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    TownerFan got a reaction from GerateWohl in The Legacy of John Williams - New Blog on JW   
    https://thelegacyofjohnwilliams.com/2020/06/09/marcus-paus-podcast/
     
    Marcus is a true genius and his music is brilliant, I recommend everyone to check out his opus if you don't know it already. It was a joy talking with him. I hope you all enjoy.
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    TownerFan got a reaction from crumbs in SUPERMAN: THE MOVIE - 3CD Set from La-La Land Records   
    Well, pre-announces actually:
     
     
    COMING SOON
    LIMITED EDITION (3-CD SET)
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    TownerFan got a reaction from ricsim88 in The Legacy of John Williams - New Blog on JW   
    Thank you all for the nice words. I'm glad you've enjoyed this episode. Malcolm is really a legend of his own and he really seen it all in terms of greats he played for.
     
    Stay tuned for new episodes coming with more legendary musicians who performed with JW.
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    TownerFan got a reaction from Alan in The Legacy of John Williams - New Blog on JW   
    Thank you all for the nice words. I'm glad you've enjoyed this episode. Malcolm is really a legend of his own and he really seen it all in terms of greats he played for.
     
    Stay tuned for new episodes coming with more legendary musicians who performed with JW.
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    TownerFan reacted to Alan in The Legacy of John Williams - New Blog on JW   
    Love listening to these while working from home, thank you @TownerFan!
     
    Listening to the Malcolm McNab interview now. That "you're just not a soloist" comment! That must have hurt!
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    TownerFan reacted to Disco Stu in The Legacy of John Williams - New Blog on JW   
    I'm listening to Far and Away while perusing the booklet tonight and it's fun looking over the list of musicians seeing 3 out of the 5 people you've interviewed for this series listed, @TownerFan.  It's nice having voices and personalities to associate with what would otherwise be just a bunch of names blending together.
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    TownerFan reacted to Steve in The Legacy of John Williams - New Blog on JW   
    And here Williams was totally wrong. Listen to Malcolms solo albums, they are amazing, especially the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto is mind blowing! Malcolm's tone might not be as bright as Tim Morrison's, but it is still great. IMO the best studio trumpet player ever.
     
    Also funny that Malcolm was Goldsmith's favourite soloist.
     
    Thanks Maurizio @TownerFan for this nice episode and your great work!
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    TownerFan reacted to ricsim88 in The Legacy of John Williams - New Blog on JW   
    I can’t imagine JW meant it in a bad way. But indeed it probably did hurt. Although it seems Malcolm has enough ego to be able to take it. I also play principal trumpet chair in my orchestra. It definitely takes a bit of ego to get through it. Without sounding too arrogant of course. I absolutely love Malcolm’s playing, he’s been an inspiration for a long time. But he’s from a generation that can handle themselves. I’m sure he’s fine. 
    In any case, fabulous interview Maurizio!
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    TownerFan got a reaction from crocodile in The Legacy of John Williams - New Blog on JW   
    https://thelegacyofjohnwilliams.com/2020/09/23/malcolm-mcnab-podcast
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    TownerFan got a reaction from Incanus in The Legacy of John Williams - New Blog on JW   
    https://thelegacyofjohnwilliams.com/2020/09/23/malcolm-mcnab-podcast
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    TownerFan got a reaction from Matt S. in The Legacy of John Williams - New Blog on JW   
    https://thelegacyofjohnwilliams.com/2020/09/23/malcolm-mcnab-podcast
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    TownerFan got a reaction from Albus Percival Wulfric in The Legacy of John Williams - New Blog on JW   
    https://thelegacyofjohnwilliams.com/2020/09/23/malcolm-mcnab-podcast
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    TownerFan got a reaction from Steve in The Legacy of John Williams - New Blog on JW   
    https://thelegacyofjohnwilliams.com/2020/09/23/malcolm-mcnab-podcast
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    TownerFan got a reaction from Ricard in The Legacy of John Williams - New Blog on JW   
    https://thelegacyofjohnwilliams.com/2020/09/23/malcolm-mcnab-podcast
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    TownerFan got a reaction from Disco Stu in The Legacy of John Williams - New Blog on JW   
    https://thelegacyofjohnwilliams.com/2020/09/23/malcolm-mcnab-podcast
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    TownerFan got a reaction from fommes in Alternate "The Adventures of Tintin" (Opening Credits)?   
    The use of the harpsichord might recall Francis Poulenc's Concert Champetre from 1928. There is an overall air that harks back to French composers of that era like Poulenc, Honegger, Milhaud. All of them were strongly influenced by the early jazz music coming from the US (Gershwin, Antheil et al). It makes sense considering the source material and also the setting of the film.
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    TownerFan got a reaction from blondheim in Alternate "The Adventures of Tintin" (Opening Credits)?   
    The use of the harpsichord might recall Francis Poulenc's Concert Champetre from 1928. There is an overall air that harks back to French composers of that era like Poulenc, Honegger, Milhaud. All of them were strongly influenced by the early jazz music coming from the US (Gershwin, Antheil et al). It makes sense considering the source material and also the setting of the film.
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    TownerFan got a reaction from Remco in Williams's sketches? ?Angela Morley and Conrad Pope   
    FYI, Karam is 91 years old and retired.
     
