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#442213 - 12/02/17 06:51 PM [User Showcase] One Night In Chi-Town
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Hi Everyone. I'm loading an instrumental I did a little while back.

Di's health has taken a sudden very serious downward turn - almost lost her night before last. Her heart rate got over 150 bpm and they couldn't bring it down for quite some time. They finally did and she's home from the hospital and resting fairly good.

I'm working on a couple of new songs but putting them on the back burner until Di's health improves.

This is a George Benson style Smooth Jazz song I created all on BIAB. Hope you like it a bit. Will post the tracks, ect., when I get a chance.

Mty comments on your wonderful music will be rather brief for a little while, but I'll get to them all in time.

Thanks in advance. Best to everyone.

Alan


One Night In Chi-Town


Edited by Al-David (12/02/17 06:53 PM)
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#442215 - 12/02/17 07:41 PM [User Showcase] Re: One Night In Chi-Town [Re: Al-David]
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Good work Al. Nicely produced.
All the best with every thing.Rob

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#442301 - 12/03/17 08:51 AM [User Showcase] Re: One Night In Chi-Town [Re: Al-David]
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Very cool tune Alan. Excellent listen. Hoping for a speedy recovery for Di
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#442394 - 12/03/17 03:22 PM [User Showcase] Re: One Night In Chi-Town [Re: Al-David]
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Awesome, Alan. Great listen.

Glad to hear Di is back at home.

Best to you both...

fj
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#442421 - 12/03/17 04:18 PM [User Showcase] Re: One Night In Chi-Town [Re: Al-David]
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Dear Mr. Al-David...

Well, now, you know Chicago is my (much-missed) hometown, and my memories of its nightlife are as vivid as the day after! laugh

So, please allow me to affirm the sleek swing and the cool after-hours sheen on the finish of your instrumental composition, "One Night In Chi-Town". It has that hip & mellow kind of jazzy swagger that conjures up A.M. cruises along Lake Shore Drive and after-party walks down Michigan Avenue.

I'd say it's the perfect underscore for seekers of nocturnal excitement who's taste in music always leads to jazz clubs, and who's answer to the question, "Where to, next?" could only be, "Well, all I know is, it's too early to go home!"

And, as usual, your chord progressions are as sublime and musically sensual as ever cool.

LOREN

P.S. Ms. Diane, obviously your love of life is stronger than what's ailing you, so, hold on tight and don't give up the fight!!! smile smile smile
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#442425 - 12/03/17 04:54 PM [User Showcase] Re: One Night In Chi-Town [Re: Al-David]
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Sounds great man!

I am so glad Di pulled through!

God bless you both.
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#442499 - 12/04/17 04:15 AM [User Showcase] Re: One Night In Chi-Town [Re: bluage]
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Originally Posted By: bluage
Dear Mr. Al-David...

Well, now, you know Chicago is my (much-missed) hometown, and my memories of its nightlife are as vivid as the day after! laugh

So, please allow me to affirm the sleek swing and the cool after-hours sheen on the finish of your instrumental composition, "One Night In Chi-Town". It has that hip & mellow kind of jazzy swagger that conjures up A.M. cruises along Lake Shore Drive and after-party walks down Michigan Avenue.

I'd say it's the perfect underscore for seekers of nocturnal excitement who's taste in music always leads to jazz clubs, and who's answer to the question, "Where to, next?" could only be, "Well, all I know is, it's too early to go home!"

And, as usual, your chord progressions are as sublime and musically sensual as ever cool.

LOREN

P.S. Ms. Diane, obviously your love of life is stronger than what's ailing you, so, hold on tight and don't give up the fight!!! smile smile smile



Hi Loren!

Thank you so much for all of that! I do not simply brush over your remarks and give them a shrug. Your replies and comments are always insightful and inspiring. It's the inspiration of your remarks that matter most to me, although I do, indeed, appreciate the accolades.

I write this with a friend of mine in mind, also named Al, who is a Jazz Sax player from Chicago. It's his hometown, as well. Chicago has a great live music scene, better than many other large cities. I used to drive up there from my hometown of St. Louis a couple times each year to catch some of the great sounds coming from the bars and lounges.

Thank you for thinking of Di. Her health is very tenuous. It seems we spend more time in Drs' offices and hospitals than we do at home. Much affection and warm feelings from us to you.

