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Quincy Jones tunes up for TCM Classic Film Festival
Quincy Jones tunes up for TCM Classic Film Festival

Quincy Jones knew even at a young age that he wanted to compose film scores. "I used to go to movies for 11 cents," Jones said at his mansion nestled in the Bel-Air hills. "I used to play hooky in Seattle every day. I could tell if a movie was scored at 20th Century Fox with Alfred Newman or at Paramount with Victor Young. I could just feel it." Jones, who studied with composers Nadia Boulanger and Olivier Messiaen in Paris in 1957, would become one of the top film composers in Hollywood by the 1960s. In 1968 he became the first African American to earn two Oscar nominations in the same year — one for his score for Richard Brooks' classic "In Cold...

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