Claus Ogerman

This prolific arranger and orchestrator moved from Europe to the United States in 1959 and began an association with the Verve label, where his arrangements were featured on albums by Frank Sinatra and Antonio Carlos Jobim (1967’s Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim -- the first of two collaborative albums by the pair), Astrud Gilberto, Bill Evans, Wes Montgomery, Stan Getz, Cal Tjader, and other leading artists. Having worked with producer Creed Taylor on numerous Verve albums during the ‘60s, Ogerman continued his partnership with Taylor following the establishment of the A&M-affiliated CTI label, arranging albums including Jobim’s classic Wave, released in 1967 as only the second album under the CTI imprint.