On this program we chat with composer Bill Marx. He talks about his father, Harpo Marx. and we discuss his jazz music and film scores including cult classics from the 1970s for American International Pictures, including Count Yorga Vampire and Scream Blacula Scream. Listen to the PRX Tom Pierson radio program: https://exchange.prx.org/pieces/368937-002-bill-marx-son-of-harpo-speaks
Gil Evans called Tom Pierson “the best unknown composer I know” Born in Ashland, Wisconsin in 1948 and an explorer by nature, Tom studied classical at Julliard before venturing into jazz, fusion, and film. He’s written a symphony and is currently composing an opera. He’s arranged and composed film scores for directors Robert Altman, Milos […]
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