The Hollywood Recording Industry Today

This video is the 10th installment of your LA Winds’ bi-weekly “Four Winds on Wednesdays” and features two of our LA Winds’ most successful recording musicians — studio woodwind specialist Geoff Nudell and copyist, arranger, and music librarian Caryn Rasmussen.

Titled “The Hollywood Recording Industry Today,” this presentation spotlights performances by two LA Winds’ artists who also have strong ties to the entertainment industry — trumpet player (and screen actress) Carolyne Maraghi, and woodwind doubler, composer, arranger, and record producer Paul Frederick.

This week’s live stream begins with selections from a special performance of Kurt Weill’s and Bertolt Brecht’s “3 Penny Opera”  including “Mack the Knife.”  Many of you will remember this performance, presented at the Valley Outreach Synagogue, which featured a tribute to Jewish composers.  I’ve included some still photos of several productions of this opera as well as an eerie clip from the 1st film version of “3 Penny” — the classic 1931 German film directed by G. W. Pabst.  One of this week’s guests, Caryn Rasmussen, can be heard doing some great saxophone playing on the Outreach Synagogue recording I’ve added to the film, while last week’s guest, Dan Hernandez, offers some brilliant clarinet playing.

Be sure to invite your friends to join our live stream and sign up on our website ( to receive the latest information on our upcoming July 18 “Summer Sounds at the Skirball” concert and “Julie and Steve’s Summer Soiree” on August 22.  Be sure to also join us on May 26 for performances by LA Winds musicians Debby MacMurry, Andrew Robinson, Mike Hicks, and Andrea Vancura — as well as interviews with 2 of the LA Winds’ leading scientists and engineers—Noah Gordon and Daniel Orkin.