Michael B. Nelson

Producer | Composer | Arranger | Trombonist | Head Hornhead

EveryTHING bLOWs! – available now!!

Posted by on Mar 19, 2019

EveryTHING bLOWs! – available now!!

The Hornheads latest CD EveryTHING bLOWs! has been released. Get you physical copy at CD Baby now. “Side A” features the Hornheads signature “a cappella” jazz / funk sound, while “Side B” brings in a funky, high energy rhythm section featuring special guests, Vulfpeck guitarist Cory Wong, and Serbian phenom Petar Janjic on drums.

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R.I.P Prince

Posted by on Apr 21, 2016

R.I.P Prince

4/21/2016 With great sadness we say goodbye to PRINCE, the musical genius that was the impetus for the Hornheads creation. My 25 year association with Prince started in 1991, traveling the world with him and the NPG on the Diamonds and Pearls tour. He was an uncompromising band leader and a flawless performer. Every show was a thrill beyond description that left you drained, yet exhilarated. I...

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Hornheads on new Prince single w/Zooey Deschanel

Posted by on Mar 17, 2014

Hornheads on new Prince single w/Zooey Deschanel

Prince’s new single FALLINLOVE2NITE feat. Zooey Deschanel, has been released by Epic Records (available on iTunes). The Hornheads got to drop in some funky licks throughout the song, and I had the pleasure of bringing in Adi Yeshaya and  STRINGenius to add the wonderful string work. The song was 1st premiered on the post Superbowl episode of “New Girl” in which Prince guest...

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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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