    There is no inherent reason as to why JW stopped working with Conrad other than he likely didn't need his services anymore. As he said in the podcast interview we did, Conrad feels like JW is doing good without him nonetheless
     
     
    Conrad started in the early 1980s working as a copyist at JAKMS, so he was able to look at scores already very early on. He was recommended to John Neufeld by Arthur Morton (Goldsmith's main orchestrator), and started doing uncredited work for him. He was given his first credits with on some James Horner scores in the early 1990s (The Rocketeer, Patriot Games, Once Upon a Forest). It was around the same time that he started also contributing orchestration work for John Williams. His first work was indeed Jurassic Park in 1993. From that moment on, he became a regular in the team with Neufeld working with JW. He also started to get a lot of work and did orchestrations for Alan Silvestri, James Newton Howard, Danny Elfman, Hans Zimmer. His first official screen credit on a JW score was The Lost World. In some of the heavier, denser scores he orchestrated most of the cues, such as Sorcerer's Stone, Minority Report, Attack of the Clones, Prisoner of Azkaban. When Neufeld retired in 2004 (his last score with JW was The Terminal), Conrad basically became the "principal", splitting cues mostly with Eddie Karam on Revenge of the Sith, War of the Worlds, Munich, Indiana Jones IV and Tintin, with the occasional help from JAKMS people.
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    TownerFan got a reaction from Once in Williams's sketches? ?Angela Morley and Conrad Pope   
    FYI, Karam is 91 years old and retired.
     
    There is no inherent reason as to why JW stopped working with Conrad other than he likely didn't need his services anymore. As he said in the podcast interview we did, Conrad feels like JW is doing good without him nonetheless
     
     
    Conrad started in the early 1980s working as a copyist at JAKMS, so he was able to look at scores already very early on. He was recommended to John Neufeld by Arthur Morton (Goldsmith's main orchestrator), and started doing uncredited work for him. He was given his first credits with on some James Horner scores in the early 1990s (The Rocketeer, Patriot Games, Once Upon a Forest). It was around the same time that he started also contributing orchestration work for John Williams. His first work was indeed Jurassic Park in 1993. From that moment on, he became a regular in the team with Neufeld working with JW. He also started to get a lot of work and did orchestrations for Alan Silvestri, James Newton Howard, Danny Elfman, Hans Zimmer. His first official screen credit on a JW score was The Lost World. In some of the heavier, denser scores he orchestrated most of the cues, such as Sorcerer's Stone, Minority Report, Attack of the Clones, Prisoner of Azkaban. When Neufeld retired in 2004 (his last score with JW was The Terminal), Conrad basically became the "principal", splitting cues mostly with Eddie Karam on Revenge of the Sith, War of the Worlds, Munich, Indiana Jones IV and Tintin, with the occasional help from JAKMS people.
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    TownerFan got a reaction from Will in Alternate "The Adventures of Tintin" (Opening Credits)?   
    These are fantastic peeks into the creative process, other than being lovely pieces of music. I think Spielberg and JW did the right choice in the end--the final jazzy version is probably the best of the three. It gives the opening a fantastic 1920s feeling.
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    TownerFan got a reaction from Bayesian in Alternate "The Adventures of Tintin" (Opening Credits)?   
    The use of the harpsichord might recall Francis Poulenc's Concert Champetre from 1928. There is an overall air that harks back to French composers of that era like Poulenc, Honegger, Milhaud. All of them were strongly influenced by the early jazz music coming from the US (Gershwin, Antheil et al). It makes sense considering the source material and also the setting of the film.
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    TownerFan got a reaction from BrotherSound in Williams's sketches? ?Angela Morley and Conrad Pope   
    FYI, Karam is 91 years old and retired.
     
    There is no inherent reason as to why JW stopped working with Conrad other than he likely didn't need his services anymore. As he said in the podcast interview we did, Conrad feels like JW is doing good without him nonetheless
     
     
    Conrad started in the early 1980s working as a copyist at JAKMS, so he was able to look at scores already very early on. He was recommended to John Neufeld by Arthur Morton (Goldsmith's main orchestrator), and started doing uncredited work for him. He was given his first credits with on some James Horner scores in the early 1990s (The Rocketeer, Patriot Games, Once Upon a Forest). It was around the same time that he started also contributing orchestration work for John Williams. His first work was indeed Jurassic Park in 1993. From that moment on, he became a regular in the team with Neufeld working with JW. He also started to get a lot of work and did orchestrations for Alan Silvestri, James Newton Howard, Danny Elfman, Hans Zimmer. His first official screen credit on a JW score was The Lost World. In some of the heavier, denser scores he orchestrated most of the cues, such as Sorcerer's Stone, Minority Report, Attack of the Clones, Prisoner of Azkaban. When Neufeld retired in 2004 (his last score with JW was The Terminal), Conrad basically became the "principal", splitting cues mostly with Eddie Karam on Revenge of the Sith, War of the Worlds, Munich, Indiana Jones IV and Tintin, with the occasional help from JAKMS people.
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    TownerFan got a reaction from Muad'Dib in Williams's sketches? ?Angela Morley and Conrad Pope   
    FYI, Karam is 91 years old and retired.
     
