|Birth name||Mark Ware Isham|
|Born||September 7, 1951|
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Labels||ECM, Windham Hill, Columbia, Virgin|
Mark Ware Isham (born September 7, 1951) is an American musician and film composer. A trumpeter and synthesizer player, Isham works in a variety of genres, including jazz and electronic.He is also a film composer, having worked on numerous films and television series, including The Hitcher, Point Break , A River Runs Through It , Of Mice and Men, Warrior, Nell, Blade, Crash, The Lucky One and Once Upon a Time.
Isham acted as well in Made in Heaven by Alan Rudolph (1987) and directed The Cowboy and the Ballerina in 1998.
Isham was born in New York City,the son of Patricia (née Hammond), a violinist, and Howard Fuller Isham, a Professor of Humanities.
His discography is extensive and varied, including participation with artists including David Sylvian, Group 87, Art Lande, Pharoah Sanders, Van Morrison, David Torn, and sessions with people like Brian Wilson, Joni Mitchell, Terry Bozzio, Bill Bruford, XTC,and Siouxsie Sioux. His musical styles include crossover jazz, post-bop, ambient, progressive electronic, chamber jazz, and new age.
Isham is a Scientologist.He is married to Donna Isham.
Studio albums and compilations
Rabbit Ears Storybook Classics
|1983||Never Cry Wolf||Carroll Ballard||N/A|
|1984||Mrs. Soffel||Gillian Armstrong||N/A|
|1985||Trouble in Mind||Alan Rudolph||N/A|
|1986||"The Making of Liberty"||Charles Guggenheim||N/A|
|1986||The Hitcher||Robert Harmon||N/A|
|1987||Made in Heaven||Alan Rudolph||N/A|
|1988||The Moderns||Alan Rudolph||N/A|
|1988||The Beast||Kevin Reynolds||N/A|
|1990||Everybody Wins||Karel Reisz||N/A|
|1990||Love at Large||Alan Rudolph||N/A|
|1990||Reversal of Fortune||Barbet Schroeder||N/A|
|1991||Mortal Thoughts||Alan Rudolph||N/A|
|1991||Crooked Hearts||Michael Bortman||N/A|
|1991||Point Break||Kathryn Bigelow||N/A|
|1991||Little Man Tate||Jodie Foster||N/A|
|1991||Billy Bathgate||Robert Benton||N/A|
|1992||A Midnight Clear||Keith Gordon||N/A|
|1992||Sketch Artist||Phedon Papamichael||N/A|
|1992||Cool World||Ralph Bakshi||N/A|
|1992||A River Runs Through It||Robert Redford||Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Score.|
Nominated for an Awards Circuit Community Award for Best Music.
Nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media.
|1992||The Public Eye||Howard Franklin||N/A|
|1992||Of Mice and Men||Gary Sinise||N/A|
|1993||Nowhere to Run||Robert Harmon||N/A|
|1993||Fire in the Sky||Robert Liebarman||Nominated for a Saturn Award for Best Music.|
|1993||Made in America||Richard Benjamin||N/A|
|1993||Short Cuts||Robert Altman||N/A|
|1993||Romeo Is Bleeding||Peter Medak||N/A|
|1994||The Getaway||Roger Donaldson||N/A|
|1994||The Browning Version||Mike Figgis||N/A|
|1994||Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle||Alan Rudolph||N/A|
|1994||Quiz Show||Robert Redford||N/A|
|1994||Nell||Michael Apted||Nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Original Score - Motion Picture.|
|1994||Safe Passage||Robert Allan Ackerman||N/A|
|1995||Miami Rhapsody||David Frankel||N/A|
|1995||Waterworld||Kevin Reynolds||Rejected score|
Replaced by James Newton Howard
|1995||Losing Isaiah||Stephen Gyllenhaal||N/A|
|1995||The Net||Irwin Winkler||N/A|
|1995||Home for the Holidays||Jodie Foster||N/A|
|1996||Last Dance||Bruce Beresford||N/A|
|1996||Fly Away Home||Carroll Ballard||N/A|
|1996||Night Falls on Manhattan||Sidney Lumet||N/A|
|1997||Kiss the Girls||Gary Fleder||N/A|
|1997||The Defenders: Payback||Andy Wolk||N/A|
|1997||The Education of Little Tree||Richard Friedenberg||N/A|
|1998||The Defenders: Choice of Evils||Andy Wolk||N/A|
|1998||The Gingerbread Man||Robert Altman||N/A|
