In Conversation

Van Dyke Parks

Episode Summary

Our guest this week is composer, arranger, and musician, Van Dyke Parks. His contributions to popular music help to define the sound of an era. Over his 50 year plus career, he has worked with Harry Nilsson, Bonnie Raitt, Randy Newman, Frank Sinatra, Judy Collins, Haruomi Hosono, just to name a few. He is perhaps best known for his work on the Beach Boys' album, Smile, and his 1967 solo album, Song Cycle. In this interview with Carlos Niño, Parks speaks about creating the first "concept" record, learning clarinet the hard way, his love for arranging, and much, much more.

Episode Notes

Van Dyke Parks In Conversation with Carlos Niño

Our guest this week is composer, arranger, and musician, Van Dyke Parks. His contributions to popular music help to define the sound of an era. Over his 50 year plus career, he has worked with Harry Nilsson, Bonnie Raitt, Randy Newman, Frank Sinatra, Judy Collins, Haruomi Hosono, just to name a few. He is perhaps best known for his work on the Beach Boys' album, Smile, and his 1967 solo album, Song Cycle. In this interview with Carlos Niño, Parks speaks about creating the first "concept" record, learning clarinet the hard way, his love for arranging, and much, much more. 

In Conversation is produced by dublab. Sound editing and music are by Matteah Baim. Due to rights reasons music from the original broadcast has been removed. To hear more, please visit dublab.com.