Michael B. Nelson

Producer | Composer | Arranger | Trombonist | Head Hornhead

Prince releases new single featuring the Hornheads

Posted by on Jun 20, 2013

Prince releases new single featuring the Hornheads

Prince has just released “Extraloveable Reloaded” for download on his 3rd Eye Girl website. This is a remake of a song of his from the early ’80s that now includes a signature Hornheads breakdown in the middle. There’s a sample of it on Dr. Funkenberry if you want to check it out, but it doesn’t get to the real funky horn stuff. Prince asked me to do a horn break in...

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More Hornheads work with Prince released

Posted by on Jun 14, 2013

More Hornheads work with Prince released

The Hornheads appear on 2 more Prince singles”Boyfriend Demo” and “Ain’t Gonna Miss U When U’re Gone” featuring Ledisi. Both are available for download at 3rd Eye Girl. (update – Boyfriend is no longer available at the 3rd Eye Girl site). “Boyfriend” has some fun interplay between 2 differently configured Hornheads passes. So 10 horns! This...

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Hornheads featured on new IKV CD and used in Target commercial

Posted by on Jun 8, 2013

Hornheads featured on new IKV CD and used in Target commercial

Who would’ve thought that when we recorded horns in my studio in South Minneapolis last year for our old Argentinian friends, Dante and Emmanuel of Illya Kuryaki and the Vallderramas, would end up on a Target commercial and get a shout out from Oprah. Here’s the Billboard article about their new project “Chances”, which features 4 of my arrangements with the Hornheads....

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Discography

Posted by on Apr 26, 2013

Discography

Prince Love Symbol PAISLEY PARK/WB Prince Morning Papers (single) PAISLEY PARK/WB Carmen Electra Get On Up (single) PAISLEY PARK/WB Prince My Name Is Prince (single) PAISLEY PARK/WB Carmen Electra Carmen Electra PAISLEY PARK/WB Prince Greatest Hits PAISLEY PARK/WB Mavis Staples The Voice PAISLEY PARK/WB NPG Gold Nigga NPG RECORDS NPG 2gether (single) NPG RECORDS Tevin Campbell I’m Ready QWEST/WB...

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Doc Severinsen Midwest Tour 2013

Posted by on Apr 26, 2013

Doc Severinsen Midwest Tour 2013

I just returned from a 7 day midwest tour with Doc Severinsen. This is the second tour I’ve had the pleasure of playing lead trombone for Doc. As an extra bonus, world class saxophonist and Tonight Show alum, Ernie Watts was on the band as well. What a treat to listen to him and Doc every night. It looks like we may have some more dates to look forward to in the fall.

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