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KENNETH ASCHER
KENNETH ASCHERKenneth Ascher is an American jazz pianist, composer and arranger who is active in jazz, rock, classical and musical theater genres -- in live venues, recording studios, and cinema producion. He is widely known for co-writing, with Paul Williams The Rainbow Connection - music form The Muppet Movie. Both Williams and Ascher received Oscar nomination for the 1979 Academy Awards for the Best Original Song ('Rainbow Connection') and Best Original Score (The Muppet Movie Soundtrack). The song was also nominated for the Golden Globes for 'Best Original Song' that same year. Ascher's work through the years has included keyboard parts and string arrangements on John Lennon's albums Mind Games, Walls and Bridges and Rock 'n' Roll and Yoko Ono's A Story, music for several Barbra Streisand's remake of A Star is Born and arrangements for portions of Jim Steinman and Meat Loaf's masterpiece, Bat out of Hell.
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