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My brother Philip would have been 55 years old this October 4th. He left us over 10 years ago, just a few months shy of his 45th birthday.

I will be posting 2 tracks in his memory.

Tuesday 9/29 "Philip". From my first "major label release" entitled "Bring Yr Camera" on Nonesuch Records. I wrote the keyboard part one day in my apartment in Hoboken when I was in my early thirties, and Phil in his mid-twenties, followed by the melody. When we had a memorial for Phil years later at St Marks Church in NYC we played this song to open the ceremony-not the original band but with Kenny Wolleson, Tim Luntzel, Stew Cutler and Doug Weiselman. I remarked in my eulogy to Phil that I didn't really know why I had written this piece until then. It just seemed to be "Philip", but really it was about me, and it took losing him to feel how keenly I would miss him. Dave Tronzo does some great slide breaks, and Elliott Sharp's solo on this is one of my favorites. We were in the Power Station and I remember going into the lock-out room where his amp was, and the hiss and hum were too loud to tolerate, and that was before he started playing!

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from 52 Weeks Of Downloads, track released February 1, 1988
The President:

Wayne Horvitz: Keyboards, Harmonica, Drum Programming
Bobby Previte: Drums
Elliott Sharp: Guitars
Dave Hofstra: Electric Bass, Tuba
Doug Wieselman: Tenor Saxophone
Dave Tronzo: Slide Guitar, National Steel Guitar

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Wayne Horvitz

Wayne Horvitz is a composer, pianist and electronic musician. In addition to his own work, he is known for his work with Butch Morris, Robin Holcomb, John Zorn, Bobby Previte, Skerik, Bill Frisell, Sara Schoenbeck, Ron Miles, Peggy Lee, and William Parker just to name a few. ... more

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