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Asphalt cocktail


Asphalt cocktail is a five-minute opener, designed to shout, from the opening measure, 'We’re here'. With biting trombones, blaring trumpets, and percussion dominated by cross-rhythms and back beats, it aims to capture the grit and aggression that I associate with the time I lived in New York. Picture the scariest NYC taxi ride you can imagine, with the cab skidding around turns as trucks bear down from all sides. Serve on the rocks.

from notes by John Mackey © 2021


Mackey: Asphalt cocktail; Whitacre: October; Ticheli: Blue shades
Studio Master: SIGCD677Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

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  1. Mackey: Asphalt cocktail; Whitacre: October; Ticheli: Blue shades (SIGCD677)
    Disc 1 Track 1
    Release date: June 2021
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