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#277581 - 01/01/15 07:44 PM [User Showcase] Rand and Maurice: FUNK IN THE TRUNK
aleck rand Offline
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Happy New Year to all! I've been away, so I haven't had the chance to listen to all the great stuff Forum members are contributing. My New Year's resolution: Try to catch up.

Here is a collaboration between myself and Claus Maurice, a top German jazz guitarist and the composer of

.....................FUNK IN THE TRUNK

Claus Maurice: composer, guitar
Aleck Rand: arranger, keyboards, bass
RealDrums: funk style

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#277593 - 01/01/15 10:42 PM [User Showcase] Re: Rand and Maurice: FUNK IN THE TRUNK [Re: aleck rand]
Greg Johnson Offline
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Funk it to me!! Happy New Year Dean, and what a great track to kick it off with. Beautiful song, arrangement, and performance. Love the organ solo. Top shelf all the way! Take care. Greg

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#277616 - 01/02/15 06:37 AM [User Showcase] Re: Rand and Maurice: FUNK IN THE TRUNK [Re: aleck rand]
boehm Offline
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Hi Dean,

Happy New Year! You start it with a great song.
Awesome horns and organ.
My regards to Claus. He's the only one I follow on
Soundcloud. Great composition and guitar.

Guenter
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#277630 - 01/02/15 07:37 AM [User Showcase] Re: Rand and Maurice: FUNK IN THE TRUNK [Re: aleck rand]
Charlie Fogle Offline
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very nice. A quality production and great musicianship. Good collaboration.
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#277699 - 01/02/15 11:30 AM [User Showcase] Re: Rand and Maurice: FUNK IN THE TRUNK [Re: aleck rand]
SpaceDog Offline
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Wow! What awesome skill. Very cool.
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#277718 - 01/02/15 12:03 PM [User Showcase] Re: Rand and Maurice: FUNK IN THE TRUNK [Re: aleck rand]
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GREAT! So well put together in all areas. Each instrument is clear and precise; and the the lead guitar fits the mix just perfect; thanks for sharing!
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#277756 - 01/02/15 01:37 PM [User Showcase] Re: Rand and Maurice: FUNK IN THE TRUNK [Re: aleck rand]
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Dean,
That is a great mix. You always showcase
all of the tracks very well -- everything seems to
have it's place and nothing steps on another. It's
easy to forget how important all of that is when
listening and commenting on tunes.

Then comes the great playing that is featured in the
production. A cool collab that really works well,
very well. A fine way to start 2015, indeed.
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#277826 - 01/02/15 07:28 PM [User Showcase] Re: Rand and Maurice: FUNK IN THE TRUNK [Re: aleck rand]
BruceI Offline
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Amazing! The overall sound draws me in instantly, and the arrangement, instrumental performances, and sound quality are stunning. Completely professional except for the drummer who didn't get this gig (well, someone did, but it was in Vancouver or something smile ). But the RealDrums work perfectly and with everything else going on, I would never even think about that if I didn't know the drums are from BIAB.

Thanks,
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#277836 - 01/02/15 09:03 PM [User Showcase] Re: Rand and Maurice: FUNK IN THE TRUNK [Re: aleck rand]
dcuny Offline
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Well played, solid track. Not much else to say! smile

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#277868 - 01/03/15 02:47 AM [User Showcase] Re: Rand and Maurice: FUNK IN THE TRUNK [Re: aleck rand]
FredM Offline
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Registered: 11/15/14
Posts: 306
Loc: Belgium
Some great musicians at work here Dean. The music, and surely the guitar reminds me of the 70's Dutch band Focus, with Jan Akkerman and the organ by Thijs Van Leer.
Loved it !
G
Fred

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#277884 - 01/03/15 06:19 AM [User Showcase] Re: Rand and Maurice: FUNK IN THE TRUNK [Re: aleck rand]
floyd jane Offline
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Awesome, Dean (and Claus).

Stellar horns! Cool organ!

Excellent arrangement and mix.

Delightful listen.

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#277896 - 01/03/15 07:24 AM [User Showcase] Re: Rand and Maurice: FUNK IN THE TRUNK [Re: aleck rand]
gibson Offline
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Dean and Claus,

WOW what a start to the new year!
What can I say about your contribution to this forum, Dean, absolute astounding as always.
It must take a lot of work, from BIAB to end up with a piece like that and it is always worth it.

Great solos

thoroughly enjoyable

Alyn
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#278036 - 01/03/15 05:26 PM [User Showcase] Re: Rand and Maurice: FUNK IN THE TRUNK [Re: aleck rand]
dani48 Offline
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Registered: 03/02/13
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Hi, Dean and Claus !:))

Firstly..... a Happy New Year
to both of you and a big thanks
for giving us mortals such gems
as all that you do and produce Dean,
seems to me to turn to bright shining gems !!!!:))

Cheers
Dani

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#278271 - 01/05/15 01:15 PM [User Showcase] Re: Rand and Maurice: FUNK IN THE TRUNK [Re: aleck rand]
Sundance Offline
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Don't know which I like better the track or the title. LOL!

Great stuff.


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#278275 - 01/05/15 01:32 PM [User Showcase] Re: Rand and Maurice: FUNK IN THE TRUNK [Re: aleck rand]
sslechta Offline
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Registered: 12/27/13
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Nice work Aleck and Claus. Me like.... wink
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#278373 - 01/06/15 06:35 AM [User Showcase] Re: Rand and Maurice: FUNK IN THE TRUNK [Re: aleck rand]
tommyad Offline
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Registered: 05/22/11
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Dean and Claus, This showcases a great amount of skill. Great organ solo! The only change I would have made in the mix would be louder drums. I really enjoyed the horns. This whole production was very well done. Tom

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#278486 - 01/06/15 07:34 PM [User Showcase] Re: Rand and Maurice: FUNK IN THE TRUNK [Re: boehm]
aleck rand Offline
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Why, thank you Santa. Claus is a great player and wonderful collaborator.

Dean

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#278493 - 01/06/15 08:14 PM [User Showcase] Re: Rand and Maurice: FUNK IN THE TRUNK [Re: aleck rand]
VideoTrack Offline
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Dean & Claus

Wow, way up there. This is really great. Top style, instrumentals, feel, everything.

Great work guys

Trev
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#280001 - 01/14/15 02:38 PM [User Showcase] Re: Rand and Maurice: FUNK IN THE TRUNK [Re: aleck rand]
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I'm glad that you pulled the funk out of the trunk! Love that B3 sound!

My kind of music!
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#280024 - 01/14/15 04:24 PM [User Showcase] Re: Rand and Maurice: FUNK IN THE TRUNK [Re: aleck rand]
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Registered: 12/26/11
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hi guys great job on this awesome the guitar organ great chops thanks for sharing eric

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