"The record producer is the music world's equivalent of a film director."

  • Born Philip Ramone on Jan. 5, 1934, in South Africa. Died March 30, 2013, in New York, New York
     
  • Phil Ramone established A & R Recording, a New York-based independent recording studio, in 1959. His growing reputation as a top producer and engineer led him to work with a huge number of top-tier artists, including John Coltrane, Ray Charles, Billy Joel, Elton John, Karen Carpenter, the Band, Quincy Jones, Olivia Newton-John, Gloria Estefan, Sinéad O'Connor, and George Michael.
     
  • Ramone won his first career GRAMMY for 1964 for Best Engineered Recording (Non-Classical) for his work on the classic bossa nova album Getz/Gilberto .
     
  • Did you know? Ramone produced the music for the 1980 film One Trick Pony, which marked the first use of optical surround sound in a motion picture.
     
  • Ramone served as Chairman of The Recording Academy from 1997–1999. He was awarded a Trustees Award in 2001.
     
  • He played a vital role in the annual MusiCares Person of the Year gala, participating as music director for the tributes to Aretha Franklin, Paul Simon, Joel, and Barbra Streisand, among others. The annual gala raises funds for MusiCares, which provides services and resources that cover a wide range of financial, medical and personal emergencies for music people.

 

Phil Ramone

"The record producer is the music world's equivalent of a film director."

  • Born Philip Ramone on Jan. 5, 1934, in South Africa. Died March 30, 2013, in New York, New York
     
  • Phil Ramone established A & R Recording, a New York-based independent recording studio, in 1959. His growing reputation as a top producer and engineer led him to work with a huge number of top-tier artists, including John Coltrane, Ray Charles, Billy Joel, Elton John, Karen Carpenter, the Band, Quincy Jones, Olivia Newton-John, Gloria Estefan, Sinéad O'Connor, and George Michael.
     
  • Ramone won his first career GRAMMY for 1964 for Best Engineered Recording (Non-Classical) for his work on the classic bossa nova album Getz/Gilberto .
     
  • Did you know? Ramone produced the music for the 1980 film One Trick Pony, which marked the first use of optical surround sound in a motion picture.
     
  • Ramone served as Chairman of The Recording Academy from 1997–1999. He was awarded a Trustees Award in 2001.
     
  • He played a vital role in the annual MusiCares Person of the Year gala, participating as music director for the tributes to Aretha Franklin, Paul Simon, Joel, and Barbra Streisand, among others. The annual gala raises funds for MusiCares, which provides services and resources that cover a wide range of financial, medical and personal emergencies for music people.

 

GRAMMY Award Results for Phil Ramone

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Wins
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
Duets II
Nominations
Best Surround Sound Album
An Evening With Dave Grusin
 
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Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
Duets: An American Classic
 
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Technical Grammy Award
Technical Grammy Award - 2005
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
The Art Of Romance
Nominations
Best Compilation Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media
Beyond The Sea
 
Wins
Album Of The Year
Genius Loves Company
Best Surround Sound Album
Genius Loves Company
Nominations
Best Musical Show Album
The Boy From Oz
 
Wins
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
Playin' With My Friends - Bennett Sings The Blues
 
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Trustees Awards
National Trustees Award - 2001
Nominations
Best Musical Show Album
Seussical The Musical
 
Nominations
Best Musical Show Album
The Wild Party (Album)
 
Nominations
Best Musical Show Album
A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum (Album)
 
Wins
Best Musical Show Album
Passion
 
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Best Album Of Original Score Written For A Motion Picture Or A Television Special
Flashdance
Nominations
Record Of The Year
Maniac (Single)
Album Of The Year
An Innocent Man (Album)
Best Cast Show Album
Little Shop Of Horrors (Album)
Producer Of The Year (Non-Classical)
Producer Of The Year
 
Nominations
Album Of The Year
The Nylon Curtain (Album)
 
Wins
Producer Of The Year (Non-Classical)
Nominations
Album Of The Year
Glass Houses (Album)
 
Wins
Album Of The Year
52nd Street
 
Wins
Record Of The Year
Just The Way You Are
Nominations
Producer Of The Year
Producer Of The Year
 
Nominations
Record Of The Year
Love Theme From A Star Is Born (Evergreen)
 
Nominations
Record Of The Year
50 Ways To Leave Your Lover (Single)
 
Wins
Album Of The Year
Still Crazy After All These Years
Nominations
Best Cast Show Album
Chicago (Album)
 
Nominations
Best Score From The Original Cast Show Album
The Magic Show (Album)
 
Nominations
Album Of The Year
There Goes Rhymin' Simon (Album)
Best Score From The Original Cast Show Album
Cyrano (Album)
Best Score From The Original Cast Show Album
Pippin (Album)
 
Wins
Best Score From An Original Cast Show Album
Promises, Promises
 
Nominations
Best Engineered Recording - Non-Classical
Joe Williams And Thad Jones - Mel Lewis And The Jazz Orchestra
Best Engineered Recording - Non-Classical
Presenting Thad Jones - Mel Lewis And The Jazz Orchestra
 
Wins
Trustees Award
Distinguished Engineering Award - Presented by the Trustees.
 
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Best Engineered Recording - Non-Classical
Getz/Gilberto