Black Flame
Launch Control
CD 88202
EUR 10,71

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"Launch Control", is a pun in which phonetically the musical style of "Lounge" music is associated to. "Launch Control" is however, even more known in the Formula 1 car racing event. The greatly discussed "Launch Control" is a so-called jump-start mechanism for F1 pilots, which became quite famous in 2001 - controlled spinning tires during the start or during the excelleration in the curves.

Lenny Mac Dowell and friends clearly took one musical road - groovy beats together with jazzy and electronic elements. The flutes are the focal point in the production, accompanied by drums, percussion, keyboards, piano, organ, vibes, guitar and vocals.

The "Launch Control" concept has, besides the compositions of single artists, also 3 world famous cover versions - "Ain´t No Sunshine" (Bill Withers), "Summertime" (Gershwin) and "Memphis Underground" - a 70´s instrumental hit with and from the New York flute player Herbie Mann. Mac Dowell let Jazzamor produce and arrange the tracks "Ain´t No Sunshine" and "Summertime", due to their very own clear transperant sound and interpretation of these 2 tracks. "Memphis Underground" was arranged by the Jazz pianist Christoph Spendel, giving it a slight jazzy and R&B touch, reminding of the typical >St. Germain< style. Sound samples from voices recorded in the subway and airports around the world were perfectly mixed into the music, just like the soloistic performances on the production.

"Launch Control" is the 16th album project of Lenny Mac Dowell and despite the different musical currents, this CD also lines up into all the productions so far released by the well-known international producer, composer and flute player Lenny Mac Dowell.

"Launch Control" jump starts and takes off!

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