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Mac Gollehon: The End is the Beginning

Read "The End is the Beginning" reviewed by John Pietaro


From the opening moments of “As Your World Burns," Mac Gollehon's music embraces not simply the underground, but the underside. This collection of fleeting, gripping brass and dense atmosphere amounts to the lost score for the '70s-'80s noir film we've longed for, as nasty in its perfection as was the Manhattan of those years. Gollehon's trumpet soars above the fray, offering a mind's eye view of urban decay, violent crime, and rooftop fisticuffs in the cold light of day or ...

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Mac Gollehon: Mac Gollehon & The Hispanic Mechanics

Read "Mac Gollehon & The Hispanic Mechanics" reviewed by Paul Naser


It's not often you hear of Miles Davis complementing trumpet players, but apparently prolific studio player Mac Gollehon was one of the rare exceptions. Nicknamed “chops" by the jazz icon (according to myth anyway), Gollehon has a very impressive resume; arranging and playing lead trumpet on over 500 gold/platinum records, he worked with big names like the late master David Bowie on his legendary “Let's Dance," 80's favorites Duran Duran and the inimitable Rick James to name just a few. ...

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Mac Gollehon: Mac Straight Ahead

Read "Mac Straight Ahead" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


Brass man Mac Gollehon means business on Mac Straight Ahead. The ten tracks on this album present Gollehon in a variety of settings and on a variety of instruments...at the same time. While the idea of overdubbing oneself on record is fraught with peril, Gollehon beats the odds. Sometimes he conjures sounds of a full, brassy big band, while other settings pare things down to a few instrumental voices. Though trumpet might be his main axe, Gollehon plays better trombone ...

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Mac Gollehon: In The Spirit Of Fats Navarro

Read "In The Spirit Of Fats Navarro" reviewed by AAJ Staff


The broad listening public may be starting to perceive the exhilarating trumpeting of Mac Gollehon. However, the musicians and entertainers have known about him for a long time.Having performing with top-shelf music industry icons like Madonna, David Bowie, Diana Ross, Bruce Springsteen, Paul Simon and Mick Jagger, Gollehon understands the necessity to entertain audiences through the power of his instrument. And he has learned to improvise on-the-spot solos that thrill listeners, even as he weaves a story and ...


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