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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...

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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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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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Originally Posted By: Robertkc
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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#443232 - 12/07/17 04:54 AM [User Showcase] Re: One Night In Chi-Town [Re: Deryk - PG Music]
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Originally Posted By: Deryk - PG Music
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!



You are much too kind, Deryk! I'm glad this one pleased you ... it's one of my very favorites that I created using all BIAB tracks. Again, thanks you!

ALan
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#443233 - 12/07/17 04:55 AM [User Showcase] Re: One Night In Chi-Town [Re: PeterF]
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Originally Posted By: PeterF
Alan
Very nice - best wishes for Di's recovery.

Peter



Hi peter,

Your kindness, about the music and Di'sa well-being, make us very happy. Thanks you so much!

Wishing you the bes6t,

Alan
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#443234 - 12/07/17 04:57 AM [User Showcase] Re: One Night In Chi-Town [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Originally Posted By: BlueAttitude
Great sound! I love hearing this kind of groove.

Nice one Alan, and I'm happy to hear Di is doing better.



Thanks so much! We both appreciate all that. She's stable and doing a little better! Wishing you the best,

Alan
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#443236 - 12/07/17 04:58 AM [User Showcase] Re: One Night In Chi-Town [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Originally Posted By: Greg Johnson
Sweet tune here Alan!! Sorry to hear Di is having such a hard time. Give her my best. Take care. Greg



Greg, Thanks you very much, my friend! She is doing somewhat better! Glad you enjoyed the song. Di says "Hi!" And we both wish you and yours everything good.

Alan
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#443237 - 12/07/17 04:59 AM [User Showcase] Re: One Night In Chi-Town [Re: VideoTrack]
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Originally Posted By: VideoTrack
Great song Alan.
This fits the genre perfectly.
Smooth, relaxing.

Best to Di for a continued recovery.

Trev



Hi Trevor,

Glad you enjoyed it! And thanks for letting us know! Wishing you the very best.

Alan
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#443489 - 12/07/17 11:38 PM [User Showcase] Re: One Night In Chi-Town [Re: Al-David]
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Hello, Alan

Yes, this is George Benson!
It is not the fusion or vocal sound that he recorded with Warner Bros, but this is his original jazz sound.
Very cool and pleasant!
I love this very much.
Enjoyed my listen a lot.

Best wishes for Di's recovery.

Best regards.

Shigeki Adachi

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#443605 - 12/08/17 12:10 PM [User Showcase] Re: One Night In Chi-Town [Re: Al-David]
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Hi Al.
I’ve been so wrapped up with my stuff that I haven’t had chance to hear many other members tracks recently,so I thought I’d have a listen,especially as you’ve been so enthusiastic about my work.
Well this is a cool groovy song,love the solo work and the nice easy rhythm,I shall explore the jazz tracks a bit more myself I think.
Sorry to hear about Di,hope she’s on the mend.

Thanks again for your support mate.
R.

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#444007 - 12/10/17 11:40 AM [User Showcase] Re: One Night In Chi-Town [Re: Al-David]
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Sweet stuff here Alan! I love it! Hoping and praying the best for you and your wife! Thanks, Torrey
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#444109 - 12/10/17 07:47 PM [User Showcase] Re: One Night In Chi-Town [Re: Deryk - PG Music]
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Originally Posted By: Deryk - PG Music
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!



Hui Deryk,

Always a pleasure when you drop in with your kind words. And yes, it's written with the "lounge lizards" in mind! Glad you liked it ... thanks!

Alan
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#444111 - 12/10/17 07:50 PM [User Showcase] Re: One Night In Chi-Town [Re: animarorecords]
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Originally Posted By: animarorecords
Hello, Alan

Yes, this is George Benson!
It is not the fusion or vocal sound that he recorded with Warner Bros, but this is his original jazz sound.
Very cool and pleasant!
I love this very much.
Enjoyed my listen a lot.

Best wishes for Di's recovery.

Best regards.

Shigeki Adachi



Hi Shigeki,

Thank you very much for taking some time to listen. I'm delighted you liked it! And yes, this is original george Benson style - when he still had a lot of Wes Montgomery influence in his writing and playing. Again, thank you so much! Wishing you the very best.