    There is no inherent reason as to why JW stopped working with Conrad other than he likely didn't need his services anymore. As he said in the podcast interview we did, Conrad feels like JW is doing good without him nonetheless
     
     
    Conrad started in the early 1980s working as a copyist at JAKMS, so he was able to look at scores already very early on. He was recommended to John Neufeld by Arthur Morton (Goldsmith's main orchestrator), and started doing uncredited work for him. He was given his first credits with on some James Horner scores in the early 1990s (The Rocketeer, Patriot Games, Once Upon a Forest). It was around the same time that he started also contributing orchestration work for John Williams. His first work was indeed Jurassic Park in 1993. From that moment on, he became a regular in the team with Neufeld working with JW. He also started to get a lot of work and did orchestrations for Alan Silvestri, James Newton Howard, Danny Elfman, Hans Zimmer. His first official screen credit on a JW score was The Lost World. In some of the heavier, denser scores he orchestrated most of the cues, such as Sorcerer's Stone, Minority Report, Attack of the Clones, Prisoner of Azkaban. When Neufeld retired in 2004 (his last score with JW was The Terminal), Conrad basically became the "principal", splitting cues mostly with Eddie Karam on Revenge of the Sith, War of the Worlds, Munich, Indiana Jones IV and Tintin, with the occasional help from JAKMS people.
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    TownerFan got a reaction from Timo Martikainen in Williams's sketches? ?Angela Morley and Conrad Pope   
    FYI, Karam is 91 years old and retired.
     
    There is no inherent reason as to why JW stopped working with Conrad other than he likely didn't need his services anymore. As he said in the podcast interview we did, Conrad feels like JW is doing good without him nonetheless
     
     
    Conrad started in the early 1980s working as a copyist at JAKMS, so he was able to look at scores already very early on. He was recommended to John Neufeld by Arthur Morton (Goldsmith's main orchestrator), and started doing uncredited work for him. He was given his first credits with on some James Horner scores in the early 1990s (The Rocketeer, Patriot Games, Once Upon a Forest). It was around the same time that he started also contributing orchestration work for John Williams. His first work was indeed Jurassic Park in 1993. From that moment on, he became a regular in the team with Neufeld working with JW. He also started to get a lot of work and did orchestrations for Alan Silvestri, James Newton Howard, Danny Elfman, Hans Zimmer. His first official screen credit on a JW score was The Lost World. In some of the heavier, denser scores he orchestrated most of the cues, such as Sorcerer's Stone, Minority Report, Attack of the Clones, Prisoner of Azkaban. When Neufeld retired in 2004 (his last score with JW was The Terminal), Conrad basically became the "principal", splitting cues mostly with Eddie Karam on Revenge of the Sith, War of the Worlds, Munich, Indiana Jones IV and Tintin, with the occasional help from JAKMS people.
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    TownerFan got a reaction from carlborg in Williams's sketches? ?Angela Morley and Conrad Pope   
    FYI, Karam is 91 years old and retired.
     
    There is no inherent reason as to why JW stopped working with Conrad other than he likely didn't need his services anymore. As he said in the podcast interview we did, Conrad feels like JW is doing good without him nonetheless
     
     
    Conrad started in the early 1980s working as a copyist at JAKMS, so he was able to look at scores already very early on. He was recommended to John Neufeld by Arthur Morton (Goldsmith's main orchestrator), and started doing uncredited work for him. He was given his first credits with on some James Horner scores in the early 1990s (The Rocketeer, Patriot Games, Once Upon a Forest). It was around the same time that he started also contributing orchestration work for John Williams. His first work was indeed Jurassic Park in 1993. From that moment on, he became a regular in the team with Neufeld working with JW. He also started to get a lot of work and did orchestrations for Alan Silvestri, James Newton Howard, Danny Elfman, Hans Zimmer. His first official screen credit on a JW score was The Lost World. In some of the heavier, denser scores he orchestrated most of the cues, such as Sorcerer's Stone, Minority Report, Attack of the Clones, Prisoner of Azkaban. When Neufeld retired in 2004 (his last score with JW was The Terminal), Conrad basically became the "principal", splitting cues mostly with Eddie Karam on Revenge of the Sith, War of the Worlds, Munich, Indiana Jones IV and Tintin, with the occasional help from JAKMS people.
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