Lee Johnson: Dead Symphony No. 6

Lee Johnson is an accomplished composer-conductor who was not a follower of the Grateful Dead. But a friend in Atlanta’s concert community convinced him to score an orchestral tribute. A decade later, the twelve-movement score has been recorded by the Russian National Orchestra, and it is as ear-pleasing and mind-bending as any performance by the noted group.
Dead Symphony No. 6
Released: 4/1/2007
Label: No Label
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