Shades is a reflection of Los Angeles. Its block-to-block unpredictability reveals a striking contrast of immense beauty, stark degradation, and fun in the sun. Mike Lebrun’s debut solo album celebrates novel sonic applications of woodwinds, painting a picture of LA through strokes of composition and improvisation.
Talley Sherwood – engineer, editing, mixing
Miles Jensen – engineer
Brian Bullard – mixing
Justin Perkins – mastering
Ars Orum – graphic design
Sextet material recorded on September 20, 21, 2016 at Tritone Recording in Glendale, CA.
Additional percussion recorded at the USC School of Cinematic Arts.
All other material recorded at Beakerbox Labs in Los Angeles, CA.
All songs composed and arranged by Mike Lebrun, except Surfer Girl, by Brian Wilson, and lyrics and vocal arrangement on Going Through the Emotions by Amber Navran.
I am excited to hear this album. I am a fellow trombone player and realy enjoy Jonah Levine's tunes. Very hip and excited to listen to where he will take us musically. I just pre-ordered the special edition vinyl. Any chance that Jonah would sign it for me with his favorite quote??? That would make this trombonist so happy!! Chris Stoefen