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Lalo Schifrin

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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

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Variety, 2018-07-26 20:33:13
Composer Lorne Balfe’s task, like any in the 52-year history of the “Mission: Impossible” franchise, was simple but not easy: Use Lalo Schifrin’s classic, iconic television theme, but find a fresh approach to effectively score Tom Cruise’s sixth outing as Ethan Hunt in “Fallout.” It took nine months of writing ...

Los Del Río, Cuco Valoy, Ilan Chester, Joao Bosco and Lalo Schifrin Among Latin Academy's Special Honorees
Billboard, 2017-09-13 13:38:02
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'Mission: Impossible' Composer Lalo Schifrin Set to Be Honored With 85th Birthday Concert: Exclusive
Billboard, 2017-07-27 21:01:05
Legendary composer and conductor Lalo Schifrin, best known for writing the Mission: Impossible theme, will be honored on his 85th birthday with...

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