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Mark Isham

Primary Instrument: Composer/conductor

Born: September 7, 1951    

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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    Bittersweet

    W.E.R.F.
    2009
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    Miles Remembered: The Silent Way Project

    W.E.R.F.
    1999
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    Afterglow (Music From The Motion Picture)

    W.E.R.F.
    1998
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    A Windham Hill Retrospective

    W.E.R.F.
    1998
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    Miami Rhapsody - The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

    W.E.R.F.
    1995
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    From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack "Home For The Holidays"

    W.E.R.F.
    1995
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    Blue Sun

    W.E.R.F.
    1995
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Featured recording “Pure Mark Isham”

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Pure Mark Isham

(2007)

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