I think it’s fair to say Mark is truly a musical chameleon. A superb jazz trumpeter, a master synthesist and, with nearly 100 feature films and hundreds of hours of TV behind him, an extraordinarily gifted composer, his body of work runs the gamut of musical styles.
Consider these titles:
Reversal of Fortune
Little Man Tate
Fire in the Sky
Nell (Golden Globe nom.)
The Cooler (taught himself to play saxophone)
A River Runs Through It (Oscar nom.)
…. to name just a few.
His list of collaborators in film is a veritable who’s who of the entertainment industry – Robert Redford, Brian De Palma, Jodi Foster, Robert Altman, Sydney Lumet and so many more many more to name.
As a performer, Mark has graced the albums of such diverse artists as Bruce Springsteen, Willie Nelson, Lyle Lovett, Ziggy Marley, Joni Mitchell, The Rolling Stones, Chris Isaak, and Van Morrison. His solo recordings span from electronica and classic jazz to hip-hop and ethnic world music. No matter the genre, medium, or venue, Mark Isham never fails to engage the listener with his music.
He’s a Grammy winner and 3-time nominee, an Oscar nominee and Golden Globe nominee. He won and Emmy for his theme to “EZ Streets”, had 3 other nominations and in 2007 was voted “Composer of the Year” at the Hollywood Film Awards.