Saturday's blog post featured the influence of Quincy Jones on Herbie Hancock. Today, I'm following up with Quincy Jones's Top 10 Rules for Success. It is excellent. Begging the question: What's your #1 Rule for Success?
Before you listen to Quincy Jones describe how he discovered piano, I suggest you watch this clip of Herbie Hancock. On American Masters, he describes the Jazz scene in New York during the 1960s and how Quincy Jones inspired him.
"Every cell in my body said this is what I'm going to do for the rest of life," Jones says in this charming interview with Steven Colbert.
After these inspiring interviews, here's your reward. This clip spotlights a young "Q" conducting his "dream band"—an 18-piece orchestra of world-renowned players such as Clark Terry, Phil Woods, Sahib Shihab, Budd Johnson and Benny Bailey.