David Axelrod, American arranger, composer and producer, Died at 83


David Axelrod was born on April 17, 1933, in Los Angeles, California and died on February 5, 2017.

He was an American composer, arranger, and producer.

He started out as a staff producer for record companies specializing in jazz, Axelrod became known by the mid-1960s in soul and jazz circles for his recording skills.

During 1968, Axelrod embarked on a solo career and released several eccentric albums during the 1970s that showcased his characteristic sound, which combined heavily microphoned drums and baroque orchestration, and avant-garde themes ranging from the environment to heightened mental awareness.

Axelrod’s early solo projects, Axelrod was one of the first recording artists to fuse elements of jazz, rock, and R&B.

Axelrod’s father was active in radical labor union politics.

David Axelrod passed away at 83 years old.