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SOTM - August 2016: Wave

jbtsax

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I liked some of your ideas in the solo. My only critique would be the synth is too loud in the mix during the bridge.
Thanks for that comment. I guess I was trying for "lush" and made it "loud" instead. It always helps to have another set of ears for projects like this.
 

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Thanks for that comment. I guess I was trying for "lush" and made it "loud" instead. It always helps to have another set of ears for projects like this.
No disrespect meant because I like to add those things to the bridge myself. I just thought it was loud enough to make your playing harder to hear in that section.
 

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Thanks for that comment. I guess I was trying for "lush" and made it "loud" instead. It always helps to have another set of ears for projects like this.
The backing volume was fine for me, and I would add "lyrical" to the list. Really enjoyed the impro!
 
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'Might' being the operative word.
Oh, I don't think it is. ;)

Here is my best effort (edited) so far on this marvelous tune.
I was wondering when you'd join in. :)

I think I prefer the second half as it sounds, to me at least, that you go from playing the song the way you think you should play it to letting the song play you and you letting it. If that makes sense...
 

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I was wondering when you'd join in. :)

I think I prefer the second half as it sounds, to me at least, that you go from playing the song the way you think you should play it to letting the song play you and you letting it. If that makes sense...
At first I wasn't quite sure how to respond to this comment, but upon reflection this is my answer. "Wave" as composed and performed by Jobim has a gentle and flowing melody, and as such I feel it needs to be played in that style. On the other hand when improvising my own melody over the changes, I am free to develop my ideas and go beyond the boundaries of the original melody.
 
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Obviously, how I hear it isn't necessarily how anyone else hears it, but it sounded to me like the second half had a better flow. Nothing to do with note choice, more that you came through in the second half and it feels like it has more heart.

I'm sure I'm explaining this really badly...
 
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And I've just realised that it doesn't sound like the complement that I thought I was writing. :doh:
 

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This is a track in concert A (B for the soprano), just to hear the difference. Interestingly enough, I found that Soundcloud seemed to change the sound more on this track than usual, when compared to the original recording. Any suggestions on how to avoid this would be welcome. Thanks.

https://soundcloud.com/billbluesnjazz%2Fwave-in-concert-a View: https://soundcloud.com/billbluesnjazz/wave-in-concert-a


Sequoia straight soprano, straight dark neck, Sopranoplanet Open Sky piece, Vandoren M/O lig, Forestone synthetic reed.

Bill
 

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I have been experimenting with some of Pete's suggestions for compression and reverb in Audacity. The backing track was an Aebersold one in concert D that I brought down to C using Audacity, so that I could play some of the ideas from Dexter Gordon's live recordings ("Swiss Nights") - it's a lot harder than I thought !

https://app.box.com/s/l6jvjqwt0831hroh0nj6kgspkrt6uugj

Rhys
 
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There have been so many really, really great versions of this song this month, which is all the more impressive as it's a bit of a tricky key.

You've all been utter stars. :D

Here's to next month. :cheers:

Many, many thanks to you all. :thumb:
 
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Nice. :thumb:



This may be a stupid question, but did Dexter play this song in C or was that to put the song in a key you preferred so you could concentrate on Dexter's ideas?
Dexter played it in concert C, at least on his Swiss Nights live recordings.

Rhys
 

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Just a quick thanks to @Veggie Dave for hosting this one.:) Great tune and a great host:)
Also thanks to you guys for making it a great month:)

Next months host has been selected and the tune is picked.:)

Thanks again :)

Chris..
 

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I'm a few years late, but back then I could not play this at all! Now I can, but not as well as I'd like.

Then I really need to get the grips on mixing and playing with a backing track. That would most likely help hide some of my obvious defects...

https://soundcloud.com/user-674160203%2Fwave-trashed
Please forgive the BIG FAIL in the middle... The stress of recording I guess!

Should I now go and drawn my shame under a wave of black foam?
 
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