Yes, we already recognize him as a celebrity, but he’s much more than just that. Due to our contemporary philosophy of "de-education" - or the dumbing-down of society - even in his celebrity we fail to recognize Quincy’s true stature as an artist and what he represents to the history of music as a whole. Quincy Jones is not just famous, he's an icon of the arts of an historic stature, and we should all recognize and honor such greatness within our midst, because there is nothing of more value to humanity than those who have achieved Quincy’s level of excellence, greatness, and accomplishment.
People such as Quincy enhance all of humanity. They serve as living testaments to what mankind is capable of at our best. Their contributions represent the ultimate political, spiritual, and moral statement of humanity as a whole. They stand as a constant reminder of what man can, and should be, and the kind of excellence that we should all strive to achieve.
So I dedicate these lyrics as my tribute to a GREAT man, a great artist, and to one of his greatest compositions, a composition that serenaded me as a mere child of 12, and I love it just as much now as I did then. I was incapable of expressing how much I appreciated the beauty that Quincy and his cohort, the late great saxophonist, Phil Woods, brought into my life back then, but hopefully, I can do it now.
To Quincy Jones, a musical genius who has managed to achieve the ultimate in the human endeavor . . . immortality.
Q’s____serenades_____ are always so refined________
The mel-o-dies linger____ on_____.
trem-bl-ing lips\ beneath a mistletoe____
|Beauty is Q's genre, |
our heartstrings is his ax.
Religious bigotry: It's not that I hate everyone who doesn't look, think, and act like me - it's just that God does.