Johnny Mandel On 'Song Travels'

Johnny Mandel speaks onstage during the 41st Annual Songwriters Hall of Fame Ceremony. i i

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Johnny Mandel speaks onstage during the 41st Annual Songwriters Hall of Fame Ceremony.

Johnny Mandel speaks onstage during the 41st Annual Songwriters Hall of Fame Ceremony.

Jemal Countess/WireImage

Playlist

  • Sherrie Maricle & The Diva Jazz Orchestra, "Not Really The Blues (excerpt)" (Mandel)
  • Dick Haymes, "The Nearness Of You (excerpt)" (Carmichael, arr. Mandel)
  • Tony Bennett, "Emily (excerpt)" (Mandel)
  • Tony Bennett, "The Shadow Of Your Smile (excerpt)" (Webster, Mandel)
  • Michael Feinstein, "Where Do You Start (excerpt)" (Bergman, arr. Mandel)
  • I Want To Live Original Soundtrack, "Barbara Surrenders" (Mandel)
  • Frank Sinatra, "You And The Night And The Music (excerpt)" (Schwartz, Dietz, arr. Mandel)
  • M*A*S*H Original Soundtrack, "Suicide Is Painless (excerpt)" (Altman, Mandel)

Legendary composer and arranger Johnny Mandel started in the big bands of Joe Venuti, Buddy Rich and Jimmy Dorsey. Mandel's resume includes film and television classics such as "Suicide Is Painless" (the M*A*S*H theme) and "The Shadow of Your Smile" from The Sandpiper.

On this episode of Song Travels, the five-time Grammy winner sits down with host Michael Feinstein to discuss his lifetime in the industry. Mandel shares selections from some of his most iconic arrangements and compositions, including "Emily" performed by Tony Bennett.

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