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Norman Landsberg has been part of the bay area music scene for many years. Though trained in classical piano, he was able to draw upon the cultural diversity of his native New York City to develop a familiarity with a wide range of musical tastes and styles. His professional career started as one of the founding members of the rock group MOUNTAIN, featuring guitarist Leslie West. (Samples from songs Norman co-wrote as a member of Mountain have found a new life in current hits by such artists as Jay-Z and Kanye West, winding up in films like “Barbershop” and “The Taking of Pelham 123”). He first came to the bay area with his group “Hammer” to record an album for Bill Graham’s San Francisco Records, and subsequently moved here permanently, becoming vocal arranger and music director for the Pointer Sisters, touring extensively and making numerous television appearances with them. He went on to work with a variety of artists such as pop singer Lenny Williams (known for his work with Tower of Power). Norman’s arranging skills and studio savvy have helped to establish him as an independent producer who, along with his wife, keyboardist Socorro de Castro-Landsberg, run Landsberg Music Productions, a full service music production company providing music direction and arrangements from custom “minus-ones” to full album production, live performance, as well as scoring for commercials and films such as Ramona S

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