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#292683 - 04/23/15 10:10 AM [User Showcase] Noir Times
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Here is a little piece I started a few years ago and never completed. It is for Tenor Sax lead. It includes:

RealTracks-Drums, Piano and Bass
GPO3 Strings
and me on Tenor Sax

The piece reminds me of a Film Noir sound track or at least a 1950's gumshoe movie. (You know "It was a dark and rainy night...then she walked in" type of movie.)

I hope you enjoy it at least half as much as I enjoyed recording it.

https://soundcloud.com/richrayer/noir-times

p.s. I would make the url link fancy if I could figure it out in this forums setup but clicking on the "Create a link to a webpage" doesn't seem to do what I expect it to do.

Anyways...Enjoy! cool

RichR
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#292698 - 04/23/15 11:40 AM [User Showcase] Re: Noir Times [Re: RichRayer]
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"Nothin' a little bourbon and soda wouldn't fix"---That's a line from Woody Allen's Bogart parody PLAY IT AGAIN SAM. This tune put me in the Bogie mood. Really well done!! Great melody, and the sax playing was superb to my ears. Nice one!! Take care. Greg

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#292726 - 04/23/15 04:33 PM [User Showcase] Re: Noir Times [Re: RichRayer]
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Rich, very nicely done.

Your description as a film score fits exactly as I imagined too.

Enjoyed the listen.
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#292728 - 04/23/15 04:58 PM [User Showcase] Re: Noir Times [Re: RichRayer]
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Hi Rich, my kind of tune man!Very nicely done. It also remind me of some PBS British sleuth shows.

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#292755 - 04/24/15 04:59 AM [User Showcase] Re: Noir Times [Re: RichRayer]
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Really enjoyable listen Rich and great sax playing.

Keep it up!
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#292758 - 04/24/15 05:24 AM [User Showcase] Re: Noir Times [Re: RichRayer]
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Thanks Greg, VideoTrack, Mike B., musiclover.

It was a fun project to do and BiaB really makes it feel like you are in a group of fine musicians. Well, actually you are since it is fine musicians that record for PGMusic. :-)

RichR.
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#292764 - 04/24/15 06:01 AM [User Showcase] Re: Noir Times [Re: RichRayer]
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You put a mighty fine ensemble together for your sax to play over. Enjoyed this from start to finish.


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#292766 - 04/24/15 06:20 AM [User Showcase] Re: Noir Times [Re: RichRayer]
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Nicely done, Rich. Good mix. Pleasant playing...

Nice tune.

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#292776 - 04/24/15 06:58 AM [User Showcase] Re: Noir Times [Re: floyd jane]
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Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Nicely done, Rich. Good mix. Pleasant playing...

Nice tune.


+1
and the sax sounds great.

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#292806 - 04/24/15 01:25 PM [User Showcase] Re: Noir Times [Re: RichRayer]
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Wow! Janice is a student of those movies and we love this
composition. Captures the mood indeed!

Great piece of work and fine playing.

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#293047 - 04/27/15 06:53 AM [User Showcase] Re: Noir Times [Re: RichRayer]
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Thanks all for the nice comments. It was fun to do and I just wish that kind of inspiration happened more than less of the time.
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#293059 - 04/27/15 07:29 AM [User Showcase] Re: Noir Times [Re: RichRayer]
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Hi, Rich.

It's nice to hear a fellow sax player.

Nice blowin'!

Thanks for the music,
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#293210 - 04/28/15 09:37 AM [User Showcase] Re: Noir Times [Re: VideoTrack]
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Originally Posted By: VideoTrack
Rich, very nicely done.

Your description as a film score fits exactly as I imagined too.

Enjoyed the listen.



+1. Great job! Tom

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