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Mr. Bonzai’s Music Smarts

Mr. Bonzai's Music Smarts

Mose Allison, 1927-2016

I was just wondering about jazz/blues poet laureate Mose Allison lately, because I'd heard he had stopped performing. Back in 1992, I took Mose to Yamashiro, high in the Hollywood Hills, to interview him for my ...

Mr. Bonzai's Music Smarts

Leonard Cohen, 1932–2016

I first met Leonard Cohen in 1988, as editor-at-large with Mix magazine, for my monthly “Lunching with Bonzai” column. I appeared at his doorway with my wife Keiko, holding a bottle of Chianti and three chili dogs from Pink’s....

Mr. Bonzai's Music Smarts

Stan Freberg 1926 — 2015

This interview with the remarkable Stan Freberg, from the Lunching With Bonzai series of 167 interviews, first appeared in Mix magazine in 1983. I met Stan Freberg not because I recognized his face, but because I overheard his...

Mr. Bonzai's Music Smarts

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 A few choice words from Mr. Bonzai's MUSIC SMARTS -- The Inside Truth and Road-Tested Wisdom from the Brightest Minds in the Music Business, a Berklee Press and Hal Leonard music field guide...  ...

Mr. Bonzai's Music Smarts

Music Smarts

A few choice words from Mr. Bonzai's MUSIC SMARTS -- The Inside Truth and Road-Tested Wisdom from the Brightest Minds in the Music Business, a Berklee Press and Hal Leonard music field guide...  

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