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Jerry Junkin and The Dallas Winds record music by John Mackey, with guest artist Christopher Martin on trumpet.
Jerry Junkin and The Dallas Winds record music by John Mackey, with guest artist Christopher Martin on trumpet.
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ASPHALT COCKTAIL : THE MUSIC OF JOHN MACKEY

You can be part of the team that creates the first all John Mackey CD, recorded by a professional concert band, for a major label. 

John Mackey's 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.

John Mackey, Composer
John Mackey, Composer

Special guest artist on the album is Principal Trumpet of the New York Philharmonic, Christopher Martin performing Mackey's newly 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
Christopher Martin, Trumpet

Mackey's vibrant, energetic music will be performed by conductor Jerry Junkin and The Dallas Winds in one of the world's greatest recording halls, the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas.

Jerry Junkin and The Dallas Winds
Jerry Junkin and The Dallas Winds

 

The Dallas Winds is a three-time Grammy Award nominee, with 21 albums in worldwide distribution. All of this magic will be captured by legendary recording engineer Keith O. Johnson, and his team from San Francisco-based Reference Recordings.

Keith Johnson & Reference Recordings team
Keith Johnson & Reference Recordings team

 

With your pledge, this recording will set the highest artistic benchmark for the performance of John Mackey's music, for generations to come. Please help us bring Asphalt Cocktail: The Music of John Mackey to life by supporting and sharing this Kickstarter Project. Thank you!

The Dallas Winds recording onstage at the Meyerson Center
The Dallas Winds recording onstage at the Meyerson Center

Asphalt Cocktail: The Music of John Mackey

 Here is a video with excerpts from our April 11th concert in Dallas of John Mackey's music.  

  • Asphalt Cocktail (2009)
  • Sheltering Sky (2012)
  • Antique Violences: Concerto for Trumpet (2017)
  • This Cruel Moon (2017)
  • Hymn to a Blue Hour (2010)
  • The Frozen Cathedral (2012)
  • The Ringmaster's March (2013) 
  • Fanfare for Full Fathom Five (2015)
  • High Wire (2012)

Rewards:

We have some very cool and unique rewards to offer backers of this project. Be sure to check out more details about each of the support levels on the right hand side.

$10  Digital download available 1 week in advance of the general release.

$25  A hard copy of the Asphalt Cocktail CD with limited edition artwork on the CD booklet different from the CD booklet available for general release.

Artwork of Limited Edition Backer's CD
Artwork of Limited Edition Backer's CD

 

$35  Receive the backer's CD signed by John Mackey. A must have for any John Mackey fan.

$45  Access to a private livestreamed Q&A session with John Mackey, Jerry Junkin, and Christopher Martin.   

$75  The first page of the Asphalt Cocktail score personalized by John Mackey. 

Artwork of Signed Score
Artwork of Signed Score

 

$125  All of the limited edition goodies from the Kickstarter project including this nifty limited edition T-Shirt sure to make all your friends green with envy! (Except for those friends who also backed the project at this level.)

 

Artwork of Limited Edition T-Shirt
Artwork of Limited Edition T-Shirt

New Level: $275 Asphalt Cocktail Martini Glasses with Secret Recipe! 

Asphalt Cocktail Martini Glasses
Asphalt Cocktail Martini Glasses

  

$500 and above: At these levels, you can experience once-in-a-lifetime opportunities. From a 1-on-1 Skype call with John Mackey, to backstage access during the recording sessions, these vested individuals will get to create memories they will never forget. The recording sessions are Saturday, August 12th and Sunday, August 13th.

May 2nd Update:

An interview with Christopher Martin the Principal Trumpet of the New York Philharmonic.

April 24th Update   

John Mackey's words on how Asphalt Cocktail got its name. 

 Dallas Winds Principal Euphonium Brian Davis talks about the project.

 Dallas Winds Principal Saxophone Don Fabian talks Mackey, Junkin, and Dallas Winds' recordings.

 

Risks and challenges

The Dallas Winds and Reference Recordings enjoy a 28-year working relationship. During our time together, we've produced 21 audiophile-quality albums. This ain't our first rodeo folks, so you can rest assured we're going to knock this one out of the park! We are confident that the project will be on schedule and you will receive your rewards in a timely manner. We promise to keep you in the loop all the way through the production process, with updates on a regular basis. It's going to be a fun ride! In the meantime, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

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    Asphalt Cocktail CD Digital Download

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    Exclusive Backer's CD

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    Signed Backer's CD

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    Livestreamed Q&A Session

    Access to a livestream question and answer session from the Meyerson Center with John Mackey, Jerry Junkin, and Chris Martin.

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    Signed Asphalt Cocktail Score

    First page of the Asphalt Cocktail score printed on archival quality paper and signed by John Mackey, suitable for framing.

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    Limited Edition Asphalt Cocktail T-Shirt

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    Asphalt Cocktail Martini Glasses

    Receive 2 one-of-a-kind, "Asphalt Cocktail" engraved martini glasses, with a top-secret recipe to make your very own Asphalt Cocktail.

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    1-on-1 Skype Call with John Mackey

    A 30 minute private Skype call with John Mackey.

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    Signed Asphalt Cocktail Score
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    1-on-1 Skype Call with Jerry Junkin

    A 30 minute private Skype call with Jerry Junkin.

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    VIP Backstage Access

    Backstage access to the recording producer and technicians. Invitation for four, to be in the audience during the recordings. Invitation for four to a VIP post-recording reception including the recording team, John Mackey, Jerry Junkin, and Dallas Winds musicians.

    Also receive a Complete Rewards Package including:
    Limited Edition Asphalt Cocktail T-Shirt
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    VIP Backstage Access and Band Jacket

    A personalized Dallas Winds Band Jacket presented to you on the stage of the Meyerson by Jerry Junkin during the recording sessions. Backstage access to the recording producer and technicians. Invitation for four to be in the audience during the recordings. Invitation for four to a VIP post-recording reception including the recording team, John Mackey, Jerry Junkin, and Dallas Winds musicians.

    Also receive a Complete Rewards Package including:
    Limited Edition Asphalt Cocktail T-Shirt
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    Lunch with the Recording Team

    Exclusive Lunch for you and a guest with John Mackey, Chris Martin, Jerry Junkin, and the recording team at a restaurant in downtown Dallas during the recording sessions.

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    Executive Producer Package

    Private Dinner reservations for you and a guest with John Mackey and Jerry Junkin. Hotel accommodations for two days included in package. A personalized Dallas Winds Band Jacket presented to you on the stage of the Meyerson by Jerry Junkin. Backstage access to the recording producer and technicians. Invitation for four to be in the audience during the recordings. Invitation for four to a VIP post-recording reception including the recording team, John Mackey, Jerry Junkin, and Dallas Winds musicians.

    Also receive:
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    Album Dedication

    Dedicate the Asphalt Cocktail album to a loved one. The dedication will appear on the first page of the Asphalt Cocktail CD booklet.

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