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#219329 - 10/28/13 01:16 PM [User Showcase] THE MOONTRANE
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Dedicated to composer/trumpeter Woody Shaw, path breaking organist Larry Young, tenor titan Joe Henderson, and superdrummer Elvin Jones, all departed giants of the heyday of Blue Note records in the 1960's.

The source album is one of the important exemplars of that period. For comparison purposes, one can hear the original version of The Moontrane at www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOahyrmhnZo

The "trane" is not a spelling error, but refers to John Coltrane.

THE MOONTRANE https://soundcloud.com/aleckrand/the-moontrane

Aleck Rand: Horn arrangements, guitar, Hammond SK-1 (mini B3)
Real Drum artist Terry Clarke: Percussion
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#219331 - 10/28/13 01:19 PM [User Showcase] Re: THE MOONTRANE [Re: aleck rand]
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Another fine piece of music, thanks for sharing!

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#219333 - 10/28/13 01:23 PM [User Showcase] Re: THE MOONTRANE [Re: aleck rand]
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Not my cuppa java but you do this stuff well.

It sounds good. nice use of the synths/midi. Nice guitar playing too...
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#219336 - 10/28/13 01:43 PM [User Showcase] Re: THE MOONTRANE [Re: aleck rand]
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Hi Dean,

I knew that you play keyboards.
But I didn't know you're such a good
soloist. Awesome!
Your guitar is good as always.

Guenter
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#219344 - 10/28/13 02:28 PM [User Showcase] Re: THE MOONTRANE [Re: aleck rand]
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Hi Dean,

Another outstanding piece of work here. All the solos are just great! You are one gifted musician!

Probably just the speakers I am listening on, but the drums seem just a slight tad too far back in the mix. I know in this genre, the drums are not supposed to overly drive the song, but at times I could hardly hear them. Again, it could be the system I am listening to.

Really enjoyed this one.

Steve
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#219350 - 10/28/13 03:00 PM [User Showcase] Re: THE MOONTRANE [Re: Steve Young]
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Thanks Steve,

I think you may be right about the percussion being a little soft. It wouldn't hurt to bring them forward a bit, but after knocking myself silly on this tune, the idea of going back for more tuneups - well, you probably know the feeling.

But I'm pleased that you like it and appreciate your very kind remarks.

Dean

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#219395 - 10/29/13 01:49 AM [User Showcase] Re: THE MOONTRANE [Re: aleck rand]
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Hello, "aleck rand"...

That's my kind of jazz! Bright, driving, upbeat, and all lit-up with the glow from a percolatin' Hammond organ! The "changes" in the song -- and your musicianship in performing them -- are exhilarating.

It took me a l-o-n-g time to "get my head around" Mr. Coltrane's music. And then, one day I read that at a particular moment in his life when his addiction to drugs had him hanging by his fingernails at the edge of the "abyss", he told the "The Creator" that if He would help him get that "monkey off his back" that he would devote his life and his music to the glorification of God.

Up to that time I was not aware of any jazz musician who had made such a direct statement of the role that spirituality -- not religion -- played in his/her life. But after reading that, I didn't have any more problems "understanding" what Mr. Coltrane was doing, and why he was doing it.

Hoping to hear more of this,

bluage
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#219416 - 10/29/13 09:03 AM [User Showcase] Re: THE MOONTRANE [Re: boehm]
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Hi Guenter, my friend

Your comments are very kind. I'm really glad you liked it.

I remember - not fondly - all the occasions when I had to move my old Hammond CV (basically the guts of a B3 in a church organ frame). The thing must have weighed 7,000 pounds.

Now, I just got a Hammond SK-1 - a Hammond B3 squeezed into a 16 pound keyboard. Barbara Dennerlein watch out!!

So much has changed, hasn't it?

Dean

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#219458 - 10/29/13 06:12 PM [User Showcase] Re: THE MOONTRANE [Re: aleck rand]
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Hi, Dean !

I do not find words for this
display of superb musicianship !
I am outright awed !!!!!
You are actually playing both
guitar and the hammond ? :)))
Great !


Cheers
Dani


Edited by dani48 (10/29/13 06:13 PM)

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#219492 - 10/30/13 06:29 AM [User Showcase] Re: THE MOONTRANE [Re: aleck rand]
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Hi Dean,

I'm sitting here thinking, "Very sophisticated music played with amazing skill and attention to detail." As others have already noted many times, you're a very talented man and have a flair for this genre. It's really easy to see you smiling as you put this one together!

