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Quincy Jones: Without Music I'd Be 'Dead or in Prison'

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Quincy Jones (R) with Q host Jian Ghomeshi

Throughout his storied career, Quincy Jones has collaborated with the likes of Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles and Michael Jackson, while racking up scores of accolades: 27 Grammys (from 79 nominations), seven Academy Award nominations, 11 Tony nominations, an Emmy and a spot in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

In an interview with Jian Ghomeshi, Jones talks about his musical past and most vivid memories, including how he went from "baby gangster" to musical great, a deathbed gift from Duke Ellington, and how a near-death experience left him with only one fear.