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Arif Mardin

Born: March 15, 1932
Istanbul, Turkey
Died: June 25, 2006
New York, USA
Occupation: Music producer

Arif Mardin (March 15, 1932 - June 25, 2006) was a renowned Turkish-American music producer, who worked with a wide range of artists, across many different styles and genres of music. He was born in Istanbul, Turkey. Image File history File links Arif-Mardin-photo. ... March 15 is the 74th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (75th in Leap years). ... 1932 (MCMXXXII) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link will take you to a full 1932 calendar). ... Istanbul (other names) is Turkeys most populous city, and its cultural and economic center. ... June 25 is the 176th day of the year (177th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 189 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  Ranked 27th  - Total 54,520 sq mi (141,205 km²)  - Width 285 miles (455 km)  - Length 330 miles (530 km)  - % water 13. ... Employment is a contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. ... In the music industry, record producer designates a person responsible for completing a master recording so that it is fit for release. ... March 15 is the 74th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (75th in Leap years). ... 1932 (MCMXXXII) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link will take you to a full 1932 calendar). ... June 25 is the 176th day of the year (177th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 189 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... In the music industry, record producer designates a person responsible for completing a master recording so that it is fit for release. ...


Arif Mardin was born into a renowned family that brought up statesmen, diplomats and leaders in the civic, military and business sectors of the Ottoman Empire and the Turkish Republic. His father was partner in a petroleum gas station chain. His sister, Betül Mardin is the "grande dame of public relations" today. Imperial motto (Ottoman Turkish) دولت ابد مدت Devlet-i Ebed-müddet (The Eternal State) The Ottoman Empire at the height of its power (1683) Official language Ottoman Turkish Capital Söğüt (1299-1326), Bursa (1326-1365), Edirne (1365-1453), Ä°stanbul (1453-1922) Imperial anthem Ottoman imperial anthem Sovereigns Padishah of the Osmanl... This page has been protected from editing to deal with vandalism. ... Betül Mardin, born 1926 in Istanbul, Turkey, is a famous Turkish public relations specialist. ... Public relations is the art and science of building relationships between an organization and its key publics. ...

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Early Life

He grew up listening to the likes of Bing Crosby and Glenn Miller. He met his sister's friend bassist and Jazz critic Cuneyt Sermet, his mentor, and started listening to Jazz. After graduating from Istanbul University in Economics and Commerce, Arif Mardin studied at the London School of Economics. He was influenced by his sister's music records and became a self-professed jazz fanatic, as well as an accomplished orchestrator and arranger, but he never intended to pursue a career in music. However, his fate changed in 1956 after meeting the American jazz musicians Dizzy Gillespie and Quincy Jones at a concert in Istanbul. He sent 3 demo compositions to his friend Tahir Sur who worked at a radio station in the USA. Sur took these compositions to Quincy Jones and he became the first recipient of the Quincy Jones Scholarship at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. In 1958 he and his fiancé Latife moved from Istanbul to Boston. After graduating in 1961, he taught at Berklee for one year and went to New York City to try his luck. Arif Mardin was later made a trustee of the school and awarded an honorary doctorate. Harry Lillis Bing Crosby (May 3, 1903 – October 14, 1977) was an American singer and actor whose career lasted from 1926 until his death in 1977. ... Major Glenn Miller Glenn Miller (March 1, 1904–probably December 15, 1944) started life as Alton Glenn Miller in Clarinda, Iowa. ... Istanbul University is one of the oldest universities in Europe (founded in 1453), and the oldest in Turkey. ... The London School of Economics and Political Science, often referred to as the London School of Economics or simply the LSE, is a specialist university and a constituent college of the federal University of London, located on Houghton Street in Central London, off the Aldwych and next to the Royal... Jazz is an original American musical art form originating around the start of the 20th century in New Orleans, rooted in Western music technique and theory, and is marked by the profound cultural contributions of African Americans. ... 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Dizzy Gillespie in 1955 John Birks Dizzy Gillespie (October 21, 1917 – January 6, 1993) was born in Cheraw, South Carolina. ... Quincy Jones on the cover of Back on the Block (1989). ... Berklee College of Music, founded in 1945, is an independent music college in Boston, Massachusetts with many prominent faculty, staff, alumni, and visiting artists. ... Boston is a town and small port c. ... 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1961 calendar). ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Big Apple, The Capital of the World[1], Gotham [2], Metropolis Location Location in the state of New York Government Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,214. ...


