Ladd McIntosh has orchestrated music for over 125 major motion pictures. His expertise in orchestration continues a long career as jazz composer, arranger, jazz educator, music publisher and big band leader. He is the lead orchestrator for noted film composer Harry Gregson-Williams (The Equalizer, all the Shrek films, The Town, Unstoppable, Cowboys and Aliens, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, etc.). His orchestrations may also be heard in many films by Hans Zimmer, John Powell and others.
The Ladd McIntosh Swing Orchestra began in 2007 and is the favorite swing band of the many swing dance fans in Los Angeles. The band captures the sound and feel of all the great bands from the swing era.
Not content to do it like it is, the LMSO does it like it WAS !
This band is all about swing music. Not modern swing, but authentic swing, as it was exuberantly played and danced to at the height of the swing era. The library of the Ladd McIntosh Swing Orchestra is an eclectic mix of authentic swing classics--lovingly transcribed by Ladd and enthusiastically played by the band--and several fresh arrangements by Ladd on wonderful standards of the swing era. All of the music comes from a time in America when popular music was swing, and swing was king.