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Listen Up! The Lives of Quincy Jones (2009)

Quincy Jones , Quincy Jones III , Ellen Weissbrod  |  PG-13 |  DVD
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  • Actors: Quincy Jones, Quincy Jones III, Kool Moe Dee, Rod Temperton, Clarence Avant
  • Directors: Ellen Weissbrod
  • Producers: Courtney Sale Ross, Melissa Powell
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, Subtitled, Black & White, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround)
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish, Japanese
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: January 3, 2012
  • Run Time: 115 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001JNNE6O
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #145,205 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Listen Up! The Lives of Quincy Jones" on IMDb

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  • Three documentaries: Q: The Man, Quincy Remembers, Hangin' with Quincy and Gilberto Gil
  • Theatrical trailer

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Listen Up: The Lives of Quincy Jones explores the unique, multi-faceted icon who has shaped four generations of American sound. This intimate journey traces Jones roots from Chicagos South Side to his formative years in Seattle, from historical musical collaborations to his relationships and personal health issues. Family, colleagues and friendsincluding Michael Jackson, Miles Davis, Frank Sinatra, Flavor Flav, Oprah Winfrey, Reverend Jesse Jackson, and morecome together to create a stirring portrait of Jones as father, husband, musician, producer, philanthropist and publisher.

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If casual music fans know the name of the man who is the subject of Listen Up: The Lives of Quincy Jones, more than likely it's as the producer of Off the Wall and Thriller, the two albums that launched Michael Jackson into the pop stratosphere, or perhaps as the musical mastermind behind "We Are the World." Yet while those may be Jones's biggest successes, they certainly aren't the only ones; indeed, some might argue that they are not even the most representative entries on the resumé of the composer-arranger-producer who has made a career of defying all attempts to categorize and define him. A partial list of the folks who appear in director Ellen Weissbrod's 1990 documentary provides some idea of Jones's stature: Ella Fitzgerald, Ray Charles, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Frank Sinatra, Steven Spielberg, Oprah Winfrey, and Barbra Streisand, to name just the biggest of the big. Some of them were involved in the making of Back on the Block, the album Jones was working on at the time and a kind of career summation that included elements of jazz, pop, hip-hop, R&B, and other styles. That recording provides the overall context here, but there's a great deal more, as Jones leads us through his hardscrabble Chicago childhood (his mother had gone to a mental hospital when he was 6 or 7; as a result, "the word 'mother' doesn't have much meaning for me"), the family's move to Seattle, his days as a trumpeter with Lionel Hampton and later as leader of his own big band, his move into production (among his earliest successes, amazingly, was Lesley Gore's "It's My Party") and film composing (In the Heat of the Night, The Color Purple, Roots, and many more), his three failed marriages, the effects of race on his life and work, and serious health issues such as the near-fatal cerebral aneurysm he suffered in 1974. Weissbrod takes a creative approach to all of this, eschewing voice-over narration in favor of a more freeform collection of spoken words and images, often commingling and overlapping older footage with moodily lit current interview segments and scenes of "Q" at work in the studio. Bonus material includes various featurettes, one of them with Jones and Brazilian musician Gilberto Gil. --Sam Graham

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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliance on Brilliance November 26, 2002
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This is an incredible documentary about an amazing man. The film takes you on a ride through the histroy of jazz while telling the story of the phenomonal genius and versatility of Quincy Jones. The movie, and the life it reflects, are structured like a fine jazz number, layered and intricate with a rythem and flow gracefully linked by a unifying theme. Quincy Jones is high on music and life. Do yourself a favor and... Listen Up!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliance on Brilliance November 26, 2002
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This is an incredible documentary about an amazing man. The film takes you on a ride through the histroy of jazz while telling the story of the phenomonal genius and versatility of Quincy Jones. The movie, and the life it reflects, are structured like a fine jazz number, layered and intricate with a rythem and flow gracefully linked by a unifying theme. Quincy Jones is high on music and life. Do yourself a favor and... Listen Up!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it! March 3, 2014
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Very well done. Again a doc that really follows the star Quincy with great interviews by the singers that he's worked with during the
years and fantastic input from himself and younger brother about his past. Very intense!
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5.0 out of 5 stars SuperTall Truths and Revelations January 14, 2014
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May our world never forget the hardships and tribulations our most sacred and improvisational jazz artist endured with color lines for breakfast, or a ride to the next gig, or the segregated conflicts just going in and out the back door, or no bathrooms, and YET, the clever animal of JAZZ intuition, ever preys in their souls to find the directions that EXPRESS, that life lives in every note!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended Music 101 movie!! June 9, 2010
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Just finished watching it and I never ever stop being amazed of the music history and legiends he has worked with. Sad to know the people in that movie of the legends who speak highly of him, including MJ are no longer here... I also liked how he kept it real about his relationships and marriages and personal & mental health impacted his career.
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5.0 out of 5 stars quincy is always out of crown November 2, 2010
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QUINCY JONES IS ALWAYS OUT OF CROWN HE IS VERY GREAT TOUCHING PERFECT PRODUCING SHOW YOU EVERY SINGLE LITTLE DETAIL IN THE RECORED I SLAUT HIM AND RESPECT HIS MAGICAL WORK
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