Dick Hyman

Biography

Born: March 8, 1927; New York, NY  
A very versatile virtuoso, Dick Hyman once recorded an album on which he played "A Child Is Born" in the styles of 11 different pianists, from Scott Joplin to Cecil Taylor. Hyman can clearly play anything he wants to, and since the '70s, he has mostly concentrated on pre-bop swing and stride styles. Hyman worked with Red Norvo (1949-1950) and Benny Goodman (1950), and then spent much of the 1950s and '60s as a studio musician. He appears on the Read more one known sound film of Charlie Parker (Hot House from 1952); recorded honky tonk under pseudonyms; played organ and early synthesizers in addition to piano; was Arthur Godfrey's music director (1959-1962); collaborated with Leonard Feather on some History of Jazz concerts (doubling on clarinet), and even performed rock and free jazz; but all of this was a prelude to his later work. In the 1970s, Hyman played with the New York Jazz Repertory Company, formed the Perfect Jazz Repertory Quintet (1976), and started writing soundtracks for Woody Allen films. He has recorded frequently during the past several decades (sometimes in duets with Ruby Braff) for Concord, Music Masters, and Reference, among other labels, and ranks at the top of the classic jazz field. ~ Scott Yanow Read less
Great American Songbook - Gershwin, Porter, Arlen, Berlin / Hyman
Release Date: 01/12/2010   Label: Nimbus  
Catalog: 2725   Number of Discs: 2
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    Gary Graffman - The Complete RCA & Columbia Album Collection
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 546239 Release Date: 09/24/2013   Number of Discs: 24
    Composer:  Sergei Prokofiev,  Franz Schubert,  Robert Schumann,  Johannes Brahms  ... 
    Performer:  Gary Graffman,  Berl Senofsky,  Shirley Trepel,  Dick Hyman  ... 
    Conductor:  George Szell,  Enrique Jorda,  Charles Munch,  Walter Hendl  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra,  San Francisco Symphony Orchestra,  Boston Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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    Manhattan: Music From The Woody Allen Film
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 761145 Release Date: 03/02/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  George Gershwin
    Performer:  Eric Cohen,  Dick Hyman,  Lewis Eley,  Brian Koonin  ... 
    Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
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    Great American Songbook - Gershwin, Porter, Arlen, Berlin / Hyman
    Label: Nimbus   Catalog: 2725 Release Date: 01/12/2010   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  George Gershwin
    Performer:  Dick Hyman
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    Brubeck, Hanna, Hyman: Jazz Sonatas
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 55061 Release Date: 10/02/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Roland Hanna,  Dick Hyman,  Dave Brubeck
    Performer:  Jesse Levy,  Roland Hanna,  Peter Gordon,  Gary Schocker  ... 
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    My Funny Valentine / Dick Hyman, The Western Wind
    Label: Western Wind   Catalog: 4004 Release Date: 03/30/2001   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  George Gershwin,  Edward "Duke" Ellington,  Richard Rodgers
    Performer:  Dick Hyman
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Western Wind Vocal Ensemble
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    Don't Give The Name A Bad Place - Types & Stereotypes
    Label: New World Records   Catalog: 80265 Release Date: 07/16/1996   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Gus Williams,  Jean Schwartz,  James A. Bland,  Will Marion Cook  ... 
    Performer:  Bernard Knee,  Ralph Fields,  Alan Sokoloff,  Dick Hyman  ... 
    Conductor:  Dick Hyman
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    Scott Joplin - Greatest Hits
    Label: Rca   Catalog: 60842 Release Date: 09/06/1991   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Scott Joplin
    Performer:  James Levine,  Dick Hyman
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    Gershwin: Porgy And Bess / Demain, Houston Grand Opera
    Label: Rca Victor Red Seal   Catalog: 32109 Release Date: 10/25/1990   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  George Gershwin
    Performer:  Myra Merritt,  Alexander B. Smalls,  Larry Marshall,  Betty Lane  ... 
    Conductor:  John DeMain
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Houston Grand Opera Orchestra,  Houston Grand Opera Chorus
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