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Teo Macero


Teo Macero is best-known to be a busy jazz maker in Columbia from 1957 before past due ’80s, most noticeably for producing Kilometers Davis’ records. Nevertheless, he in addition has been an intermittent tenor saxophonist that has been involved with some adventurous classes. After serving within the Navy, Macero found NY in 1948 where he went to Juilliard until he graduated in 1953. That 12 months, he joined up with Charles Mingus’ Jazz Composer’s Workshop. He produced several information with Mingus during 1953-1955, documented with Teddy Charles (1956), and led three albums of his personal for Debut, Columbia, and Prestige (1953-1957). Macero’s dried out shades on tenor and baritone and advanced selection of records sometimes place him nearer to contemporary traditional music than to jazz. In the past due ’50s, he published some atonal traditional works, but at that time, he was operating full-time like a maker. Macero performed on an extremely infrequent basis through the 1960s and ’70s, however in 1983 he came back as a new player to record a tribute to Charles Mingus on Palo Alto; in 1985, he performed on one quantity throughout a Doctor Jazz day that he fronted. A few of Macero’s previous recordings like a saxophonist have already been reissued on the Stash collection. Furthermore to his use earlier jazz performers, Macero also caused Geri Allen, Wallace Roney, the Lounge Lizards, Vernon Reid, Simon And Garfunkel (he created their soundtrack towards the Graduate), and actually a large number of others. Macero passed on at age 82, on Feb 19, 2008 at his house in Riverhead, NY.

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Full Name Teo Macero
Died February 19, 2008, Riverhead, New York, United States
Profession Music Producer, Film Score Composer, Saxophonist
Education Juilliard School
Nationality American
Spouse Jeanne Macero
Siblings Lydia Edwards
Awards Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts, US & Canada
Music Songs Virgin de Guadelupe, Float Like a Butter Fly Sting Like A Bee, Coming Out Of Space, Ghost Story, L'Embrace, How Low The Earth, Thou Swell, I'll Remember April, Sounds Of May, Mitzi, Captive Alien, Good Morning Dude, Blues For Amy, Am I / Are You, Out Of Loneliness, Close to the Edge, Heart on My Sleeve, Take Off Your Shoes, Un Poco Diablo, THE TED KENNEDY JR. STORY Scene 1, Deck the Halls, Cotton Club Blues, Whispering Gods, Just Spring, Monk's Funk, 52nd Street Hop, 24+ 18+, Please Don't Go Now, Prayer For Miles', Explorations, Fusion, Dark Horse Blues
Albums Something New, Something Blue, Teo, Pop Jazz, The Best Of Teo Macero, The Spirit, All Blues, Impressions of Thelonius Monk, Bumps In The Road Vol. 2, The Black Knight, Whispering Gods, Jamboree, Music for the Silver Screen, Sax Fifth Avenue, A Dream - Joshua Pierce, For A Dream, Dark Star, What's New?, Explorations By Ted Macero and Wally Cirillo, The Eclectic Side of Teo Macero, Third-Stream Advanced Jazz, Fusion
Movies Thelonious Monk: Straight, No Chaser, Virus, A.k.a. Cassius Clay, End of the Road, Bridges-Go-Round, Spaces: The Architecture of Paul Rudolph

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1 Joined Columbia Records in 1957 as a music editor and, in 1959, became a staff producer. Left Columbia Records in 1975.
2 Served in the Navy. After getting out of the Navy, moved to New York City in 1948 to attend the Juilliard School of Music.
3 Stepdaughter is named Suzie Lightbourne.
4 Saxophonist and record producer. Produced record albums for Miles Davis in the late 1960s and early 1970s.



Walls & Bridges 1992
Inside the Sexes 1988 TV Movie documentary
A Special Friendship 1987 TV Movie
The Ted Kennedy Jr. Story 1986 TV Movie
Spaces: The Architecture of Paul Rudolph 1983 Documentary short
The Body Human: The Living Code 1983 TV Movie
Day of Resurrection 1980 alternate score: international version
The Orphan 1979
The Body Human: The Magic Sense 1979 TV Movie documentary
Sergeant Matlovich vs. the U.S. Air Force 1978 TV Movie
Top Secret 1978 TV Movie
The Body Human: The Red River 1978 TV Movie documentary
The Body Human: The Miracle Months 1977 TV Movie documentary
a.k.a. Cassius Clay 1970 Documentary
End of the Road 1970
Bridges-Go-Round 1958 Short

Music Department

Music Department

Leonard Cohen: Live at the Isle of Wight 1970 2009 Documentary supervisor: original music recordings, Isle of Wight 1970
Manhattan by Numbers 1993 conductor
Robert Palmer: Ridin' High 1992 TV Movie musical director
Ridin' High: The Video 1992 Video music producer
Day of Resurrection 1980 music producer: international version
The Young Savages 1961 musician: alto sax - uncredited



Day of Resurrection 1980 music: "You Are Love Toujours Gai Mon Cher"
The Orphan 1979 writer: "Don't Make Me Laugh", "Did You Ever Dream?"



Play That, Teo 2017 Documentary post-production Himself
Robert Palmer: Ridin' High 1992 TV Movie Himself
Thelonious Monk: Straight, No Chaser 1988 Documentary Himself (Columbia Records producer)

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