Tags : | Jazz | 7.15 MB | Colab Request

Description : Nice Jazz Tune featuring Chip Jenkins on vocals
Scott B on drums.
And me on everything else.
Please comment..

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  1. centralsdev
    centralsdev on Wed 15th Apr 2015 - 4 years ago

    I am impressed of how ubalance this is, but i still enjoy.

    midiman007
    Reply by midiman007

    Thanks for your comments.

  2. frankiejazzit
    frankiejazzit on Fri 10th Oct 2014 - 5 years ago

    Great jazzy groove!

    midiman007
    Reply by midiman007

    Thanks my friend..

  3. Mykael
    Mykael on Sat 28th Sep 2013 - 6 years ago

    Hiya Midiman. Okay, I love the rhythm section, very easy to listen to, so well done to that! As far as the vocal, it's not quite in the pocket as it should be (I am re-listening the track as I write). It seems as if she is racing ahead of the musicians, not breathing the song or really connecting with the lyric. This is especially true of the last few bars where she is (and I am assuming) improvising. Improvisation and Jazz can be a magical thing, but in this case it seems rushed and a bit disconnected. With all that said, I do really like her voice. Of course my comments are based on the assumption her vocals were recorded either "live," or to your track, and not dropped in.

    Love & Light,

    Mykael

    midiman007
    Reply by midiman007

    Leahcim,

    Sorry for the late reply. Thank you for the compliment. I was trying to get a live feeling by letting it be out of sync a little just a little. not to much not to less. Like listening to a real band. Guess I got that since you noticed a slight timing feeling.

  4. StaticNomad
    StaticNomad on Wed 25th Sep 2013 - 6 years ago

    This is really good stuff, though not exactly my kind of thing.

    I first must say that I see no problem with Windycity's comments. They're not just abuse and/or condescending or mindless rubbish and he's written them out perfectly intelligently. They're just minor suggestions, though I don't necessarily agree as I think the mix is pretty good.

    But we can all disagree over any mix all day as it's such a subjective. indefinable thing.

    Actually, my main problem was with the bass drum hits at various points as they are too loud/too high a velocity. I can give lots of specific time references, if need be (eg 2:35, 3:19). I would go back in and lower lots of them (something I do a lot in my own music) as I'm convinced it will help. Otherwise, the drums are good.

    Sax solo is cool.

    Interesting musical coincidence: guitar intro to excellent song Elephants by the band Warpaint (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOFxb0F2F2A) can be heard quite strongly in the part starting on 0:35 of this track. No problem, just thought I'd mention it.

    midiman007
    Reply by midiman007

    I am not really upset with windycitys comments just the fact that he should understand that this is jazz and it needs to breath to sound good. I could see if I left a dup set / disco song like this that would be a typical error.

    It is also true that the bass notes are loud and soft I did that to make it sound live not sequenced.Wanted a live feeling to it.

    Thanks for the compliments and the feed back.

  5. MWRatridge
    MWRatridge on Wed 25th Sep 2013 - 6 years ago

    Chip, Scott and midiman,

    This was fabulous. I really enjoyed it.
    Great sultry vocals, drums with deadly timing and precision and your parts midiman, were also as superb. The stellar solo was pulled off well and seemingly effortlessly. Bravo all around for a fine performance. Encore!!!!

    Fav'd.

    ~ Mark.

    midiman007
    Reply by midiman007

    MWRatridge,

    Scott and I are happy that you enjoyed the song. Thanks for your fine compliments on my playing. I really enjoyed making this one and having Scott assistance on the drums.

  6. Tumbleweed
    Tumbleweed on Thu 19th Sep 2013 - 6 years ago

    Nice to catch up with such a fine jazz number on the loop (we could use more n the genre)...aside what others may say midiman...I love your mix and especially the fact the you have brought it up to the perfect level, clean & clear and with all the dynamics intact...I hate to see those wav graphs that look like a ruler with the life compressed out of them...a very fine bit of composing for the accompaniment and nicely played to feature and support the vocal (and its an excellent vocal)....a big well done to all....keep doing it....Ed

    midiman007
    Reply by midiman007

    Tumbleweed,

    I am always happy to see an honest comment. I also hate to see a wav so flat it looks like nothing but a flat line.
    I did compress it some, just not the heck out of it.
    I think my playing was ok on this. Not that great.

  7. mrwolf14
    mrwolf14 on Thu 19th Sep 2013 - 6 years ago

    Good song. Really enjoyed.
    Highlights:
    - drums (I am more and more impressed by Scott... this one sounds again perfect)
    - guitar work (specially the solo, really enjoyed)
    - vocals (a bit laid-back, but that fits well the song)

    I have also to disagree with Windycity on the mix: maybe there is some room for improvement (easy... there is *always* room for improvement) but I think it is very good.

    The only point where I would invest some time if you want is the piano-chords loop: it sounds a bit too "loopy", like if you have recorded a small phrase and looped it over and over.
    The song has a nice jazzy feeling and a bit more improvisation on the chords as well could be nice ... or not. It's always a matter of taste :-)

    Again: great song!
    Ciao, Domenico

    PS: You made me curious... I'll go and check your other songs as well.

    midiman007
    Reply by midiman007

    MrWolf14,

    Thanks for you comments.. I agree with you also the song is really cool. Did not want to over compress it also it is jazz and I wanted a little life into it.

    I am a guitar player mostly that tinkers with the piano so that is why is piano sounds loopy. I did my best to try and atleast vary the notes and position and velocity. I do appreciate your comments and really value them.

    Ciao

  8. ScottFranco
    ScottFranco on Fri 13th Sep 2013 - 6 years ago

    Windycity's head must be somewhere other than his neck or he's listening to this track on a shoulder held boom box! The mix is perfect on my Studio Quality system! I think this is just another example of jealousy. Also, did I read anywhere in your comments that you wanted help from anyone less qualified than you? I don't think so. Remember, Those who can...Do. Those who can't...put down those who can!

  9. windycity
    windycity on Fri 13th Sep 2013 - 6 years ago

    I like this tune- I like the musicianship (technical performance) and the song is interesting. Having said that I feel the mix doesn't do the song as much as it should. It feels just a little bland in the the mix. May I suggest the vocals, bass, and drums need to be louder overall? The lead vocal could use more presence I think in order to stand out and in front of the rhythm section (more volume maybe a little compression). The bass and drums both sound a little faint next to the keyboards (more vol) The keys were recorded at a good level however. I imagine the keys were not recorded using a microphone? ...just a quess.

    Overall I like the tune and would like to hear it with more vocal bass and drums in the mix. Thanks!

  10. ScottB55
    ScottB55 on Thu 12th Sep 2013 - 6 years ago

    Still one of my favorites! We'll have to do another one.

    Cheers,
    Scott

  11. ScottFranco
    ScottFranco on Sun 25th Aug 2013 - 6 years ago

    Great composition, James. Loved working with you.

    Cheers,
    Scott

  12. crucethus
    crucethus on Sun 25th Aug 2013 - 6 years ago

    Ahh classic jazz, this takes me back to going to the blue note in NYC!

    midiman007
    Reply by midiman007

    crucethus thanks for listing and the nice compliment. I really am enjoying playing Jazz right now. Guess I am rocked out.:-)

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