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Thread started 07/29/18 9:16pm

amokeru

Unseen Prince Playing Piano Footage With Quincy Jones Interview on Youtube

Scott McCullough has posted unseen footage of Prince playing piano. It was shot prior to Diamonds and Pearls Tour at Paisley Park. Unseen Quincy Jones interview must be from Musical Portrait documentary.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09LwXDDkSdU&feature=share&app=desktop

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Reply #1 posted 07/29/18 11:21pm

Lovejunky

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amokeru said:

Scott McCullough has posted unseen footage of Prince playing piano. It was shot prior to Diamonds and Pearls Tour at Paisley Park. Unseen Quincy Jones interview must be from Musical Portrait documentary.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09LwXDDkSdU&feature=share&app=desktop

THis is hilarious really...

"Prince was on OK Piano player "

Really Quincy !!!!.....pphrbbt

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Reply #2 posted 07/30/18 1:29am

HatrinaHaterwi
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Dear Q,

With all due respect...

"Those that KNEW the number and didn't call...FUCK ALL Y'ALL!"
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Reply #3 posted 07/30/18 1:55am

Starlit

So funny ! Maybe somebody should have told Quincy there's also plenty of footage out there "proving" Prince was also "an okay guitar player" and "an okay singer" smile

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Reply #4 posted 07/30/18 2:02am

dodger

Scott McCullough said this footage of P on the piano is an outtake from the D&P video collection.

He filmed a lot of stuff around this time, let's hope more surfaces...

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Reply #5 posted 07/30/18 3:27am

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Reply #6 posted 07/30/18 4:23am

Kares

Laugh all you want guys, but Q is absolutely right.

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Friends don't let friends clap on 1 and 3.

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Reply #7 posted 07/30/18 4:50am

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Yeah, I personally love Prince's piano playing cos it suited him but I don't disagree with anything Quincy says in this specific clip.

Fact is, Prince was going for Herbie Hancock, not just Little Richard, and that's to be admired. Whether he got there or not is a whole different question.

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Reply #8 posted 07/30/18 5:41am

thedance

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Kares said:

Laugh all you want guys, but Q is absolutely right.

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eek eek

"Ok" (like said by QJ), that is half bad... not true.. Prince was excellent as musician... wink


Hey "Kares"...could u be a newbie??? lol


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Reply #9 posted 07/30/18 5:55am

BlueShakooo

I think that Quincy is qualified to make a statement like that.

He's been working with some of the greates musicians of the 20th century.

I'm pretty sure that he has seen better piano-players than Prince...

Where's the problem?

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Reply #10 posted 07/30/18 5:56am

james

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I wonder why this video was put together?

Interview was obviously for the "Prince: A Musical Portrait" film, in around '88-'89. But the clip of Prince playing is '91-'92.

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Shame a longer version of the whole documentary hasn't surfaced.

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Reply #11 posted 07/30/18 5:59am

BlueShakooo

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Wrong thread

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Reply #12 posted 07/30/18 8:07am

amokeru

Yes... I wish I could watch the full footage without Quincy...

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Reply #13 posted 07/30/18 8:34am

SkipperLove

Q wasn't saying Prince's talent at piano was raw or that there are better piano players (duh). He said he knew a few chords..that's kind of insulting and apparently inaccurate.

jaawwnn said:

Yeah, I personally love Prince's piano playing cos it suited him but I don't disagree with anything Quincy says in this specific clip.

Fact is, Prince was going for Herbie Hancock, not just Little Richard, and that's to be admired. Whether he got there or not is a whole different question.

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Reply #14 posted 07/30/18 8:35am

SkipperLove

Kares said:

Laugh all you want guys, but Q is absolutely right.

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Prince only knew a handful of chords? That sounds a bit hyperbolic and insulting to me.

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Reply #15 posted 07/30/18 9:10am

jazzz

Compared to Herbie Hancock, Bill Evans, Oscar Peterson, et al., Prince is not a superstar piano player. So, Mr. Jones is right about that. But saying such things for a Prince docu was clearly a way of Q to provoke Prince. It appears they were not best friends. Mr. Jones could have said that Prince is a unique piano player (and dito drummer and guitar player) with an own voice and a fine sense of harmony in function of songwriting. He did not do that...
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Reply #16 posted 07/30/18 9:11am

Kares

Quincy is right, like it or not. And maybe try to understand what he's saying, because he is NOT dissing Prince. He is stating that COMPARED TO giants like Hancock, for example, Prince (as a pianist) is only OK.

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Prince was an all-around musical genius, yes, but if you're talking about him purely as a piano player (or purely as a guitar player) and you think he's up there with the greatests (Oscar Peterson, Art Tatum, Bill Evans, McCoy Tyner, Herbie Hancock etc – or Wes Montgomery, George Benson, Gábor Szabó, Pat Metheny, Egberto Gismonti etc.), I'll have to say you're delusional.
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Prince was a mindblowingly incredible performer and songwriter and a great humanist and a lot of ofther great things – he was a true, one-of-a-kind genius. There's no need to try to credit him with such ludicrous statements as comparing his piano playing to Herbie Hancock's, because you'll just end up making a fool of yourself.

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Reply #17 posted 07/30/18 9:39am

thedance

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SkipperLove said:

Kares said:

Laugh all you want guys, but Q is absolutely right.

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Prince only knew a handful of chords? That sounds a bit hyperbolic and insulting to me.

