26th Oct 2021 13:17 - 2 years ago
Description : Updated 10/08/2022/ Remastered. I wanted to write something snappy, jazzy, and smooth. Drums, Keys, written, mixed, composed, arranged, and mastered by M.T. Enjoy

Comments (19)

If you have time take a listen and give kingmt77 some feedback.

Filaofsoul 16th Feb 2022 14:11 - 2 years ago
Man this rocks right out of the gate! Love when the keys kick in at 2:00 and really into it at 2:20 that electronic key solo (tight). Enjoyed! Fila
kingmt77 replied 16th Feb 2022 - 2 years ago
Thanks Fila, this is like one of the first tracks that I said everything I needed to in under 4 minutes! I’m glad you enjoyed it and your feedback is greatly appreciated. Be safe.
CelestiaAngel777 12th Feb 2022 04:36 - 2 years ago
You did it again! Mark, WOW! this certainly ticked all the boxes as far as a jazzy! snazzy! track goes. The sax in this beauty! is the icing on the cake for me I just love the sound of that instrument. Once again I enjoyed listening in to the max! & I have to say, this has got to be one of your BEST! that I have listened to so far & that's hard to choose because they are all remarkable. Keep up the FAB! Work maestro & keep having fun! Take Care. Kudos!

kingmt77 replied 12th Feb 2022 - 2 years ago
Angelus, Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts on this track. Your favorite out all of the others? That’s great info as I’m fine tuning my sound and content for maximum impact. I’ve maxed out my space here on LM and I’m having to remove older tracks to upload new ones. Also I’m making preparations for my entrance into Spotify and SoundCloud. Anyway your encouragement is greatly appreciated for sure. Have a awesome and safe weekend.

dimestop 11th Feb 2022 18:52 - 2 years ago
Check your mail M.T. :)))
kingmt77 replied 11th Feb 2022 - 2 years ago
Paul, hello and I’ll be on it in a bit. Thanks

BONEZONMARZ 11th Feb 2022 17:47 - 2 years ago
This is great man love that sax. You mentioned that you were thinking of singing in a comment on one of my tracks. Don’t think this one needs any vocals but you should try it sometime. It’s fun. Keep up the great work M.T!
kingmt77 replied 11th Feb 2022 - 2 years ago
BONEZONMARZ, greetings. Thanks for taking time out for this listen. The sax here on top of the groove imparted life into this track. This one I wrote back in fall of 2020 and probably the first one that after listening to it objectively, my confidence level rose. Yep I shut my computer off and proof listen on my iPhone. I cannot proof any of my music on the computer. That’s how I shift from mix brain to master brain. I take notes then back to the DAW to finish. Singing…….. my family says yes but maybe some day. Be safe and have a great weekend.
JohnSmokey 11th Feb 2022 13:37 - 2 years ago
This is brilliant. I love the sax. Jazz is not something I listen to pretty much unless I am at my grandfathers house. Haha. Or when I'm on looperman. Gave it a favorite.

kingmt77 replied 11th Feb 2022 - 2 years ago
John, ok so yep, just segway on over and put a smile on grandpa’s face by playing jazz on that piano you have LOL! I really appreciate you stopping in and giving me feedback on this track. Also the fave is not taken lightly. Have an awesome and safe weekend.
Mykael 11th Feb 2022 09:36 - 2 years ago
However this got bumped up, I am so thrilled it did! That sax is sexy good, and I love the way it weaves in out through the piece. That sax is soooooo in the pocket, it's goosebumpy, and then that Rhodes--total bliss. How you managed it without coming off dated is magical. The fade out is bonus! I would pay tons of cash to hear (and watch) this being played live. Well done, you!


kingmt77 replied 11th Feb 2022 - 2 years ago
Hey Mykael, it’s great you’ve stopped thru. This one was a breakthrough composition for me. The one where I took a simple melody, a bass with a touch of drive, that sweet sax, the in the cut Rhodes, and the tempo balancing drums. And all in 3 1/2 minutes. Plus my wife who is my harshest critic loves it! Thanks for checking this out. And have a awesome and safe weekend.

Killick 11th Feb 2022 08:49 - 2 years ago
Hey M.T. I didn't catch this one when you first dropped it. Fantastic work, as always! My God, I love that organ sound.

