"Mike Elizondo (born 1972) is an American producer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. A protege of Dr. Dre. A Grammy Award-winner (and four-time nominee), Elizondo learned to play the accordion at age 9 and the tenor saxophone at 12. At 14, he picked up the electric bass. (Wikipedia)
He credits his versatility in part to his history as a bass player: “Being a bassist first, I think, gave me an advantage in my work. It trained my ears in a particular way, to hear the big picture, support the ensemble, listen to the drums and singer, and when to trim the fat, so to speak. And I think it also got me thinking in terms across genres, whether it’s jazz, rock, R&B, or something else. Not every producer is an instrumentalist first, but for me I think it’s shaped the way I approach this work, and it’s led to some great projects and successes in my career.”
(profile on Mike and his studio equipment on Equipment vendor website)
Interview on livefromhere.org
Profile, credits and discography on All Music
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