Jones used to hang out with Mussolini’s son. You know, the blood thirsty dictator who almost destroyed Italy single-handedly? When asked about it, Jones was complimentary, saying, “I knew Romano Mussolini, the jazz piano player, the son of Benito Mussolini. We used to jam all night.”
Clearly, Quincy Jones has had one hell of a life and whether you agree with him or not, it’s refreshing to hear someone not afraid to speak their mind and call people out for their bullshit. To read the entire transcript, make sure you head over to Vulture.