. He’s been Music Director for Arthur Godfrey's TV show and for Woody Allen's movies Zelig, The Purple Rose of Cairo and Sweet and Lowdown.
In 1956, Hyman had a Top-10 hit single with Mack the Knife" and in 1968 a Top 40 hit with The Minotaur," the first instrumental single ever recorded entirely on an analog synthesizer. He’s made hundreds of his own acclaimed recordings and at least 1,000 more with other artists including a long-running stint as a studio musician in New York, recording with everyone from rock groups like The Drifters, to Perry Como and Tony Bennett
. For seven years running, he was voted Most Valued Player by his peers at the New York Chapter of the Recording Academy.
Dick Hyman is famous for embracing so many styles of music so enthusiastically that he is sometimes known as a “musical chameleon.” He has always maintained a strong devotion to classic forms of jazz. Hyman has researched and recorded the piano music of Scott Joplin