Los Angeles, CA (September 26, 2005)–Artist Pro, an imprint of Thomson Course Technology PTR has announced the publication of Faces of Music: 25 Years of Lunching with Legends, authored by Mr. Bonzai.
On September 29, 1967, Mr. Bonzai attended his very first recording session at the invitation of John Lennon. The location was London’s EMI Studios, now Abbey Road, and the song was “I Am the Walrus.” In attendance were George, Paul, Ringo, producer George Martin, and engineer Ken Scott. This privileged session with the most influential rock band in history set the stage for a life exploring the world of music and recording. In 1980, Mr. Bonzai settled in Hollywood to begin this collection of photographs and words of wisdom and wit.
The anthology features over 400 photographs, many never-before published, and 160 interviews with popular music artists, songwriters, producers, and recording engineers including Jimmy Buffet, Ed Cherney, Leonard Cohen, Devo, Geoff Emerick, Peter Gabriel, Herbie Hancock, Eddie Kramer, k.d. lang, David Lynch, George Massenburg, George Martin, Robert Moog, Willie Nelson, Phil Ramone, Carlos Santana, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Al Schmitt, Bruce Swedien, Don Was, Brian Wilson, Stevie Wonder, and Frank Zappa.
An award-winning photographer, author and renowned chronicler of the music industry, Mr. Bonzai’s work has appeared in Rolling Stone, The New York Times and The Los Angeles Times, among numerous others.
Mr. Bonzai will be at the Thomson Course Technology PTR booth (#775) at the upcoming AES Convention in NYC, on Friday and Saturday October 7th and 8th at 2 PM to sign copies of the book. Books will be on sale and will feature a 25 percent discount for the duration of the AES show. The book is available ($24.99) at Amazon by following this link: www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1598630245/qid=1126734031/sr=1-2/ref=sr_1_2/102-0811991-2807332?v=glance&s=books