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Michael Jackson

Mon
29
Feb

Double Stop Podcast - MICHAEL THOMPSON


In Episode 90 and 91 of The Double Stop, Brian is joined by guitarist Michael Thompson (Michael Thompson Band, Animal Logic, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Shania Twain).

Michael Thompson discusses his life and career, and explains how he became one of the most sought-after session guitarists of the last twenty-five years. A small sample of his sessions includes Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, 'N Sync, Toni Braxton, Phil Collins, Rod Stewart, Christina Aguilera, Michael Bolton, Mariah Carey, Bette Midler, Madonna, Animal Logic with Stewart Copeland and Stanley Clarke and Shania Twain. And producers such as Mutt Lange, Quincey Jones, Babyface, and David Foster. In part one we go through his personal history, and in part two we talk about specific sessions.

 
 
On working with Mutt Lange (with Shania Twain), and the grueling hours - part 2 58:30 "He make it great because he's not busting your ass. He's trying to get the great performance - that's his whole thing. He's not looking for you to play it correctly, he's looking for you to play it with what he calls "The Grease" on it. "

On working with Madonna Part 2 41:00 "She was sitting like two feet behind me, commentating on every note I played. And not in a great way. 'Oh no, I don't like that. That's ok. No. No.' So I just had to survive it."

On working with Michael Jackson (on The Earth Song) Part 2 44:45 "They had the lighting really low in the studio and we were working on the tune for an hour or so. And I'm doing a part, and I'm looking down. And I realize that Michael's come in and sat down right next to me while I was playing... Originally they wanted Michael Clapton to play on that, but he was either on tour, or busy or something."

Michael Thompson Online: http://www.michaelthompson.cc/

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Tue
21
Jul

Double Stop Podcast - JENNIFER BATTEN


Jennifer Batten discusses her early days and learning guitar, her audition for Michael Jackson, her work on the Bad, Dangerous and HIStory tours, her account of Greg Howe filling in for her for a few weeks with Michael Jackson (his account is in episode 36), her work with Jeff Beck, her three solo records and her new multimedia tour - Jennifer Batten's Self-Empowerment for the Modern Musician Experience.
 
 
On Michael Jackson vs Jeff Beck "For (Michael) Jackson it's the awareness of entertaining the audience. Far beyond the music. Which is why I think I ended up doing a solo multimedia tour, and learning how to edit films. And with Jeff (Beck) it's creativity, and always searching for new things. With Beck, he's always expanding, and you wouldn't believe the stuff he listens to. And he just absorbs it all."

Jennifer Batten Tour Dates:

7-24 LAS VEGAS
7-26 FLAGSTAFF
7-29 LUBBOCK TX
8-1 DALLAS
8-2 AUSTIN
8-4 SAN ANTONIO
8-16 MARGATE
8-20 NASHVILLE
8-22 CHARLOTTE
8-23 RALEIGH
8-27 KING OF PRUSSIA
8-29 CARLE PLACE4
8-30 NEW HAVEN
9-5 INDIANAPOLIS
9-6 LOMBARD
9-8 O'FALLON MO

For more on Jennifer Batten: http://www.batten.com/

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2015
 
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