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Here are some horn arranging examples in various styles from recent recording projects. These are some of my favorite artists and collaborators and I pay tribute to them here, with my thanks for allowing me to “horn in” on their projects.
Here’s a smokin’ track from Robert Lamm’s Subtlety & Passion CD…..Robert has written many great songs (and horn arrangements) over the years, but Gimme Gimme is a great song you may not have heard before. Lee Loughnane & Larry Klimas joined me on the horns for this one.
Robert Lamm. Subtlety & Passion. Available at Amazon, Apple Music, etc.
Better But Not Good is from singer Ray Greene’s project I arranged and produced for Doc Kupka’s Strokeland label. Written by Doc, Mike Finnigan & Johnny Lee Schell, this track gets Herman Matthew’s greasy groove treatment and some down home, New Orleans inspired horn section work featuring Lee Thornburg & Joe Sublett.
Doc Kupka presents Ray Green available at www.strokeland.com
From long time collaborator and friend, guitarist Tom Rizzo. (we go back to Maynard’s band bus days) He encouraged this arrangement of House of the Rising Sun for his 2017 album Day & Night features an eclectic 10 piece band (with tuba & French horn!)
Tom Rizzo Day & Night available Amazon, Apple Music, etc
A couple of tracks from 2 of my favorite musicians: trumpeter Rick Braun & guitarist Jeff Golub. We came of age together on Rod Stewart’s band in the late 80’s and they both went on to impressive solo careers. Both have been nice enough to include me on their projects when they could, but am most honored to call them my friends. We miss Jeff so very much.
Back Home Jeff Golub CD Soul Sessions. Available on Amazon, Apple Music, etc.
Stereo Rick Braun’s Esperanto CD. Available on Amazon, Apple Music, etc.
Here’s a couple of tracks from pianist/producer David Garfield’s Jammin’ Outside the Box CD. What You Won’t Do for Love turns the Bobby Caldwell classic into a Latin tour de force. David encouraged me to go wild with the horns, but to be honest, we were just trying to keep up with Jimmy Branly on drums, John Pena on bass and David’s amazing piano playing! David’s first single, Stevie Wonder’s Go Home features Kirk Whalum and is notable not only for its flawless production and A-list collection of players but for the space he gave this arranger to stretch.
David Garfield Jammin’ Outside the Box. Available on Amazon, Apple Music, etc.
Not my horn arrangement, but my composition with pal Doc Kupka. Tower of Power recorded Who Would Have Thought for their 2020 release “Step Up”. Pretty cool to hear how this great band transformed our wanna-be soul song……thanks TOP!
Tower of Power Step Up available Amazon, Walmart, etc