Grammy-winning trumpeter/composer/producer/arranger Michael Leonhart has performed/recorded with Yoko Ono, James Brown, Meryl Streep, Caetano Veloso, David Byrne, Laurie Anderson, Steely Dan and the Charles Mingus Big Band. Michael’s trumpet playing was recently featured on Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars’ smash hit “Uptown Funk”.
In the spirit of these renowned artists who have continually kept an eye on politics and human rights issue, Michael crafted “Ronald Rump” with his Michael Leonhart Orchestra, a form of political satire using the uniquely brazen dialogue of Donald Trump from the public domain, featuring Nelson Cline on guitar!
We love stories. Life is all about stories. So is music. Every composition or lyric is a story, which in turn often is surrounded or inspired by stories as well. There’s an avalanche of stories waiting to be seen and told, around the bend. Leo Sidran is a musician and producer and yes, the apple and the tree indeed, he loves telling stories too. So he decided to create Third Story, a bi-weekly podcast featuring long-form interviews with creative people of all types. We borrowed those words, by the way. And of course as soon as we saw mr. Rob Mounsey post about it on his timeline, we bookmarked it for this have-a-great-weekend Mizar6 post. Enjoy listening!