PHOTOSHOOT DETAILS: DATE JUNE 3, 2009 | LOCATION SANTA MONICA, CA | ISSUE #18, SUMMER 2009
COMMENTARY FROM THE PUBLISHER, Chris Gero: "Knowing James is a great pleasure. He is one of the most talented composers of our time and a true gentleman. On this particular photo shoot, we set up at his JNH studios in Santa Monica, Calif., where we spent a good portion of the day recounting stories of old. In particular, James shared with the crew the tale of auditioning for Elton John in the late '70s.
At the time of the shoot, we had launched All Access 360, a collection of behind-the-scenes videos, so you can watch him tell this story yourself by clicking on James' page at www.YamahaAllAccess360.com