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David Amram

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Musical compartments mean nothing to David Amram, whose compositions and activities have crossed fearlessly backwards and forwards between the traditional and jazz worlds, in addition to those of Latin jazz, folk, television, and film music. Furthermore to his uncommon (to jazz) niche, the French horn, Amram in addition has documented on piano, recorder, Spanish acoustic guitar, and different percussion devices. Amram spent annually in the Oberlin University Conservatory (1948) but graduated from George Washington University or college having a B.A. ever sold in 1952. His lengthy association with Latin music started in 1951 in D.C. when he performed horn and percussion within the Friend Rowell Latin music group while also providing as a traditional horn player within the Country wide Symphony Orchestra. Stationed using the Seventh Military in European countries, Amram documented with Lionel Hampton in Paris in 1955, and returned to NY later that 12 months to become listed on Charles Mingus’ Jazz Workshop, carrying out with Mingus and Oscar Pettiford. Amram led a quartet with tenor saxophonist George Barrow that produced an recording for Decca in 1957 and later on played frequently at New York’s Five Place in 1963-1965. Nevertheless, Amram’s profession gravitated mostly to the traditional side following the 1950s, generating orchestral and instrumental items, incidental music (his rating for Archibald MacLeish’s J.B. received a Pulitzer reward), along with other functions which attracted plenty of respect to really have the NY Philharmonic indication him on as its first composer-in-residence (1966-1967). In 1977, Amram sailed around the cruise liner Daphne from New Orleans to Havana with Dizzy Gillespie, Stan Getz, and Earl “Fatha” Hines, who have been one of the primary U.S. residents to legally check out Cuba in 16 years. A thrilling live documenting of Amram’s “En Memoria de Chano Pozo” was manufactured in Havana with users of Irakere (including Arturo Sandoval and Paquito D’Rivera) and many visiting Americans, which may be noticed on the recording Havana/New York (Soaring Seafood). Amram’s Cuban check out received extensive information coverage at that time and also supplied many Americans making use of their initial glance of Irakere. The majority of Amram’s obtainable recordings may also be found on Traveling Fish. Furthermore, the open-minded Amram could be noticed playing bouncy French horn, recorder, and piano obligatos on some bizarre 1971 monitors by defeat poet Allen Ginsberg (test game titles: “Vomit Express” and “Likely to NORTH PARK”), afterwards released on John Hammond’s eponymous label.

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Full Name David Amram
Profession Actor, Author, Conductor, Multi-instrumentalist, Film Score Composer
Education George Washington University
Nationality American
Spouse Lora Lee Ecobelli
Children Adam Amram, Alana Amram, Adira Amram
Music Songs Theme From the Manchurian Candidate, Waltz from "After the Fall", Theme From 'Splendor in the Grass', Splendor in the Grass, Brazilian Memories, Dare To Dream, Wind from the Indies, The Manchurian Candidate, Theme & Finale, Kansas 1920, Some Soul from Seoul, Summer Affair / Wiggin' Out in Central Park, Concerto for Horn and Wind Symphony, The Young Savages, High School Prom Dance, Pull My Daisy, Tompkins Square Park Consciousness Expander, Kazoo Story, Love Is Never out of Style, Las Muchachas Delicadas, Slightly Manchurian Blues, Blue Tomorrow, Cantina Latina, Home Again 1952, A Night in the Garden, Rooftops Of New York, Blues On The Waterfront, John Birch Lurch, Sailing Past a Bouy, Mas Mano, Going North, Theme from the Young Savages
Albums Subway Night, No More Walls, David Amram's Classic American Film Scores 1956-2016, Splendor in the Grass + the Manchurian Candidat Original Soundtracks (Bonus Track Version), Pull My Daisy: Lyrics by Jack Kerouac, On The Waterfront: On Broadway (Original Broadway Soundtrack), Symphony "Songs of the Soul" / Shir L'erev Shabbat (excerpts) / The Final Ingredient (excerpts), Jazz Portrait - The Music of David Amram
Movies Pull My Daisy, Splendor in the Grass, The Manchurian Candidate, The Young Savages, The Arrangement, The Source, The Beat Generation: An American Dream, The Frontier Gandhi, David Amram: The First 80 Years, The Turn of the Screw, Searching for Camelot, We Are Young, Chickadee, Isn't It Delicious


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1 Father of actress/performance artist Adira Amram, singer/songwriter Alana Amram, and drummer/musician Adam Amram.


Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Lost Village 2016 Documentary completed
Searching for Camelot 2014 Documentary completed
Chickadee pre-production
Searching for Camelot: The Quest to Reclaim the Throne 2015 Documentary
Isn't It Delicious 2013
A Chance to Live; the Pieter Kohnstam Story 2012 TV Movie
David Amram: The First 80 Years 2011 Documentary
Jack Kerouac Slept Here 2011 Short
Muela 2003 Short
The Source: The Story of the Beats and the Beat Generation 1999 Documentary
Frog Crossing 1996 Short
American Playhouse 1988 TV Series 1 episode
The Beat Generation: An American Dream 1987 Documentary
Medea 1983/I TV Movie
Sadat's Eternal Egypt 1980 TV Movie documentary
The Holy Land 1973 TV Movie documentary
The Arrangement 1969
We Are Young 1967 Short
Directions 1965 TV Series 1 episode
Hamlet 1964/II
The Manchurian Candidate 1962
Splendor in the Grass 1961 music composed by
The Young Savages 1961
Cry Vengeance! 1961 TV Movie
Sunday Showcase 1960 TV Series 1 episode
Startime 1959 TV Series 2 episodes
Pull My Daisy 1959 Short
Echo of an Era 1959 Short

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Searching for Camelot 2014 Documentary music supervisor completed
The Arrangement 1969 conductor
Seven Days in May 1964 musician: french horn - uncredited
The Manchurian Candidate 1962 conductor / musician: french horn - uncredited
Splendor in the Grass 1961 music conducted by
The Young Savages 1961 conductor / musician: piano - uncredited / orchestrator - uncredited
Startime 1959 TV Series conductor - 1 episode
Pull My Daisy 1959 Short conductor
Echo of an Era 1959 Short conductor

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Professor Norman Cornett 2009 Documentary performer: "Now is the Time", "Back Home Again in Indiana", "Pull My Daisy", "Waltz From After the Fall" / writer: "Pull My Daisy", "Waltz From After the Fall"
Condo Painting 2000 Documentary writer: "Blues: Andante Espressivo"
The In Crowd 1988 music: "Splendor in the Grass" - uncredited
The Beat Generation: An American Dream 1987 Documentary music: "Mexico City Blues", "Pull My Daisy"
Kerouac, the Movie 1985 Documentary "Lakota Rabbit Song"
The Manchurian Candidate 1962 music: "Overture" - uncredited

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
River of Fundament 2014 Wake Guest
Pull My Daisy 1959 Short Mezz McGillicuddy

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Beat Generation: An American Dream 1987 Documentary special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bard of the Village 2016 Documentary filming Himself
White Rooms and Imaginary Westerns 2015 Documentary post-production Himself
Searching for Camelot 2014 Documentary completed Himself
The Jazz Loft According to W. Eugene Smith 2016 Documentary Himself - Interviewee
Searching for Camelot: The Quest to Reclaim the Throne 2015 Documentary Himself
Greenwich Village: Music That Defined a Generation 2012 Documentary Himself
Radio Unnameable 2012 Documentary
David Amram: The First 80 Years 2011 Documentary Himself
Jack Kerouac Slept Here 2011 Short Himself
Ferlinghetti: A Rebirth of Wonder 2009 Documentary Himself
Wisdom 2008 Video documentary Himself
One Fast Move or I'm Gone: Kerouac's Big Sur 2008 Documentary Himself
Home 2006/III Documentary Himself
Lowell Blues: The Words of Jack Kerouac 2000 Documentary short Reader
New York in the 50's 2000 Documentary Himself
The Source: The Story of the Beats and the Beat Generation 1999 Documentary Himself
The Last Beat Movie 1997 Documentary
Amram Jam 1996 Himself
Caffe Lena 1990 Documentary
The Beat Generation: An American Dream 1987 Documentary Himself
Farm Aid '87 1987 TV Special Himself
Late Night with David Letterman 1984 TV Series Himself
The Mike Douglas Show 1973 TV Series Himself
The Joe Franklin Show 1970 TV Series Himself
Directions 1965 TV Series Himself - Conductor

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1 When you are accompanying someone, you are listening to them the way you listen to a Bach Chorale, where four parts are going on at the same time, all of which are gorgeous melodies, all being played simultaneously.


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