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David Grusin (born June 26, 1934) is an Academy Award-winning American composer, arranger and pianist. Grusin has composed many scores for feature films and television, and he has won numerous awards for his soundtrack work. Although he has worked in many musical styles, Grusin is often thought of as a jazz artist. is the 177th day of the year (178th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full 1934 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... A composer is a person who writes music. ... A pianist is a person who plays the piano. ... A film score is a set of musical compositions written to accompany a film. ... A reel of film, which predates digital cinematography. ... For other uses, see Jazz (disambiguation). ...


Born in Littleton, Colorado, Grusin has a filmography of about 100 titles. His many awards include an Oscar for best original score for The Milagro Beanfield War, as well as Oscar nominations for The Champ, The Fabulous Baker Boys, The Firm, Havana, Heaven Can Wait, and On Golden Pond. He also received a best original song nomination for "It Might Be You" from the film Tootsie. Six of the fourteen cuts on the soundtrack from The Graduate are his. Other film scores he has composed include Where Were You When the Lights Went Out?, Three Days of the Condor, The Goonies, Tequila Sunrise, Hope Floats, Random Hearts and The Heart is a Lonely Hunter. Wikinews has related news: Interview with U.S. Republican Presidential candidate Tom Tancredo The City of Littleton is a Home Rule Municipality in Arapahoe County, Jefferson County, and Douglas County in the U.S. state of Colorado. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... The Milagro Beanfield War is a 1988 American film drama based on the John Nichols novel of the same name. ... For the 1979 remake, see The Champ (1979 film). ... The Fabulous Baker Boys is a 1989 film about two brothers who perform a duo piano show together in small clubs. ... This article is about the 1993 film. ... Havana is an independent 1990 drama starring Robert Redford, Lena Olin, and Raul Julia, directed by Sydney Pollack and with music by Dave Grusin. ... For other uses, see Heaven Can Wait. ... George Fields and Dorothy Michaels at the Russian Tea Room Tootsie is a 1982 comedy film that tells the story of a talented but volatile actor whose reputation for being difficult makes it hard for him to find work. ... For the novel of the same name, see The Graduate (novel). ... Three Days of the Condor is a United States motion picture made in 1975. ... The Goonies was a hit movie in 1985, directed by Richard Donner. ... Tequila Sunrise is a 1988 movie written and directed by Oscar-winner Robert Towne. ... Hope Floats is an American romantic drama film from 1998, directed by Forest Whitaker. ... Random Hearts is a 1984 novel by American author Warren Adler that was made into a 1999 American motion picture drama and romance. ... This The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter does not cite any references or sources. ...


For television, he was the conductor for The Andy Williams Show (1963–1965) and the composer of the theme songs for such series as Dan August (1970), The Sandy Duncan Show (1971-1972) Maude (1972), Good Times (1974), Baretta (1975), and St. Elsewhere (1982). He also composed music for individual episodes of each of those shows. His other TV credits include It Takes a Thief, The Wild Wild West, and Columbo - Prescription: Murder (1968). He also did the theme song for One Life to Live (1968) from 1984–92. The theme music of a radio or television program is a melody closely associated with the show, and usually played during the title sequence and/or end credits. ... Dan August was a short-lived (one season and 26 episodes) 1970-1971 television series, which starred Burt Reynolds as the title character; a police detective who solved homicides in his hometown of Santa Luisa, California. ... Funny Face and The Sandy Duncan Show were two short-lived sitcoms aired by CBS starring Sandy Duncan as part of its 1971 and 1972 fall lineups, respectively. ... Maude is a half-hour American television sitcom that was originally broadcast on the CBS network from September 12, 1972 until April 29, 1978. ... This article is about the TV series. ... The cover of the Baretta Season 1 DVD set. ... St. ... It Takes a Thief was an American action-adventure television series that aired on the ABC Network for two and a half seasons between January 9, 1968 to March 24, 1970. ... For the 1999 film, see Wild Wild West. ... Columbo is an American crime fiction TV series, starring Peter Falk as Lieutenant Columbo, a homicide detective with the Los Angeles Police Department. ... One Life to Live (OLTL) is an American soap opera which has been broadcast on the ABC television network since July 15, 1968. ...


