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#220753 - 11/10/13 09:59 PM [User Showcase] See See Rider
kenbiab Offline
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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
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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,
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#220773 - 11/11/13 08:12 AM [User Showcase] Re: See See Rider [Re: kenbiab]
Scott C Offline
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Nice relaxing tune
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#220776 - 11/11/13 08:16 AM [User Showcase] Re: See See Rider [Re: kenbiab]
aleck rand Offline
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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)

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

superb piano playing.
I enjoyed listening.

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

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!

MORE!

floyd
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#220835 - 11/11/13 04:51 PM [User Showcase] Re: See See Rider [Re: kenbiab]
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Excellent in every kooooool aspect!

Loved it, great playing man!

Later,
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#220853 - 11/11/13 06:07 PM [User Showcase] Re: See See Rider [Re: kenbiab]
kenbiab Offline
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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]
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What they said. smile

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

Nice.

Strong Performance


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

Cheers
Dani

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#220926 - 11/12/13 09:08 AM [User Showcase] Re: See See Rider [Re: kenbiab]
Guitarhacker Offline
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nice work on the ivories.

enjoyable....

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
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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
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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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#221121 - 11/13/13 05:14 PM [User Showcase] Re: See See Rider [Re: kenbiab]
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Really cool ivory ticking...and a great blend with the RTs. Thanks for posting!
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#264922 - 10/07/14 11:02 PM [User Showcase] Re: See See Rider [Re: kenbiab]
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Both jealous and impressed at the same time! BG should just hire you already.
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#264935 - 10/08/14 12:20 AM [User Showcase] Re: See See Rider [Re: kenbiab]
Al-David Offline
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Hi Ken...

We're big lovers of Jazz and you gave us one more reason to enjoy the genre with this superb tune! We do agree that the guitar is just a bit conflicting with the mellowness (is that a word?) of the piano. You work on the ivories is superb! What a great listen! Best to you ...

Alan & Di
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#265032 - 10/09/14 12:32 AM [User Showcase] Re: See See Rider [Re: kenbiab]
Greg Johnson Offline
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I'm no expert on piano playing, but it sounds great to me!! Cool stuff! Take care. Greg

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