The Dallas Winds Asphalt Cocktail: The Music of John Mackey HDCD
The Dallas Winds Asphalt Cocktail: The Music of John Mackey HDCD

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The Dallas Winds Asphalt Cocktail: The Music of John Mackey HDCD

The Dallas Winds

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SKU:
RR-144CD
UPC:
030911114428
Mastered by Prof. Keith Johnson!
HDCD Encoded!


Brilliant performances by THE DALLAS WINDS have been captured in superb audiophile sound by Reference Recordings’ award-winning engineering team: Keith O. Johnson and Sean Martin. ASPHALT COCKTAIL was crowd-funded by fans of Mackey and of the Dallas Winds. Their support made this unique, all-John Mackey release possible. The recording was made in Dallas Texas, in the Morton H. Meyerson Concert Center, one of the world’s greatest concert halls.

Mackey is one of today’s most popular and sought-after composers of contemporary classical music, with an emphasis on wind band and orchestral music. His music runs the gamut of human emotion, from the sublime to the ridiculous. One minute he offers the sound of ripping metal, then suddenly gives you a melody that’s achingly beautiful. John always writes with a purpose, be it jostling you through the wildest Manhattan cab ride ever, or painting that ethereal hour just before sunset.

Special guest artist on ASPHALT COCKTAIL is Principal Trumpet of the New York Philharmonic, Christopher Martin, performing Mackey’s recently written Antique Violences: Concerto for Trumpet. Also included is the World Premiere of This Cruel Moon based on the second movement of Mackey’s Wine-Dark Sea: Symphony for Band.

Asphalt Cocktail is a knock-you-off-your-seats opener which is now somewhat of a band standard, while the final Ringmaster's March demonstrates the composer's utter familiarity with this most important of genres, Fillmore and Goldman in the forefront. These are but a few highlights of this rollicking disc, played with abandoned splendor in the Dallas Meyerson Symphony Center. If you have been avoiding band music all these years, you simply don't have any idea what you are missing. Turn off that Mozart and slide into some of this stuff for a while-you will not regret it! Typical, standard, everyday Reference sound - meaning absolutely great.
-Steven Ritter, Audiophile Audition
Features:
• HDCD/24-bit
• Mastered by Prof. Keith O. Johnson

Musicians:
Dallas Winds
Christopher Martin, trumpet
Jerry Junkin, conductor

Selections:
1. Asphalt Cocktail
2. This Cruel Moon (world premiere)
3. Fanfare for Full Fathom Five
4. Sheltering Sky
5. High Wire
6. Hymn to A Blue Hour
Antique Violences: Concerto for Trumpet
7. The Blooded Lines
8. Secrets' Teeth
9. Sorrow Is A Blade
10. The Curtain Calls
11. The Frozen Cathedral
12. The Ringmaster's March

Total playing time, 75:02
Description
Mastered by Prof. Keith Johnson!
HDCD Encoded!


Brilliant performances by THE DALLAS WINDS have been captured in superb audiophile sound by Reference Recordings’ award-winning engineering team: Keith O. Johnson and Sean Martin. ASPHALT COCKTAIL was crowd-funded by fans of Mackey and of the Dallas Winds. Their support made this unique, all-John Mackey release possible. The recording was made in Dallas Texas, in the Morton H. Meyerson Concert Center, one of the world’s greatest concert halls.

Mackey is one of today’s most popular and sought-after composers of contemporary classical music, with an emphasis on wind band and orchestral music. His music runs the gamut of human emotion, from the sublime to the ridiculous. One minute he offers the sound of ripping metal, then suddenly gives you a melody that’s achingly beautiful. John always writes with a purpose, be it jostling you through the wildest Manhattan cab ride ever, or painting that ethereal hour just before sunset.

Special guest artist on ASPHALT COCKTAIL is Principal Trumpet of the New York Philharmonic, Christopher Martin, performing Mackey’s recently written Antique Violences: Concerto for Trumpet. Also included is the World Premiere of This Cruel Moon based on the second movement of Mackey’s Wine-Dark Sea: Symphony for Band.

Asphalt Cocktail is a knock-you-off-your-seats opener which is now somewhat of a band standard, while the final Ringmaster's March demonstrates the composer's utter familiarity with this most important of genres, Fillmore and Goldman in the forefront. These are but a few highlights of this rollicking disc, played with abandoned splendor in the Dallas Meyerson Symphony Center. If you have been avoiding band music all these years, you simply don't have any idea what you are missing. Turn off that Mozart and slide into some of this stuff for a while-you will not regret it! Typical, standard, everyday Reference sound - meaning absolutely great.
-Steven Ritter, Audiophile Audition
Features:
• HDCD/24-bit
• Mastered by Prof. Keith O. Johnson

Musicians:
Dallas Winds
Christopher Martin, trumpet
Jerry Junkin, conductor

Selections:
1. Asphalt Cocktail
2. This Cruel Moon (world premiere)
3. Fanfare for Full Fathom Five
4. Sheltering Sky
5. High Wire
6. Hymn to A Blue Hour
Antique Violences: Concerto for Trumpet
7. The Blooded Lines
8. Secrets' Teeth
9. Sorrow Is A Blade
10. The Curtain Calls
11. The Frozen Cathedral
12. The Ringmaster's March

Total playing time, 75:02
ISBN
ASSOC
C
Genre
Classical
If Can Be Discounted
YES
Discontinued
NO
Inventory
1.00
Construct
0
Dropship
0
Record Speed Record Size
Artist
The Dallas Winds
Title
Asphalt Cocktail: The Music of John Mackey
Composer
Additional Artists
Jerry Junkin, Christopher Martin
Record Weight
Record Speed
Multi Channel
Stereo
1
Mono
Colored
Picture Disc
1/2 Speed
DMM
Out of Print
Sell Hold/Repressing
Direct to disc
Creation Date
07-01-2019
Release Date
07-16-2019
Availability
In Stock
Format
CD
Scratch & Dent
0
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