About 35 Dave Grusin CD titles are currently available including soundtracks, originals, collections, and homages to jazz greats George Gershwin, Duke Ellington, and Henry Mancini. Gershwin redirects here. ... This article is about the American Jazz composer and performer. ... Henry Mancini (April 16, 1924 – June 14, 1994), was an Academy Award winning American composer, conductor and arranger. ...


Grusin and Larry Rosen co-founded GRP Records in 1982. In 1994, GRP was in charge of MCA's (soon to be renamed Universal Music Group) jazz operations. Founders Grusin and Rosen left in 1995 and were replaced by Tommy LiPuma. In 1997, Grusin and Rosen co-founded N2K Encoded Music (after renamed N-Coded Music). GRP Records is an American jazz record company that was founded in New York by Dave Grusin and Larry Rosen in 1982. ... The Music Corporation of America was a United States based corporation in the music business. ... Universal Music Group (UMG) is the largest business group and family of record labels in the recording industry. ... Tommy LiPuma (born July 5, 1936) is an American music producer. ... N-Coded Music is a New York City-based record label specializing in releases from artists in the smooth jazz genre. ... N-Coded Music is a New York City-based record label specializing in releases from artists in the smooth jazz genre. ...


Dave is the father of music editor Stuart Grusin, music editor and musician Scott Grusin, engineer Mike Grusin, artist Annie Vought, and elder brother of keyboardist Don Grusin and sister Dee Grusin. Don Grusin (born April 22, 1941 in Denver, Colorado), is an American songwriter, producer and keyboardist. ...

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Awards and recognition

  • Academy Award Nominee, 1978 "Best Original Score" for Heaven Can Wait
  • Academy Award Nominee, 1979 "Best Original Score" for The Champ
  • Academy Award Nominee, 1981 "Best Original Score" for On Golden Pond
  • Academy Award Nominee, 1982 "Best Original Song" for "It Might Be You", from Tootsie
  • Golden Globe Nominee, 1988 "Best Original Score" for The Milagro Beanfield War
  • Academy Award Winner, 1988 "Best Original Score" for The Milagro Beanfield War
  • Academy Award Nominee, 1989 "Best Original Score" for The Fabulous Baker Boys
  • Golden Globe Nominee, 1989 "Best Original Score" for The Fabulous Baker Boys
  • Grammy Award Winner, 1989 "Best Album, Original Background Score for a Motion Picture or Television" for The Fabulous Baker Boys
  • Grammy Award Winner, 1989 "Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocals" for "My Funny Valentine"
  • Academy Award Nominee, 1990 "Best Original Score" for Havana
  • Golden Globe Nominee, 1990 "Best Original Score" for Havana
  • Grammy Award Winner, 1990 "Best Album of Original Instrumental Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television" for The Fabulous Baker Boys
  • Grammy Award Winner, 1990 "Best Arrangement on an Instrumental" Suite for The Milagro Beanfield War
  • Grammy Award Winner, 1991 "Best Arrangement on an Instrumental" for "Bess You Is My Woman/I Loves You Porgy"
  • Golden Globe Nominee, 1991 "Best Original Score" for For The Boys
  • Academy Award Nominee, 1993 "Best Original Score" for The Firm
  • Grammy Award Winner, 1993 "Best Arrangement on an Instrumental" for "Mood Indigo"
  • Grammy Award Winner, 1994 "Best Instrumental Arrangement" for "Three Cowboy Songs"
  • Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s), 2002 for "Mean Old Man", from the album October Road by James Taylor

For other uses, see Heaven Can Wait. ... For the Boys is a 1991 movie which tells the story of an 1940s actress/singer who teams with another entertainer to entertain American troops through 50 years. ... The Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s) has been awarded since 1963. ... This article is about the album. ... James Vernon Taylor (born March 12, 1948) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist, born in Belmont, Massachusetts. ...

