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Wade Cornell

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Very old fashioned tune with guitar backing and tenor improvisation. A few fluffs as a one take wonder and the guitarist's "flexi-tempo".

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Chris

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Hi Wade you and your guitarist must be telepathic at times. Just about 2.04ish you got in front of the guitar, very quickly came back though. There where a couple of spots that you took the lead a little. Perhaps that might be an idea for future work where you get to use the whole of the sax and the guitarist can work around your phrasing??>:) An enjoyable listen though:thumb:
 

Mike

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Is it my imagination or is this one of your best lyrically played tunes I've heard?
Let me ask myself this question.....Okay, myself is in the bathroom at the moment. I'll wait until myself get's out.


Okay, he's out and myself seems to agree with me..........


Very good playing Wade...Very good! Rhythmically/Melodically/Lyrically.....Ya know what immediately hit me? Cab Calloway. In fact I could see Cab in his white tails as this is being played. The ironic thing is that your philosophy is to have music evolve, not stagnate, and here you are back in the 30's, early 40's, swinging. But ya see? Who cares? This is swinging music and I dig it.
It's timeless!


You confuse me at times....I don't hear evolution in your music. I never did, but that never mattered to me.
I know it bothers the hell out of you what's being presently produced by the young minds of today.
Well, your influence is counterproductive to your philosophy. But only according to your own belief system. As far as mine goes, I really enjoyed it and I could care less what period it was from. Good music is and will always be timeless.


The name is not suited well, as in dementia...... It seems you knew exactly how to take the tune.
 
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Wade Cornell

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Hi Wade you and your guitarist must be telepathic at times. Just about 2.04ish you got in front of the guitar, very quickly came back though. There where a couple of spots that you took the lead a little. Perhaps that might be an idea for future work where you get to use the whole of the sax and the guitarist can work around your phrasing??>:) An enjoyable listen though:thumb:

I wish it was telepathy! I have to watch his hands constantly. He unfortunately has two deadly sins: doesn't listen to anybody else; and lacks a sense of rhythm. This tune is without a loop (I usually have to count for him to make a loop that is in sync), so there isn't anything that gives him clues about the rhythm. He never listens to my playing and is totally unaware and surprised when he hears our stuff played back. If I didn't watch his hands and follow him it would be chaos.

I'm frankly a bit worn out by this process as it's so much easier playing with most other players. The guitarist is very creative though and goes to unique and unusual places that beat the hell out of playing the same old tunes that most others want to do.
 

Wade Cornell

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Is it my imagination or is this one of your best lyrically played tunes I've heard?
Let me ask myself this question.....Okay, myself is in the bathroom at the moment. I'll wait until myself get's out.


Okay, he's out and myself seems to agree with me..........


Very good playing Wade...Very good! Rhythmically/Melodically/Lyrically.....Ya know what immediately hit me? Cab Calloway. In fact I could see Cab in his white tails as this is being played. The ironic thing is that your philosophy is to have music evolve, not stagnate, and here you are back in the 30's, early 40's, swinging. But ya see? Who cares? This is swinging music and I dig it.
It's timeless!


You confuse me at times....I don't hear evolution in your music. I never did, but that never mattered to me.
I know it bothers the hell out of you what's being presently produced by the young minds of today.
Well, your influence is counterproductive to your philosophy. But only according to your own belief system. As far as mine goes, I really enjoyed it and I could care less what period it was from. Good music is and will always be timeless.


The name is not suited well, as in dementia...... It seems you knew exactly how to take the tune.

Thanks Mike, glad you liked it.

Very interesting hearing your comments as I guess I've failed to clearly communicate to even you (although we have had heaps of correspondence). I'm happy to play in any style, any period and do this by choice. I'm not a vanguard player, I'm a gigging amateur. The only aspect of my playing that I hope is in keeping with what I espouse is that I'm trying to give a musical experience, feeling, emotion (etc.) to the listener. What I've consistently commented on is the [FONT=&amp]TEACHING of mainstream technique[/FONT] as though it's the only jazz and the only way a player will become competent. I don't think I'm alone in this opinion. Mainstream simply seems to be more codify-able, and thus teachable as technique by pedagogues. It however has several fatal flaws: 1. It relies on "standards".... what's a standard?....a tune that nobody under 70 in the general public knows. 2. The goal/object of the player is to impress others with their technique. 3. The "music" one hears as a listener is a brief tune, then each player taking turns trying to impress you, but playing completely differently (lack of continuity). 4. The players are encouraged to play and sound like someone from half a century ago. 5. How many poor copy tribute bands does it take to represent that era? Is there any wonder why nobody wants to listen?

It's not the era, it's not even the tunes, it's the artless circle jerk mentality of any group of musicians who haven't got the basic notion that a musician is an [FONT=&amp]entertainer[/FONT]. An entertainer GIVES an experience to their audience. Most of today’s mainstream players attempt to TAKE praise from their audience for their (hard earned) technical expertise that they are showing off. An audience may find this interesting for a few moments, like watching the world's fastest typist. But like the typist if there is nothing communicated in those words, who cares? Art and creativity are about communication, not technique. If mainstream teaching were proven to be good at opening up creativity then it would be another matter.
 
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Mike

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It looks like rain tomorrow. It's not a forecast, it just looks like rain tomorrow..........Do you think evaporation will occur in linear time or is it all very symmetric to begin with, and we only think in linear terms and if so, why? Tomorrow is not a real word. It means absolutely nothing.


In contrast....


Why do you drive to work at the sound of the alarm clock?


Wade, I'm just being playful.......In all seriousness, I'm really not interested in this subject matter....This is your thing....I wish you only the best.....
 
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Wade Cornell

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Why do you drive to work at the sound of the alarm clock?..

Different worlds. I don't drive to work and don't own an alarm clock. The sun and the birds wake me up and I live at work...can't get away from it. Interesting urban presumption that everyone else does what they do and live the same lifestyle.

Anyway...you got me. Push the button and watch the cars stop...then don’t cross and watch them sitting there at your false behest.

Still glad you liked the music. I think that’s what it’s about.
 

Ivan

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Worthy of a quirky French film soundtrack

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Profusia

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I thought "dementia" was a very fitting title personally. Made me imagine dance theatre with a character in mental torment. Wonderful tone.
 

daveysaxboy

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Very big French feel.I see you walking down a old French lane with your sax case on your back heading to a little dark jazz club.Great stuff as per normal.Dont change anything as you 2 do this so well.
 

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