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When Frankp posted his fabulous take on Latin Jazz it reminded me of the scandal that occurred a few years ago when the Grammy people removed Latin Jazz as an award category.

Read all about it: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/music_bl...hers-added.html

My reaction was the same as, say, Carlos Santana's (see article, above) as well as this:

Style: LJAZCHA-Jazz-cha-cha (Salsa)
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Crummy voice: Aleck Rand
Guitar solo:........."......"
The composer, Zeus: aka Duke Ellington

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Here's a little quiz action: The song ends with a direct quote another classic by the Duke. Who can identify that song?

Last edited by aleck rand; 12/19/13 04:20 PM. Reason: Matt, give some folks a chance before you jump

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Boy, you got that right Dean. I've worked with some of the musicians most burned by that decision.


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Cool song. Thought the singing was well done. Guitar work was also very cool...


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Sorry, but I did it anyway. Cool version. Thanks Aleck.

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cool tune. Loved the octave guitar.... your voice fits this style nicely.


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Matt, I could tell you some stories too. Incidentally, I edited the post and your name is in the fine print at the bottom. Check it out.

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Thanks. This song takes me back as far as I go with any music.


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Great work Alex, nice and tasty, (just like all jazz should be)


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Dean, you've got me blushing.

Great job I'm digging that track.

Embarrassed to say I don't recognize the quote.

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Dean -

Cool! Nicely done version. Nice guitar...

A few of your vocal phrases reminded me of Waits doing "Somewhere"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5evDUOVYuI

You should do more like this - the latin thing works for ya!...

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Hi Dean
back home now for Christmas, so catching up.
Loved the "gravel-voice" vocals and the guitar solo too.
Excellent piece but as I'm not a Jazzer I can't ID the quote - sorry.
However, its brill work as always.
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Dean, You sure do have a handle on this style. Perfect fit for your vocals and guitar playing. The more I hear your soulful voice the better I like it. I think I feel something itching-you're growing on me. Tom

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Frank,

Were it not for you, I wouldn't have done this one, that's how terrific I thought your Latin original was.

As far as the quote goes, there's a pro in the Forum(s) with atomic ears. He'll do it if it turns out no one else can. To give you an example, I once posted a version of the theme to the "I Love Lucy" TV show slowed waaaaay down to a ballad with all kinds of cool substitutions and posted it along with a quiz question to "name that tune." I was certain that no one would see through the disguise, but this dude got it in less than a minute.

The Forum needs more jazz of all kinds, Latin, hard bop, old bop. smooth, you name it. I hope you'll give us some more soon.

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Hey Tommy,

The feeling's mutual. The more I listen to your stuff, the more I appreciate the originality of your voice. If fits into your songs like a hand into a perfectly crafted glove.

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Ian,

I can always count on your diplomatic finesse to spin my voice to "gravel" from "crummy." I'll take that compliment any day, my friend.

As far as the quote goes, believe me, there are plenty of Jazzers who won't get it either. You really have to know the music of Duke Ellington quite well to even have a chance.

And, of course, thanks for your kind words.

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Hey Floyd,

As my main tipster on the Forum, you've always got my attention and respect.

I listened to the Tom Waits song and was really gripped by the thing. It seems like he can turn that voice from a grizzly bear into a pussy cat whenever he wants, as in several instances of the word "somewhere."

He doesn't land dead center on every pitch they way you do, but he's as original as they come. Three notes, you know it's him.

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Hi Dean,

great vocals and guitar. Nice arrangement.
Now it's time to put us out of our misery and
resolve the quiz.
Merry Christmas.

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OK Guenter,

I'll get in touch with the guy with the atomic ears and he'll tell us all.

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Hi, Dean ! I enjoyed this tune very much !
and your solos are as good as ever !:))

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Thank you Dani,

And have fun in the spas of Estonia.

Estonia, Latvia, Lituania - these are all dark, mysterious places to me, but speaking of mystery I don't know if you follow the new wave of Scandinavian mystery writers, but the Nordic king of this genre, Henning Mankell (Sweden), wrote a terrific story called The Dogs of Riga. The BBC turned it into a mini-series starring the British actor Kenneth Branagh. Totally fantastic.

All I can say is, be wary of the police.

Dean

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