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Michael's Bio (See below for detailed Resume):

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y. Michael moved to L.A. at 14 and began studying the guitar.

Michael's main guitar mentors were Jimmy Wyble, Howard Roberts, Joe Pass and Tommy Tedesco.

Michael worked in the L.A. recording studios from the early 1960's to 1980 with occasional return for recording projects.

His Jazz credits include: Gil Evans (accompanying Miles Davis at the Monterey Jazz Festival), Neil Hefty, Quincy Jones, Bobby Shew, Claire Fischer, Hubert Laws and Louie Belson.

Michael has recorded and performed with: Tony Bennett, Nelson Riddle, Henry Mancini, Johnny Mandel, The Beach Boys, Peggy Lee, Diana Ross (Do You Know Where You're Going To, Theme From Mahogany), Barbara Streisand and the LA Philharmonic under Zuben Meta.

Movie and TV Productions include: Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid (Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head), The Carol Burnett Show, The Flintstones, Happy Days and New York, New York.

Michael was a guitarist with the second generation of the Wrecking Crew (photo in the movie).

He was also involved in the early stages of GIT now known as Music Institute.

Michael moved to New Mexico in 1980. He has been teaching Jazz Guitar Studies for UNM since 1997 and contributed to the Manzano HS Guitar Program for 15 years.

His discography includes: ten CDs and three Jazz Guitar instructional books with Mel Bay Publishing Company.

In 2014, Michael received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the New Mexico Music Awards.

Resume and Career Credits

Michael Anthony
2909 Las Cruces NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
Phone: (505) 459-2091

Experience

Playing guitar professionally since 1960.
Fifteen years playing in recording studios in Hollywood.

Studios

A & M Records, Capitol Records, MGM, Paramount Pictures, RCA, Universal Studios, Warner Brothers, Walt Disney Studios.

Jazz

Gil Evans, Miles Davis, Tommy Flanagan, Neil Hefty, Ray Brown, Quincy Jones, Elvin Jones, Frank Rosalino, Claire Fischer, Blue Mitchell, Louise Belson, Earl Bostic, Hubert Laws, Doug Lawrence, Bobby Shew, Gerald Wilson, Bobby Bryant, Groove Holmes, Gerome Richardson

Recordings

Tony Bennett, Nelson Riddle, Amanda McBroom ("The Rose"), Andy Williams, Henry Mancini, Johnny Mandel ("The Shadow of Your Smile"), The Beach Boys, Burt Bacharach ("Sundance Kid" & "Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head"), Rod McKuen, Michele Legrand ("Lady Sings The Blues"), Peggy Lee, Diana Ross

Movies & Albums

Billy Jack, Butch Cassiday and The Sundance Kid, The New Centurions, Theme From Mahogany, One Tin Soldier, New York, New York, The 5th Dimension, The Entertainer, Funny Lady, Life of Freddie Prinze, Sweet Charity

Television Productions

Carol Burnett Show, Hanna Barbera Productions, Dean Martin Show, Sonny & Cher Show, Happy Days, Laverne and Shirley, Dallas, Knots Landing, The Brady Bunch, The Bob Newhart Show, The Dukes of Hazard, The Flintstones, Barbra Streisand Special With The Los Angeles Philharmonic - Conducted By: Zuben Mehta

Michael's Discography - Click this link to view and purchase Michael's music.

Michael's Books - Click this link to view and purchase Michael's books.

Michael's Additional Responsibilities

- Currently Contributing Editor for Just Jazz Guitar Magazine
- Currently Instructor of Jazz Guitar Studies at: University of New Mexico (Contact Barabara Baines)
- Instructor of Jazz Guitar Studies from 1997-2011: Manzano High School (Contact Sam Candelaria)

 

