Bruce Swedien

Bruce Swedien


By (author) Bruce Swedien, Foreword by Quincy Jones

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  • Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
  • Format: Paperback | 194 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 226mm x 23mm | 440g
  • Publication date: 28 July 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Milwaukee
  • ISBN 10: 1423464958
  • ISBN 13: 9781423464952
  • Edition: 1
  • Illustrations note: Over 100 black and white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 88,254

Product description

(Book). No one was closer to Michael Jackson at the height of his creative powers than Bruce Swedien, the five-time Grammy winner who, with Jackson and producer Quincy Jones, formed the trio responsible for the sound of Jackson's records records that topped the charts and shook the world. Friend, co-creator, and colleague, Bruce Swedien was a seasoned recording engineer plucked from a job at legendary Universal Audio in Chicago when he began working with Michael Jackson and Quincy Jones on the soundtrack to The Wiz, and he was the master technician who gave the records their sound as the trio progressed to Jackson's greatest triumphs, Off the Wall and the iconic, history-making Thriller, which revolutionized music and video and fixed Jackson in culture as the King of Pop. In the Studio with Michael Jackson is the chronicle of those times, when everything was about the music, the magic, and the amazing talent of a man who changed the face of pop music and culture forever. In his laid-back style, Bruce Swedien offers anecdotes about being part of Quincy Jones' extended "family" and reveals the technical details of creating Michael Jackson's biggest-selling albums, as well as Bad, Dangerous, and HIStory . Including over 100 photos, In the Studio with Michael Jackson provides an insider's look that will thrill anyone interested in the nuts and bolts of hit making and the history of some of America's most influential music.

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Author information

Bruce Swedien is the world-renowned producer and recording engineer best known for his extensive work with Quincy Jones, including the legendary 1980s recordings of Michael Jackson. Swedien is a five-time Grammy winner and has received a total of 13 Grammy nominations.