Quincy Jones and Yuna praise each other

Written by: Victor Charlie | 17 Jul 2017 17:49
Yuna and Quincy Jones. - Pic from Quincy Jones Facebook page
Written by:
17 Jul 2017 17:49

Legendary Motown musician Quincy Jones recently showered Malaysian artist Yuna with compliments after the latter was given the opportunity to interview him at the launch of JBL Audio E55BT Quincy Edition wireless headphones in Los Angeles, United States.

On July 8, 84-year-old Jones, the man credited with producing albums such as Michael Jackson's Off the Wall and Thriller and Bad posted his praise of the Kedah-born artist on his Facebook page.

"I've spent my career reaching backwards and looking forward, paying tribute to the teachers and visionaries who came before me while making something new that might inspire another generation of creators."

"Yuna embodies that commitment with her own forward-reaching sound, while paying respect to her influences, and I absolutely love that about her," he stated.

Meanwhile 31-year-old Yuna or Yunalis Mat Zara'ai took to Instagram to post her tribute to Jones.

"The best musician in this lifetime! I can't even believe I get to do this! I was honoured to speak with @QuincyDJones about the contemporary artistes who inspire him at the launch of the @jblaudio E55BT Quincy Edition," she wrote in her post on July 5.


She also shared a one-minute clip of the interview with Jones on her post as well.

In the clip, Jones shared his opinions on current artistes such as Kendrick Lamar, Bruno Mars, Ludacris as well as Esperanza Spalding and Joey Alexander.


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