MONTREUX (Switzerland) • The present began at 2am, however nonetheless drew 600 folks. They sacrificed sleep to catch an all-star solid of musicians, from Ibrahim Maalouf to Mos Def to Monty Alexander, paying tribute to producer Quincy Jones at an epic Montreux concert that ended simply earlier than daybreak on Monday.
Jones, 85, attended the present within the House of Jazz on the 52nd version of the Montreux Jazz Festival, the place he served as co-director within the 1990s. Drummer Nate Smith and Kinfolk opened the three-hour present. “There was no sound check, it’s all about improvisation,” he informed the viewers on the free event, which might be out there on Qwest TV, Jones’ video-streaming service, in September.
Femi Koleoso of Ezra Collective thanked Jones, a 27-time Grammy winner, for “making us dance for generations”.
Another British newcomer and Jones prodigy, Jacob Collier, carried out Human Nature from Michael Jackson’s best-selling Thriller album, produced by Jones in 1982.