Arif Mardin Arif Mardin

  • United States
  • Record producer at Atlantic Records
    Winner of 11 Grammy Awards

Biography

Arif Mardin (March 15, 1932 – June 25, 2006) was a Turkish-American music producer, who worked with hundreds of artists across many different styles of music, including jazz, rock, soul, disco and country.

He worked at Atlantic Records for over 30 years, as producer, arranger, studio manager, and vice president, before moving to EMI and serving as vice president and general manager of Manhattan Records.

His collaborations include working with Queen, the Bee Gees, Hall & Oates, Anita Baker, Aretha Franklin, Dionne Warwick, Donny Hathaway & Roberta Flack, Bette Midler, Chaka Khan, Laura Nyro, Ringo Starr, Phil Collins, Daniel Rodriguez, and Norah Jones.[2] Mardin was awarded eleven Grammy Awards.

Awards

  • Grammy: Album of the Year 1979 (Saturday Night Fever soundtrack), 2003 (Come Away with Me - Norah Jones)
  • Grammy: Best Female Pop Vocal Performance 1982 ("You Should Hear How She Talks About You" - Melissa Manchester)
  • Grammy: Best Album Notes 1993 (Queen of Soul: The Atlantic Recordings- Aretha Franklin)
  • Grammy: Best Jazz Vocal Album 2004 (A Little Moonlight - Dianne Reeves)
  • Grammy: Best Musical Show Album 1996 (Smokey Joe's Cafe)
  • Grammy: Best Pop Vocal Album 2003 (Come Away with Me)
  • Grammy: Best Vocal Arrangement for Two or More Voices 1984 ("Be Bop Medley" with Chaka Khan)
  • Grammy: Producer of the Year, Non-Classical 1976, 2003 (Come Away with Me)
  • Grammy: Record of the Year 1990 ("Wind Beneath My Wings"), 2003 ("Don't Know Why")
  • Trustees Award 2002
  • Trustee Award for a Lifetime of Achievement in Music by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) 2001
  • "Man of the Year" by the Nordoff-Robbins Music Foundation 2001
  • Ertegün Impact Award

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