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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The Paul Leslie Hour Episode #51 – Dave Mackay

Dave Mackay is a pianist, keyboardist, singer-songwriter, accompanist and recording artist. Originally from Leicestershire, England his fascination with music and the art of recording has been lifelong. Mackay moved to the United States and studied at the Berklee College of Music. Currently based in Los Angeles, he’s continued his craft of writing and recording songs. Since 2016 he’s been performing alongside guitarist Tab Laven as the touring band of singer Art Garfunkel. The same year he also released his full length record of original songs entitled Restart.

We’re pleased to welcome Dave Mackay to The Paul Leslie Hour to discuss his multifaceted musical life!

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The Paul Leslie Hour Episode #43 – Hargus “Pig” Robbins

Hargus Melvin “Pig” Robbins is one of the great legends in music and has been called the most recorded pianist in the history of recorded music. Better known as “Pig” Robbins, he’s played on some of the most iconic tracks: Patsy Cline’s “I Fall to Pieces,” Roger Miller’s “King of the Road,” and George Jones’s “White Lightening.” Some of the iconic artists Pig Robbins has worked with include Bob Dylan, Merle Haggard, Dolly Parton, Kenny Rogers, Alan Jackson, Sturgill Simpson, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ray Charles, Charlie Rich, etc. Pig Robbins has recorded his own albums under the name “Mel Robbins.” In 2012 he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. We’re honored to have Pig with us! 


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Conal Fowkes: Pianist, Recording Artist, Vocalist, Composer

CONAL FOWKES is one very talented singer, pianist, double bassist, recording artist and performer.  Paul had previously interviewed him to talk about his role in The Eddy Davis New Orleans Jazz Band featuring Woody Allen.  He sits down with Paul to talk about his duo Davis & Fowkes as well as lending his musical talents to the Woody Allen film “Midnight in Paris.”