You need to be logged in to post
Options
Index
#428137 - 08/29/17 06:48 PM [User Showcase] "Simply Super" - An exercise in form(?)
Registered: 11/11/12
Posts: 4285
Loc: Iceland
Icelander Offline
Veteran

Registered: 11/11/12
Posts: 4285
Loc: Iceland
SIMPLY SUPER - My very latest, fresh out of the oven! cool

Ok, so here's yet another "exercise in form" standard jazz improvisation, with a pretty minimalistic instrumentation where guitar & vibes join forces for centre stage. I've blatantly nicked the chords from the style's own demo, but "re-instrumentated" the lot from my own creativeness in return.
This time around I've turned up the pace a bit, and the outcome is surprisingly pleasing... but in fairness, maybe more so to the fans of the genre than others. In any case, it's a pretty short one so if you hate it, you won't be tortured too long grin

Enjoy!


Formalities, per usual:

M_JAZFST.STY

RealTracks in song: ~752:Bass, Acoustic, Jazz BeBop Sw 190
RealTracks in song: ~755:Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm Jazz BeBop Sw 190
RealTracks in song: 2181:Guitar, Electric, Soloist JazzFastPat Sw 190
RealDrums: RealDrums in Style: JazzTerryClarke^
Vibes provided by yours truly.


Edited by Icelander (08/30/17 08:17 AM)
Edit Reason: Further details
_________________________
YT: www.youtube.com/user/MrIcelander
SC: https://soundcloud.com/eddie-icelander
Never finish what you can't start!
____________________________________________
BBox 2021 Audiophile, Mac Pro Intel, OSX 10.6.8, 800x600 (TV VGA)

Top
#428168 - 08/30/17 01:09 AM [User Showcase] Re: "Simply Super" - An exercise in form(?) [Re: Icelander]
Registered: 01/28/12
Posts: 3374
Loc: Murgon Queensland Australia
Rob4580 Offline
Veteran

Registered: 01/28/12
Posts: 3374
Loc: Murgon Queensland Australia
Exciting and busy.
Nicely done.
Rob

Top
#428193 - 08/30/17 08:16 AM [User Showcase] Re: "Simply Super" - An exercise in form(?) [Re: Icelander]
Registered: 11/11/12
Posts: 4285
Loc: Iceland
Icelander Offline
Veteran

Registered: 11/11/12
Posts: 4285
Loc: Iceland
Thank you, Rob, quick to the scene as always cool
_________________________
YT: www.youtube.com/user/MrIcelander
SC: https://soundcloud.com/eddie-icelander
Never finish what you can't start!
____________________________________________
BBox 2021 Audiophile, Mac Pro Intel, OSX 10.6.8, 800x600 (TV VGA)

Top
#428449 - 09/01/17 03:55 PM [User Showcase] Re: "Simply Super" - An exercise in form(?) [Re: Icelander]
Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 10825
Loc: GA USA
Janice & Bud Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 10825
Loc: GA USA
Man, that could've gone on and on. Janice was listening and starting the vocals sounds like Hampton did when playing on the late 30's Carnegie Hall recordings. She can mimic about anything smile

We love minimalist recordings -- perfection is not when there's nothing left to add but rather when there is nothing left to take away.

This is a great swing that just cooks and the mix sparkles. The guitar and vibes sound like they've been working together for a long time...like a "real" band. That upright bass (my instrument) is perfecto.

Kudos!!

J&B



_________________________
J&B Soundcloud
J&B YouTube
J&B Website

Top
#428464 - 09/01/17 05:40 PM [User Showcase] Re: "Simply Super" - An exercise in form(?) [Re: Janice & Bud]
Registered: 11/11/12
Posts: 4285
Loc: Iceland
Icelander Offline
Veteran

Registered: 11/11/12
Posts: 4285
Loc: Iceland
Originally Posted By: Janice & Bud
Man, that could've gone on and on. Janice was listening and starting the vocals sounds like Hampton did when playing on the late 30's Carnegie Hall recordings.
Oh my, that's some big compliments right there, thank you. And if by Hampton you meant as in Lionel, then that is indeed a very favourable reference, for I absolutely adored that player!
As for it could "go on and on", then I personally agree, and I had to hold myself back to resist the urge to rack up the soloists. But, as with the minimalistic instrumentation, sometimes less is more..or as you yourself put it:

Originally Posted By: Janice & Bud
Perfection is not when there's nothing left to add but rather when there is nothing left to take away.

