Quincy Jones played trumpet at high school, and after studying music
in Boston, joined Lionel Hampton's band as a trumpeter and musical
He found success quickly as an arranger in New York, working with Sarah Vaughan, Ray Charles, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, and Dinah Washington before he was 25 years old.
In 1957, he moved to Paris where he both studied and continued working for a French recording company.
Quincy won his first Grammy in 1963 for his Count Basie arrangement
of I Can't Stop Loving You. His musical
association as conductor and arranger with Frank Sinatra lasted for
three years in the mid-'60s.
In 1963, he wrote the music for Sidney Lumet's The
Pawnbroker, the first of his 33 major motion picture scores.
One of these was The Hell With Heroes in
1969; the score included a song for which Dorothy Fields supplied
a lyric: Where There Is Love There Is Hope.
Throughout the eighties and nineties, Quincy Jones enjoyed an immensely successful career as recording executive and TV and film producer.