Discography

  • Subways are for Sleeping - 1962
  • Piano, Strings, and Moonlight - 1963
  • Kaleidoscope - 1964
  • One of A Kind - 1977
  • Mountain Dance - 1979
  • Dave Grusin Presents GRP All-Stars Live In Japan - 1980
  • Out of the Shadows - 1982
  • Night Lines - 1983
  • NY/LA Dream Band - 1984
  • Harlequin (w/ Lee Ritenour) - 1985
  • Cinemagic - 1987
  • Collection - 1988
  • Little Big Horn (w/ Gerry Mulligan) - 1988; GRP Records
  • Sticks and Stones (w/Don Grusin) - 1988
  • The Fabulous Baker Boys (Motion Picture Soundtrack) - 1989
  • Migration - 1989
  • Havana (Motion Picture Soundtrack) - 1990
  • The Gershwin Connection - 1991
  • The Firm (Motion Picture Soundtrack) - 1993
  • Dave Grusin and the GRP All-Star Big Band - 1993
  • Homage to Duke - 1993
  • The Orchestral Album - 1994
  • The Cure (Motion Picture Soundtrack) - 1995
  • Two For the Road - 1996
  • Mulholland Falls (Motion Picture Soundtrack) - 1996
  • Dave Grusin Presents: West Side Story - 1997
  • Random Hearts (Motion Picture Soundtrack) - 1999
  • Two Worlds (w/ Lee Ritenour) - 2000
  • The Very Best of Dave Grusin - 2002
  • Now Playing: Movie Themes - Solo Piano - 2005

Lee Mack Captain Fingers Ritenour (born January 11, 1952) is an internationally acclaimed guitarist, recording artist, composer and producer. ... Gerald Joseph Gerry Mulligan (April 6, 1927 – January 20, 1996) was an American jazz saxophonist, composer and arranger. ... GRP Records is an American jazz record company that was founded in New York by Dave Grusin and Larry Rosen in 1982. ...

