Skitch Henderson

(Lyle Russell Cedric "Skitch" Henderson)

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Although we are being presented in Carnegie Hall, we have to furnish a budget for our guest stars, and for the music writing - which is a huge budget in any orchestra that plays popular music. Music, Chants & Rapps
And then I went into television; and then television moved from the East Coast to Hollywood.
But I listen to everything, I listen to all artists that come along.
Do, What you're going to do in longevity. Not just what happens tomorrow.
I also work with the regular orchestras in Munich, Germany and other similar orchestras. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
I grew up on film scores and scores from films.
I had had a classical education prior to that. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
I listen to everything.
I recorded with Sinatra, but the recording business is a very strange strata right now. Business, Commerce & Finance
I started off as a studio pianist in Hollywood.
I think my favorite experience is whatever I'm doing now.
I worked with practically everybody in the business in all of the years in NBC, but I worked personally many years with people like Crosby and Sinatra, so of course that was a great ground school for me. Business, Commerce & Finance
If you don't operate it as a business, you aren't going to be around very long. Business, Commerce & Finance
In a way, yes, because I was starting something fresh, and it was something totally independent.
I've watched the demise of the Hollywood orchestra, the house orchestras of the big studios.
Symphonic orchestras have almost become a glut in the market.
That was probably the stamp that went into my mind, because I worked in television for many years, doing that kind of music, so that really was my strong forte. Music, Chants & Rapps
Then I went to radio with Sinatra and I watched that disappear.
We do a lot of light classical programming with that, too... obviously... a lot of Tchaikovsky music, Grieg, things like that which have become less classical with classical concerts. Music, Chants & Rapps
We try to say it's creative and in a manner it is creative, but it is a business, because today, with the cost factor in crossing the boundaries that you do. Business, Commerce & Finance
Well, I worked with lots of different artists, of course.
Well, in our business, it's a very tough profession. Business, Commerce & Finance
While there used to be one or two Pops orchestras, now there are all kinds of European orchestras that suddenly look upon this as a golden wand that can enable them to make money recording this music. Music, Chants & Rapps ;Money, Coins & Minting