Career

Arif mardin with Louis Armstrong.
Arif mardin with Louis Armstrong.

Mardin began his career at Atlantic Records in 1963 as an assistant to fellow turkish emigré Nesuhi Ertegun, the brother of the company's co-founder and a legendary jazz enthusiast, whom he met at the Newport Jazz Festival. He rose through the ranks quickly, becoming studio manager, label house producer and arranger. In 1969, he became a vice president and later served as senior vice president until 2001. He worked closely on many projects with co-founder Ahmet Ertegun and Jerry Wexler, two legends who were responsible for establishing the "Atlantic Sound". Arif Mardin retired from Atlantic Records in May 2001 and re-activated his label Manhattan Records. He maintained ties to the Turkish music industry. Image File history File links Ariflu. ... Image File history File links Ariflu. ... Louis Daniel Armstrong (July 4, 1900[1] – July 6, 1971) (also known by the nicknames Satchmo for satchel-mouth and Pops) was an American jazz musician. ... Atlantic Records (Atlantic Recording Corporation) is an American record label that operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of Warner Music Group. ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... The Ertegun brothers, Ahmet Ertegun (born 1923) and Nesuhi Ertegun (1917–1989), were executives of Atlantic Records. ... The Newport Jazz Festival is a music festival held every August in Newport, Rhode Island. ... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... The Ertegun brothers, Ahmet Ertegun (1923) and Nesuhi Ertegun (1917–1989) are co-founders of Atlantic Records. ... Jerome Jerry Wexler (born 10 January 1917) is a music journalist turned highly influential music producer, and is regarded as one of the major record industry players behind 1960s soul music. ... Manhattan Records is a subsidiary of EMI. EMI Manhattan Records existed for a relatively short time in the 1980s. ...


He produced countless hits artists including Howard Jones, Carly Simon, The Young Rascals, Bette Midler, Barbra Streisand, Diana Ross, Patti Labelle, Average White Band, Anita Baker, the Bee Gees, Judy Collins, Phil Collins, Culture Club, Roberta Flack, Aretha Franklin, Hall & Oates, Donny Hathaway, Norah Jones, Chaka Khan, Melissa Manchester, Manhattan Transfer, Modern Jazz Quartet, Willie Nelson, John Prine, Scritti Politti, Queen, Dusty Springfield, David Bowie, Jewel and Ringo Starr. Howard Jones can refer to three different people: Howard Jones, the British pop singer. ... Carly Elisabeth Simon (born June 25, 1945 in New York City) is an American musician who emerged as one of the leading lights of the early 1970s singer-songwriter boom. ... The Rascals (also The Young Rascals) were an American blue-eyed soul group of the 1960s. ... Bette Midler, on the cover of her 1973 album of the same name This is about the performer also called The Divine Miss M; for her eponymous albums, see her list of albums. ... Barbra Streisand (born April 24, 1942) is an iconic two-time Academy Award-winning American singer, theatre and film actress, composer, film producer and director. ... This article is about the American musician. ... Patti LaBelle Patti LaBelle (born Patricia Louise Holt on May 24, 1944 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a hugely revered African-American R&B/soul singer who fronted two moderately successful groups before rising to stardom as a solo artist in the late 1970s, influencing a new generation of female singers. ... The Average White Band (also AWB) is a Scottish funk and R&B band. ... Anita Baker (born January 26, 1958, in Toledo, Ohio) is an African American soul and adult contemporary Rhythm and blues singer. ... The Bee Gees were a British-born Australian band comprising three brothers who emigrated from the Isle of Man to Manchester during their childhood, then relocated for some years to Australia. ... Judy Collins Judith Marjorie Collins (born May 1, 1939 in Seattle, Washington) is an American folk and standards singer. ... Philip David Charles Collins (born January 30, 1951 in Chiswick, London, England) is a British rock and pop musician. ... Culture Club was a popular 1980s British pop group, perhaps most noticeable for their gender-bending frontman Boy George. ... Roberta Flack Roberta Flack (born February 10, 1937 in Asheville, North Carolina) is an American singer. ... Aretha Franklin Aretha Louise Franklin (born March 25, 1942) is an American gospel, soul and R&B singer born in Memphis, Tennessee, but raised in Detroit, Michigan. ... Hall & Oates is the popular music duo made up of Daryl Hall and John Oates. ... Donny Hathaway (1945-1979) continues to influence many of todays great musicians. ... This article or section is missing references or citation of sources. ... Album cover of What Cha Gonna Do For Me? Best known for her 1984 cover of Princes I Feel for You, R&B singer Chaka Khan enjoyed solo success as well as popularity as a member of the funk band Rufus. ... Melissa Manchester (born on February 15, 1951 at New York, New York) is an American singer-songwriter and actress. ... Manhattan Transfer is From 1910 to 1937, a Pennsylvania Railroad and Hudson and Manhattan Railroad station between Newark and Jersey City, New Jersey where passengers had to change trains on their way to New York. ... The Modern Jazz Quartet was established in 1952 by Milt Jackson (vibraphone), John Lewis (piano, musical director), Percy Heath (bass), and Kenny Clarke (drums). ... Willie Nelson William Hugh Willie Nelson (born April 30, 1933) is an American entertainer and songwriter, and originally from Abbott, Texas. ... Prine performing at the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in San Francisco, CA, October 3, 2004. ... Scritti Politti are a British rock group who achieved success in the early 1980s, and made a return to the public eye in the late 1990s. ... Queen are an English rock band formed by Freddie Mercury, Brian May and Roger Taylor in 1970 from the remains of Smile, with John Deacon completing the lineup the following year. ... Dusty Springfield Dusty Springfield OBE (April 16, 1939 – March 2, 1999) was a British popular singer whose career achieved the most success in the 1960s. ... David Bowie (born David Robert Jones on January 8, 1947) is an English rock singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, arranger, mixer, actor and artist. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Starr in the early 1960s Richard Starkey, MBE (born July 7, 1940), known by his stage name Ringo Starr, is a popular British actor, singer, and musician, best known as the drummer for The Beatles. ...