- Which I couldn't have said better myself! cool
_________________________
YT: www.youtube.com/user/MrIcelander
SC: https://soundcloud.com/eddie-icelander
Never finish what you can't start!
____________________________________________
BBox 2021 Audiophile, Mac Pro Intel, OSX 10.6.8, 800x600 (TV VGA)

Top
#428702 - 09/04/17 04:35 AM [User Showcase] Re: "Simply Super" - An exercise in form(?) [Re: Icelander]
Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 10825
Loc: GA USA
Janice & Bud Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 10825
Loc: GA USA
Originally Posted By: Icelander
Originally Posted By: Janice & Bud
Man, that could've gone on and on. Janice was listening and starting the vocals sounds like Hampton did when playing on the late 30's Carnegie Hall recordings.
Oh my, that's some big compliments right there, thank you. And if by Hampton you meant as in Lionel, then that is indeed a very favourable reference, for I absolutely adored that player!
As for it could "go on and on", then I personally agree, and I had to hold myself back to resist the urge to rack up the soloists. But, as with the minimalistic instrumentation, sometimes less is more..or as you yourself put it:

Originally Posted By: Janice & Bud
Perfection is not when there's nothing left to add but rather when there is nothing left to take away.

- Which I couldn't have said better myself! cool


Yes, Lionel Hampton in the amazing 1938 Benny Goodman Carnegie Hall concert recording that was recorded via a telephone line to a studio. The quality is incredible and when Hampton solos you can hear him making some eh-eh-eh-eh vocals sounds as he plays. That's what Janice was scatting on your song.

Bud
_________________________
J&B Soundcloud
J&B YouTube
J&B Website

Top
#428896 - 09/05/17 07:12 PM [User Showcase] Re: "Simply Super" - An exercise in form(?) [Re: Icelander]
Registered: 12/29/12
Posts: 5532
Loc: Originally Missouri ... Now Al...
Al-David Offline
Veteran

Registered: 12/29/12
Posts: 5532
Loc: Originally Missouri ... Now Al...
Hey!,

Love it! O agree with everything Bud said. I used to listen to Lionel Hampton on vibes and comedian Steve Allen on jazz piano jamming out. It was musical heaven, And this is reminiscent of that time and music. Nicely done - a real pleasure to my ears!

ALan
_________________________
BIAB 2018 Ultra Plus-all StylePaks*Win10*8GB DDR4*I5-6th Gen*AT 2035 Mic*Peavey Nashville 112 Amp*Ibanez ART120 Electric/Washburn D200S Acoustic*Stromberg Monterey Jazz Guitar

Loops: https://aldavidmusic.wixsite.com/bestmusicloops


Top
#428903 - 09/05/17 08:56 PM [User Showcase] Re: "Simply Super" - An exercise in form(?) [Re: Icelander]
Registered: 05/12/12
Posts: 2688
Loc: South Africa
JoanneCooper Offline
Veteran

Registered: 05/12/12
Posts: 2688
Loc: South Africa
Hi Icelander. Loved this one. Very relaxing listening to those cool vibes. Well done.

