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Thread started 10/09/14 11:44am

delirious

Section leader and horn arranger for Prince has a new album out and it is FUNKY...

Hey everybody - I know we are all listening to PE and AOA and that's cool - but those of us who are thirsty for the hornz are still on standby. Wanted to let you guys know about the guy who is actually working with Prince on horn arrangements - he has his own music and you should check him out!



You can find him at



http://philiplassiter.com/



or on Facebook at



https://www.facebook.com/philip.lassiter.1?fref=nf





He worked on Big City and also did the arrangement for (the much talked about) Mutiny on the Arsenio Hall Show as well as a lot of other very cool stuff.



I have been a member here for over 12 years and I post occasionally but for Phil I wanted to take some time and write a nice post smile I have known him for many years and we got together recently and I told him about the org and how many people were actually talking about his arrangements, etc and he was very excited to hear it. He wants to reach out and interact with us more so this is the start...we hope to get him on some podcasts and facebook chats, etc so we can all discuss not only his music but what it is like to work in the NPG smile



The easiest way to check out his music is to go here:



http://philiplassiter.com/music/



For some good examples of the hornz listen to the intro to That Girl track 3 on the Philty album and also his latest album Dreamzz especially the new single Strut (track 4) and the Egyptian stylings of "Nobody Knows" (track 12). Actually just check it all out! These are all real horns, real strings, etc so it sounds fantastic smile



If you like it - buy it - spread the word - whatever you want - but please take some time to listen to this - you will hear the influences - the horns, the funk, etc that we all love.



Another cool thing is you can actually watch Phil and his group working on the arrangements on video at:



http://philiplassiter.com/videos/



Anyway please check this all out when you get a chance - Phil is a very talented guy so I am trying to spread the word!

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Reply #1 posted 10/09/14 2:28pm

delirious

FYI - here is the video of the new single - might be easier for you guys to check it out this way:



http://youtu.be/_GjwHVMyeCc

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Reply #2 posted 10/09/14 6:59pm

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I really like what I hear....gonna buy when I get home

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Reply #3 posted 10/10/14 2:43am

delirious

Frederick96 said:

I really like what I hear....gonna buy when I get home




Exactly...I want more people to hear this....its.in the pocket of funk with horns etc.that a lot of us love smile
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Reply #4 posted 10/10/14 9:12am

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Reply #5 posted 10/11/14 7:42am

delirious

Yes the breakdown at the end of "Strut" (video link above) with the horns and strings accompanied by the chants is pretty awesome. The horn part at 5:09 has an NPG feel and I love it!

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Reply #6 posted 11/30/14 11:25am

delirious

Phil has been nominated for Washington DC artist of the month - you can vote for him here:



Vote here



and good write up of his work with Prince and others is on the front page:



Front page write up and bio



Take a few seconds and vote for the man that has helped bring us the cool horn arrangements we love! The vote is very close - less than 10 votes separating the winner - so every vote counts! We need your help!

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