Yes, insulting is the word nod

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Reply #18 posted 07/30/18 9:59am

luvsexy4all

just read the youtube replies ....

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Reply #19 posted 07/30/18 10:36am

williamb610

An Honest Man(Under the Cherry Moon), Condition of the Heart, Venus De Milo...P was as good as anybody expressing his musicianship on piano.

Fuck Quincy Jones. He's entitled to his opinion, but who gives a shit!

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Reply #20 posted 07/30/18 10:47am

SkipperLove

No one is delusional. I get stating that Prince is no Herbie Hancock. But he basically stated that Prince knew a few chords. That is what I objected to. Quincy is a musical snob and spiteful. As for comparing him to other guitarists, I am not going to go there. People have their particular strengths, weaknesses, things they focus on. Prince spread himself rather thin.

Kares said:

Quincy is right, like it or not. And maybe try to understand what he's saying, because he is NOT dissing Prince. He is stating that COMPARED TO giants like Hancock, for example, Prince (as a pianist) is only OK.

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Prince was an all-around musical genius, yes, but if you're talking about him purely as a piano player (or purely as a guitar player) and you think he's up there with the greatests (Oscar Peterson, Art Tatum, Bill Evans, McCoy Tyner, Herbie Hancock etc – or Wes Montgomery, George Benson, Gábor Szabó, Pat Metheny, Egberto Gismonti etc.), I'll have to say you're delusional.
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Prince was a mindblowingly incredible performer and songwriter and a great humanist and a lot of ofther great things – he was a true, one-of-a-kind genius. There's no need to try to credit him with such ludicrous statements as comparing his piano playing to Herbie Hancock's, because you'll just end up making a fool of yourself.

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Reply #21 posted 07/30/18 10:48am

SkipperLove

Exactly. Thank you.

Miles Davis on Prince..


He plays guitar and piano and plays them very well.

Prince does so many things, it’s almost like he can do it all,” Davis wrote in his autobiography. “He can be the new Duke Ellington of our time if he just keeps at it.

In order to become a great musician the musician has to have the ability to stretch and Prince can certainly stretch,”


jazzz said:

Compared to Herbie Hancock, Bill Evans, Oscar Peterson, et al., Prince is not a superstar piano player. So, Mr. Jones is right about that. But saying such things for a Prince docu was clearly a way of Q to provoke Prince. It appears they were not best friends. Mr. Jones could have said that Prince is a unique piano player (and dito drummer and guitar player) with an own voice and a fine sense of harmony in function of songwriting. He did not do that...

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Reply #22 posted 07/30/18 11:29am

JoeyCococo

Prince himself described his playing as a "colorist". I think he acknowledged that he was not a virtuoso player. This is the uniqueness of Prince. He is mentioned on the pop world...the rock world...the jazz world the latter is more snobbish and so they call out that he was not a player on the level of Herbie or Bill Evan's...Oscar Peterson etc. Fine...but none of them could come near what Prinxe offered- that one man do all styles convincingly...be one of the greatest songwriters...bandleaders....and vocalists. One man...and side we mention he was truly a virtuoso guitarist?

He was simply untouchable.
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Reply #23 posted 07/30/18 11:32am

JoeyCococo

I should also add
..Miles Davos called him the Duke Ellington of our time. I recall people dismissed that as his something said during his name droppingest years but he was never bound by what people thought he should say or play he said what he thought...and this is HIGH praise from someone like him...a player. If Quincy appears to downplay Prinxe as a pianist
...what the hell do u think he thinks of MJ?? He was not a musician at all....
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Reply #24 posted 07/30/18 11:37am

ThatWhiteDude

Come on man, I believe Quincy is just salty that he didn't get to work with Prince lol He always sounds so butthurt when it comes to Prince, like a little kid that got rejected by a certain kid on the playground.

What a crybaby.

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Reply #25 posted 07/30/18 12:23pm

dbpdexter

In my opinion Prince plays piano better than guitar.

Just watching the opening scene from Under the Cherry Moon with him playing piano in the night club is some cold shit!

AKA PDEXTER
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Reply #26 posted 07/30/18 12:38pm

CatB



I know of 2 women who had their "musical foreplay" with Prince on piano. What does Q have to offer?



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Reply #27 posted 07/30/18 1:00pm

SkipperLove

I am sure it wasn't just his piano playing that got him in with those chicks...LOL..


As for Q, from what I read, whatever he had to offer, he only offered it to extremely causcasian women. confused

CatB said:



I know of 2 women who had their "musical foreplay" with Prince on piano. What does Q have to offer?



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Reply #28 posted 07/30/18 1:20pm

CatB

SkipperLove said:

I am sure it wasn't just his piano playing that got him in with those chicks...LOL..


As for Q, from what I read, whatever he had to offer, he only offered it to extremely causcasian women. confused

CatB said:



I know of 2 women who had their "musical foreplay" with Prince on piano. What does Q have to offer?





"It" happened right after the piano playing.

What on earth is "extremely caucasian"?


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Reply #29 posted 07/30/18 3:15pm

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CatB said:

SkipperLove said:

I am sure it wasn't just his piano playing that got him in with those chicks...LOL..


As for Q, from what I read, whatever he had to offer, he only offered it to extremely causcasian women. confused



"It" happened right after the piano playing.

What on earth is "extremely caucasian"?


he only fucked white girls

And everytime I scratch my nails down someone else's back I hope you feel it.. WELL CAN YA FEEL IT?!
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