In February, Quincy Jones gave one of the greatest, most unfiltered interviews in celebrity history, which included a nugget about how much the Beatles sucked. It was inevitable that we’d get an entire documentary about him, and naturally, his daughter Rashida Jones is co-directing it.
Rashida—remember, she said the family held an intervention with Quincy after the interview that had several famous ghosts screaming, “Can you nooootttt?!”—directed the documentary, Quincy, along with Adam Fell.
The docu is an intimate look into the life of an icon who has been a force in music and pop culture for decades, transcending racial and cultural boundaries. He started as a trumpeter, pianist and arranger for bandleader Lionel Hampton, and right out of college was arranging songs for artists including Sarah Vaughan, Dinah Washington, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Gene Krupa, and Ray Charles. He has been a mentor to artists from Michael Jackson to Lesley Gore, Oprah Winfrey and Will Smith and collaborated with the likes of Count Basie, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Miles Davis and many others.
Rashida said in a statement, “It’s rare that somebody who has lived as much life as my dad is still interested in growing and knowing the next generation. He is such a man of action and accomplishments, but we were so lucky to spend real time with him, to let him reflect on life and the larger picture. I feel honored to be able to share that with audiences all over the world.” It is rare. Just give us more dirt, although Quincy has likely learned his lesson about being too open.
The documentary hits Netflix on September 21 and will be available in limited theaters.