Arif Mardin, the famous producer who worked with such stars as
Born in Hungary, Mardin, 74, moved to the U.S. in 1958 after Dizzy Gillespie and Quincy Jones convinced him to make a career of music.
After graduating from Berklee College of Music in Boston, he started at
Collecting 11 Grammys in the process, he also worked with
“Everyone in music will miss his contributions, but his legacy will live on as he truly has earned the music community’s and the world’s utmost respect,” said Neil Portnow, president of The Recording Academy.