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Marty Paich

Born: January 23 1925
Born in: Oakland, California
United States

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Marty Paich

Martin Louis "Marty" Paich (January 23, 1925 – August 12, 1995) was an American pianist, composer, arranger, record producer, music director, and conductor. He came to prominence on the West Coast Jazz scene of the 1950s, as both a pianist and a composer. Paich gradually stepped away from performing as a musician to work mainly as a producer, composer and arranger.

In a career spanning half a century, he worked in these capacities for such artists as Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Sarah Vaughan, Stan Kenton, Ella Fitzgerald, Mel Tormé, Ray Charles, Gary Crosby, Spirit, Johnny Rivers, Aretha Franklin, Linda Ronstadt, Al Hirt, Jack Jones, Neil Diamond, Stan Getz, Sammy Davis Jr, Michael Jackson, Art Pepper, Ethel Azama, Mahalia Jackson, Linda Lawson, Toto (his son David is a founding member of that band), and many others.
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