The thing I notice most is a little difficult to describe, but the rhodes does a fantastic job of tying the piece together and keeps the energy level up with all those crisp dotted rhythms. And I really love the way all the various solo instruments, the sax in particular, always fit into the spaces that it leaves. It's a really subtle way of making sure that all the instruments feel unified but don't step on each other's toes at the same time. Hope that makes sense lol

Great job bro!
kingmt77 replied 11th Feb 2022 - 2 years ago
Killick, greetings my friend. It's great hearing from you and I trust that all is well with you and yours. When I first dropped this one, I only had it up for one day. To put it into a rotation later. I'm glad you got a chance to hear it, especially after I did some remastering touches. I agree wholeheartedly the best sounding mix is that one where the instruments have their own perspective space. I never aspired to become a composer, writer, or arranger. I was content just drumming. Then I started messing around with some loops and this DAW. At this point, T realized I could assemble a virtual band and basically shape the sound any way I wanted with any instrument. The Rhodes is one of my favorite instruments to listen to. So I use it often for the tonal quality which gives my mixes a nice layered sound and pairs nicely with the other instruments for this genre. Thanks for your interesting perspective, compliments and time. Have an awesome and safe weekend my friend.

doofus 11th Feb 2022 04:59 - 2 years ago
That bass line starts ripping, then you go straight for the rhodes, heck yeah! Then the staccato horns, dang that's tight. Nice job on this one MT.
kingmt77 replied 11th Feb 2022 - 2 years ago
doofus, how’s it going buddy, thanks for stopping by. When it’s tight, it’s right. You mentioning the points that you thought nice is greatly appreciated.
Jynxz 10th Feb 2022 23:19 - 2 years ago
What's up Mark

Snappy, Jazzy & Smooth. Check, check & check. You checked all the boxes on this one as well. You make it sound so easy.

Great track Sensei. Faved..

PEACE. From the East.
kingmt77 replied 10th Feb 2022 - 2 years ago
Rob, Rob, Rob! What’s up my man? I see you nailed another day down. I’m honored by your feedback. The fave is epic. I well know your musical roots. Thanks for giving this the once over. TTYL.

