he inspired generations of little shits.

    Besides, you're putting words in my mouth. Please don't.
     
  22. elbows

    elbows WoeTimer

    Plenty of cringeworthy action on that front, oh what an interview. I was amused that he didnt try to pretend recent U2 stuff is any good and had some Bono mans burden excuses for their crapitude.
     
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  23. S☼I

    S☼I knismesis & volubility

    Besides, saying McCartney isn't great at the bass is like saying Mo Farah is rubbish at 100 metres.
     
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  24. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Then explain why a bass player who created some massively memorable bass lines in hugely popular songs can be dismissed as 'competent but nothing more.'

    Define what makes a great player in your book then.
     
  25. TruXta

    TruXta tired

    Oh come ON
     
  26. S☼I

    S☼I knismesis & volubility

    I know! I'm attacking Quincy Jones through you :D
     
  27. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    LA Weekly 20 Best Bass Players Of All Time:

    In depth study here: The Genius of Paul McCartney's Bass Lines | Disc Makers Blog
     
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  28. elbows

    elbows WoeTimer

    The more people talk about McCartney, the more the silence of the non-hoards rushing to Ringos defence reverberates around the chasms of Quincy.
     
  29. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I think Ringo is a great drummer too. Not technically up there with the greats, but still a very good drummer.
     
  30. TruXta

    TruXta tired

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