NOW, A JAZZ MOMENT...
MUSIC: Emily (instrumental version)
Johnny Mandel: I was kind of backed in to writing my first song, which was Emily...
NEA JAZZ MASTER JOHNNY MANDEL IS CONSIDERED ONE OF AMERICA'S VERY FINEST COMPOSERS AND ARRANGERS.
Johnny Mandel: For The Americanization of Emily, I wrote the theme that I thought really captured Julie Andrews' character. And they said, ?we like this,' and I said, ?well, I'm really going to need a lyricist,' they said, ?who do you want,' I said, ?well let's start at the top ? Johnny Mercer,' ?You got him.' So, Johnny came in and wrote Emily with me, and I just loved working with him.
MUSIC: up for punctuation, then fades under and out
THIS JAZZ MOMENT WITH COMPOSER AND ARRANGER JOHNNY MANDEL WAS CREATED BY THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS.
Johnny Mandel on writing "Emily"