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 Marty Paich

Marty Paich

Birth
Oakland, California, USA
Death 12 Aug 1995 (aged 70)
Santa Ynez, California, USA
Burial Westlake Village, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Plot 640, Grave D
Memorial ID 5384 · View Source
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Martin Louis Paich was an extraordinarily talented musician. In his 50-year career as conductor, composer, arranger, pianist, and producer, Marty worked with some of the most distinguished names in popular music, west coast jazz, and film. After studies at the Los Angeles Conservatory of Music and Art (BA, MA, magna cum laude, composition), and the University of Southern California, Marty studied composition with Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, and theory with Arnold Schoenberg. As an arranger and conductor, he worked for Pearl Bailey, George Benson, Stephen Bishop, Sammy Davis Jr, Neil Diamond, Stan Getz, Lena Horne, Al Hirt, Mahalia Jackson, Jack Jones, Stan Kenton, Peggy Lee, Kenny Loggins, Cheryl Lynn, Michael McDonald, Tony Martin, Anita O'Day, Patti Page, Billy Preston, Andre Previn, Johnny Rivers, Boz Scaggs, Seals and Croft, Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Mel Torme, Toto, Sarah Vaughan, and Andy Williams. He produced and arranged the famous Barbra Streisand single, "The Way We Were." In television, Marty worked on the Ironside series, the Andy Williams Show, and specials with such artists as Dinah Shore and Jack Jones. In addition, he was for two years Music Director on the Smothers Brothers Show, for two years worked in the same capacity on the Sonny and Cher Show, and for four years Music Director for the Glen Campbell Show. In jazz, he worked with Betty Carter, Ray Charles, Ella Fitzgerald, Stan Kenton, Marty Paich DekTette with Mel Torme, Art Pepper, Jack Sheldon, and Sarah Vaughan, among many others. In film, Marty Paich worked as conductor on such projects as Flatliners, For the Boys, Grand Canyon, The Package, Pretty Woman, Prince of Tides, and Three Men and A Little Lady. Toward the end of his long career, Marty worked with Patti Austin, Ray Charles, Natalie Cole, Aretha Franklin, Julio Iglesias, Michael Jackson, Dr John, Bette Midler, Linda Ronstadt, and Carly Simon. He also conducted the Los Angeles Philharmonic at Hollywood Bowl in one of Sarah Vaughan's last public appearances. Marty died of cancer of the colon. At the funeral, he was eulogized by conductor and composer John Williams, who declared that Marty was one of the treasures of the music industry, and "had the finest ear in the business. His work was impeccable, the very best, and everyone knew it." He was pre-deceased by his first wife Huddie, and is survived by second wife Linda, and children David and Lorrie. David Paich is best-known as a Los Angeles composer, pianist, and co-founder of the multi Grammy-winning band Toto. The Marty Paich Archive is now being organized in California.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 9 May 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5384
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Marty Paich (23 Jan 1925–12 Aug 1995), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5384, citing Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park, Westlake Village, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .