Johnny Mandel, the musician Oscar Award winner and winner of the Grammy Awards, who has written music for several films of great reputation, died at the age of 94. Were not disclosed the cause of death, which was made public by a musician and friend Michael Feinstein, who wrote: “A dear friend, an arranger and composer of extraordinary talent a brilliant Johnny Mandel is dead. The world will never be the same without his humor, his spirit and his vision for the ironic of life and the human condition. He was truly a man without comparison and no one will be able to write and arrange as he has done. God, we will miss you, celebriamolo with his music, would have wanted”.
Oscar and Grammy for the composer
Mandel was considered as one of the six Masters of world music, an arranger, a first class, one of the best of the ‘900. The musician has written arrangements for artists like Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee, Barbra Streisand, Michael Jackson, Tony Bennett, Natalie Cole, to name a few, in addition to having written music for over 30 films in his long career, to the point to allow him to win some of the most prestigious awards for those who make music, or the Oscar and the Grammy. Among the films for which he composed the music are “a Time of war, a time of love” directed by Arthur Hiller with James Garner and Julie Andrews, “sand Castles,” directed by Vincente Minnelli, who is “The Shadow of Your Smile” won both awards, but also “Detective”s Story” with Paul Newman and, especially, of “M*A*S*H” and many others.
The memory of Micheal Buble
“I’m so sad to have learned that one of my myths absolute, Johnny Mandel, is dead.” Is what she wrote on her Twitter crooner Michael Buble has added, that the composer “was a true genius and one of my writers, arrangers and personality you prefer. It was incredible,” he closed the singer.