Watch a Moving Tribute for George Martin From his Final Project 'Soundbreaking'

George Martin
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Portrait of record producer Sir George Martin in the recording studio in London in the 1990s.

George Martin’s final project, an eight-part TV series on the evolution of recording technologies, now has a special all-star promo which celebrates the music maker's incredible legacy.

The Beatles producer and arranger had been pouring his energies into Soundbreaking: Songs From The Cutting Edge Of Recorded Music, when he passed away Tuesday (March 8) at the age of 90. Martin and his son Giles spent five years working on the documentary series.

A new three-minute series preview pays tribute to Martin with a combination of archive footage and new interviews with Brian Eno, Ringo Starr, producer Russ Titelman, A&M Records co-founder Jerry Moss, super-producers Rick Rubin and Tony Visconti and others.

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Martin prepared a quote on the series prior to his passing. “Music is the only common thread and universal language that binds us together regardless of race, nationality, age or income. And, recorded music is how we experience it and what makes it accessible," he said. "Through the production of Soundbreaking, I was afforded the opportunity to tell the story of the creative process of so many of the artists I have worked with throughout my life.” 

Working with the Beatles, solo Paul McCartney and others, Martin scored 23 No. 1 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 -- more than any other producer -- and 30 in the U.K. He was knighted in 1996 and inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1999.

"The world has lost a truly great man who left an indelible mark on my soul and the history of British music," McCartney wrote Wednesday following news of Martin’s death.

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Soundbreaking is presented by Higher Ground and Martin, and produced and directed by Maro Chermayeff and Jeff Dupre of Show of Force. It’ll make its North American broadcast debut on PBS in November 2016. Details will be unveiled at SXSW in Austin, Texas on March 14.

Watch the clip below, courtesy of Soundbreaking/PBS.