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#220753 - 11/10/13 09:59 PM [User Showcase] See See Rider
kenbiab Offline

Registered: 12/15/11
Posts: 31
Loc: US East Coast
Usually it is only at Christmas time that I might be able to find a public domain song that I would post to the forum. I am working on a public domain song for Christmas now. But I discovered that one that I did earlier in the year is actually public domain. The song is See See Rider by Ma Rainey, written in 1924. I attempted to arrange it in the style of Tommy Flanagan.

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See See Rider

To see the blog post for this song: See See Rider

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#220758 - 11/11/13 01:11 AM [User Showcase] Re: See See Rider [Re: kenbiab]
Noel96 Offline

Registered: 10/31/08
Posts: 12925
Loc: Australia
Hi Ken,

That was an incredibly enjoyable experience. I could listen to your piano playing all day. It sings with soul. To my mind, jazz doesn't get any classier than what I've just listened to. Everything about this presentation sparkles. I wouldn't change a thing.

Thank you for letting me listen to some of your music. The pleasure was mine!

All the best,

#220773 - 11/11/13 08:12 AM [User Showcase] Re: See See Rider [Re: kenbiab]
Scott C Offline

Registered: 12/08/11
Posts: 3033
Loc: Edmonton, Ab, Canada
Nice relaxing tune
Scott Collingwood

#220776 - 11/11/13 08:16 AM [User Showcase] Re: See See Rider [Re: kenbiab]
aleck rand Offline

Registered: 12/13/12
Posts: 958
Hey Ken,

Wow!! Da blooze played by a real jazz pianist, with all the modern voicings, slick left-hand transitions, beautifully shaped ideas, ... such a pleasure to listen to.

Please! More!!

Dean Clark (aka Aleck Rand)

#220800 - 11/11/13 11:31 AM [User Showcase] Re: See See Rider [Re: kenbiab]
boehm Offline

Registered: 06/22/12
Posts: 2868
Loc: Karlsruhe, Germany
Hi Ken,

superb piano playing.
I enjoyed listening.

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#220826 - 11/11/13 03:39 PM [User Showcase] Re: See See Rider [Re: kenbiab]
floyd jane Offline

Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 5709
Loc: Florida

That was TRULY enjoyable. I listened several times (although I skipped the first 52 seconds after the first). Beautiful playing.
So expressive!

So very cool! It made me want to write a Tom Waits song!


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#220835 - 11/11/13 04:51 PM [User Showcase] Re: See See Rider [Re: kenbiab]
Danny C. Offline

Registered: 03/18/04
Posts: 6463
Loc: South Louisiana
Excellent in every kooooool aspect!

Loved it, great playing man!

Danny C.

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#220853 - 11/11/13 06:07 PM [User Showcase] Re: See See Rider [Re: kenbiab]
kenbiab Offline

Registered: 12/15/11
Posts: 31
Loc: US East Coast
Noel, Scott C, Dean, Guenter, Floyd, Danny C,

Thank you so much for your overly kind comments. You really made my day!

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#220854 - 11/11/13 06:07 PM [User Showcase] Re: See See Rider [Re: kenbiab]
dcuny Offline

Registered: 09/27/10
Posts: 2013
Loc: Sacramento, California
What they said. smile

Off topic: I wanna hear floyd's Tom Waits song, too.
-- David Cuny
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#220858 - 11/11/13 06:24 PM [User Showcase] Re: See See Rider [Re: kenbiab]
Mac Offline

Registered: 05/29/00
Posts: 38502
Loc: Chesapeake, Virginia USA
I dig where that's comin' from.


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#220885 - 11/12/13 12:16 AM [User Showcase] Re: See See Rider [Re: kenbiab]
Sundance Offline

Registered: 05/30/08
Posts: 4072
Well it wasn't Elvis - only version I've ever heard. LOL!

Seriously, Expressive really cool playing and track Ken. I enjoyed it very much.
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#220897 - 11/12/13 03:14 AM [User Showcase] Re: See See Rider [Re: kenbiab]
dani48 Offline

Registered: 03/02/13
Posts: 3302
Loc: Helsinki, Finland
Hi, Ken !

Very enjoyable jazz !
I can envision a smokefilled
night club from way back then,
with a lonely couple involved
in a blueish soul dance....
and the white clad guys playing
emotionally in the background...
the background noice is missing, though !!
This is romantic music for all what it´s worth !!
Thank you, Ken for this lovely played piece !!:))


#220926 - 11/12/13 09:08 AM [User Showcase] Re: See See Rider [Re: kenbiab]
Guitarhacker Offline

Registered: 04/03/09
Posts: 5534
nice work on the ivories.


I was actually expecting something else....
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#220981 - 11/12/13 02:59 PM [User Showcase] Re: See See Rider [Re: kenbiab]
Frankp Offline

Registered: 07/18/08
Posts: 118
Such a sweet subdued blues. Great piano playing and a perfect accompaniment.

My only critique is I would have liked a more jazzy lead guitar like Jim Hall or Wes Montgomery (but they aren't available). The timbre of that guitar didn't fit with the rest of the mix, at least for me it didn't.

The Gospel sounding chords near the end... sweet.

This is so good, I love your piano playing. Thanks for posting.

Edited by Frankp (11/12/13 03:02 PM)
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#221022 - 11/12/13 11:13 PM [User Showcase] Re: See See Rider [Re: Frankp]
kenbiab Offline

Registered: 12/15/11
Posts: 31
Loc: US East Coast
Dani, Guitarhacker,Josie,Mac, David and Frank - I thank you so much for your uplifting critiques.

Originally Posted By: Frankp

My only critique is I would have liked a more jazzy lead guitar like Jim Hall or Wes Montgomery (but they aren't available). The timbre of that guitar didn't fit with the rest of the mix, at least for me it didn't.

Frank, I hear you. I "auditioned" numerous guitar players (including myself) for the solo. I am more of a player in that Jim Hall style when I pull out the guitar. But I wanted that dig-in blues sound with a lot of sustain and bends yet not a lot of notes. I didn't want any distortion though, so I agree that the bit of distortion in there doesn't really sit well with the rest of the mix. It was the best one that I could find.

Maybe the next set of realtracks has my perfect soloist for this song!

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