John ALTMAN – composer, arranger, songwriter
John Altman has provided arrangements for many hit records including Bjork’s Oh It’s So Quiet, Rod Stewart’s Downtown Train, Kissing A Fool by George Michael, Van Morrison’s Moondance (John played sax in his band and was his md for 7 years!), That Ole Devil Called Love by Alison Moyet, and the Python’s cult single, Always Look On The Bright Side of Life.
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He’s also worked with Diana Ross, Goldie, Simple Minds, Go West and Maria Muldaur.
He produced I Shall Be Released by Sting and Eric Clapton and Aled Jones’ first hit Walking In The Air.
His signature sound is big bands – think of his scores for Little Voice and the new Richard Gere/Jennifer Lopez musical Shall We Dance – so he’s the ideal choice for artists wanting to do standards.
He also produces his own jazz albums.
To view a programme about John’s career in music click here