Alan
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#444112 - 12/10/17 07:53 PM [User Showcase] Re: One Night In Chi-Town [Re: Riccled]
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Hi Al.
I’ve been so wrapped up with my stuff that I haven’t had chance to hear many other members tracks recently,so I thought I’d have a listen,especially as you’ve been so enthusiastic about my work.
Well this is a cool groovy song,love the solo work and the nice easy rhythm,I shall explore the jazz tracks a bit more myself I think.
Sorry to hear about Di,hope she’s on the mend.

Thanks again for your support mate.
R.



Hi Rick,


Thank you for those very nice comments! Thank you for your kind thoughts about Di - she is doing better.

As far as your music - I enjoy the diversity and original sounds in your music. I like how you mix various genres and use unanticipated tracks.

Thank you again. Best to you.

Alan
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#444625 - Today at 11:14 AM [User Showcase] Re: One Night In Chi-Town [Re: Al-David]
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Super cool swing! Hope you have this one uploaded at Songtradr...it's got film all over it!

Trust that all is better....

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All of the new features in Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows can be reviewed at http://www.pgmusic.com/bbwin.new.htm

RealBand® 2018 for Windows Build 3 Update Available!

RealBand 2018 users can update their version with the latest patch, Build 3. Download this patch here

Summary of Changes since 2018 Build 3:

Added: Section Numbers supported. All section letter menus now include numbers 1 through 9 in addition to letters A through Z.
Fixed: Section letters in Notation Window were not being resized if the notation was zoomed in/out
Fixed: RealBand might freeze when generating audio harmonies
Fixed: Loading in a BB song (MGU/SGU) or generating realtracks could freeze up the program.
Fixed: Chords in Notation/LeadSheet on 1st beat of a bar were being drawn too close to bar lines.
Fixed: Support for XP and Vista.

http://www.pgmusic.com/support.realband.htm#2018_3

Band-in-a-Box® 2018 Build 505 Update Available!

Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows users can update their version with the latest patch - Build 505.

This patch can be downloaded here.

Summary of changes for Build 505:

Added: You can now put Section Numbers in your song. Previously you could only use letters A-Z, but now you can use 1-9 as well.
Added:You can now filter styles in the StylePicker for styles that contain Video RealTracks.
Fixed: Band-in-a-Box would crash with error "Procedure entry point MFTEnumEx could not be found in the Dynamic Link Library Mfplat.DLL" while starting up if using Windows Vista.
Fixed: Band-in-a-Box would crash with error message "dwmapi.dll cannot be found" while starting up if using Windows XP.
Fixed: The Transcribe feature in the Audio Edit window was not always working.
Fixed: The Windows Audio Devices dialog might show garbage text for names of devices if not running Band-in-a-Box in English.
Fixed: There was no Quality selector in the Render to Audio File dialog if rendering MP3 on Windows 7 or earlier.
Fixed: There were visual artifacts in the leadsheet & notation windows when moving the cursor.
Fixed: Using the Transpose or stretching features in the Audio Edit window might cause an access violation if the audio track is mono.
Improved: Band-in-a-Box will start up faster.
Improved: Importing ABC Notation files has been improved.
Updated: Help file and manuals.
Updated: RealTracks Artist bio's.

http://www.pgmusic.com/support_windowsupdates.htm#505

New! Video RealTracks for Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows!

NEW with Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows... Video RealTracks Sets!

Video RealTracks allow you to see the RealTracks artist playing that track - you can use them just like any other RealTrack, and you can generate a video which will display the musician playing your song exactly as you hear it. You can also include a chord sheet or notation in the video.
TIP: If you load one of the video RealTracks bands, you will have video RealTracks on 5 tracks, and you can make a video of 1-5 musicians!

We've added Video RealTracks Set 1: Pop Ballad Band to our Free Bonus PAK included in Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows packages during our December special.
Video RealTracks Set 2: Country TrainBeat Band is included in the 2018 49-PAK, along with 40 Bonus UNRELEASED RealTracks, 22 MIDI SuperTracks, 101 Instrumental Studies, and Artist Performance Set 8: Traditional Songs Sung by Béatrix Méthé.

SPECIAL OFFER: During our Band-in-a-Box® 2018 Holiday Special, purchase our "Video RealTracks Set 3-6 Special Bundle Offer" to complete your purchase with the remaining Video RealTracks Sets for the low price of just $49! http://www.pgmusic.com/bbwin.videorealtracks.htm

Learn more about the new Video RealTracks and see them in action: Video link - "Video RealTracks Sets 1-6 for Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows"

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