I was sad to hear of the passing of Michel Legrand. He lived a long life I guess – he was a month shy of his 87th birthday I believe. I thought, straight away on hearing the news of his amazing recording, Legrand Jazz. We bought that 1959 album on a whim – I say we – the family used to […]
Jóhann Jóhannsson has died. The Icelandic musician and composer was best known for his film score work but he had also composed for TV, dance, theatre and released solo albums – such as the stunning Orphée. He was 48 years old. The cause of death is not known.
Welcome to episode 79 of Sweetman Podcast with support from our sponsors – T Leaf T, Yeastie Boys and Le Petite Chocolat. I had a chat a few months back with Jonathan Crayford. He’s a pianist, bassist – multi-instrumentalist in fact. He works as a solo act, as part of a duo with Ross Burge (Spanner), in trios and other small […]
I first saw – and heard – Randy Newman talking on a documentary that was made to celebrate 20 years of Rolling Stone magazine. He was one of a few – assembled – talking heads. He said funny things like, “I don’t know how Elton John was rated but I always rated him highly. He […]
Welcome to episode 46 of Sweetman Podcast brought to you by Phantom Billstickers. A chat with the film composer, arranger and musician Victoria Kelly. I loved chatting to Victoria. We’d met, just briefly, only one other time – but I’d enjoyed her work as part of the SJD band and on stage with Neil Finn […]
It recently made the various entertainment pages that Guillermo del Toro went on an “epic Twitter rant” about how great John Carpenter is. Basically it was one film director praising another – but the tone was around how Carpenter is often written off for working in shlock/horror/sci-fi, as if the work isn’t as important because […]
Rhian Sheehan We Are Stars [OST] 360.com Fans of Rhian Sheehan’s music could sense both a fascination with space and with film scores – before he was ever overtly working in the industry. Well, it was never hidden, more a preoccupation. Those two vestiges come together perfectly for this aspect of his occupation here, with […]
Welcome to the second episode of Sweetman Podcast. This time it’s a chat with Rhian Sheehan. I first met Rhian through his music – then got to know him as a friend, we worked together (we talk about this, briefly, as part of the interview here) and I’ve long admired his dedication to his craft, […]