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Claus Ogerman


This prolific arranger and orchestrator moved from Europe to america in 1959 and began a link using the Verve label, where his arrangements were featured on albums by Frank Sinatra and Antonio Carlos Jobim (1967’s Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim — the to begin two collaborative albums from the pair), Astrud Gilberto, Expenses Evans, Wes Montgomery, Stan Getz, Cal Tjader, along with other leading artists. Having caused maker Creed Taylor on several Verve albums through the ’60s, Ogerman continuing his collaboration with Taylor following a establishment from the A&M-affiliated CTI label, organizing albums including Jobim’s traditional Influx, released in 1967 as just the second recording beneath the CTI imprint. On the pursuing decades and in to the 21st hundred years, Ogerman has offered as arranger, orchestrator, and/or conductor on albums by famous brands George Benson, Michael Brecker, Danilo Perez, and Diana Krall, earning a Grammy for organizing the title tabs on Krall’s 2009 bossa-themed Calm Evenings. (A repeated Grammy nominee, Ogerman had earlier won the honor for organizing guitarist Benson’s “Soulful Strut” from 1979’s Livin’ WITHIN YOUR Like.) Ogerman can be mentioned for his plans backing pop performers, his original ratings for mainly German films from the ’50s and ’60s, and his are a traditional composer — or, regarding 1982’s Cityscape co-billed to saxophonist Brecker, as composer, arranger, and conductor of an effective classical-jazz cross concerto.

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Full Name Claus Ogerman
Died March 8, 2016, Germany
Profession Composer, Conductor
Nationality German
Awards Grammy Award for Best Arrangement, Instrumental Or A Cappella, Grammy Award for Best Arrangement, Instruments And Vocals
Music Songs Gabriel Fauré: Pavane, Cityscape, Watusi Trumpets, Lyricosmos, In the Presence and Absence of Each Other, Part 1, Boulevard Tristesse, Nightwings, A Sketch Of Eden, Night Will Fall, Soul Searchin', Air Antique, Adonia, Habanera, Corfu, Harlem Watusi, After the Fight, El Watusi, It's Not Unusual, Comin' Home Baby, One Step Above, Green Onions, Watermelon Man, Shindig, El Rey del Camino, The End of the Line, Tell It as It Is, In the Presence and Absence of Each Other, Part 2, In the Presence and Absence of Each Other, Part 3, Land of 1000 Dances, Caprice, The Sidewinder, House of the Rising Sun
Albums Gate of Dreams, Across the Crystal Sea, Watusi Trumpets, Cityscape, Soul Searchin', Claus Ogerman Featuring Michael Brecker, Plays the Theme from The V.I.P.sand Other Great Songs (Original Album plus Bonus Tracks)
Movies The Bellboy and the Playgirls, The Old Forester House, Love, Girls and Soldiers, All the Sins of the Earth, I Was All His, Girls for the Mambo-Bar

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The Bellboy and the Playgirls 1962
Mädchen für die Mambo-Bar 1959
Your Body Belongs to Me 1959
Liebe, Mädchen und Soldaten 1958
Zauber der Montur 1958
Mit Eva fing die Sünde an 1958
Bimbo the Great 1958
I Was All His 1958
Alle Sünden dieser Erde 1958
Heute blau und morgen blau 1957 as Claus Ogermann
Weißer Holunder 1957
Die Prinzessin von St. Wolfgang 1957
Liebe, wie die Frau sie wünscht 1957
Die Unschuld vom Lande 1957
Das alte Försterhaus 1956



Todas las canciones hablan de mí 2010 performer: "Concerto for Orchestra and Jazz: Elegia" - as Claus Ogerman / writer: "Granadas based on a theme by Enrique Granados", "Concerto for Orchestra and Jazz: Elegia" - as Claus Ogerman
Sex and the City 2002 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Heartbreakers 2001 performer: "Insensatez"
Geierwally 1988 music: "Es läuten die Glocken am Königssee"
Peterson Plays Farnon... ...Plays Peterson 1969 TV Movie arranger: "Sunny", "Wave", "By the Time I Get to Phoenix", "Sally's Tomato"
Bimbo the Great 1958 arranger: "Die Zeit, sie bleibt stehn" / music: "Kleines Püppchen" Kinderlied
Weißer Holunder 1957 "Warum strahen heut' Nacht die Sterner so hell" / music: "Weisser Holunder", "Mach Musik", "Auf sielbernen Wogen", "Maria Marietta"

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Diana Krall: Live in Paris 2001 Video guest conductor - as Claus Ogerman
Bimbo the Great 1958 music arranger



Diana Krall: Live in Paris 2001 Video Himself (as Claus Ogerman)

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