Blue Lou and Misha Project – Highly Classified

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The Blue Lou and Misha Project - Highly Classified
Blue Lou and Misha Project CD Cover.jpg
Studio album by Lou Marini and Misha Segal
Released 2010
Recorded 2009 & 2010
Genre Jazz
Label Primavista Records
Producer Lou Marini, Misha Segal, John Tropea (co-producer) and Gary Michaels (executive producer)

The Blue Lou and Misha Project – Highly Classified is an album, released March 23, 2010, by saxophonist Lou Marini and pianist / composer Misha Segal recorded in Los Angeles, California and in New York City. This CD is the first collaborative recording by Marini and Segal.

Lou Marini is best known as a member of several noted bands, including Blood, Sweat and Tears, Steely Dan, the Woody Herman Orchestra, the Buddy Rich Band, The Maureen McGovern Band, the James Taylor Band, the Saturday Night Live Band and the Blues Brothers Band. Misha Segal is a well known Israeli keyboardist, arranger and composer with over a hundred film scores to his credit. In addition, Segal worked as a producer with Luther Vandross early in Vandross' career. The album was produced by Misha Segal and Lou Marini, and co-produced by John Tropea. California based composer and producer Gary Michaels served as executive producer for the project.

All of the arrangements on this CD were written by Misha Segal and Lou Marini, and all the compositions are original, except for one cut. Stylistically, this album mixes many diverse influences, including contemporary jazz, fusion, rock, straight-ahead jazz, rap and hip-hop.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The DJ Lied" - Music: Misha Segal, Words: Patricia Caron de la Mota, Publisher: Pretty Elizabeth Music/BMI Patricia Caron Music/ASCAP, Produced by Misha Segal, Vocal: Patricia LaMota, Guitar: John Tropea, Bass: Will Lee
  2. "That's Not My Name" - Written by De Martino Julian, White Katie Rebecca, Publishers: Sony/ATV Tunes LLC WB Music Corp & Warner Chappell Music Inc. Produced by Misha Segal & “Blue Lou” Marini, Horn chart: “Blue Lou” Marini, Guitar: John Tropea, Drums: Shawn Pelton, Recorded at Shawn’s studio
  3. "Cita Con Cita" - Written by “Blue Lou” Marini, Publisher: Hip Pickles Music/ASCAP, Produced by Misha Segal & “Blue Lou” Marini, Horn chart: Misha Segal, Guitar: John Tropea, Bass: Will Lee, Drums: Clint De Gannon
  4. "Highly Classified" - Written by Misha Segal, Publisher: Pretty Elizabeth Music/BMI, Produced by Misha Segal & “Blue Lou” Marini, Guitar: John Tropea, Bass: Anthony Jackson, Drums: Clint De Gannon, Percussion: Luis Conte
  5. "The Call" - Written by Misha Segal, Publisher: Pretty Elizabeth Music/BMI, Produced by Misha Segal & “Blue Lou” Marini, Horn chart: “Blue Lou” Marini, Drums: Shawn Pelton
  6. "Elliptical Conversation" - Written by Misha Segal, Publisher: Pretty Elizabeth Music/BMI, Produced by Misha Segal & “Blue Lou” Marini, Guitar: John Tropea, Drums: Clint De Gannon
  7. "9/11 - War and Transfiguration" - Written by Misha Segal, Publisher: Pretty Elizabeth Music/BMI, Produced by Misha Segal, Guitar: Anthony Mazzella
  8. "Cool Operator" - Written by Misha Segal, Publisher: Pretty Elizabeth Music/BMI, Produced by Misha Segal, Guitar: John Tropea, Bass: Anthony Jackson
  9. "Bad Rap" - Written by “Blue Lou” Marini, Publisher: Hip Pickles Music/ASCAP, Produced by “Blue Lou” Marini, Horn chart: “Blue Lou” Marini, Guitar: John Tropea, Bass: Zev Katz, Drums: Clint De Gannon, Percussion: Luis Conte
  10. "Your Ears Only" - Written by Misha Segal, Publisher: Pretty Elizabeth Music/BMI, Produced by Misha Segal & “Blue Lou” Marini, Guitar: John Tropea, Bass: Anthony Jackson, Drums: Clint De Gannon
  11. "You Da Man" - Written by Misha Segal & “Blue Lou” Marini, Publisher: Pretty Elizabeth Music/BMI Hip Pickles Music/ASCAP, Produced by Misha Segal & “Blue Lou” Marini, Horn chart: “Blue Lou” Marini & Misha Segal, Hammond B3: Chris Palmaro, Guitar: John Tropea, Bass: Neil Stubenhaus, Trumpet: Jim Rotondi, Trombone: Larry Farrell

All saxes: “Blue Lou” Marini

All pianos, programming & arrangements: Misha Segal, except “Bad Rap” arranged by “Blue Lou” Marini

CD mixed and Co-Produced by John Tropea at Tropea’s studio except “Highly Classified” mixed by Peter Robert at Blue Danube Studio

CD mastered by Jon Tropea Jr.

CD Design & Illustrations: Josh Cleland ( www.Clelandillustration.com)

LA tracks recorded at Misha’s studio

New York tracks recorded & engineered by John Tropea at John Tropea’s & Chris Palmaro’s Studios (All live Drums, Hammond Organ, Tropea Guitars, Horns, Saxes & Anthony Jackson & Zev Kats Basses) Additional recording, Mike Catalano at “Catman’s”

Executive Producer: Gary Michaels

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