Hal Willner

American music producer Hal Willner was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1957. He is involved in recording, film, television, and live events. He is most well-known for creating tribute albums and events that feature a variety of musical styles, including jazz, classical, rock and Tin Pan Alley. Armacord Nino Rota was his first tribute album. It was released in 1981. He worked as a record producer under Joel Dorn in the 1970s. In 1981, he was appointed music supervisor for Saturday Night Live. This position is still his. He was also the producer of Sunday Night, a TV show hosted by David Sanborn. Willner produced albums for Marianne Faithfull and Lou Reed, Bill Frisell and William S. Burroughs. He also produced albums for Gavin Friday, Lucinda Wilkes, Laurie Anderson, Allen Ginsberg, and Gavin Friday. He also produced a live tribute concert for Tim Buckley that launched the career Jeff. He released a single album under his own name, Whoops, I’m An Indian. It featured audio samples taken from 78-rpm records dating back to the mid-20th century. The Creative Commons By–SA License allows users to contribute text. It may also be available under GNU FDL.

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