Mark Isham

Trumpeter/synth programmer Mark Isham was not only an important part of the Windham Hill stable, but also a successful and versatile composer for film and television, garnering equal acclaim for both his new age and soundtrack work.

Born September 7, 1951, to a musical family in New York, Isham began studying classical music (specifically trumpet, piano, and violin) as a child. His family later moved to San Francisco, where Isham played with several local orchestras.

However, he was also interested in jazz, pop, and rock music, and moonlighted with a wide variety of local bands; during the '70s, he also learned to program synthesizers. Eventually, he left classical music behind and became a touring and session musician for both jazz (Pharoah Sanders, Charles Lloyd) and pop (the Beach Boys, Van Morrison) artists.

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W.E.R.F.
2009
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Pure Mark Isham
Pure Mark Isham

2007
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Miles Remembered: The...
W.E.R.F.
1999
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A Windham Hill...
W.E.R.F.
1998
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Afterglow (Music From...
W.E.R.F.
1998
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From The Original...
W.E.R.F.
1995
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