Hanging with Oliver

Posted by: David Snyder

Hanging with Oliver - 01/23/16 03:07 PM

Because I spend so much time studying the tones and riffs of Jazz Great Oliver Gannon (isn't BIAB notation wonderful) I thought I would post this tune called Hanging with Oliver.

https://soundcloud.com/david-snyder-gigs/hanging-with-oliver

As most of you know, Canadian Jazz Guitar Great Oliver Gannon and his brother Dr. Peter Gannon (without whom we would be staring at a lonely blank screen) worked on the very original BIAB concept so they would have something to practice and jam along with, both being jazz musicians. And the rest is history as they say.

Ok then! Let's get jamming!

The basic tracks I used as a bed are below. Oliver's tracks in RB are great for their purity, simplicity and tone, and can become the cornerstone of a great, simple production. He is using no effects as far as I can tell on his electric track (left), so I am using none on mine (right).

Style: Original
RealTracks in style: ~~902:Bass, Electric, SmoothCool Sw16 075
RealTracks in style: ~~904:Piano, Electric, Rhythm SmoothCool Sw16 075
RealTracks in style: ~~~922:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm BossaFreeComp Ev 085
RealDrums in style: SmoothJazzCoolSw16^1-a:Sidestick, HiHat , b:Snare, Ride
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Posted by: Scott C

Re: Hanging with Oliver - 01/23/16 04:24 PM

Cool track David. Going to give this one a go :-)
Posted by: AudioTrack

Re: Hanging with Oliver - 01/23/16 05:40 PM

What a great concept.

The arrangement is really great, the feel is sensational.

You've really put together a top presentation.
Posted by: boehm

Re: Hanging with Oliver - 01/24/16 07:49 AM

Hi David,

great idea! I would have expected some lead of
Oliver, too.
Enjoyed it.

Guenter
Posted by: tommyad

Re: Hanging with Oliver - 01/24/16 08:25 AM

David, Nicely done. I think the lead guitar needs a significant volume boost. The bed feels very comfortable. Tom
Posted by: David Snyder

Re: Hanging with Oliver - 01/24/16 10:00 AM

Thanks Guenter. I should do another one and do exactly that. For this experiment I was going for his comping skills. But you have given me the idea for number two.

Thanks!
Posted by: David Snyder

Re: Hanging with Oliver - 01/24/16 10:00 AM

Thanks Tommy. I will listen to that again. I appreciate the feedback.
Posted by: SRP

Re: Hanging with Oliver - 01/24/16 10:53 AM

David I was having a problem getting your song to play at Soundcloud but I went to another browser. Cool song and I like what you did with the whole production. I would have preferred to hear the guitar more in the middle and as Tom said with a little more volume. Good job overall.
Sonny
Posted by: David Snyder

Re: Hanging with Oliver - 01/24/16 12:28 PM

Hey Sonny,

Have not uploaded to Reverb yet. I keep those two separate. I just tried soundcloud and it worked fine, try it again and let me know how it goes.

Thanks!!
Posted by: MarioD

Re: Hanging with Oliver - 01/24/16 01:20 PM

This is a super guitar song. Great work on that lead! Your chops are top notch for sure! Your backing tracks fit perfectly.

I really liked this.
Posted by: David Snyder

Re: Hanging with Oliver - 01/24/16 01:28 PM

Thanks Mario! I really dug your last ambient tune! That stuff is film score ready man. A lot of people don't know how hard it is to get that ambient stuff right. You really know what you're doing!!!

smile
Posted by: Janice & Bud

Re: Hanging with Oliver - 01/26/16 07:15 AM

Very cool jam David. And a cool way to showcase
the power of BiaB. We enjoyed the spin. And, we
agree with others, crank that lead up 2-3db!

Nice

J&B
Posted by: Greg Johnson

Re: Hanging with Oliver - 01/30/16 01:06 PM

Nice breezy track!! Enjoyed the tune, and the story. Thanks for posting! Take care. Greg