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3rd Jul 2015 21:57 - 9 years ago
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Description : Return To Forever was a group that started my love of fusion jazz and this is my attempt to cover their 1976 track, “The Romantic Warrior. I know I wore out several inceptions of this album from LP, cassette and 8 track. The original track was over 10 minutes long, so I abridged it some. Hope you like and download.

Comments (8)

If you have time take a listen and give ScottB55 some feedback.

crucethus
crucethus 6th Jul 2015 23:22 - 9 years ago
Great work, bravo, hand clapping, whistling. That's such a nice listen. Belongs at the Blue note in NYC.
Steve
ScottB55
ScottB55 replied 9th Jul 2015 - 9 years ago
Hey Steve,

Really glad to hear from you and checking out your kind words. It's much appreciated.

Cheers,
Scott
mudhoen
mudhoen 6th Jul 2015 19:05 - 9 years ago
Wow...I dont listen to jazz a lot but this really kept me interested all track long. So many rythms and melodies mixed together without feeling forced. Really good job. Thanks for sharing!
ScottB55
ScottB55 replied 9th Jul 2015 - 9 years ago
Thanks allot, Mudhoen. Glad you like it and took time to leave your kind words.

Cheers,
Scott
Spivkurl
Spivkurl 5th Jul 2015 15:25 - 9 years ago
I am not familiar with Return To Forever, but regardless I am enjoying this rendition very much! Quite cool in it's minimalism and composition. I don't listen to enough of the real fusion - jazz fusion. Very cool sounding mix, gentle and potent. Very expressive instrumental work here. Was this all performed on keyboards, or were other instruments used? Or maybe just precision sequencing? Either way, extremely good song! Fave!
ScottB55
ScottB55 replied 6th Jul 2015 - 9 years ago
Thanks so much Spivkurl. This is a great group with some legendary musicians. This is the album if you want to check it out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KoPyLJTN7ss

The drums were done on my Alesis electronic drum kit. The drum sounds are good and a hell of allot easier than miking my acoustic kit. I can also get the different sounds needed like Latin and orchestral percussion.

Cheers,
Scott
heavenandearth360
heavenandearth360 4th Jul 2015 05:50 - 9 years ago
Great work! Return to Forever...one of my all time fav's
ScottB55
ScottB55 replied 4th Jul 2015 - 9 years ago
Couldn't agree more, my friend! Their stuff is mentally taxing, but I'm sure I will be doing more.

Cheers,
Scott
soundhound
soundhound 4th Jul 2015 01:53 - 9 years ago
Cool track very, very nicely done lots of feel here with flavour...
I think you've out done yourself with this one My Man...
This is truly worthy of being a CD cut, royalties would be in demand
but you could make some cash with tunes done to detail like this...

Solid piece of work...

Peace...TG.
ScottB55
ScottB55 replied 4th Jul 2015 - 9 years ago
Wow, thanks so much, TG. You've really made my evening.

Yes, it was a bit of a challenge, but I have played it many times over the years, so I just had to remember it.

This whole album is fantastic. Check it out if you like. My track doesn't do it justice. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KoPyLJTN7ss

Cheers,
Scott
DijamMusic
DijamMusic 3rd Jul 2015 23:16 - 9 years ago
Hello mate.
This track Overwrought and interesting all the same time.
Perfect keyboard playing.
Well done……favs it goes
Jamid
ScottB55
ScottB55 replied 4th Jul 2015 - 9 years ago
Thanks so much, Jamid. So glad you like it and took time to let me know.

Cheers,
Scott
Tumbleweed
Tumbleweed 3rd Jul 2015 23:13 - 9 years ago
that is some great keyboard work Scott..like the stand-up bass..I`m not familiar with the original but I certainly can hear the amount of detailed and talented work that went into this mix...I could get into this style very easily (even though I haven`t been exposed to much of it in the past...its the kind of music that seems to draw your attention to each instrument as it does it part...great job on this Scott...much respect....Ed
ScottB55
ScottB55 replied 4th Jul 2015 - 9 years ago
Thanks so much, Ed. I appreciate all your kind words and glad you like it. Since you like it, maybe you would like to check out more. Here's the whole album: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KoPyLJTN7ss It is fantastic and my track is nowheres near as good.

Cheers,
Scott
silverman
silverman 3rd Jul 2015 23:03 - 9 years ago
I know nothing of this music style but my ears tell me this sounds very good.
Well put together.
Did you play on it yourself?
ScottB55
ScottB55 replied 4th Jul 2015 - 9 years ago
Thanks, glad you like it. Here's the full album if you want to check it out. It's some pretty intricate stuff played by some masters. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KoPyLJTN7ss

No, I had some help with some of the tracks. Wish I had the ability to play all tracks, but not in this lifetime.

Cheers,
Scott

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