Michael's Recording Credits

Project Studio
Adam-12 (1973/1974 Season) Universal Studios
Adam-12 (1974/1975 Season) Universal Studios
Angel Unchained (1970) MGM and UA Services Company
Apple Dumpling Gang (1975) Walt Disney Pictures
Battle of the Planets (1978 Animated Short) Sandy Frank Entertainment
Battlestar Galactica #1 - Lost Warrior (1978) Universal Studios
Best of Walt Disney's True Life Adventures (1975) Walt Disney Pictures
The Big Bus (1976) Paramount Pictures
Billion Dollar Hobo (1977) MGM and UA Services Company
Billy Jack (1971) Warner Bros.
Blue (1968) Paramount Pictures
The Bob Newhart Show 1 (1972/1973 Season) 20th Century Fox
The Bob Newhart Show 2 (1973/1974 Season) 20th Century Fox
The Bob Newhart Show 4 (1975/1976 Season) 20th Century Fox
Bound for Glory (1976) MGM and UA Services Company
The Boy Who Talked To Badgers (1974) Walt Disney Pictures
The Brady Bunch (1973/1974 Season) CBS Television Network
Breaking Up Is Hard To Do SPE Corporate Service/Columbia
Breezy #02059 (1973) Universal Studios
Bucktown (1975) MGM and UA Services Company
Buster and Billie (1973) SPE (Sony) Corp Service/Columbia
Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid (1969) 20th Century Fox
Cactus Flower (1969) SPE (Sony) Corporate Service/Columbia
Cahill US Marshall (1973) Warner Bros.
Call of the Wild (1976) MGM and UA Services Company
A Case of Rape Universal Studios
Casey's Shadow (1977) SPE Corporate Service/Columbia
Casper and The Space Angels - Various Turner Entertainment/Television Warner Bros.
Casper's First Christmas (1979) Turner Entertainment/Television Warner Bros.
Casper's Halloween (1979) Turner Entertainment/Television Warner Bros.
The Challenge of the Superfriends (1978) Turner Entertainment/Television Warner Bros.
Charlie's Angels (1976/1977 Season) SPE Corporate Service/Columbia
Charro (1969) Warner Bros.
Chips 1 (1977/1978 Season & Pilot)) Turner Entertainment/Television Warner Bros.
Chips 2 (1978/1979 Season) Turner Entertainment/Television Warner Bros.
Chomps (1979) MGM and UA Services Company
Citizens Band AKA Handle With Care (1977) Paramount Pictures
Cleopatra Jones (1973) Warner Bros.
Columbo #2: #35001 A Stitch In Crime (1972) Universal Studios
Corvette Summer (1978) Turner Entertainment/Television Warner Bros.
Dallas Series (1977-1978 Season) Warner Bros.
Dallas Series (1979-1980 Season) Warner Bros.
Day of The Locust (1975) Paramount Pictures
The Deep (1977) SPE Corporate Service/Columbia
Die Laughing (1980) Warner Bros.
Disney's Greatest Dog Stars #3847 (1976) Warner Bros.
Doctors Wives (1970) SPE Corporate Service/Columbia
Dr. Suess:  The Lorax (1972 TV Special) CBS/TPI-Entertainment Partners
The Driver (1978) 20th Century Fox
Dukes of Hazzard (1979/1980 Season) Warner Bros.
The Eiger Sanction (1975) Universal Studios
Eight is Enough (1977 Midseason) Warner Bros.
Eight is Enough (1977/1978 Season) Warner Bros.
Emergency #7 (1977/1978 Season) Universal Studios
Escape to Witch Mountain (1975) Walt Disney Pictures
Family (1976/1977 Season) SPE (Sony) Corp. Service/Columbia
Fever Heat (1968) Paramount Pictures
First Love (1977) Paramount Pictures
The Flintstones Meet Rockula and Frankenstone (1979) Turner Entertainment/TV
Flintstones 2 PN #2015695 (1978) Turner Entertainment/TV
Flintstones: Flintstones New Neighbors(1980) Turner Entertainment/TV
Flintstones: Fred's Final Fling (1981) Turner Entertainment/TV
Flintstones: Jogging Fever #1 (1981) Turner Entertainment/TV
Flintstones: Little Big League (1979) Turner Entertainment/TV
Flintstones: Wind-up Wilma #2 (1981) Turner Entertainment/TV
Forever Young, Forever Free (1976) Universal Studios
The Fox and The Hound (1981) Walt Disney Pictures
Funny Lady (1975) SPE Corporate Service/Columbia
The Fury (1978) 20th Century Fox
The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight (1971) Turner Entertainment/Television Warner Bros.
Goin' South (1978) Paramount Pictures
Happy Days (1974/1975 Season) CBS Television Network
Happy Days (1975/1976 Season) CBS Television Network
Happy Days (1976/1977 Season) CBS Television Network
Happy Days (1977/1978 Season) CBS Television Network
Happy Days (1978/1979 Season) CBS Television Network
Happy Days (1979/1980 Season) Paramount Pictures
Harrad Summer (1974) Warner Bros.
Harry O (1974/1975 Season) Warner Bros.
Harry O (1975/1976 Season) Warner Bros.
Hawaii Five-O (1974/1975 Season) CBS Television Network
Heartbeat (1979 Orion/Warner) Warner Bros.
Herbie Goes Bananas (1980) Walt Disney Pictures
Herbie Rides Again (1974) Walt Disney Pictures
The Hot Lead/Cold Feet (1978) Walt Disney Pictures
How Do I Love Thee Walt Disney Pictures
The Incredible Journey of Dr. Laurel (1979 TVM) SPE (Sony) Corp Service/Columbia
