A feature documentary on the life and incredible career of producer Arif Mardin – the legendary producer, composer, arranger and eventual vice-president of Atlantic Records
– who was an instrumental figure behind the scenes of many of the greatest jazz, soul, pop and rock records
of the past 50 years! Mardin produced SO many legendary records
by SO many legendary artists, it feels a crime to list but a few – but we'll go ahead mention some of the biggest and best records
by Aretha Franklin, Dusty Springfield, Willie Nelson, Chaka Khan and The Bee Gees are among them – in a career that spanned the late 50s to the mid 00s. The doc is co-produced and co-directed by Doug Bird and Arif's son Joe Mardin – with some great archival footage behind the scenes – with appearances by Quincy Jones, George Martin, Ahmet Ertugun and others. Feature is 103 minutes.
(NTSC coded, Region 0.)