Legendary Producer/Engineer Will Appear With Son Blake Douglas
Legendary producer/engineer Jack Douglas and his son Blake are “Brunching with Bonzai” at the opening of AES 2016 in Los Angeles.
Jack Douglas got his start at Record Plant in NYC in 1969 as a janitor, and within a few short years was working with John Lennon, Cheap Trick, Aerosmith, Miles Davis, The James Gang, Alice Cooper, Cheap Trick, and Mountain. His son Blake is a successful engineer (Nas, Common and No ID), production consultant, and studio designer.
Industry media mainstay Mr. Bonzai and his special guests kick-off the AES Special Events calendar at 9:30am on Thursday, September 29 in Room 502AB
with a first-morning wake-up dialogue, talking music, motivation, and music industry trends and prognostications.
A chance encounter with a group member led Jack Douglas to help engineer The Who’s early (aborted) sessions for “Who’s Next” at The Record Plant. After this landmark recording he was given a chance to engineer John Lennon’s classic “Imagine” album. Douglas and Lennon formed a close bond and worked together for the remainder of Lennon’s life.
Mr. Bonzai is an award-winning photographer, music journalist and author. He has written over 1,000 articles for magazines in the U.S., Europe and Asia, and has published numerous books, including “Studio Life” (Mix, 1984), “Hal Blaine and The Wrecking Crew” (Mix. 1992) “The Sound of Money” (Focal, 2000) “Faces of Music” (Cengage, 2006) “Music Smarts” (Berklee Press, 2009) and “John Lennon’s Tooth” (BookBaby, 2012). His photos and articles have appeared in Rolling Stone, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Billboard, Mix, EQ, Keyboard, Daily Variety, Hollywood Reporter, Los Angeles magazine, Disney Channel Magazine, Sound & Recording, and Relix, among others.
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