John Altman ( Composer )

John Altman ( Composer )

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. John Altman (born 5 December 1949, London) is a British film composer, music arranger, orchestrator and conductor.Altman was introduced to the music of the 1930s and 1940s at an early age by an uncle who arranged and composed music for big bands and conducted for Judy Garland, the Marx Brothers, and Laurel and Hardy, among others. His only formal musical training was piano lessons as a child. While enrolled at the University of Sussex he was involved in session work and gigs with Fleetwood Mac and Nico. His later studies at Birkbeck College were interrupted when he left school to work with Hot Chocolate as musical director for their concert tour for two years. He also played saxophone in rock bands and with blues and jazz groups with such artists as Jimi Hendrix, Bob Marley, Eric Clapton, Phil Collins, Little Richard, and Van Morrison. Among the many other artists Altman has played with over the years are Muddy Waters, Nick Drake, Jimmy Page, Little Richard, Rick Astley, The Comets, Spencer Davis.show more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 3mm | 95g
  • Bellum Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135897578
  • 9786135897579