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Jan Hammer
Jan (* 1948) is a Czech-American musician, composer and record producer. He first gained his most visible audience while playing keyboards with the Mahavishnu Orchestra in the early 1970s, as well as his film scores for television and film including "Miami Vice Theme" and "Crockett's Theme", from the 1980s television program, Miami Vice. He has continued to work as both a musical performer and producer, expanding to producing film later in his career.
 
Jan has collaborated with some of the era's most influential jazz and rock musicians such as John McLaughlin, Jeff Beck, Al Di Meola, Mick Jagger, Carlos Santana, Stanley Clarke, Tommy Bolin, Neal Schon, Steve Lukather and Elvin Jones. He has composed and produced at least 14 original motion picture soundtracks, the music for 90 episodes of Miami Vice and 20 episodes of the television series Chancer. His compositions have won him several Grammy Awards.
 
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contact: elliott@janhammer.com
homepage: janhammer.com
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Discography
Malma Maliny
MPS Records MPS 15217 ST
recorded live 30 August 1968 at Domicile in München/Germany
Jan Hammer, piano, organ
George Mraz, bass
Cees See, drums
Latin-Soul-Rock
Fania Records SLP 00470
recorded live August 1973 at Yankee Stadium in New York City/USA
Manu Dibango, sax
Barry Rogers, trombone
Lewis Kahn, trombone
Willie Colon, trombone
Lou Soloff, trumpet
Luis Ortiz, trumpet
Ray Maldonado, trumpet
Victor Paz, trumpet
Jorge Santana, guitar
Jan Hammer, Hammond organ
Ricardo Ray, piano
Larry Harlow, piano, organ
Bobby Valentin, bass
Billy Cobham, drums
Johnny Pacheco, guiro, chimes, percussion
Nicky Marrero, timbales
Yomo Toro, tres
Roberto Roena, bongos
Mongo Santamaria, congas
Ray Barretto, congas
Bobby Cruz, vocals
Cheo Feliciano, vocals
Timeless
ECM 1047
recorded June 1974 in New York City/USA
John Abercrombie, guitar
Jan Hammer, organ, piano, synthesizer
Jack DeJohnette, drums
Stanley Clarke
Nemperor Records NE 431
recorded in New York, NY/USA
Stanley Clarke, bass, vocals
David Taylor, brass
Garnett Brown, brass
James Buffington, brass
Jon Faddis, brass
Lewis M. Soloff, brass
Peter Gordon, brass
Bill Connors, guitar
Jan Hammer, synthesizer, piano, organ
strings section
Tony Williams, drums
Airo, percussion
The 1976 Solo Keyboard Album
Epic EK 64277
recorded April 1995
Stanley Clarke, bass, guitar, keyboards, organ, piano, sitar, vocals
Gerald Albright, soprano sax
Brandon Fields, alto sax, tenor sax
Kirk Whalum, tenor sax
George Bohannon, trombone
Jerry Hey, trumpet
Al Aarons, brass
George Bohanon, brass
Stewart Blumberg, brass
Garnett Brown, brass
James Buffington, brass
Earl Chapin, brass
Buddy Childers, brass
Jon Faddis, brass
Robert Findley, brass
Tom "Bones" Malone, brass
Lew McCreary, brass
Jack Nimitz, brass
Peter Gordon, brass
Gary Grant, brass
William Peterson, brass
Alan Rubin, brass
Dalton Smith, brass
Lew Soloff, brass
David Taylor, brass
Wilmer Wise, brass
Tom Scott, lyricon
Jeff Beck, guitar
Bill Connors, guitar
Ray Gomez, guitar
David Sancious, guitar, keyboards
Todd Cochran, organ, piano
George Duke, clavinet, keyboards, organ, piano, vocals
Jan Hammer, Moog synthesizer, organ, piano
strings section
Louis Johnson, bass, vocals
Carmine Appice, drums
Darryl Brown, drums
Gerry Brown, drums
Dennis Chambers, drums
Harvey Mason sr., drums
John "J.R." Robinson, drums
John "4 Daddman" Robinson, drums
Kenny White, drums
Tony Williams, drums
Steve Gadd, drums, percussion
Philip Bailey, vocals
Carl Carwell, vocals
Leon "Ndugu" Chancler, vocals
Darrell Cox, vocals
Phil Perry, vocals

 
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