Top
#429103 - 09/07/17 07:04 PM [User Showcase] Re: "Simply Super" - An exercise in form(?) [Re: Al-David]
Registered: 11/11/12
Posts: 4285
Loc: Iceland
Icelander Offline
Veteran

Registered: 11/11/12
Posts: 4285
Loc: Iceland
Originally Posted By: Al-David
Hey!,

...I used to listen to Lionel Hampton on vibes and comedian Steve Allen on jazz piano jamming out. It was musical heaven,
Absolutely, well put. I'm really humbled by the mere mention of me in the same paragraph as those true geniuses, thank you blush
_________________________
YT: www.youtube.com/user/MrIcelander
SC: https://soundcloud.com/eddie-icelander
Never finish what you can't start!
____________________________________________
BBox 2021 Audiophile, Mac Pro Intel, OSX 10.6.8, 800x600 (TV VGA)

Top
#429104 - 09/07/17 07:06 PM [User Showcase] Re: "Simply Super" - An exercise in form(?) [Re: JoanneCooper]
Registered: 11/11/12
Posts: 4285
Loc: Iceland
Icelander Offline
Veteran

Registered: 11/11/12
Posts: 4285
Loc: Iceland
Originally Posted By: JoanneCooper
Hi Icelander. Loved this one. Very relaxing listening to those cool vibes. Well done.
Ok, this one was a pleasant surprise! I haven't really taken you for one to listen to jazzy stuff cool
Glad you liked it smile
_________________________
YT: www.youtube.com/user/MrIcelander
SC: https://soundcloud.com/eddie-icelander
Never finish what you can't start!
____________________________________________
BBox 2021 Audiophile, Mac Pro Intel, OSX 10.6.8, 800x600 (TV VGA)

Top
#429154 - 09/08/17 07:25 AM [User Showcase] Re: "Simply Super" - An exercise in form(?) [Re: Icelander]
Registered: 12/08/11
Posts: 6048
Loc: Edmonton, Ab, Canada
Scott C Online   content
Veteran

Registered: 12/08/11
Posts: 6048
Loc: Edmonton, Ab, Canada
Cool piece of music. Well done

Top
#429192 - 09/08/17 03:43 PM [User Showcase] Re: "Simply Super" - An exercise in form(?) [Re: Scott C]
Registered: 11/11/12
Posts: 4285
Loc: Iceland
Icelander Offline
Veteran

Registered: 11/11/12
Posts: 4285
Loc: Iceland
Originally Posted By: Scott C
Cool piece of music. Well done
Flattering as always smile
_________________________
YT: www.youtube.com/user/MrIcelander
SC: https://soundcloud.com/eddie-icelander
Never finish what you can't start!
____________________________________________
BBox 2021 Audiophile, Mac Pro Intel, OSX 10.6.8, 800x600 (TV VGA)

Top
#429205 - 09/08/17 06:29 PM [User Showcase] Re: "Simply Super" - An exercise in form(?) [Re: Icelander]
Registered: 03/08/17
Posts: 156
Loc: UK
Andyman Offline
Apprentice

Registered: 03/08/17
Posts: 156
Loc: UK
Cool vibes. Enjoying this one.
What I particularly like about BIAB is that it's that just listening to the demos is quite inspiring.
The demo obviously inspired you to create this enjoyable little piece.
_________________________
http://andyshearer.bandcamp.com/

Top
#429208 - 09/08/17 06:56 PM [User Showcase] Re: "Simply Super" - An exercise in form(?) [Re: Icelander]
Registered: 11/11/12
Posts: 4285
Loc: Iceland
Icelander Offline
Veteran

Registered: 11/11/12
Posts: 4285
Loc: Iceland
Inspiring is a very good word here, for I think this is at least the third song I've made in a short time that have been brought on simply by the sounds of what's already there. Some have admittedly used quite a good chunk nearly unchanged while others have been more of a jumping board into the unknown, but that's just what's so great about this thing - you never know what part of it is going to "inspire" you or where that'll then actually lead you. Thanks for the positive feedback cool

p.s. Your nick seems new to me (which is great, always nice to catch the ears of new people), so now I'm in the process of "checking your likes & tracks". This far it's all sounding drastically different from this little jazz piece here, making me wonder how on earth you ended up liking mine in the first place! grin
_________________________
YT: www.youtube.com/user/MrIcelander
SC: https://soundcloud.com/eddie-icelander
Never finish what you can't start!
____________________________________________
BBox 2021 Audiophile, Mac Pro Intel, OSX 10.6.8, 800x600 (TV VGA)

Top


PG Music News
A Look Back... Band-in-a-Box® 2015 NAMM Demonstration #TBT

Watch Tobin (and Charlie!) demonstrate Band-in-a-Box® 2015 for Windows at the 2015 NAMM Show: Play video...

