Bradley Buxer (also known as Brad Buxer and Brad Buxter) is an American keyboardist and composer, known for his many collaborations with American recording artist Michael Jackson In addition to recording with Jackson, Buxer was also musical director for Jackson's tours for many years. Prior to that, he was a session musician for artists such as Stevie Wonder and Smokey Robinson and a member of the new wave band The Jetzons. In the '00s, he reunited with former Jetzons bandmate Bruce Connole in The Suicide Kings.
Sonic the Hedgehog 3 Controversy
During his tenure with Jackson, Buxer would contribute to the soundtrack for the Sega Genesis video game Sonic the Hedgehog 3, and he has been one of the few people to confirm that Jackson was involved. At least two of the tracks featured in the game were instrumental versions of tracks recorded by Buxer and Jackson, including the Jackson single Stranger in Moscow, used over the ending credits, and the then-unreleased Jetzons song Hard Times, used as background music for the stage IceCap Zone. Additionally, the background music for the game's Carnival Night Zone stage incorporated elements of Jackson's Jam.
"I've never played the game so I do not know what tracks on which Michael and I have worked the developers have kept, but we did compose music for the game. Michael called me at the time for help on this project, and that's what I did. And if he is not credited for composing the music, it's because he was not happy with the sound coming out of the console. At the time, game consoles did not allow an optimal sound reproduction, and Michael found it frustrating. He did not want to be associated with a product that devalued his music."-Brad Buxer
|1984||Bouncin' off the Walls||Matthew Wilder||Synthesizer|
|1985||In Square Circle||Stevie Wonder||Synthesizer Programming|
|1986||To Be Continued||The Temptations||Keyboards, Synthesizer|
|1986||Dreaming||Amanda McBroom||Group Member, Synthesizer|
|1987||Unfinished Business||Steve Goodman||Drum Programming, Drums, Synthesizer|
|1987||One Heartbeat||Smokey Robinson||Drum Programming, Programming, Rhythm Arrangements, Synthesizer Programming|
|1987||Kane Roberts||Kane Roberts||Synthesizer|
|1989||Come Play with Me||Grady Harrell||Programming|
|1990||Shut Up and Dance: Dance Mixes||Paula Abdul||Keyboards|
|1990||Ivory||Teena Marie||Keyboards, Programming|
|1991||The Earth Is...||Air Supply||Keyboards, Programming, Strings|
|1991||Romance Me||Grady Harrell||Engineer|
|1991||Mixed Emotions||David Peaston||Engineer, Programming|
|1994||Sonic the Hedgehog 3||Michael Jackson
|2002||Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration||Himself; Music|
|2005||Live in Bucharest: The Dangerous Tour||Himself; Actor and song performer|
|2007||World Music Awards 2006||Himself; Segment director|
- Michael Jackson's Involvement In 'Sonic The Hedgehog 3' Confirmed
- Jones, Cirocco. "Cirocco Jones discography". MusicPowers.com. Retrieved 5 May 2014.
- "Brad Buxer Filmography - Movies & TV". New York Times. Retrieved October 16, 2012.