|1998||The Defenders: Taking the First||Andy Wolk||N/A|
|1998||Free Money||Yves Simoneau||N/A|
|1999||At First Sight||Irwin Winkler||N/A|
|1999||Varsity Blues||Brian Robbins||N/A|
|1999||Breakfast of Champions||Alan Rudolph||N/A|
|1999||October Sky||Joe Johnston||N/A|
|1999||Body Shots||Michael Cristofer||N/A|
|2000||Rules of Engagement||William Friedkin||N/A|
|2000||Where the Money Is||Marek Kanievska||N/A|
|2000||Men of Honor||George Tillman, Jr.||N/A|
|2001||Save the Last Dance||Thomas Carter||N/A|
|2001||Life as a House||Irwin Winkler||N/A|
|2001||Don't Say a Word||Gary Fleder||N/A|
|2001||The Majestic||Frank Darabont||N/A|
|2002||Moonlight Mile||Brad Silberling||N/A|
|2003||The Cooler||Wayne Kramer||N/A|
|2005||Racing Stripes||Frederik Du Chau||N/A|
|2005||Kicking & Screaming||Jesse Dylan||N/A|
|2005||In Her Shoes||Curtis Hanson||N/A|
|2006||Eight Below||Frank Marshall||N/A|
|2006||The Black Dahlia||Brian De Palma||N/A|
|2007||Freedom Writers||Richard LaGravenese||N/A|
|2007||In the Valley of Elah||Paul Haggis||N/A|
|2007||Lions for Lambs||Robert Redford||N/A|
|2007||Reservation Road||Terry George||N/A|
|2007||No Reservations||Scott Hicks||N/A|
|2007||The Mist||Frank Darabont||N/A|
|2008||Pride and Glory||Gavin O'Connor||N/A|
|2008||The Express: The Ernie Davis Story||Gary Fleder||N/A|
|2008||The Secret Life of Bees||Gina Prince-Bythewood||N/A|
|2009||Crossing Over||Wayne Kramer||N/A|
|2009||Not Forgotten||Dror Soref||N/A|
|2009||Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans||Werner Herzog||N/A|
|2010||The Crazies||Breck Eisner||N/A|
|2010||The Conspirator||Robert Redford||N/A|
|2011||The Mechanic||Simon West||N/A|
|2011||Dolphin Tale||Charles Martin Smith||N/A|
|2012||The Factory||Morgan O'Neill||N/A|
|2012||The Lucky One||Scott Hicks||Won a BMI Award for Film Music.|
|2013||The Conjuring||James Wan||N/A|
|2013||The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete||George Tillman, Jr.||N/A|
|2014||Beyond the Lights||Gina Prince-Bythewood||Nominated for a Black Reel Award for Outstanding Original Score.|
|2015||The Longest Ride||George Tillman, Jr.||N/A|
|2016||Mr. Church||Bruce Beresford||N/A|
|2016||Mechanic: Resurrection||Dennis Gansel||N/A|
|2016||The Accountant||Gavin O'Connor||N/A|
|2017||Dirty Dancing||Wayne Blair||N/A|
|2018||Duck Duck Goose||Chris Jenkins||N/A|
|2019||A Dog's Journey||Gail Mancuso||N/A|
|2020||Bill & Ted Face the Music||Dean Parisot||N/A|
|2020||Honest Thief||Mark Williams||N/A|
|2021||Judas and the Black Messiah||Shaka King||N/A|
|TBA||Needle in a Timestack||John Ridley||N/A|
|1997||Nothing Sacred||TV series theme|
|1998||From the Earth to the Moon||2||N/A|
|2007||The Black Donnellys||18||N/A|
|2011–2018||Once Upon a Time||147||N/A|
|2012||Beauty and the Beast||"Pilot"||N/A|
|2013–2014||Once Upon a Time in Wonderland||7||N/A|
|2015||Blood & Oil||10||N/A|
|2018||Marvel's Cloak & Dagger||10||N/A|
|2019||Godfather of Harlem||10||N/A|
|2020||Little Fires Everywhere||8||N/A|
|2020||Amazing Stories||"The Rift"||N/A|
|1984||The Times of Harvey Milk||Rob Epstein||N/A|
|1985||Portraits of Anorexia||N/A|
|1985||Rabbit Ears: The Steadfast Tin Soldier||N/A|
|1993||Hawaii: Born in Paradise||Robert Hillmann||N/A|
|1993||Hidden Hawaii||Robert Hillmann||N/A|
|1998||The Blood Tide||N/A|
|2001||From the Ground Up||Laura Nix||N/A|
|2006||Running Scared||Wayne Kramer||N/A|
|2017||Let It Fall: Los Angeles 1982–1992||John Ridley||N/A|
|1998||The Cowboy and the Ballerina||Mark Isham||N/A|
|1998||The Cowboy and the Ballerina||Mark Isham||N/A|
|1987||Made in Heaven||Alan Rudolph||N/A|
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This is a timeline documenting events of Jazz in the year 1951.
liner notes for Siouxsie's song "The Lighthouse", featuring Mark Isham on trumpet, recorded in Paris, in February 1994