Bruce Swedien, Grammy-winning engineer of 'Thriller,' dies

Bruce Swedien, a five-time Grammy-winning audio engineer who collaborated with Michael Jackson and Quincy Jones, has died

LOS ANGELES — Bruce Swedien, a five-time Grammy-winning audio engineer who collaborated with Michael Jackson and Quincy Jones, has died. He used to be 86.

His daughter, musician Roberta Swedien, mentioned her father died Nov. 16 in Gainesville, Florida, after struggling with an sickness and headaches from surgical treatment. The New York Occasions reported that he examined sure for the coronavirus however used to be asymptomatic.

“He had a longevity stuffed with love, nice track, giant boats and a lovely marriage,” Roberta Swedien posted on Fb. “We will be able to rejoice that existence. He used to be liked through everybody.”

Bruce Swedien had greater than 65 years of track business enjoy and used to be highest recognized for his collaborations on Jackson’s hit albums “Mystery” and “Off the Wall.” He additionally had recording classes with a few of track’s largest names together with Mick Jagger, Paul McCartney, Duke Ellington and Diana Ross.

Swedien, the son of 2 musicians, landed a place at Common Studios the place he used to be mentored through mythical engineer, Invoice Putnam. His occupation rose to new heights when he teamed up with Jones to combine the soundtrack “The Wiz” prior to each collaborated on Jackson’s 1979 debut album “Off the Wall.”

Swedien labored as an engineer on 3 extra albums for Jackson together with “Mystery,” “Dangerous” and “Unhealthy.” He gained Grammys for the ones albums in the most efficient engineered album, non-classical class then two extra for Jones’ albums “Q’s Jook Joint” and “Again at the Block.”

Jones posted on social media that he used to be “devastated” in regards to the information of Swedien’s dying, calling him a sonic genius.

Swedien is survived through his spouse, Bea, of 67 years and two daughters. He used to be preceded in dying through his son.

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