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#214892 - 09/13/13 01:35 PM [User Showcase] Blue Clay
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I've gotten lots of positive feedback about the horns in Funkenstein and requests for more. I'm grateful and most happy to oblige.

This one features wicked solos from RT artists Eric Marienthal on tenor and Ron King on trumpet.

Aleck Rand arranged the horns, and plays bass, guitar, and Latin percussion.

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Eric Marienthal: tenor sax
Ron King: trumpet
Jeff Lorber: keyboard
Terry Clark: drums

Listen to BLUE CLAY: https://soundcloud.com/aleckrand/red-clay

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#214904 - 09/13/13 02:49 PM [User Showcase] Re: Blue Clay [Re: aleck rand]
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Dang, Dean... you're going to fool around and make me like Jazz..
and I don't have the time or talent for that learning curve..

Sounds great!

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#214919 - 09/13/13 06:14 PM [User Showcase] Re: Blue Clay [Re: aleck rand]
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Dean - super enjoyable! guitar is sounding goooood.
I like how everyone loves your band!
floyd

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#214952 - 09/14/13 08:14 AM [User Showcase] Re: Blue Clay [Re: aleck rand]
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Hi, Dean !

I am completely taken
by these wonderful chord progressions !
When will you learn me to write like that ??

Cheers
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#214955 - 09/14/13 08:30 AM [User Showcase] Re: Blue Clay [Re: floyd jane]
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Floyd and Pat,

Yeah, about "my band." Where would we be if Peter Gannon hadn't come along so that we can all have completely convincing bands. One definition of genius that I've heard is this: someone who has two great ideas to contribute. Let's see: (1) BIAB, (2) RealBand, (3) RealTracks. I dunno, that looks like more than two to me.

I know where I would be: Even if I had the 1000 bucks to spend on ProTools or something similar and even if I was foolhardy enough to spend it, the final result would be me staring, glazed-eyed, at a Rube Goldberg-like interface and thinking, what the hell, my instruments can stay locked in their cases for another thirty years.

Dean

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#214961 - 09/14/13 10:57 AM [User Showcase] Re: Blue Clay [Re: aleck rand]
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Hi Dean,

your song is a wonderful experience.
You did a great job with the horns, bass, guitar, and percussion.
Really liked it.
You should have mentioned Red Clay (the original).

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#214965 - 09/14/13 11:25 AM [User Showcase] Re: Blue Clay [Re: boehm]
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Sounds great, you did a great job with the horn backgrounds. Eric sounds great as do all the solos, yours too.

This is Freddie Hubbard's Red Clay, right?

Thanks for posting.
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#214987 - 09/14/13 04:15 PM [User Showcase] Re: Blue Clay [Re: Frankp]
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Hi Guenter and Frank,

Originally, I had made a reference to certain "astute members" who would recognize Red Clay. Then, for whatever reason, I deleted this from the post and put in a statement of gratitude to Freddie Hubbard on the Soundcloud page that hosts it. Well, you two guys are the only Forum members to indicate recognition - and Guenter makes a good point. True, it's a bit feeble but if you look at the URL https://soundcloud.com/aleckrand/red-clay there it is.

When I first joined the Forum at the beginning of 2013, I used to post "name that tune" type performances to see how familiar Forum members were with Jazz. Maybe the title "adjustment" is a leftover from those days.

Thank you for your very kind remarks. Frank I'll address the horn arrangements question next time.

Dean

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#214990 - 09/14/13 04:37 PM [User Showcase] Re: Blue Clay [Re: aleck rand]
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Shades of Super Sax! Okay, that's all the jazz recognition I've got today. Finest kind, Dean. There are multiple layers of genius at work here.

On the flip side, this is one of those performances, both virtual and real, that is inspiring and depressing at the same time. It's bad enough that I'll never play like that; now you've got me wondering whether I will ever be able to manage the software as well as you and many others. You give the rest of us a very high mark to aim for.

Okay, enough sniveling. I've got to get back to work getting my studio together.

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#215012 - 09/14/13 08:01 PM [User Showcase] Re: Blue Clay [Re: aleck rand]
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hi aleck great arrangement realy good use of biab great guitar licks well done thanks eric
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#215030 - 09/15/13 01:03 AM [User Showcase] Re: Blue Clay [Re: aleck rand]
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Well Aleck, what can I say? Great arrangement! I have a question though, you said that the horns were midi, can you reveal what VST, sound module or sampler you use for these? they sound very convincing.
Thanks for sharing.

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#215081 - 09/15/13 12:47 PM [User Showcase] Re: Blue Clay [Re: aleck rand]
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nice stuff going on there.
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#215174 - 09/16/13 10:38 AM [User Showcase] Re: Blue Clay [Re: Guitarhacker]
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Thanks Guitarhacker and CubanPete. About the VST used for the horns: Garritan JBB with RealBand.

Aleck

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#215181 - 09/16/13 11:14 AM [User Showcase] Re: Blue Clay [Re: Pat Marr]
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Originally Posted By: Pat Marr
Dang, Dean... you're going to fool around and make me like Jazz..
and I don't have the time or talent for that learning curve..

Sounds great!


Absolutely could not have better stated my feeling....so I'll hijack Pat's comment.
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#215184 - 09/16/13 12:28 PM [User Showcase] Re: Blue Clay [Re: aleck rand]
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Outstanding! Horns are great as well as the guitar! Thanks for sharing!
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#215248 - 09/16/13 10:38 PM [User Showcase] Re: Blue Clay [Re: aleck rand]
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Great playing Frank!

Later,
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#215678 - 09/21/13 01:00 PM [User Showcase] Re: Blue Clay [Re: PgFantastic]
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Thanks PGFantastic for these highly complementary remarks.

Aleck
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#215679 - 09/21/13 01:02 PM [User Showcase] Re: Blue Clay [Re: Danny C.]
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Hey Danny,

I hope "Frank" is me - Aleck or Dean. Otherwise, I admit Frank is a pretty decent player.

Dean
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Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Windows & VST DAW Plugin Update Available!

Attention Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Windows users - a new FREE patch update (build 315) and VST DAW Plugin Update (2.1.5) are available! Review details & download here.

Summary of changes for build 704 (Dec 13, 2019):
Added: [Reset to Zero] button added to Import Audio File dialog.
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Added: Several "Multi" RealTracks added for vocals and horns (RealTracks Picker).
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Fixed: Some RealStyles were being categorized as all-MIDI styles.
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