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Lalo Schifrin

Previous star: Bernie Brillstein

Biography

In concert with the Big Band of the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln, 2006

Source: Wikipedia

Lalo Schifrin (born June 21, 1932) is an Argentine pianist, composer, arranger and conductor. He is best known for his film and TV scores, such as the "Theme from Mission: Impossible". He has received four Grammy Awards and six Oscar nominations. Schifrin, associated with the jazz music genre, is also noted for work with Clint Eastwood in the late 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, particularly the Dirty Harry films.

Fact file

  • Birth name: Boris Claudio Schifrin
  • Born: June 21, 1932 (age 83)
  • Origin: Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Genres: Bossa nova, jazz, bebop, rock, classical
  • Occupation(s): Musician, composer, arranger, conductor
  • Instruments: Piano
  • Years active: 1950–present
  • Labels: Tico, Roulette, Audio Fidelity, MGM, Verve, Colpix, Colgems, Dot, Warner Bros., Paramount, EntrActe, CTI, Tabu, Palo Alto, Atlantic, Aleph

Read more about Lalo Schifrin at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

In the news

Tom Cruise to star in 'Mission: Impossible 5'
LA Times Entertainme, 2013-05-07 17:13:00
The last time audiences saw super spy Ethan Hunt on screen in 2011, Lalo Schifrin’s iconic “Mission: Impossible” score seemed to be playing him toward the exit. Jeremy Renner’s William Brandt character had breathed new life into the franchise’s fourth installment, “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol,” leading to speculation that ...

Eminence gris maestro Lalo Schifrin basks in spotlight
Variety, 2012-08-23 15:00:00
Music for Screens: Music for Screens: Summer 2012

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