the late 70s, Gazecki and record producer and
pioneer Paul Rothchild produced a number of Gold and Platinum
albums, including The Rose with Bette Midler and two record
albums by The Doors.
In the 1980s Gazecki segued into film post-production
sound. Working for veteran film sound mixer Buzz Knudson at
Todd A/O Studios, he moved into the demanding field of dramatic
television series. Gazecki received four Emmy Award nominations
for his work on Hill Street Blues and St. Elsewhere,
and an International Monitor Award in 1987 for thirtysomething.
He was also honored by the Cinema Audio Society and the Society
of Motion Picture Sound Editors.
Despite growing success in the Hollywood entertainment industries,
Gazecki turned his attention to documentary filmmaking. This
was borne out of his personal convictions: a desire to objectively
voice the pressing social problems of the day and a passion
to make a contribution to the community.
Extensive study in music recording and producing -- coupled
with a passionate interest in learning from the best
-- led to employment with leading recording companies including
Electra/Asylum/Nonesuch and Rhino Records. Early years included
work with such major recording artists as Fleetwood Mac, Leo
Sayer and Joe Cocker.