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David Amram

David Amram - composer, conductor, multi-instrumentalist

A pioneer player of jazz French horn, DavidAmram is also a virtuoso on piano, numerous flutes and whistles, percussion, and dozens of folkloric instruments from 25 countries, as well as an inventive, funny improvisational lyricist. He has collaborated with Leonard Bernstein, who chose him as The New York Philharmonic's first composer-in-residence in 1966, Langston Hughes, Dizzy Gillespie, Dustin Hoffman, Willie Nelson, Thelonious Monk, Odetta, Elia Kazan, Arthur Miller, Charles Mingus, Lionel Hampton, E. G. Marshall, and Tito Puente. Amram's most recent work “Giants of the Night” is a flute concerto dedicated to the memory Charlie Parker, Jack Kerouac and Dizzy Gillespie, three American artists Amram knew and worked with. It was commissioned and premiered by Sir James Galway.

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Albums

Classic American Film Scores 1956-2016
Classic American Film...
Moochin' About
2016
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David Amram's...
Cristal Records
1983
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Havana/New York
Cristal Records
1978
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[no cover]
Summer Nights, Winter...
Cristal Records
1976
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No More Walls
No More Walls
Flying Fish
1971
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The Young Savages (An...
Cristal Records
1961
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