Time Decorated: The Musical Influences of Jean-Michel Basquiat - Part 1
“Art is how we decorate space, music is how we decorate time.”
(December 22, 1960–August 12, 1988)
The first video segment of the series on jazz and bebop, produced by Quincy Jones Productions, features L.A. jazz musician Terrace Martin as well as input from Quincy Jones himself. Martin delves into how the genre, birthed in New York City much like Basquiat, played a role in his artistic vision. The series includes works by bebop artists such as Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, and Max Roach. Music for this segment includes “Ornithology” by Parker, “Hot House” by Parker and Gillespie, “Ol Man Rebop” by Gillespie, and music from Martin’s Dinner Party.
A three-time GRAMMY-nominated artist/producer/multi-instrumentalist from the Crenshaw District, Terrace Martin is renowned as being one of the top jazz musicians in the world and has become a creative engine at the epicenter of LA's progressive hip-hop scene. His noteworthy production has included major collaborations with Kendrick Lamar (good kid, M.A.A.D. city & the GRAMMY-winning To Pimp a Butterfly), Travis Scott, Stevie Wonder, Snoop Dogg,
Herbie Hancock, and many other influential artists. Among the most versatile musicians and producers of his generation, Terrace's path is leading him in parallel with the greats including Quincy Jones and Dr. Dre, while also launching his vibrant, progressive, genre-crossing record label, Sounds of Crenshaw.
Quincy Jones Productions
Quincy Jones Productions (QJP) is a full-service entertainment company, which is home to various branches such as artist management; licensing & endorsements; live, film, & television production; international joint ventures; and investments. The licensing division includes a state-of-the-art line of consumer electronics with Harman International (JBL); a piano teaching software with Playground Sessions; Qwest TV, Jones’ first SVOD platform; and more. In addition, QJP opened Quincy’s first-ever music venue, Q’s Bar & Lounge, at the Palazzo Versace Hotel in Dubai, and is set to open additional venues around the globe. During the past three years, QJP’s production slate has included everything from ABC’s Taking the Stage: Changing America (the official celebration concert for the opening of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture); Soundtrack of America (The Shed’s five-night opening concert series at Hudson Yards); The Broad’s Soul of a Nation Celebration; Q85: A Musical Celebration for Quincy Jones on BET/VH1; and more. QJP was also responsible for the release of the 2014 film, Keep On Keepin’ On, which won the top prize at the Tribeca Film Festival, was sold to Radius, and shortlisted for the Documentary (Feature) Academy Award, as well as Netflix’s QUINCY (directed by Jones’ daughter, Rashida Jones, along with Al Hicks). The film garnered international acclaim, and won the AAFCA Best Documentary Award; the BFCC Best Documentary Award; the Black Reel Outstanding Documentary Award; the Critic’s Choice Most Compelling Living Subject of a Documentary Award; and landed Jones his 80th Grammy nomination and 28th Grammy win, in the category of Best Music Film. With Quincy Jones (one of 21 EGOT—Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, & Tony—holders in history) at the helm, QJP is modeled after an inimitable legacy of excellence.
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About Time Decorated
World AIDS Day, designated on December 1 every year since 1988, is an international day dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection, and mourning those who have died of the disease. Government and health officials, non-governmental organizations, and individuals around the world observe the day, often with education on AIDS prevention and control.
World AIDS Day is one of the eight official global public health campaigns marked by the World Health Organization (WHO), along with World Health Day, World Blood Donor Day, World Immunization Week, World Tuberculosis Day, World No Tobacco Day, World Malaria Day, and World Hepatitis Day.
Since opening its doors in 2015, The Broad has presented annual programming for World AIDS Day to commemorate the many who have lost their lives to the pandemic, to recognize the many still living with HIV/AIDS, and to acknowledge that, globally speaking, the AIDS crisis is not over. At the height of the AIDS crisis in the 1980s, artists became activists and activism grew into an art form. Prime examples of this include Broad collection artists Keith Haring and David Wojnarowicz (both of whom died of AIDS-related complications), Ross Bleckner, who started his practice dealing with the AIDS epidemic in 1980s, and Glenn Ligon and Jenny Holzer, who continue to use their artistic voices to highlight the need for public awareness around HIV/AIDS.Read More