Tags : | Jazz | 11.91 MB

Description : This track was recorded about six years ago as a musical present for my daughters birthday. I had spent countless hours on the finished version only to have my computer crash and I lost all the original tracks. Of course I was crushed, fearing all was lost. Fast forward a year or so later and I found this unfinished version of the track. Keep in mind that this was about two thirds of the way finished at the time and there are missing sections of the bass, keyboards, strings, etc. And for some reason there was a unknown soure of "static" on the bass track which had been corrected in the finished version. I had never thought about releasing this track for those reasons. But since it's such a fun track and it is my daughters birthday today (June 5th) I thought why not?

Now that you have the back story, this is
a multi-genre track. Disco,Jazz, Funk, Lantin percussion and hip hop. I would like to greatly thank all the musicians who gave of their time and talent. Art Miller (guitars), T.J. Watson (Soprano Sax), Slap Johnson (sax solo) and big D (that's me) bass, keyboards, piano, synth, clavinet and arrangement.
Happy Birthday Kayla! :)

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  1. Tumbleweed
    Tumbleweed on Wed 17th Aug 2016 - 3 years ago

    Man...this is like a warm blanket...good time groove from the time when it was done like it should be (my bias of course)...You are one fine talent on those keys & bass my friend...Glad you caught up with enough of the mix to finish it. That is good company you`ve got on sax & guitar...really well done...much enjoyed....As you can see I`m just catching up with your page now...have to admit to being really slack about getting around the Loop (or any of the sites) this time of the year...I have redesignated Winter as peak music season up here...I`ll be back for more...Bravo...keep on,.. you do it well....If you have a page over on SC I wouldn`t mind if you sent me a link....Cheers....Ed

    Dennel
    Reply by Dennel

    Hey Ed Thank you so very much for your wonderful review of this track and the kind words. For some reason I thought you had already heard this track? I'm glad that you enjoyed as much as you have; unfortunately I don't have a sound cloud account. It seemed too difficult to create a account that I just passed on it (lol). Been so busy with other things but hope to get back to recording soon. And thanks once again,

    Cheers

    D

  2. PapaNelson
    PapaNelson on Tue 7th Jun 2016 - 3 years ago

    Definitely a crazy groovy track man! I'm really sorry you lost the finished version, trust me I know how it feels. My old laptop which I recently replaced completely messed up on me and corrupted all my tracks, finished and unfinished. Now I just save everything to usbs becausse I can't really afford a new hard drive at the moment :) Anyways, the track definitely as that 70s vibe to it, I'm sure your daughter would have loved it! Much love man!

    Dennel
    Reply by Dennel

    Hey Nelephant thanks so much for your review. Wow your laptop corrupted all your tracks? Yikes! Well like I've heard from
    everyone who has commented thus far, I guess we"ve all have experience that dreadful fate. Now that I think about it, that's how I found this track. I had apparently forgotten that I had saved this version on it. Then late last year of course my laptop
    took a dump on me as well lol.

    Yes the track does have a 70's 80's vibe to it. "The Humps" just commented on that fact,
    to which I replied "I'm a product of that era and it certainly reflects in my music."
    Although my daughter never got hear the finished version, she has however heard this
    version and she absolutely loved it!
    Again thanks for listening and I'm glad you
    liked it.

    D

  3. theHumps
    theHumps on Tue 7th Jun 2016 - 3 years ago

    We've all felt the pain of losing sessions because of a crash, tough pill to swallow. Now I use a 1 TB backup drive, no worries anymore!!

    Reminds me of music from the 70's, jazzy disco. Real nice composition, I would like to have listened to the finished track. Great guitar, it really stood out. So much goodness happening, can't imagine what is missing!

    Wayne

    Dennel
    Reply by Dennel

    Hey Wayne thanks so much for your wonderful review you're too kind. Yes, like yourself I to invested in a 1TB backup external drive.
    Just wished I had done it before the loss.
    I'm glad that you picked up on the "era" in
    which I was conveying, which of course was the 70's. Since I'm a product of that era, it comes out naturally in my music I suppose.

    Yes I wish you could have heard the finished version also, it was really nice. The guitar
    tracks were executed beautifully by my best
    friend and guitar player (Art Miller).
    He has played on alot of my songs and always
    makes my songs sound sooo good! And this track was no exception, in fact I'm always
    calling him and thanking him for his beautiful work on this track even years after this was recorded.

    Since I'm not a formally trained musician,
    I had to sing the part that I refer to as the "Rhythm on Rhythm" guitar part. The guitar riff he plays in conjunction to TJ's melody sax hook. After I sang how I wanted the part to go, Art just picked it up and ran away with it. And like you stated, it really sticks out in a great way.

    I love this track despite this not being the
    finished version and the track missing major
    Bass parts, keyboards, strings, flaws, etc.
    And I'm happy to have finally released it after all these years for my daughters birthday (june 5th). Thanks once again for your review and I'm so glad you liked the track. Sorry I hit the "post button" by accident, which is why there are 2 post.

    Best Regards

    D

  4. Darknives
    Darknives on Tue 7th Jun 2016 - 3 years ago

    I liked it man, awesome musicians you have.
    I once lost an hard drive from a laptop that fried, lost most my teenager midi compositions, I was really sad.

    Dennel
    Reply by Dennel

    Hey DK I see you have returned, so glad you
    you liked this track. Yes there's nothing like losing your work when your hard drive crashes, it's like being kicked in your stomach. I know for myself that I was depressed for awhile because I had lost a considerable amount of marital.

    But I guess like anything else, you learn and move on. Again so glad you enjoyed the track and thanks for your review.

    All The Best

    D

  5. GoldenOokami
    GoldenOokami on Tue 7th Jun 2016 - 3 years ago

    Congrats on retrieving what seemed lost man! This track is incredible. Loving the Jazzy and funk feel. The use of the instruments like the sax took everything to next level. I'm a jazz musician, and absolutely loved the improvisation. I hope to hear more like this again, brother man. Happy birthday to your little one, also!

    ~GO

    Dennel
    Reply by Dennel

    Hey GO thanks so much for the kind words and
    review. Yes I was very elated when I found a
    copy of this track (years later). Though it wasn't a copy of the finished version, at least I had something for all the man hours I had invested. As "The Humps' so correctly
    commented, I had invested in a 1TB external
    backup drive after that, but it was obviously too late. There was a wonderful "smooth jazz" track I had been working on entitled "Sausalito Sunrise"; that I'm depressed over losing.

    Though my daughter never heard the finished version, she did however still love this take. And thanks for the Happy Birthday wishes, she is a music artist in her own right. By you being a jazz musician I'm glad you got were I was coming from. I love sax players and I love improvisation as well. I'm a huge jazz lover which sparked doing tracks like this.

    Thanks again for listening and for your wonderful review, it was greatly appreciated.

    Best Regards

    D

  6. Darknives
    Darknives on Mon 6th Jun 2016 - 3 years ago

    Too bad man, it's horrible when it happens, happened to everyone at least once.

    Dennel
    Reply by Dennel

    Hey Darknives, yeah... unfortunately I had lost a few tracks during that fiasco that
    I'll never get back. The only reason I have a copy of this, is because I had saved this
    it on my laptop. Can you say "Massive External Drive" every since? Lol... Hope you
    liked the track and thanks for the comments.

    D

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