Filmography

For the novel of the same name, see The Graduate (novel). ... This The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter does not cite any references or sources. ... In baseball, a pitcher is credited with a win (or W) when, in a game won by his team, he is the teams pitcher at the time that his team takes a lead that it does not relinquish for the remainder of the game. ... Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here is a movie released in 1969 written and directed by the once black-listed Abraham Polonsky. ... This article is on the 1968 film. ... The Gang That Couldnt Shoot Straight is a film released in 1971, directed by James Goldstone. ... The Friends of Eddie Coyle is a film starring Robert Mitchum, Peter Boyle, and Alex Rocco. ... Three Days of the Condor is a United States motion picture made in 1975. ... Murder by Death is a 1976 ensemble comedy movie, written by Neil Simon and directed by Robert Moore. ... The Goodbye Girl is a 1977 American comedy film. ... 1978 film based on the book Heaven has no favourites (Der Himmel kennt keine Günstlinge) by Erich Maria Remarque. ... For other uses, see Heaven Can Wait. ... The Electric Horseman is a 1979 romance film starring Robert Redford and Jane Fonda. ... DVD cover ...And Justice for All is a 1979 film which tells the story of a defense lawyer who finds himself defending a corrupt judge charged with rape, even though he personally doesnt care for his client. ... The Champ is a 1979 remake of the 1931 Academy Award-winning film of the same name. ... My Bodyguard is a 1980 movie released by 20th Century Fox studios, directed by Tony Bill, and written by Alan Ormsby. ... Absence of Malice is a 1981 film which tells the story of the son of a dead Mafia boss who discovers that he has become a front-page story on the local newspaper indicating that he is being investigated for a murder he didnt commit. ... Reds is a 1981 film starring Warren Beatty and Diane Keaton. ... George Fields and Dorothy Michaels at the Russian Tea Room Tootsie is a 1982 comedy film that tells the story of a talented but volatile actor whose reputation for being difficult makes it hard for him to find work. ... Author! Author! is a 1982 film directed by Arthur Hiller, written by Israel Horowitz and starring Al Pacino, Dyan Cannon and Tuesday Weld. ... The Little Drummer Girl is a spy novel by John le Carré, published in 1983. ... Falling in love is a mainly Western term used to describe the process of moving from a feeling of neutrality towards someone, to one of love. ... Racing with the Moon is a 1984 film starring Sean Penn, Elizabeth McGovern, and Nicolas Cage. ... The Goonies was a hit movie in 1985, directed by Richard Donner. ... Lucas is a film directed by David Seltzer and first released on March 28, 1986. ... Ishtar is a 1987 motion picture comedy, directed by Elaine May and starring Dustin Hoffman and Warren Beatty as Rogers and Clarke, a duo of incredibly untalented lounge singers who stumble into a political conflict in the fictional North African nation of Ishtar. ... The Milagro Beanfield War is a 1988 American film drama based on the John Nichols novel of the same name. ... Tequila Sunrise is a 1988 movie written and directed by Oscar-winner Robert Towne. ... Dear Whoopi I wanted you to know that i like you so much and i really mean that so you are my favorite and also you are my role model and my famous singer the whole time how i feel about you is you are my Favorite Celeberty into my... A Dry White Season is a 1989 film starring Marlon Brando, Donald Sutherland, and Susan Sarandon. ... The Fabulous Baker Boys is a 1989 film about two brothers who perform a duo piano show together in small clubs. ... Havana is an independent 1990 drama starring Robert Redford, Lena Olin, and Raul Julia, directed by Sydney Pollack and with music by Dave Grusin. ... Movie In 1990, a film adaptation directed by Brian De Palma was released and starred Tom Hanks as Sherman McCoy, Bruce Willis as Peter Fallow, an uncredited F. Murray Abraham as Abe Weiss, Melanie Griffith as Maria Ruskin, and Kim Cattrall as Judy McCoy, Shermans wife. ... For the Boys is a 1991 movie which tells the story of an 1940s actress/singer who teams with another entertainer to entertain American troops through 50 years. ... This article is about the 1993 film. ... The Cure is a 1995 film starring Brad Renfro and Joseph Mazzello about two boys searching for the cure of AIDS, from which one of them is suffering. ... Mulholland Falls is a neo-noir 1996 film directed by Lee Tamahori. ... Selena is a 1997 biopic about the life and career of Tejana singer Selena Quintanilla Perez (1971-1995). ... Hope Floats is an American romantic drama film from 1998, directed by Forest Whitaker. ... Random Hearts is a 1984 novel by American author Warren Adler that was made into a 1999 American motion picture drama and romance. ... Dinner With Friends is a 1999 Pulitzer Prize winning play witten by Donald Margulies. ... Even Money is a crime film about three strangers who become addicted to gambling, and how their lives come to be increasingly intertwined. ...

Quotes

  • "In my career I've found that 'thinking outside the box' works better if I know what's 'inside the box'. In music (as in life) we need to understand our pertinent history...and moving on is so much easier once we know where we've been."

External links

For the in-memory database management system, see In-memory database. ... YouTube is a popular video sharing website where users can upload, view and share video clips. ...

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SoundtrackCollector: Composer Details: Dave Grusin (662 words)
The nineties represented a watershed in Dave Grusin's career as a musician, with the return to acoustic piano and four critically acclaimed tribute albums to Gershwin, Ellington, Mancini and Bernstein.
GRP was sold to MCA in 1991, but Dave Grusin stayed on in management, and presided over the translation and packaging of many historic jazz recordings onto compact disc.
Dave Grusin's musical career has been distinguished by a mastery over a diverse range of styles, counterbalanced by a touch at the piano which makes his keyboard signature totally unique.
Dave Grusin - Music Downloads - Online (251 words)
Grusin recorded with Benny Goodman in 1960 and recorded with a hard bop trio who included Milt Hinton and Don Lamond in the early '60s.
Grusin did arrangements and recorded with Sarah Vaughan, Quincy Jones, and Carmen McRae in the early '70s.
Grusin continued recording through the '80s and '90s, doing numerous projects, from fusion and pop to working with symphony orchestras.
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