Mark Isham

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Mark Isham
Birth name Mark Ware Isham
Born (1951-09-07) September 7, 1951 (age 67)
New York City
Genres Jazz, electronic
Occupation(s) Musician, composer
Instruments Trumpet, synthesizer
Years active 1976–present
Labels ECM, Windham Hill, Columbia, Virgin
Website isham.com

Mark Ware Isham (born September 7, 1951) is an American musician. A trumpeter and synthesist, he works in a variety of genres, including jazz and electronic.[1][2] He is also a film composer, having worked on films and television series, including The Hitcher, Point Break, Of Mice and Men, Warrior (2011 film), Nell, Blade, Crash and Once Upon a Time.

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 participation with artists like Group 87, Art Lande, Pharoah Sanders, Van Morrison, David Torn, and sessions with people like Joni Mitchell, Terry Bozzio, Bill Bruford, XTC, and Doug Lunn.

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

Discography[edit]

As sideman[edit]

With Group 87
  • Group 87 (Columbia Records)
  • A Career in Dada Processing (Capitol Records)
With Art Lande
With Pharoah Sanders
With Van Morrison
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]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Huey, Steve. "Mark Isham Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved March 22, 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 (November 9, 2006). "The making of Army Strong". United States Army. Retrieved May 19, 2011.

External links[edit]