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#427735 - 08/26/17 05:51 PM [User Showcase] LIVING ON HOPE (Contemporary Jazz Instrumental)
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https://soundcloud.com/torrey-bliss/living-on-hope

This is another instrumental jazz type tune that I call "Living On Hope". It's just sort of a feel-good type song that I enjoy doing. It's a work in progress (probably a little heavy on compression-SoundCloud's compression affected it a little but I will still go with it for now). I may come back and do it with an electric guitar instead of the acoustic. Hope someone likes it. Thanks for listening! Torrey

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#427741 - 08/26/17 06:53 PM [User Showcase] Re: LIVING ON HOPE (Contemporary Jazz Instrumental) [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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Very smooth my friend.
Really enjoyed the great groove this tune delivers.
Top marks on all levels.
Plenty of light and shade.
Rob

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#427751 - 08/26/17 09:45 PM [User Showcase] Re: LIVING ON HOPE (Contemporary Jazz Instrumental) [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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Torrey

Really lovely inventive melodic playing. Nicely done.

Peter

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#427758 - 08/26/17 11:20 PM [User Showcase] Re: LIVING ON HOPE (Contemporary Jazz Instrumental) [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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Torrey,

Super listen! I appreciate how much effort and time you devote to your songs. IUt shows when you're finished. Great job ... loved the playing! Thanks for another great listen.

Alan
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#427787 - 08/27/17 04:58 AM [User Showcase] Re: LIVING ON HOPE (Contemporary Jazz Instrumental) [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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Wow, great playing on this, Torrey! Shades of George Benson and Larry Carlton.

The composition and arrangement is excellent! Love the melody, and that change at 2:45 was cool ...

Outstanding!
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#427794 - 08/27/17 06:49 AM [User Showcase] Re: LIVING ON HOPE (Contemporary Jazz Instrumental) [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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Loved the backtrack. Excellent playing . Super tone from your guitar. I too hear George Benson in your sound. Well done
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#427805 - 08/27/17 07:37 AM [User Showcase] Re: LIVING ON HOPE (Contemporary Jazz Instrumental) [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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Super listen, Torrey... start to finish.

Nice melody - I really liked the way you "keep to the theme" throughout. Makes it a "guitar song" instead of "noodling" - really well done.

Nice backing and nice mix.

Excellent.

fj
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#427812 - 08/27/17 08:24 AM [User Showcase] Re: LIVING ON HOPE (Contemporary Jazz Instrumental) [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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Great track. Wouldn't have expected anything less. :-)
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#427830 - 08/27/17 11:36 AM [User Showcase] Re: LIVING ON HOPE (Contemporary Jazz Instrumental) [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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How acoustics are produced to sound like that is beyond my pay grade but it sounds great. As mentioned it is very melodic and Janice specifically mentioned that it sounds "happy."

So here are two people that do like it....a lot.

Well done.

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#427875 - 08/27/17 05:59 PM [User Showcase] Re: LIVING ON HOPE (Contemporary Jazz Instrumental) [Re: Rob4580]
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Thanks for the kind words Rob! I appreciate it! T
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#427888 - 08/28/17 12:50 AM [User Showcase] Re: LIVING ON HOPE (Contemporary Jazz Instrumental) [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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Torrey,

I thought Jazz was not my taste, but I could enjoy this song.
Very well produced!

Hiroshi

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#427927 - 08/28/17 09:19 AM [User Showcase] Re: LIVING ON HOPE (Contemporary Jazz Instrumental) [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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Torrey,

Melodic with a great groove and some nice surprises in there.
I wouldn`t change a thing- the Taylor acoustic has a terrific sound in your hands.
Very enjoyable and hopeful sounding!

Robert

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#427969 - 08/28/17 04:58 PM [User Showcase] Re: LIVING ON HOPE (Contemporary Jazz Instrumental) [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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I appreciate how much effort you put into your songs

Al and Di said that and I agree, great mix and arrangement

Wow, great playing on this, Torrey! Shades of George Benson and Larry Carlton.
(from Blue Attitude) well said

very nice touch and technic on guitar

enjoyed

Kenny

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#427972 - 08/28/17 05:07 PM [User Showcase] Re: LIVING ON HOPE (Contemporary Jazz Instrumental) [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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Great job Torrey! I personally like the acoustic on this one. I gave it a warm feel, A more personal feel.

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#427985 - 08/28/17 06:01 PM [User Showcase] Re: LIVING ON HOPE (Contemporary Jazz Instrumental) [Re: PeterF]
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Thanks for the listen Peter! I appreciate it! T
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#428114 - 08/29/17 03:19 PM [User Showcase] Re: LIVING ON HOPE (Contemporary Jazz Instrumental) [Re: Al-David]
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Thanks for the kind words Alan! I appreciate it! T
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#428157 - 08/29/17 11:34 PM [User Showcase] Re: LIVING ON HOPE (Contemporary Jazz Instrumental) [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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Hello, Torrey

Powerful Drums' Intro is really good.
Great guitar playing. I also feel Larry Carlton in this tune.
Really smooth and melodic. Nice groove.
Enjoyed my listen a lot.

Best regards.

Shigeki Adachi

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#428183 - 08/30/17 06:14 AM [User Showcase] Re: LIVING ON HOPE (Contemporary Jazz Instrumental) [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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Torrey, This has some excellent guitar work. It's great the way the recurring melody serves as an anchor. This is a high quality instrumental. Very Nice, Tom

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#428259 - 08/31/17 01:29 AM [User Showcase] Re: LIVING ON HOPE (Contemporary Jazz Instrumental) [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Thanks for listening and commenting Dave! I appreciate it! T
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#428286 - 08/31/17 07:34 AM [User Showcase] Re: LIVING ON HOPE (Contemporary Jazz Instrumental) [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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Wow, this tune is bursting with creativity! The arrangement is on point, and I love the guitar work on this. The way your drums are panned sounds amazing too! Technicality aside, I love the atmosphere of the song smile It feels like a disco tune from another planet! Not a thing I would change.

Thanks so much for sharing, Torrey!
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