John Harle Biography (Wikipedia)
John Harle (born 20 September 1956, Newcastle upon Tyne, England) is an English saxophonist, composer, educator and record producer. He is an Ivor Novello Award winner and has been the recipient of two Royal Television Society awards.
Following his education at the Royal College of Music in London and in Paris with Daniel Deffayet as a French Government Music Scholar, he won the Amcon Award of The American Concert Artists Guild. In his early years, he was a member of the band of composer Michael Nyman and orchestrator for film composer Stanley Myers. expanding from there into scoring for film and television. In the 1990s, he began a career as saxophonist and composer, both artistically and commercially.
He composed the theme tune and music of six series for the BBC TV series Silent Witness and in May 1998 was the castaway on BBC Radio 4's long-running Desert Island Discs programme, with the BBC describing him as "the most-recorded saxophonist in the world".
He was artistic advisor to Sir Paul McCartney for six years, and has been collaborator with Elvis Costello, Herbie Hancock and Elmer Bernstein.
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