Quincy Jones’ illustrious career in the music industry is to be depicted in an upcoming Netflix documentary featuring Mark Ronson on the soundtrack. The top producer needed little persuasion from his friend and Jones’ daughter Rashida before agreeing to place his undoubted talents at the disposal of the exciting project.

Ronson has joined forces with the indomitable Chaka Khan on the song entitled 'Keep Reachin', as he no doubt hopes to emulate the success he enjoyed with Hawaiian star Bruno Mars on the 2014 phenomenon that was 'Uptown Funk'. It should provide a fitting backdrop to the documentary being released as Jones marks his 85th birthday year.

Ronson emotionally affected by film

Speaking of how the movie had affected him emotionally, Ronson divulged that along with Rashida they “watched the Film and laughed and cried and cried some more.” He added that even though Jones has achieved so many accolades, he was struck by a sense that “you gotta keep reachin.”

Other top music stars have also been celebrating Jones’ influence on the entertainment industry this week, as the likes of Jess Glynne, Mick Hucknall and Paul Weller turned out at a top-class night of entertainment at the O2 Arena in London. In between numerous musical highlights from his career, Jones recounted personal stories from his life and his many interactions with the much-missed ‘King of Pop’ Michael Jackson.

Collaborations with Michael Jackson

Certainly, few would argue with a CV that includes the production of the 1982 smash hit 'Thriller 'with Jackson, which remains as the world’s best-selling album with estimated sales of 66 million copies. Book-ending that notable success though, Jones collaborated with the King of Pop on ‘Off the Wall’ (1979) and ‘Bad’ (1987), both becoming multi-million selling albums in their own right.

Yet his longevity in such a demanding industry also places him head and shoulders above his peers, with a staggering six decades of entertainment output already safely stored away in the vaults for fans to enjoy. Sometimes referred to as ‘Q’, he holds the record for the most Grammy nominations at an unbelievable 79, with 27 Grammy Award successes placing him only behind the renowned conductor Sir Georg Solti (with 31).

Montreux Jazz Festival honour

It seems that the accolades will continue to flood in for some time yet though. Jones has been recently honoured with a medal and silver plaque at the annual Montreux Jazz Festival, an event which he co-directed in the 1990s and continues to be a regular feature at to this day.