MAC GOLLEHON: “Dead Protégé” Video From Filmic Jazz Solo EP By Legendary NYC Trumpeter Premiered At The Sleeping Shaman; The End Is The Beginning Out Now Through Nefarious Industries

photos by Michael Baumann

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. The new video for the track “Dead Protégé” makes its public debut through a premiere hosted by The Sleeping Shaman.

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 album, Blondie’s The Hunter LP, 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. 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.

The “Dead Protégé” video was filmed in Westchester County, New York with eminent arts/commercial photographer and designer Michael Baumann. GOLLEHON writes, “Prophets and warlocks in the subway predicted the fateful day of the ‘Dead Protégé.’ Turf wars raged in the streets as one retreated to the wilderness, then the real hunt began between the ego versus the super ego. Sonically it evokes images of Jabbo Smith or Harry James with James ‘Blood’ Ulmer on a wandering peregrination tripping in the desert. And with no desire for an exit plan.”

The Sleeping Shaman writes with the video’s premiere, “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…”

Go on the lam with MAC GOLLEHON and his “Dead Protégé” video through The Sleeping Shaman first at THIS LOCATION.

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 RIGHT HERE.

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

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 see release through the label in 2023.