Mark Isham

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Mark Isham
Birth name Mark Ware Isham
Born (1951-09-07) September 7, 1951 (age 63)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Genres Jazz, electronic
Occupation(s) Musician, composer
Instruments Trumpet, synthesizer
Years active 1976–present
Labels Windham Hill
Website www.isham.com

Mark Ware Isham (born September 7, 1951) is an American trumpeter, synthesist, and film composer. He works in a variety of genres, including jazz, electronic, and film.[1][2] He is responsible for contributing the scores of nearly one hundred films.

Life and career[edit]

Isham was born in New York City, the son of Patricia (née Hammond), a violinist, and Howard Fuller Isham, a Professor of Humanities.[3]

His discography is extensive and varied, including with his participation with units like Group 87 , and David Torn's Cloud About Mercury project, and sessions with people like Terry Bozzio, Bill Bruford and Doug Lunn.

Isham is a Scientologist.[4][5] He is married to Donna Isham.[5]

Discography[edit]

As sideman[edit]

With Art Lande

With David Torn

Studio albums and compilations[edit]

Rabbit Ears Storybook Classics[edit]

Other[edit]

Contributions to soundtracks[edit]

1980s[edit]

1990s[edit]

2000s[edit]

2010s[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Huey, Steve. "Mark Isham Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 22 March 2010. 
  2. ^ The New York Times
  3. ^ Film Reference
  4. ^ Richardson, John M. (September 11, 1993). "The Scientology Church of Hollywood". The Globe and Mail (Bell Globemedia Publishing Inc). 
  5. ^ a b Wright, Lawrence (February 14, 2011). "The Apostate: Paul Haggis vs. the Church of Scientology". The New Yorker. Retrieved March 16, 2011. 
  6. ^ Nickerson, Thomas (9 November 2006). "The making of Army Strong". United States Army. Retrieved 19 May 2011. 

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