ClickbaitCabaret 10th Feb 2022 19:30 - 2 years ago
Rather upbeat jazz tune. Sounds like something one would hear on a contemporary jazz station. Fantastic mix as always. Great job.
kingmt77 replied 10th Feb 2022 - 2 years ago
CBC, greetings. Thanks for your stop. It’s funny you mentioned a contemporary jazz station. My wife told me the same thing. Yep she said definitely SiriusXM Watercolors. We’ll see. That’s a strong possibility. I appreciate you letting me know this listen was a good one. Be safe CBC. (that name is so cool)!
RitajustRita 28th Oct 2021 10:48 - 2 years ago
You wanted and so you didd!!
100% jazzy.
My meaning...If you can do this without making a mess then you are a great producer.
kingmt77 replied 28th Oct 2021 - 2 years ago
RitajustRita, hello again. Thanks for listening in and your comment. This project was a complete joy from start to finish and I appreciate you letting me know that joy translated over. Stay Safe.
BananaLu 28th Oct 2021 09:50 - 2 years ago
bas tone is amazing, low end perfect with this little dirt on mid and highs and rhytm is perfect. This thing is jazz funky af. The intro from organ reminds me a bit of work from Ray Manzareks" riders on the storm" and you put in a nice context. The Tempo of your productio is really nice done, it drives a lot and drum work and balance is perfect. i like this little solo on 2:50, you let the drums breath and attack. The Snare is awsome, it forces you but also let you chill. Urban Jazz vibes, ready for something more. The whole mix is smooth and the listeners can understand your music and your ideas. i shake my banana
kingmt77 replied 28th Oct 2021 - 2 years ago
BananaLu, as you hear, the saga continues. With this one you heard all of the nuances like the dirt on the highs and mids. The drive and chill. And the BPM too. This one was a joy which I laid the drums down first then the bass. The keys per my ears had to be perfect so a lot of work went in for the proper sound like reverb and exciters and a Leslie on the organ etc. I had a real blast with this whole production. So do me a solid……. Get the banana, go to the mirror and shake that banana at yourself for being perfectly astute in your assessment of this piece! Be Safe and Be Cool.
dimestop 28th Oct 2021 01:05 - 2 years ago
Hey Mark all your music meets my approval, it sounds wrong my first comment, I'm surprised how much I like JAZZ, not surprised how much I like yours, of course I like yours, your fresh a talent for sure and play the social part in our community too
kingmt77 replied 28th Oct 2021 - 2 years ago
dimestop, you are total encouragement to me. Thank you for the time you take out to listen, and your in-depth commentary. When you describe what you're hearing, you capture the essence of the matter totally. This feedback is necessary for me to heed so I can improve what I'm doing and also be of some assistance to any of our comrades. I believe we musicians were born with music in the innermost depth of our being, and that music must be expressed or we can be most miserable, and think of what our listeners are missing out on. Music is the language of life! So let's live. and speak music. Ok Im exiting philosophical mode! Be safe.
dimestop 27th Oct 2021 23:36 - 2 years ago
A great intro solo sax, jazzier feel as apposed to funk, I've surprised myself how much I like it myself, the transitions are so smooth, the keys being gentle and soft and a snappy beat snare and hi hat it all has its place and a nicer outro from you mark
kingmt77 replied 28th Oct 2021 - 2 years ago
Dimestop, thanks for listening and letting me know this tune meets your approval. .
Zootman 27th Oct 2021 11:05 - 2 years ago
I think you succeeded! Some great keys in there, liked the demented organ after the two minute mark. Side chaining? Haven't delved into that yet but I think I need to.
kingmt77 replied 27th Oct 2021 - 2 years ago
Hey Zootman2u, I trust that all is well with you. Thanks for listening and your feedback. For me the right keys can make a song just right. And I’m always looking for either vintage or innovative sounding keys. On the subject of side chaining, you’re going to have to check the process out. I can be pretty kick and bass guitar heavy. That can create low to mid low conflicts. So in one case I would like the kick to punch through in the mix and not turn muddy of lose definition. So I’ll set my compressor starting with a fast attack on the bass track and side chain the kick track signal into that compressor so the bass will duck every time the kick triggers it. This is one application, there’s many others. Be Safe my friend.
terryjmhitsong 27th Oct 2021 06:08 - 2 years ago
kingmt77 replied 27th Oct 2021 - 2 years ago
terryjmhitsong, thanks for taking a listen and your comment Stay tuned there's more to come.
DijamMusic 27th Oct 2021 01:01 - 2 years ago
Hey Mark.
Congrats on your radio debut my friend.
With tracks like one mate, I'm not surprised.
This track as Robbie would say out of the park.
Well done mate.
kingmt77 replied 27th Oct 2021 - 2 years ago
Maj, thank you, kind sir. The joy here for me is that if you love what you're doing it is bound to translate into your work. From the great input and comments from my newfound Looperman comrades to my family and friends, this has been therapeutic, to say the least. I appreciate you letting me know your thoughts on this work
sirefox 26th Oct 2021 23:41 - 2 years ago
Un tema muy entretenido amigo Slinky, con buenos sonidos muy agradables y amenos de escuchar. Me sigo interesando por el Funky y el Jazz gracias a ti amigo. Poco a poco me voy introduciendo en este nuevo mundo. Que tengas una buena noche compañero. Paz y salud.
kingmt77 replied 27th Oct 2021 - 2 years ago
Amigo mío, no tengas miedo de dar el paso. Personalmente, creo que tal vez deberías experimentar con la mezcla de un poco de jazz-funk con tu electrónica para un nuevo sonido interesante. Piénsalo, amigo. El tipo de música que nos atrae es siempre la música que mejor interpretamos. Como siempre es genial leer sus amables comentarios. De nuevo sé genial, sé bueno y sé seguro. Hasta la próxima vez mi amigo.
bringerofDOOM 26th Oct 2021 22:15 - 2 years ago
I'm so glad I pestered you into releasing your archives onto the world. All that gold collecting dust.

Lots of artist make great things, and simply don't have the courage to publish them. It's a drop in an ocean of information, and the track will never be perfect, because perfection doesn't exist. I know this doesn't apply to you much, but I have been especially seeing this with "fix my mix."

Also, I got kicked out of a band last year because I told them they should've wrote more than 5 songs in 15 years, so maybe its just me :P

Artists need to know that it is 90% execution and 10% talent. Believing in yourself has nothing to do with it (flea markets are full of self help books for a reason).

Great track, I feel like a broken record, sorry for the rant. Looking forward to more.
kingmt77 replied 27th Oct 2021 - 2 years ago
bringer, so the dilemma here for me is finding the right balance between good and best. Mix and mastering wise for example with my earlier works I didn't sidechain my bass guitar with a signal from my kick. Being self-taught I didn't see the need to get cooperation between the two instruments frequency range until I ran into conflicts. Now just by sidechaining, I've gained definition and eliminated mud. So I then go back and do some refining to add polish to some earlier works. You know we could go on for hours on this subject. Thanks, for your listen and interesting observation. Peace.

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