Merry Christmas!

Alan & Di
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#442500 - 12/04/17 04:17 AM [User Showcase] Re: One Night In Chi-Town [Re: David Snyder]
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Originally Posted By: David Snyder
Sounds great man!

I am so glad Di pulled through!

God bless you both.



Hi David.

Glad you liked it! It's one of my favorite Jazz tunes to be created with BIAB tracks. Wishing you well, my friend! Also, many thanks for your kind wishes for Di ... truly appreciated.

Alan

PS: I answered your last email!


Edited by Al-David (12/04/17 04:18 AM)
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#442569 - 12/04/17 10:23 AM [User Showcase] Re: One Night In Chi-Town [Re: Al-David]
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Alan,
Subtle swing - nicely done!
I hope making music continues to give you and Di joy.
Best wishes to you both,

Robert

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#442571 - 12/04/17 10:33 AM [User Showcase] Re: One Night In Chi-Town [Re: Al-David]
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Very nice and relaxing.
I wish all the best for you

Sergio
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#442723 - 12/05/17 06:12 AM [User Showcase] Re: One Night In Chi-Town [Re: Al-David]
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Wonderful job here Alan smile It's a wonderful little jazz tune, definitely! It's a real finger-snapper. The choice of RealTracks here couldn't be better - everything just melds and flows together so nicely. It's the kind of music I imagine a band playing in a nice lounge in the 70's.

Great work, and as always - thanks for sharing!
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#442928 - 12/05/17 10:51 PM [User Showcase] Re: One Night In Chi-Town [Re: Al-David]
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Alan
Very nice - best wishes for Di's recovery.

Peter

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#442969 - 12/06/17 04:49 AM [User Showcase] Re: One Night In Chi-Town [Re: Al-David]
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Great sound! I love hearing this kind of groove.

Nice one Alan, and I'm happy to hear Di is doing better.
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#443039 - 12/06/17 10:59 AM [User Showcase] Re: One Night In Chi-Town [Re: Al-David]
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Sweet tune here Alan!! Sorry to hear Di is having such a hard time. Give her my best. Take care. Greg

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#443059 - 12/06/17 11:49 AM [User Showcase] Re: One Night In Chi-Town [Re: Al-David]
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Great song Alan.
This fits the genre perfectly.
Smooth, relaxing.

Best to Di for a continued recovery.

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#443224 - 12/07/17 04:47 AM [User Showcase] Re: One Night In Chi-Town [Re: Rob4580]
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Originally Posted By: Rob4580

Good work Al. Nicely produced.
All the best with every thing.Rob


Thank you Rob! Appreciate the kind words on the song and your well wishes otherwise. Wishing you well,

ALan
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#443225 - 12/07/17 04:49 AM [User Showcase] Re: One Night In Chi-Town [Re: Scott C]
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Originally Posted By: Scott C
Very cool tune Alan. Excellent listen. Hoping for a speedy recovery for Di



Thanks so much for all the kindness. Di and I both appreciate it! Glad you enjoyed the song!

Alan
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#443226 - 12/07/17 04:50 AM [User Showcase] Re: One Night In Chi-Town [Re: floyd jane]
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Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Awesome, Alan. Great listen.

Glad to hear Di is back at home.

Best to you both...

fj



Hi Floyd,

Thanks for those words of encouragement. And, also, for your kind thoughts regarding Di. She's holding steady, doing slightly better.

Brest to you & yours.

Alan
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#443228 - 12/07/17 04:52 AM [User Showcase] Re: One Night In Chi-Town [Re: Robertkc]
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Alan,
Subtle swing - nicely done!
I hope making music continues to give you and Di joy.
Best wishes to you both,

Robert



Hi Robert.

Many thanks for all that! Glad the song works for you.

Di's days as a singer are drawing to a close ... she simply doesn't have the strength to sing anymore. She tried one last week and it wore her completely out.

But I'll continue to make music as long as i can ... or until someone tells me it's not worth listening to anymore!

Wishing you the very best,

Alan
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#443230 - 12/07/17 04:53 AM [User Showcase] Re: One Night In Chi-Town [Re: Sergio Guarneri]
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Originally Posted By: Sergio Guarneri

Very nice and relaxing.
I wish all the best for you

Sergio


Hi Sergio,

Many thanks for those very nice words. We appreciate them very much!

Alan
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