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Jan Hammer

Jan Hammer's musical career is as firmly rooted in the fundamentals of classical, jazz and rock as it is committed to the future of electronics, synthesized sound, the possibilities of interactive media, television, film and animation. His walls are lined with Grammy awards and gold and platinum plaques from around the world. His name is found on scores of recordings spanning the 1970s to the '90s -- solo albums, collaborations with the Mahavishnu Orchestra, Jeff Beck, Al Di Meola, Mick Jagger, Carlos Santana, Stanley Clarke, Elvin Jones, and many others.

Jan has composed and produced at least 14 original motion picture soundtracks, the music for 90 episodes of Miami Vice (2006) (which spun-off four soundtrack albums and its worldwide #1 hit theme song), 20 episodes of the popular British television series “Chancer” (1990), and the music for “Beyond the Mind's Eye,” one of the all-time best-selling music videos in Billboard chart history. Jan Hammer was born in Prague, Czechoslovakia.

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Albums

Maliny Maliny
Maliny Maliny
Promising Music/MPS
2009
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The Early Years
Megafon
1992
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Oh, Yeah?
Megafon
1976
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The First Seven Days
Megafon
1975
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