In his career of more than 40 years, he collected over 40 gold and platinum albums, over 15 Grammy nominations and 12 Grammy Awards. In 1990, Arif Mardin was inducted into the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame. Grammy Award statuette The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music... This article is about the year. ...


Mardin died at his home in New York on June 25, 2006 following a lengthy battle with pancreatic cancer. He will be buried in Turkey.


Arif’s widow Latife is a playwright. Their son Joe, also a Berklee graduate, is a producer and arranger while the daughter Julie is an avant-garde artist-photographer. A playwright, also known as a dramatist, is someone who writes dramatic literature or drama. ...


Awards

  • "Man of the Year" by the Nordoff-Robbins Music Foundation 2001
  • Ertegun Impact Award

The Grammy Award for Album of the Year has been awarded since 1959. ... The Grammy Award for Best Album Notes has been presented since 1964. ... The Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album has been presented since 1977. ... The Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album has been awarded since 1959. ... The Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album was awarded in 1968 and since 1995. ... The Grammy Award for Best Vocal Arrangement for Two or More Voices was awarded from 1977 to 1986. ... Album cover of What Cha Gonna Do For Me? Best known for her 1984 cover of Princes I Feel for You, R&B singer Chaka Khan enjoyed solo success as well as popularity as a member of the funk band Rufus. ... The Grammy Award for Producer of the Year, Non-Classical has been awarded since 1975. ... The Record of the Year is one of the two most prestigious Grammy Awards presented annually. ... The Grammy Trustees Award is awarded by the Recording Academy to individuals who, during their careers in music, have made significant contributions, other than performance, to the field of recording [1]. Through 1983, performers could also receive this award. ... The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences is known variously as NARAS or The Recording Academy. ...

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Arif Mardin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (533 words)
Arif Mardin, born 1932 in Istanbul, Turkey, is a renowned Turkish-American music producer, who has worked with a wide range of artists, across many different styles and genres of music.
Arif Mardin was born into a renowned family that brought up statesmen, diplomats and leaders in the civic, military and business sectors of the Ottoman Empire and the Turkish Republic.
Mardin began his career at Atlantic Records in 1963 as an assistant to Nesuhi Ertegun, the co-founder of the company and a legendary jazz enthusiast, whom he met at the Newport Jazz Festival.
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