Video Premiere: Mac Gollehon ‘Dead Protégé’ – Taken From ‘The End Is The Beginning’

It’s time to stop what you’re doing and immerse yourself with the legendary New York based trumpeter Mac Gollehon as today, we’re elated to bring you his latest video for Dead Protégé. The track is a near five-minute potent mix of experimental free jazz and blues and the sixth cut from his latest solo album The End Is The Beginning that’s out now through Nefarious Industries.

Mac Gollehon - Photo by Michael Baumann
Mac Gollehon – Photo by Michael Baumann

The video, which was filmed in and around NYC by famed photographer Michael Baumann and to quote Reza from his recent review that Dead Protégé has a mournful contemplative blues like quality that had me yearning to crank out my Muddy Waters and Howling Wolf records’ then added that the album is ‘a beautifully madcap clash of demented free jazz and warped electronica’

Now click below to watch and listen to a legend at work in his own backyard…

More On Mac Gollehon & ‘The End Is The Beginning’

World renowned New York City jazz/pop trumpeter and multi-instrumentalist Mac Gollehon presents the latest visual accompaniment to his filmic, avant-jazz solo record, The End Is The Beginning, which saw release through Nefarious Industries earlier this month.

Mac Gollehon - Photo by Michael Baumann
Mac Gollehon – Photo by Michael Baumann

Mac Gollehon has toured the planet and recorded in studios everywhere with an endless roster of rock, pop, and jazz artists since the 1970s, including David Bowie, Blondie, Onyx, Madonna, Billy Ocean, Hall & Oates, Chaka Khan, Buddy Rich, Al Jarreau, Sheena Easton, Nile Rodgers, Patrick Adams, Mick Jagger, Grace Jones, Hector Lavoe, and hundreds of others, including his decade-plus run in Duran Duran. From Onyx’s Slam, Blondie’s The Hunter, and Billy Ocean’s Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car, New York City-based Gollehon has recorded on thousands of albums, including over two-hundred gold and platinum albums.

On The End Is The Beginning, Gollehon works as a multi-instrumentalist, providing trumpet, cornet, trombone, percussion, keyboards, guitars, bass, vocals, and more. Infusing the sounds of Miles Davis’ and Elvin Jones’ most outer works with the influence of 1970s film noir scores.

Mac Gollehon - Photo by Michael Baumann
Mac Gollehon – Photo by Michael Baumann

The End Is The Beginning was engineered, recorded, and mixed by David Brenner (Gridfailure) who adds field recordings, samples, and visuals. The record was mastered by Dan Emery at Black Matter Mastering (Kool Keith, Lost Dog Street Band, Dälek) and completed with photography by Tyler Adams.

Watch for additional videos for the record to see release throughout the year. Gollehon also performs on the third Gridfailure & Megalophobe collaborative album, Harbinger Winds, which will see release this spring, and the scorching new LP from Mac Gollehon & The Hispanic Mechanics will be released through Nefarious Industries 2023.

Mac Gollehon 'The End Is The Beginning'
Mac Gollehon ‘The End Is The Beginning’ Artwork

The End Is The Beginning Tracklisting:
01. As Your World Burns
02. Enigma
03. Neon And Gunpowder
04. Passion For Wrath
05. Revenge For Brooklyn
06. Dead Protégé
07. Bronx Motor Inn
08. Turn It Up Motherfucker Go
09. Sackett Street Racket
10. The End Is The Beginning

The End Is The Beginning is out now through Nefarious Industries digitally and on limited gold cassette. Find merch/ordering options where prior videos for Bronx Motor Inn and the title track which features Vincent Pastore (The Sopranos, Gotti, Bullets Over Broadway) are playing over on the labels webstore.

The End Is The Beginning is also included in Nefarious Industries’ new Subscription Club which includes all label releases for 2022.

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