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#367717 - 09/28/16 05:32 PM [User Showcase] Strange Delight (Jazz category contest entry)
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My third contest submission in the jazz category has remained virtually unnoticed.
For those who didn't get a chance to listen, and would like to ;-) here it is:

Strange Delight

Further specifics about the song can be found in the original post here

Thanks for listening, and feel free to comment.

Rob
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#367780 - 09/29/16 06:40 AM [User Showcase] Re: Strange Delight (Jazz category contest entry) [Re: ]
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"But now you're feeling unsure
Could this possibly lead to something more
You remember times you turned away
From every inviting gaze
But how strange this feeling of being together

Lay it down just play it wise
Love all over you
Whatever you'll find
It's such a strange delight"

A strange delight, indeed, Rob... Well penned - a very interesting lyric. I enjoyed your "theatrical" vocal (especially like what you did on "delight...."

The guitar solo is really nice!

I understand that the horns are part of the style you used, but I thought they distracted from the song/lyric - they "pulled my ear away".

You are one heck of a writer. And so very prolific!

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#367827 - 09/29/16 12:06 PM [User Showcase] Re: Strange Delight (Jazz category contest entry) [Re: ]
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Very cool vocal Rob. Loved the lyric
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#367829 - 09/29/16 12:09 PM [User Showcase] Re: Strange Delight (Jazz category contest entry) [Re: ]
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Rob,

This is very different from your usual presentation. I like it! It's great how BIAB can unlock the doors that lead to diverse genres. Like floyd, I was captivated by your singing of "delight". Very cool work!

All the best,
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#367854 - 09/29/16 03:23 PM [User Showcase] Re: Strange Delight (Jazz category contest entry) [Re: floyd jane]
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Thank you Floyd!

About the horns, yes they were part of style, thought I'd leave them in.
I was very pleasantly surprised by the jazz soloist. Haven't used it before, nor heard. This one's probably also very usable in standard pop solos.

Thanks again,
Rob
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#367867 - 09/29/16 05:01 PM [User Showcase] Re: Strange Delight (Jazz category contest entry) [Re: ]
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Rob
Really interesting song - great vocal. I agree it has quite a theatrical feel to it (picked up some Neil Diamond like timbre in the vocal as well).

Nicely done.

Peter

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#367917 - 09/30/16 01:26 AM [User Showcase] Re: Strange Delight (Jazz category contest entry) [Re: ]
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Hi, Rob !:))


I also liked this tune and
performance very much !
Seems there is a jazz soul
in most songwriters ? (:))

Cheers
Dani

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#367939 - 09/30/16 03:37 AM [User Showcase] Re: Strange Delight (Jazz category contest entry) [Re: ]
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Hi Rob,

Cool song, vocal and guitar solo!

Your vocal was reminiscent of Neil Diamond and worked very well. What a range you have too!

Nice one!

Cheers
Rec
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#367945 - 09/30/16 04:45 AM [User Showcase] Re: Strange Delight (Jazz category contest entry) [Re: ]
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Rob,

flipping heck! your vocal gymnastics on delight!

you are one hell of a composer and performer

Alyn
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#368018 - 09/30/16 12:44 PM [User Showcase] Re: Strange Delight (Jazz category contest entry) [Re: Scott C]
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Originally Posted By: Scottt709
Very cool vocal Rob. Loved the lyric


Thank you Scott!
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#368085 - 09/30/16 05:53 PM [User Showcase] Re: Strange Delight (Jazz category contest entry) [Re: Noel96]
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Originally Posted By: Noel96
Rob,

This is very different from your usual presentation. I like it! It's great how BIAB can unlock the doors that lead to diverse genres. Like floyd, I was captivated by your singing of "delight". Very cool work!

All the best,
Noel


Thank you Noel!

Yes, that "delight" part took some work ;-)

Rob
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#368131 - 10/01/16 09:03 AM [User Showcase] Re: Strange Delight (Jazz category contest entry) [Re: PeterF]
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Originally Posted By: PeterF
Rob
Really interesting song - great vocal. I agree it has quite a theatrical feel to it (picked up some Neil Diamond like timbre in the vocal as well).

Nicely done.

Peter


Thank you Peter!
Neil Diamond, yes you could be right ;-)

Rob
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#368152 - 10/01/16 01:14 PM [User Showcase] Re: Strange Delight (Jazz category contest entry) [Re: ]
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Rob this is fantastic. I really like the rhythm guitar as it glues everything together. Your vocal is great as are the lyrics. All of this mixed to perfection!

Two thumbs up
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#368211 - 10/02/16 12:27 AM [User Showcase] Re: Strange Delight (Jazz category contest entry) [Re: ]
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As usual, Rob prepared to work to the very edge of everything, working his musical genius
Like a chef putting together something new, the utilization of different instruments here on its own is a delight , all blended within some very interesting lyrics, it’s the cherry on the top.

Paddy G

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#368230 - 10/02/16 06:07 AM [User Showcase] Re: Strange Delight (Jazz category contest entry) [Re: ]
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Rob, Great vocal. You're right that guitar solo would be very useful in a pop song. I enjoyed it. Tom

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#368295 - 10/02/16 12:56 PM [User Showcase] Re: Strange Delight (Jazz category contest entry) [Re: dani48]
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Originally Posted By: dani48
Hi, Rob !:))


I also liked this tune and
performance very much !
Seems there is a jazz soul
in most songwriters ? (:))

Cheers
Dani


Thank you Dani!
You are definitely right, with band in a box even I can be a jazz singer ;-)

Rob
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#368370 - 10/03/16 05:03 AM [User Showcase] Re: Strange Delight (Jazz category contest entry) [Re: receder]
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Originally Posted By: receder
Hi Rob,

Cool song, vocal and guitar solo!

Your vocal was reminiscent of Neil Diamond and worked very well. What a range you have too!

Nice one!

Cheers
Rec


Thanks Receder!
Definitely cool to be compared to Neil Diamond's Sound. I have to say those high-pitched parts took some work ;-)

Rob
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#368391 - 10/03/16 06:32 AM [User Showcase] Re: Strange Delight (Jazz category contest entry) [Re: ]
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Excellent tones in this song. Great guitar. Good job!!
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#368517 - 10/04/16 05:36 AM [User Showcase] Re: Strange Delight (Jazz category contest entry) [Re: gibson]
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Originally Posted By: gibson
Rob,

flipping heck! your vocal gymnastics on delight!

you are one hell of a composer and performer

Alyn


Thank you Alyn!
Your comments are much appreciated.

Rob
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#368519 - 10/04/16 06:15 AM [User Showcase] Re: Strange Delight (Jazz category contest entry) [Re: gibson]
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Originally Posted By: gibson
Rob,

flipping heck! your vocal gymnastics on delight!

you are one hell of a composer and performer

Alyn


Well, that about covers it!

You are one multifaceted artist. The write, production and vocals on this production are quite the outlier from a lot of your productions but, man, does it all every work. Excellent. And thanks for introducing that guitar RT solo...lot of possibilities there!

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