Asphalt Cocktail: The Music of John Mackey is the 2nd album by The Dallas Wind Symphony (also known as The Dallas Winds) conducted by Jerry Junkin at Native DSD Music.
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.
The album was crowd-funded by fans of John Mackey and of The Dallas Wind Symphony. 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. Many Thanks to the Kickstarter backers who made this recording possible!
The album features brilliant performances by The Dallas Wind Symphony conducted by Jerry Junkin. They have been captured in superb audiophile sound by Reference Recordings’ award-winning engineering team of Keith O. Johnson and Sean Martin.
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.
Christopher Martin, Trumpet
Dallas Wind Symphony
Jerry Junkin, Conductor
TracklistPlease note that the below previews are loaded as 44.1 kHz / 16 bit.
Total time: 01:14:21
Marcia Gordon Martin & Kim Campbell
Many Thanks to the Kickstarter Backers who made this recording possible!
Keith O. Johnson
|Original Recording Format|
Donald J. McKinney
Sean Royce Martin
Keith O. Johnson
Recorded on August 11-13, 2017 at Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas, Texas
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Special thanks to the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center Technical Staff, Lamar Livingston/Technical Director
|Release Date||May 19, 2023|
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