As WBGO prepares to bid farewell to Rhonda Hamilton, we're dipping into our archives to share some of her favorite interviews from years past. She conducted this one, with producer, composer and trumpeter Quincy Jones, in 2008.
The conversation took place at the International Association for Jazz Education Conference, held that year in Toronto. Jones had just been named an NEA Jazz Master, and they begin by talking about that honor — one of many that the producer has received over the course of a long and distinguished career. "This is the Holy Grail, as far as I'm concerned" he said.
Jones has kept moving since; for more information about his goings on, visit his website.