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2014/01- The Shadow of Your Smile

Chris

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Hi guys, Jimu(visionari1) has been selected to call this months tune. He is away on hols at the moment. But, his tune is going to be..

'The Shadow of Your Smile'



Have fun..

Chris..

Happy New Year.:)
 
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Stellar pick Jimu.
One of my favourites.
Love Dexters version and Boots Randolfs.
Cant wait to get into this one.
Nick.
 

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I had already done a backing track for this one and have been playing it a while. you'd think recording it would be a simple matter of click ,play, post. but no. It took quit a bit of fiddling around and retakes. It's always the easy ones that are the hardest.
 

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Hi Guys,
It's high summer here in NZ so I'm up in Auckland, & intend to busk down at the Viaduct today to kick the year off & will give "Shadow" a blow or three!

Here is some fab versions on Youtube

Dexter.... http://youtu.be/2hTNIagynRQ

Dave Koz, who starts at 1.00m http://youtu.be/g0mqFDlIt5I

Boots Randolph......tone to die for! http://youtu.be/M012T3qC8Uc

Toots Thielmans...... http://youtu.be/IJvfMnnDxp4

Gerry Mulligan (incorrectly called Gary....Geez) http://youtu.be/1kpzbBZyF50

If you have Spotify these guys are also worth a listen.
Just type in the search box "The Shadow of Your Smile) and check out Scott Hamilton, Fausto Papetti, Stan Getz and Saxo.

Heavy rain as I type now .....still I'll go busk!
Will be home on the 5th Jan


Blimey Colin, Your fast out of the traps.......of for a listen!
Ciao
Jimu
 

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G'day Colin,

Haven't heard you for while, what always strikes me first is your recognisable tone and the speed of your vibrato. Amazing (to me) that a big bloke can have such a fast vibrato!

That's also a very nice backing & can imagine you out in the streets of Burnley busking sweetly along!
Good start to this months Ballad and the New Year....:thumb:
 

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I had already done a backing track for this one and have been playing it a while. you'd think recording it would be a simple matter of click ,play, post. but no. It took quit a bit of fiddling around and retakes. It's always the easy ones that are the hardest.

That was fast, nice one Colin

Jx
 

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2014 and just found the new BOTM... There's lots of those funny hashtags on this one. :eek: add to that the fact that I haven't practised for a couple of weeks now and I think you can expect me to turn in my usual stunning rendition in time for 2015
 

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I just had a look at the above youtube clips, and looked at what keys they play this tune. The lead sheet key is G major.

The tenor sax players used Bb (dexter), D (koz), Ab (boots).
The alto/bari players used G (mulligan), Bb (Sadao Watanabe), and Ab (Lou Donaldson)

I would suggest making life a bit more friendly by upping it to Ab or Bb, which seem a popular keys, unless of course you relish the challenge in the standard key (especially on alto)! I mean if it's OK for Dexter to change the key to make life easier, then it's OK for us too!!:mrcool

happy new year !!

Rob
 

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I would suggest making life a bit more friendly by upping it to Ab or Bb, which seem a popular keys, unless of course you relish the challenge in the standard key (especially on alto)!

happy new year !!

Rob

That would give me a problem with the backing track
 

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I don't know:confused:, you give things away for :clapping:FREE:clapping:. They want more:rolleyes:. This key, that key, the other key.:doh: What you all like>:).

Anyway, seeing how it's new year, I have just ADDED Bb con backing and sheets for tenor and alto, yes I did transpose the alto sheet down an octave. >:)Problem now is there is NO reason NOT to post a version.>:) Just added a Bb Bossa version..:cool:
 

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ahhh, now that's better. Doesn't that tenor part look much nicer - same key as Dexter!:cheers:

thanks for doing this Chris. BTW what program to you use to do the lead sheets?

- Rob
 

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I `ve always liked this one. I did this one back in 2012 .https://myspace.com/cliveymacdougall/music/song/the-shadow-of-your-smile.mp3-88486990-98227604

hope link works still.


It`s my Old defunct myspace site version. so now I`ll try and do a nicer version a couple of years down the line. Happy new year People.


PS. Just listened to CTB`s excellent and modern version.( I`ll re -listen on my studio machine later today ) This old laptop is chugging along but I find that I`m missing stuff as the scrolling aint too smooth and The music was stalling grr..
 
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Colin , lovely smooth version. So quick off the mark as well. Hope we can hear some more as the month progress's :)
Rob, Easier on the eyes. More:),than:eek:. I use BiaB for the notation, I find easy to use if I have to enter melody lines, also midi files will notate without me doing anything;)
Clivey, The link works just fine, your playing also sounds good as always. I wonder how much your playing of the same tune has altered over time.

Chris..
 

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I've always played this in saxophone G. Bb for alto F for tenor. Why make life hard.

I first noticed it as a the theme from the Sandpiper. Jack Sheldon on trumpet. Music Oscar and a Grammy 1965

http://youtu.be/bGZXMpOkoso

I like to listen to singers, rather than other saxophonists or instrumentalists. Tony Bennet had a hit with it back in the day but I never used to like his early stuff. Maybe he and I matured together and I like his recent stuff. Ella Fitzgerald is usually my first stop and maybe Sarah Vaughan and Frank Sinatra after that but for this one Astrud Gilberto's version is worth a listen.for some interesting phrasing.
http://youtu.be/IcEwsoR8J0Y

I may try a slower version on the Bari later. I'm struggling with long notes at the minute. Winter wheezes.
 

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So what happened to the key shifted Bossa Nova track?? OK I know I'm a dead man.... Happy New Year Chris :thanks2:

Guess you didn't look hard enough Mark. It's there honest:rolleyes:

Chris,,
 

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Colin the Bear: Great modern twist to your take, very enjoyable.
Clivey: Nice mellow tone in your Bossa version. A great listen.
Here's my first crack at this great tune.
https://app.box.com/s/nc2hgrshetvp3sjzujrg
Nick.
 
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I just had a look at the above youtube clips, and looked at what keys they play this tune. The lead sheet key is G major.

The tenor sax players used Bb (dexter), D (koz), Ab (boots).
The alto/bari players used G (mulligan), Bb (Sadao Watanabe), and Ab (Lou Donaldson)

I would suggest making life a bit more friendly by upping it to Ab or Bb, which seem a popular keys, unless of course you relish the challenge in the standard key (especially on alto)! I mean if it's OK for Dexter to change the key to make life easier, then it's OK for us too!!:mrcool

happy new year !!

Rob

Hi Rob,

That's a gift being able to tell which key it's in.... Any pointers/tips?

I like to put the YouTube into transcribe and play along, whatever key it's in, but of course the backing track determines that for us.
Cheers from summer in NZ
 
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