Legal name: Jonathan Richard Guy Greenwood

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Jonathan Richard Guy Greenwood (born 5 November 1971) is an English musician and composer. He is the lead guitarist and keyboardist of the alternative rock band Radiohead, and has written a number of film scores.

Along with his elder brother, Radiohead bassist Colin, Greenwood attended Abingdon School in Abingdon near Oxford, England, where he met the future band members. The youngest of the group, Greenwood was the last to join, first playing keyboards and harmonica but soon becoming lead guitarist. He abandoned a degree in music when the band signed to Parlophone; their debut single "Creep" was distinguished by Greenwood's aggressive guitar work. Radiohead have since achieved critical acclaim and sold over 30 million albums. Along with the other members of Radiohead, Greenwood was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2019.

Greenwood has been named one of the greatest guitarists of all time by publications including Rolling Stone. A multi-instrumentalist, Greenwood uses instruments including bass guitar, piano, viola, and drums. He is a prominent player of the ondes Martenot, an early electronic instrument. He uses electronic techniques such as programming, sampling and looping, and writes music software used by Radiohead. He described his role in the band as an arranger, helping to transform Thom Yorke's demos into finished songs.

Radiohead albums feature Greenwood's string and brass arrangements, and he has composed for orchestras including the London Contemporary Orchestra and the BBC Concert Orchestra. His first solo work, the soundtrack for the film Bodysong, was released in 2003. In 2007, he scored There Will Be Blood, directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, and has composed the soundtrack for every Anderson film since; in 2018, he was nominated for an Academy Award for his score for Anderson's Phantom Thread. Greenwood's other scores include two collaborations with director Lynne Ramsay. He has collaborated several times with the Israeli composer Shye Ben Tzur, including on the 2015 album Junun.

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Discography

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YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
2019Volume 2: Industry WaterMichael Gordon, Jonny Greenwood1

Album

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
2011From Here On OutNico Muhly, Jonny Greenwood, Richard Reed Parry; Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, Edwin Outwater1
2014St. Carolyn by the Sea / Suite From "There Will Be Blood"Bryce Dessner / Jonny Greenwood1
2015JununShye Ben-Tzur, Jonny Greenwood and The Rajasthan Express3

Album + Compilation

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
2007Jonny Greenwood Is the ControllerJonny Greenwood2
2012Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima / Popcorn Superhet Receiver / Polymorphia / 48 Responses to PolymorphiaKrzysztof Penderecki, Jonny Greenwood2

Album + Soundtrack

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
2003BodysongJonny Greenwood4
2007There Will Be BloodJonny Greenwood2.55
2010Norwegian WoodJonny Greenwood2
2010ノルウェイの森Jonny Greenwood2
2012The Master: Original Motion Picture SoundtrackJonny Greenwood2
2014Inherent ViceJonny Greenwood1
2018Phantom ThreadJonny Greenwood1.53
2018You Were Never Really HereJonny Greenwood3

Single

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
2004Bodysong: Extras From the FilmJonny Greenwood1

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