lunes, 1 de diciembre de 2008

David Grusin (Pianista)

Presents GRP All-Star Big Band Live!

Para comenzar diciembre he elegido esta Big Band. (Motivado por un pedido que he recibido desde Toronto).
GRP All-Star Big Band es una maravillosa agrupación que reúne a varios de los mejores músicos de jazz.El video que aqui les presento ( fue realizado en Japón (“Manteca” - Live In Japan 1993)

Músicos: John Patitucci (contrabajo), Dave Weckl (batería), Randy Brecker (trompetista, hermano del recientemente desaparecido Michael Brecker), Arturo Sandoval Trumpet, Flugelhorn Bob Mintzer Arranger, Clarinet (Bass), Sax (Soprano), Sax (Tenor) Byron Stripling Trumpet, Flugelhorn Chuck Findley Trumpet, Flugelhorn Dave Grusin Piano, Arranger, Performer, Executive Producer Eddie Daniels Clarinet, Arranger Eric Marienthal Sax (Alto), Sax (Soprano) Ernie Watts Sax (Soprano), Sax (Tenor) Gary Burton Vibraphone George Bohannon Trombone Nelson Rangell Flute, Sax (Alto), Sax (Soprano) Phillip Bent Flute Russell Ferrante Piano Tom Scott Arranger, Director, Leader, Sax (Baritone), Sax (Soprano),Sax (Tenor), Bandleader, Orchestration, Horn Arrangements

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David Grusin (born June 26, 1934) is an Academy Award-winning American composer, arranger and pianist. Grusin has composed many scores for feature films and television, and he has won numerous awards for his soundtrack work. Although he has worked in many musical styles, Grusin is often thought of as a jazz artist.
Grusin was born in Littleton, Colorado, the son of Rosabelle (née De Poyster), a pianist, and Henri Grusin, a violinist who immigrated from Riga, Latvia An alumnus of the University of Colorado at Boulder, College of Music who was awarded his bachelor's degree in 1956, Grusin has a filmography of about 100 titles. His many awards include an Oscar for best original score for The Milagro Beanfield War, as well as Oscar nominations for The Champ, The Fabulous Baker Boys, The Firm, Havana, Heaven Can Wait, and On Golden Pond. He also received a best original song nomination for "It Might Be You" from the film Tootsie. Six of the fourteen cuts on the soundtrack from The Graduate are his. Other film scores he has composed include Where Were You When the Lights Went Out?, Three Days of the Condor, The Goonies, Tequila Sunrise, Hope Floats, Random Hearts, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter and The Firm.
For television, he was the conductor for The Andy Williams Show (1963–1965) and the composer of the theme songs for such series as Dan August (1970), The Sandy Duncan Show (1971-1972) Maude (1972), Good Times (1974), Baretta (1975), and St. Elsewhere (1982). He also composed music for individual episodes of each of those shows. His other TV credits include It Takes a Thief, The Wild Wild West, and Columbo: Prescription: Murder (1968). He also did the theme song for One Life to Live (1968) from 1984–1992.
About 35 Grusin CD titles are currently available including soundtracks, originals, collections, and homages to jazz greats George Gershwin, Duke Ellington, and Henry Mancini.
Grusin and Larry Rosen co-founded GRP Records in 1982. In 1994, GRP was in charge of MCA's (soon to be renamed Universal Music Group) jazz operations. Founders Grusin and Rosen left in 1995 and were replaced by Tommy LiPuma. In 1997, Grusin and Rosen co-founded N2K Encoded Music (after renamed N-Coded Music).
He awarded honorary doctorates from Berklee College of Music in 1988 and University of Colorado, College of Music in 1989.
Dave is the father of music editor Stuart Grusin, music editor and musician Scott Grusin, and aerospace engineer Michael Grusin. He is the stepfather of artist Annie Vought, and elder brother of keyboardist Don Grusin and sister Dee Grusin.

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