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Itaal Shur


Itaal Shur is most beneficial known for co-writing the substantial Santana strike “Clean” with Matchbox 20’s Rob Thomas (which also attained him a Grammy Award for Track of the entire year), but he’s also a single recording designer. Shur (who was simply raised mainly in Seattle and Connecticut, before relocating to Manhattan) inherited his like of music from his dad, who was simply a noted author of Israeli music and originally from Russia. Soon after shifting to N.Con.C., Shur became mixed up in experimental jazz globe of the Knitting Manufacturing plant, prior to trying his hands at acidity jazz. Within the ’90s, Shur was a founding person in the group Groove Collective, showing up within the group’s 1st two albums, 1993’s self-titled debut and 1996’s We individuals, and co-penning the melody “Ascension (Don’t Ever Question)” with Maxwell for the his strike debut, Maxwell’s Urban Hang up Suite. Shur released his initial solo albums beneath the alias Big Muff (called after a traditional Electroharmonix electric guitar distortion pedal) — 1998’s Music In the Aural Exciter and 2000’s Aurally Interesting Remixes — a combined mix of funk, techno, and hip-hop which spawned the humble U.K. strike “My Crazy Valentine.” Shur released the first documenting under his true name in 2001, Dairy & Honey: 10 Hits to Bliss. Furthermore to composing and documenting music, Shur has generated his own musician development/production firm, which he desires will soon loosen up beyond music to broadcasting and pc animation.

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Full Name Itaal Shur
Profession Composer, Music Producer, Songwriter
Nationality American
Parents Bonia Shur, Fanchon Wechsler Shur
Awards Grammy Award for Song of the Year
Music Groups Groove Collective
Music Songs Poppy's Song, Feel What You Know, You, Me & The Music, My Funny Valentine, Beyond Tomorrow, Erotic Manifesto, The Theme From Big Muff, Vavavoom, To The Bone, X-Static Floatations, 2 B Loved, X-Static, Machine and Aging, Soultown, How Lovers Do, Dream Creeper, Life After Adulthood, China Feet, Vistas, Lonely Day in Paradise, History of Nursing Homes, Aging in Place, Mary Lou in the Park, Tom Escape, Plants and Animals, You Go Something More, Come Alive, Pre Med, Pornstar, Darkside, Coma, Ending
Albums Music From The Aural Exciter, People People Music Music, Dance of the Drunken Master, Alive Inside (Original Film Soundtrack), Beyond Tomorrow, Maxi Reborn Vol. 5: Feel What You Know, Aurally Exciting Remixes
Nominations Latin Grammy Award for Song of the Year
Movies Alive Inside: A Story of Music and Memory

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Idool 2011 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
American Idol 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idols 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idol - Jakten på en superstjerne 2006 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights 2004 lyrics: "Satellite" / music: "Satellite"
Idol 2003 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Love Actually 2003 as Shur, "Smooth" 1999
Rizoto 2000 writer: "Smooth"
Keeping the Faith 2000 writer: "Smooth"
Top of the Pops 2000 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Human Traffic 1999 performer: "Juice" / writer: "Juice" - as Shur
Love Jones 1997 writer: "Ascension Don't Ever Wonder"



Alive Inside 2014 Documentary
From the Shadows of Power 1990 Documentary as Ital Shur



Buck Nelson Presents: Lifting the Cloak of Mystery Off Rock Drumming 2004 Short Himself

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2014 Leonardo's Horse Milano International Film Festival Awards (MIFF Awards) Best Music Alive Inside (2014)

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