The Paul Leslie Hour Episode #52 – Dick Hyman

 

Dick Hyman is a pianist, organist, arranger, performing & recording artist, composer and music director. If one word could describe Hyman’s career in music, it would be “prolific.” With more than 100 albums recorded under his own name, his albums have been interpretations of all eras of American music, from ragtime and early jazz, to recordings of the great composers like Irving Berlin, Harold Arlen, Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Richard Rodgers and Duke Ellington. Dick Hyman has extensive experience as a studio musician. Dick Hyman has worked with artists as diverse as Benny Goodman and Art Garfunkel. He’s contributed to countless movies as a film scorer (Moonstruck, The Lemon Sisters, etc.). Hyman is perhaps the most significant musical contributor to the films of Woody Allen, among them Zelig, The Purple Rose of Cairo, Broadway Danny Rose, Stardust Memories, Hannah and Her Sisters, Radio Days, Bullets Over Broadway, Mighty Aphrodite, Everyone Says “I Love You”, Sweet and Lowdown, The Curse Of The Jade Scorpion and Melinda and Melinda.

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