Scanning Mike Melvoin‘s arranger and accompanist credits in his L. A. Times obituary, you discover he must have been Hollywood’s first-choice pianist for half a century. Beach Boys apart, just count the hits: Frank Sinatra’s “That’s Life,” Natalie Cole’s “Unforgettable” the Jackson 5?s “ABC,” and “Pet Sounds” Helen Reddy’s “I Am Woman” John Lennon’s “Stand By Me” [.
Nelson Riddle is best remembered as the arranger who helped re-invent Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra and many other great Capitol recording artists of the 1950s. Riddle's genius rested with his ability to construct intricate instrumen... Read Post
New York Times: Quincy Jones knows subtle: his arrangements for Count Basie and Frank Sinatra on “Fly Me to the Moon” were subtle. His Oscar-nominated scores for “In Cold Blood” and “The Color Purple” were subtle. O.K., so maybe “Th... Read Post