Its Quincy Jones' 28th Grammy award and his 80th nomination, but this time he gets to share it with his daughter, Rashida Jones.

It was a night of spectacles, confusion and no-shows at the 2019 Grammy Awards. But there was one predictable occurrence: that Quincy Jones would come away with something. This time it was for Best Music Film and it marks his 28th Grammy award, now making him the highest-awarded living artist on the planet. He has also been nominated more times than anybody else, with Paul McCartney coming in a close second to his 80 in total.

But by his standards, it has been quite the hiatus for Quincy Jones at the Grammy’s, with his last prize coming in 2001 for his Best Spoken Word Album: Q – The Autobiography of Quincy Jones. 

As he said on his social media accounts after the win, this one is extra special because he can share it with his daughter, Rashida. She co-wrote and co-directed the film with Alan Hicks who also directed Keep On Keepin’ On – a documentary about legendary jazzman Clark Terry who taught Quincy and mentored Miles Davis.

Quincy is a heartfelt and personal look at the artist’s life – and considering the scope and success of his career – it also provides a unique and insightful run-down of American musical history, covering the progression of 60s race relations (something Quincy and Frank Sinatra had a big hand in), the glory years of funk and soul, the rise of hip-hop and its political fallout as well as the advent of R&B and more.

If you haven’t yet had the pleasure, here is the trailer below:

Congratulations Quincy, Rashida and Alan Hicks!


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