Notes From An Artist

A Conversation With John Altman-The Hidden Man

March 22, 2022
Notes From An Artist
A Conversation With John Altman-The Hidden Man
Show Notes

A Conversation with John Altman: "You cut the cloth to fit the suit!" You know his music (George Michael, Monty Python, James Bond, Simple Minds, Rod Stewart, Prefab Sprout, Tina Turner & Barry White, Diana Ross, Bjork….to cite a scant few) but likely, not his name. Dubbed “Hidden Man” by Python member Terry Gillam, John Altman is an Emmy award winning British composer, arranger, conductor – and saxophonist (Peter Green, Hot Chocolate, Van Morrison, Amy Winehouse, John Martyn, Kevin Ayers…to cite another scant few).  Hosts David C. Gross and Tom Semioli talk with this "unknown" icon who forged an indelible identity among the elite in rock, jazz, film, and television as detailed in his must-read autobiography Hidden Man: My Many Musical Lives (Equinox Publications).

John Altman-The Hidden Man Playlist