Randy Edelman

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Randy Edelman (born June 10, 1947) is an American musician, producer and composer for film and television.

Life and career[change | change source]

Edelman was born in Paterson, New Jersey to Jewish family.

Musical score[change | change source]

One of his film scores was for the 1973 film Executive Action.

Scores reused themes[change | change source]

While some of the films scored by Edelman were not commercial successes, the music was often reused elsewhere. Themes he wrote for Kindergarten Cop (particularly Rain Man), Dragonheart, Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (particularly the film's love for Bruce and Linda), Gettysburg and other films have been used in television advertisement, film trailers, Disney movies including Mulan, and during the Academy Awards. Themes from his score Come See the Paradise have been used in film trailers more than cues from any other film soundtrack.

NBC Sports[change | change source]

His music from The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. is featured during the NBC's Olympic Games coverage when announcing upcoming events.

Personal life[change | change source]

Edelman married Jackie DeShannon and have a son Noah Edelman.

Influences[change | change source]

Edelman stated composers like Lalo Schifrin, Dave Grusin, John Williams, John Barry, Elmer Bernstein, Maurice Jarre, Bernard Herrmann, Jerry Goldsmith, Leonard Bernstein, Max Steiner, George Gershwin, George Bruns, Ennio Morricone, Nino Rota, Franz Waxman, Alex North, Victor Young and Buddy Baker as influences.

Musical discography[change | change source]

Solo albums[change | change source]

Charted solo singles[change | change source]

Partial list of artists who have covered Edelman (both music and lyrics)[change | change source]

Filmography[change | change source]

Film[change | change source]

Television[change | change source]

Awards, milestones and announcements[change | change source]

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