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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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)
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.
$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.
$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.)
New Level: $275 Asphalt Cocktail Martini Glasses with Secret Recipe!
$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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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