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“The Shadow of Your Smile”, also known as “Love Theme from The Sandpiper”, is a popular song. The music was written by Johnny Mandel with the lyrics written by Paul Francis Webster. The song was introduced in the 1965 film The Sandpiper, with a trumpet solo by Jack Sheldon and later became a minor hit for Tony Bennett (Johnny Mandel arranged and conducted his version as well). It won the Grammy Award for Song of the Year and the Academy Award for Best Original Song. Marvin Stamm – Trumpet, Bill Mays – Piano, Rufus Reid – Bass, Ed Soph – Drums
Trumpeter Marvin Stamm Stamm began on trumpet at age twelve. He attended Memphis State University and then North Texas State University, where he was a member of the One O’Clock Lab Band. He was a member of Stan Kenton’s Mellophonium Orchestra from 1961 to 1963, then worked with Woody Herman from 1965 to 1966. Following this he was The Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra from 1966 to 1972 and with Benny Goodman from 1974 to 1975.
In the 1970s he began a decades-long career as a prolific studio and session musician. In the studio he has recorded with Paul McCartney, Average White Band, Bill Evans, Quincy Jones, Donald Fagen, Oliver Nelson, Duke Pearson, Wes Montgomery, Freddie Hubbard, Stanley Turrentine, Grover Washington, Jr., Patrick Williams, Michel Legrand, Lena Horne, Frank Foster, Paul Desmond, Frankie Valli, Deodato, Les DeMerle, and George Benson. He played the flugelhorn solo on “Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey” by Paul McCartney.
In the 1980s he played with John Lewis’s American Jazz Orchestra, the Bob Mintzer Band, the George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band (1987), Louie Bellson’s Big Band and the band of composer Maria Schneider. He has been a member of the Westchester Jazz Orchestra since 2002.