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#277581 - 01/01/15 07:44 PM [User Showcase] Rand and Maurice: FUNK IN THE TRUNK
aleck rand Offline

Registered: 12/13/12
Posts: 958
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

#277593 - 01/01/15 10:42 PM [User Showcase] Re: Rand and Maurice: FUNK IN THE TRUNK [Re: aleck rand]
Greg Johnson Offline

Registered: 12/21/13
Posts: 3930
Loc: Davis, CA
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

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

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

Latest Song: What You Desire

#277630 - 01/02/15 07:37 AM [User Showcase] Re: Rand and Maurice: FUNK IN THE TRUNK [Re: aleck rand]
Charlie Fogle Offline

Registered: 04/07/13
Posts: 4417
Loc: South Carolina
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

Registered: 04/01/11
Posts: 938
Loc: Maryland
Wow! What awesome skill. Very cool.

#277718 - 01/02/15 12:03 PM [User Showcase] Re: Rand and Maurice: FUNK IN THE TRUNK [Re: aleck rand]
PgFantastic Offline

Registered: 02/11/05
Posts: 2646
Loc: Kentucky
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]
Janice & Bud Offline

Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 5749
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.
Never grow's a trap.
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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

Registered: 01/23/09
Posts: 103
Loc: Massachusetts
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.

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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

Registered: 09/27/10
Posts: 2120
Loc: Sacramento, California
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

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 !

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

Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 5881
Loc: Florida
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

Registered: 08/25/03
Posts: 3025
Loc: wales
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

My showcase songs

#278036 - 01/03/15 05:26 PM [User Showcase] Re: Rand and Maurice: FUNK IN THE TRUNK [Re: aleck rand]
dani48 Offline

Registered: 03/02/13
Posts: 3344
Loc: Helsinki, Finland
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 !!!!:))


#278271 - 01/05/15 01:15 PM [User Showcase] Re: Rand and Maurice: FUNK IN THE TRUNK [Re: aleck rand]
Sundance Offline

Registered: 05/30/08
Posts: 4134
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

Registered: 12/27/13
Posts: 1194
Loc: St. Louis, MO. USA
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

Registered: 05/22/11
Posts: 2766
Loc: Florida
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

#278486 - 01/06/15 07:34 PM [User Showcase] Re: Rand and Maurice: FUNK IN THE TRUNK [Re: boehm]
aleck rand Offline

Registered: 12/13/12
Posts: 958
Why, thank you Santa. Claus is a great player and wonderful collaborator.


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

Registered: 06/05/12
Posts: 8104
Loc: Melbourne, Australia
Dean & Claus

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

Great work guys


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#280001 - 01/14/15 02:38 PM [User Showcase] Re: Rand and Maurice: FUNK IN THE TRUNK [Re: aleck rand]
MarioD Offline

Registered: 12/27/03
Posts: 10963
Loc: Hamlin NY
I'm glad that you pulled the funk out of the trunk! Love that B3 sound!

My kind of music!
The only exercise I did this month was run out of money!

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#280024 - 01/14/15 04:24 PM [User Showcase] Re: Rand and Maurice: FUNK IN THE TRUNK [Re: aleck rand]
F.M.M. Offline

Registered: 12/26/11
Posts: 1155
hi guys great job on this awesome the guitar organ great chops thanks for sharing eric

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