Jabberjam (Animated TVS) (1976) Turner Entertainment/TV
John and Mary (1969) 20th Century Fox
Josie and the Pussycats in Outer Space (1972) Turner Entertainment/TV
Kiss Meets the Phantom (1978) Turner Entertainment/TV
Kojak #2 (1974/1975 Season) Universal Studios
Kojak #4 (1976/1977 Season) Universal Studios
Kojak #5 (1977/1978 Season) Universal Studios
Kolchak: The Night Stalker (1974/1975 Season) Universal Studios
Kung Fu (1974/1975 Season) Universal Studios
Lady Sings the Blues (1972) Paramount Pictures
The Last American Hero (1973) 20th Century Fox
The Last Detail (1973) SPE (Sony) Corp Service/Columbia
The Last Flight of Noah's Ark (1980) Walt Disney Pictures
The Last Remake of Beau Geste (1977) Universal Studios
The Laughing Policeman (1973) 20th Century Fox
Laverne & Shirley (1976 Midseason) CBS Television Network
Laverne & Shirley (1976/1977 Season) CBS Television Network
Laverne & Shirley (1977/1978 Season) CBS Television Network
The Liberation of JB Jones (1970) SPE (Sony) Corp Service/Columbia
Lipstick (1976) Paramount Pictures
Lost Horizon (1973) SPE (Sony) Corp Service/Columbia
The Love Boat (1977/1978 Season) CBS Television Network
The Love Boat (1978/1979 Season) CBS Television Network
M*A*S*H VIII (1979/1980 Season) 20th Century Fox
Mackenna's Gold (1969) SPE (Sony) Corp Service/Columbia
Mahogany (1975) Paramount Pictures
The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing (1973) Turner Entertainment/TV
The Mary Tyler Moore Show 3 (1972/1973 Season) 20th Century Fox
The Mary Tyler Moore Show 4 (1973/1974 Season) 20th Century Fox
McMillan and Wife (1971/1972 Season) 20th Century Fox
Moonraker (1979) MGM and UA Services Company
National Geographic-Yukon Passage (1977) National Geographic Society
The New Adventures of Wonderwoman (1977/1978 Season) Warner Bros.
The New Centurions (1972) SPE (Sony) Corp. Service/Columbia
New York, New York (1977) MGM and UA Services Company
The Nickel Ride (1975) 20th Century Fox
The Odd Couple (1971/1972 Season) CBS Television Network
The Odd Couple (1974/1975 Season) CBS Television Network
Oh Heavenly Dog (1980) 20th Century Fox
Paint Your Wagon (1970) Paramount Pictures
Pebbles, Dino, and Bamm Bamm - Animated HB TVS (1980) Turner Entertainment
Pete's Dragon (1977) Walt Disney Pictures
Plastic Man (1979) Turner Entertainment
The Rescuer's (1977) Walt Disney Pictures
Return from Witch Mountain (1978) Walt Disney Pictures
Robin Hood (1973 Disney Film) Walt Disney Pictures
The Roman Holidays (1972 Season) Turner Entertainment
Roots I - 8 Part Mini-Series (1977) Warner Bros.
Roots II - 7 Part Mini-Series (1979) Warner Bros.
Scandalous John (1971) Walt Disney Pictures
Scooby and Scrappy-Doo - PN 2015773 (1981 TVS) Turner Entertainment
Scooby Goes to Hollywood (1979) Turner Entertainment
Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo - PN 2015771 (1979 TVS) Turner Entertainment
Scooby-Doo 1976 Animated TVS - PN 2015769 (1976) Turner Entertainment
Scooby-Doo 1978 Animated TVS - PN 2015770 (1978) Turner Entertainment
All Star Laff-A-Lympics (1977/1978 Season) Turner Entertainment
The Serial (1980) Paramount Pictures
The Seven-Ups (1973) 20th Century Fox
Shaft (1973/1974 Season) Turner Entertainment/TV
The Shaggy DA (1976) Walt Disney Pictures
The Silent Lovers (1980) Warner Bros.
Six Million Dollar Man (1976/1977 Season) Universal Studios
The Snowball Express (1972) Walt Disney Pictures
Soap (1977/1978 Season) SPE (Sony) Corp. Service/Columbia
Soylent Green (1973) Turner Entertainment/TV
Space Stars (1981 Season) Turner Entertainment/TV
Starsky and Hutch (1975/1976 Season) SPE (Sony) Corp. Service/Columbia
Starsky and Hutch (1977/1978 Season) SPE (Sony) Corp. Service/Columbia
Starsky and Hutch (1978/1979 Season) SPE (Sony) Corp. Service/Columbia
Super Capers (2008) Lions Gate Entertainment
Superdad (1973) Walt Disney Pictures
Sweet Charity (1969) Universal Studios
Switchblade Sisters (1975) Miramax Film NY LLC
Terraces (1977) MGM and UA Services Company
They Only Kill Their Masters (1972) Turner Entertainment/TV
Tick…Tick…Tick (1970) Turner Entertainment/TV
Touched by Love (1980) SPE (Sony) Corp. Service/Columbia
Treasure of Matecumbe (1976) Walt Disney Pictures
Trouble Man (1972) 20th Century Fox
Uncle Joe Shannon (1978) MGM and UA Services Company
Vegas (1979/1980 Season) CBS Television Network
Vigilante Force (1976) MGM and UA Services Company
Waltons (1975/1976 Season) Warner Bros.
The Way West (1967) MGM and UA Services Company
The West Wing (2002/2003 Season) Warner Bros.
Willie and Phil (1980) 20th Century Fox
Wonderwoman (1976/1977 Season) Warner Bros.
The World's Greatest Athlete (1972) Walt Disney Pictures
The Wrath of God (1972) Turner Entertainment/TV