Hidden man : my many musical lives /

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Altman, John,


Equinox Publishing Ltd,, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, Great Britain ;, p.x, 278 pages : (2022)

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(OCoLC)fst00871620, (OCoLC)fst00982205, (OCoLC)fst01106255, (OCoLC)fst01200344, Biographies., Biography., Composers, Composers., Compositeurs, Compositeurs de musique de film, fast, Film composers, Film composers., Jazz musicians, Jazz musicians., Musiciens de jazz, Saxophonists, Saxophonists.


Includes index.All in the Family -- School Days -- We're Jamming -- Some Legends 1 (Peter Green, Nick Drake, John Martyn, Harry Nilsson, Tim Hardin, Tim Buckley, Muddy Waters, Jimi Hendrix) -- The London Beat -- Forty Eight Years (and counting) of Python -- Whispering Wheels, You Sexy Thing, Muhammad Ali, and Freddie Mercury and the sausages -- BBC, Early Commercials, Bowie, Dietrich, Jule Styne and early Van -- Sir Van the Man -- Some More Legends 2 (Paul Kossoff, Bob Marley, Peter Cook, Dudley Moore, John Ogdon, Spike Milligan, Mick Jagger, George Harrison) -- An Intrusion and an Explanation -- Records -- Television -- Movies (1) -- Some More Legends 3 (Classic Movie and Jazz Stars including Orson Welles, Ava Gardner, Fred Astaire, Chet Baker) -- Movies (2) -- Commercials -- Going Live -- LA Life -- Amy -- Some More Legends 4 (Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones, Prince, Mike Stoller, Mark Ronson, Sacha Baron Cohen) -- What was that all about? -- Shanghai, Honeymoons and Chat Shows (or how I came to be on a massage table next to Rafa Nadal), Paris, and Vladivostok -- Awards and Recognition -- The Ones That Got Away -- Today and Beyond."Everybody knows John Altman's music, but not so many people know his name. Yet he is one of the most prolific composers, conductors and arrangers in history and his saxophone playing has been heard live and on record with many great names. In this vivid account of over fifty years in the world of popular music, Altman explains why he is the 'Hidden Man'"--