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A Flea, R.E.M. and Michael Brook...
by Jeff Keibel, 18 February 1997
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Albino AlligatorMichael Brook's new album is entitled 'Albino Alligator'. The album features music from, and inspired by, the forthcoming film of the same name, which is the directorial debut of Academy award winning actor Kevin Spacey (The Usual Suspects, Se7en).

'Albino Alligator' was composed by Michael Brook, with the exception of his slow motion treatment of Koehler & Arlen's jazz classic 'lll Wind', featuring a duet between R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe and Jimmy Scott (the legendary 71-year-old torch singer). The track was co-produced and arranged by Michael Brook and Flea from Red Hot Chili Peppers. All other tracks were produced by Michael Brook.

The album features Michael Brook (infinite guitar, srinivas guitar, keyboards, bass, drum programming, vibraphone), James Pinker (drums, percussion), Anton Schwartz (saxophone), Bob Adams (string bass, organ, piano), Jason Lewis (drums, marimba), Hefez Mozidirah (Nez flute, saxophone), Flea (bass), Michael Stipe (vocals), Jimmy Scott (vocals) and Bill Fichner (harmonica, vocals).

The much anticipated film Albino Alligator, Spacey's tale of a hold-up gone wrong starring Matt Dillon and Faye Dunaway, is already garnering rave reviews from American critics.