Saturday, March 15, 2008

Michael Jackson and Quincy Jones

They had just wrapped-up the making of "The Wiz". Young Michael(then only 20) approached Legendary Producer Quincy Jones on where to go on creating his first adult solo("Off The Wall"). Quincy gladly offered to direct the project.

Both jointly produced three studio albums together-Namely "Off The Wall", "thriller", and "Bad". Q also co-produced "We Are The World"-A charity single benefiting the noble cause of feeding the hungry during a brutal famine in Ethiopia. So far, only Elton John's "A Candle In The Wind"(Tribute To Princess Diana) single has ever surpassed "We Are The World" in 1997.

Right after the release of "Bad", Michael Jackson and Mr. Jones parted ways. Michael teamed up with New Jack Swing producer Teddy Riley for his next studio album("Dangerous"). While mister Q went on to co-produce "The Fresh Prince of Bel Aire(starring Will Smith). There was a brief moment in 1995 when Mr. Jackson posed for Vibe-Something Quincy was also managing. There have been talks about getting back in the studio together. However, Mr. Jones is too busy right now but open to the idea of re-collaborating.

Below is an interview of Quincy Jones when he last worked on a project with Michael Jackson for the Vibe magazine.

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