Arif Mardin

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.[1] His collaborations include working with the Rascals, 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.

Arif Mardin
Mardin at the Grammy Awards, February 1990
Background information
Born(1932-03-15)March 15, 1932
Istanbul, Turkey
DiedJune 25, 2006(2006-06-25) (aged 74)
New York City, New York, U.S.
GenresJazz
Occupation(s)Music producer, arranger
InstrumentsKeyboards
Years active1960s–2006
LabelsAtlantic, Manhattan