Belfast Telegraph

Jones in tears over Terry film

Quincy Jones has said he finds Clark Terry documentary Keep On Keepin' On so moving that he cries each time he watches it.

The record producer appears in the film about jazz legend Clark mentoring 23-year-old blind piano prodigy Justin Kauflin for an international competition and said he found watching the documentary back very emotional.

He admitted: "It hits me differently every time because I've never seen so much truth in my life on the screen. Never in my life, I did 40 movie scores, but everything is so real.

"Every part of it... When he loses the contest, when Clark is teaching me and in 1959 he leaves Duke Ellington's band and comes with me and then he gets his legs... I cry every time."

Asked what had surprised him about the process of making the film, Quincy replied: " Nothing. It surprised me that they captured it all on the screen and it's just total truth, bathed in truth, and it just blew my mind, every inch of it. Every time it makes me cry with joy."

Bill Cosby and Herbie Hancock also appear in the film, which is released on September 19.


From Belfast Telegraph