Wednesday, January 23, 2008

23. MIKE SHELLANS: Alien Dogs (4:36)

I was in a band -- ATMOSPHERE -- here in Tucson between 1977-78. This was recorded at a local studio in one take; except for the short section where Mike overdubs a second trombone part...

MIKE SHELLANS, Trombone, Composer
LEWIS SAUL, Fender Rhodes Electric Piano
BRIAN BROMBERG, Acoustic Bass (age 16)
RANDY WHITE, Drums

This is an extraordinary composition, in my opinion. I love the trombone "duet." Brian's solo is (of course) unbelievable!

The coda is one of the coolest things Mike ever wrote. He was 18 years old.

Alien Dogs (4:36)

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