I appreciated the opportunity to listen. Thank you.

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#219518 - 10/30/13 01:42 PM [User Showcase] Re: THE MOONTRANE [Re: bluage]
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Originally Posted By: bluage
That's my kind of jazz! Bright, driving, upbeat, and all lit-up with the glow from a percolatin' Hammond organ! The "changes" in the song -- and your musicianship in performing them -- are exhilarating.

It took me a l-o-n-g time to "get my head around" Mr. Coltrane's music. And then, one day I read that at a particular moment in his life when his addiction to drugs had him hanging by his fingernails at the edge of the "abyss", he told the "The Creator" that if He would help him get that "monkey off his back" that he would devote his life and his music to the glorification of God.

Up to that time I was not aware of any jazz musician who had made such a direct statement of the role that spirituality -- not religion -- played in his/her life. But after reading that, I didn't have any more problems "understanding" what Mr. Coltrane was doing, and why he was doing it.

Hoping to hear more of this
Bluage, man, you have made my day. I'm grateful for your kind response, but I really want to chime in with "Yeah, Bluage, that's my kinda jazz too! Sure, the changes - so cool. And as far as the Hammond B3 goes, I rate it alongside the invention of the wheel as one of humankind's greatest creation, and the Hammond SK-1 the greatest invention since the B3.

Dean Clark (aka "Aleck Rand")

PS I think it took everyone a long time to get their heads around 'Trane's concept. The spirituality angle is another issue. Do you remember Sun Ra? He had a fairly bizarre "interplanetary philosophy" of some kind, but his is the only name that comes to mind. I think too many jazz players got their spirituality out of the end of a needle.

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#219619 - 10/31/13 08:59 PM [User Showcase] Re: THE MOONTRANE [Re: Guitarhacker]
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Hi Guitarhacker,

I know we're light years apart in our musical worlds, but I have to tip my cap to you for being willing to listen to different things. I really admire that.

Aleck

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#219712 - 11/01/13 11:14 PM [User Showcase] Re: THE MOONTRANE [Re: aleck rand]
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+1 Very nice!! Ray
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#220006 - 11/04/13 10:54 AM [User Showcase] Re: THE MOONTRANE [Re: raymb1]
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Noel and Ray:

Thanks so much for your favorable reception.

Dean Clark (aka Aleck Rand)

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#220019 - 11/04/13 12:41 PM [User Showcase] Re: THE MOONTRANE [Re: aleck rand]
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One question: How on earth do you start recording that, one track at a time, what is first???? The finished product is excellent.

Alyn


Edited by gibson (11/05/13 02:20 AM)
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#220092 - 11/04/13 10:11 PM [User Showcase] Re: THE MOONTRANE [Re: dani48]
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Hi Dani,

Thank you for the extravagant praise. Wow!

At one point, I had given up the guitar completely and concentrated on keyboards for about 10 years. Then, I gave that up. I didn't pick up any instrument for at least another 10 years.

In 2008 I retired from what most people would consider a very cushy job (unfortunately, it nearly drove me mad) and dusted off the old instrument cases to see if there was anything inside left intact. Intact enough to jump start my musical life. But the most profound event since then was my accidental discovery of Band-In-A-Box.

Dean

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#220714 - 11/10/13 05:34 PM [User Showcase] Re: THE MOONTRANE [Re: PgFantastic]
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Hi PGFantastic,

I am remiss in being so late in thanking you for your kind remarks. They are much appreciated.

Dean

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#221472 - 11/16/13 04:34 PM [User Showcase] Re: THE MOONTRANE [Re: aleck rand]
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I enjoy a number of genres but this remains among the top of the list and you bring it to life so very well!

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#221628 - 11/18/13 03:07 PM [User Showcase] Re: THE MOONTRANE [Re: aleck rand]
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Dean,
This is some virtuoso stuff. Wow! I can't even imagine achieving such a high level of skill.
SD


Edited by SpaceDog (11/18/13 03:08 PM)

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#221638 - 11/18/13 05:28 PM [User Showcase] Re: THE MOONTRANE [Re: SpaceDog]
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Absolutely Swinging! The reflect on others comments, this is a great piece of work, nice balance, and some impressive chord changes.

I really appreciated the opportunity to listen to this one.

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