Tobin does a great job of showing just how easy it is to create a song with Band-in-a-Box!

This video was posted on January 23, 2015 to the Keyboard Instrument Chops and Gear YouTube Channel.

Enhance Your Band-in-a-Box® 2021 for Windows Installation

Attention Band-in-a-Box® 2021 for Windows users - update for FREE today!

We've added a new "record using" option within the Audio Settings dialog, and updated many existing features based on user feedback.

This free update also includes the most recent build of our DAW Plugin (3.9.12).

Learn more about this free update and download it today.

Ordering Your Band-in-a-Box® is Easy!

When you order any PG Music products directly from www.pgmusic.com (or www.bandinabox.com) you'll receive immediate links to start downloading your order! Even if you choose to have a backup copy of your Band-in-a-Box® packages shipped, you'll still have the download links available to you - no need to wait!

We've made it even easier to get started with Band-in-a-Box® with the Easy Payment Plan 4 - when you choose this payment option you'll pay four equal monthly payments starting on the day of your order.

Choose your Band-in-a-Box® for Windows package & order here.

Using Mac? Order here.

When you get to the checkout, simply click on Select Easy Payment Plan 4 for this product to apply this option.

Note: This only applies to this Band-in-a-Box product, and does not apply to other products that you might have in your order, including the physical backup copy if selected.

Band-in-a-Box® File Associations

You may have noticed when you were installing Band-in-a-Box® for Windows that you were asked if you would like to Associate Band-in-a-Box songs and styles with Band-in-a-Box? But, what does that mean?

It's actually pretty simple - basically, if you select this option while you're installing the program, files with the extensions .SGU, .MGU, and other Band-in-a-Box files will open directly in the program if you select them from outside the program.

Missed this option during your setup, but you'd like to apply it now? Go to File | File Utilities | Associate File types with Explorer within the program.

New Update for RealBand 2021 Available!

Do you use RealBand (included in all Band-in-a-Box® for Windows purchases)? Download the latest free update, which resolves a small viewing issue for Windows 11 users.

When you download the latest update for RealBand 2021, it will add all the updates we've made this year. See the full list here.

Ear Training Games in Band-in-a-Box® for Windows

October 1, 2021 is National Kids Music Day!

Head to the Practice Window in Band-in-a-Box® for Windows, and you'll see fun games that are fun ear training options for kids: Music Replay & Pitch Invasion.

Of course, you don't have to be a kid to like these games, I think there a fun way to learn at any age!

Music Replay is just what it sounds like - the program plays a 1-bar melody, and the user plays it back. Get it right, and you'll keep building that melody (and skill) within the game - get it wrong, and you'll be met with a warning tone and have to try again... it's quite addictive, and a lot of fun!

If you like a classic arcade game, then you'll love Pitch Invasion! We've managed to incorporate aliens with pitch-recognition skills in this exciting game, where you'll match the pitch of the alien ship descending towards your planet trying to destroy your collection of instruments - match the pitch and you've saved your instruments, make a mistake and the ship keeps coming... you'll have a few tries to get it right, if you're quick, but if all your instruments are destroyed - it's game over! The game speeds up as your skills improve, and you'll earn points along the way, with bonus points available throughout the game.

Open up your Band-in-a-Box® for Windows today to give it a try!

These ear training games are also included in Musical Arcade for Windows.

How to Make Backing Tracks with Band-in-a-Box®, by Nick Kellie

Band-in-a-Box® endorsing artist Nick Kellie recently got his hands on the newest Band-in-a-Box® 2021 for Mac, and put together this video showing off just how easy it is to make backing tracks in Band-in-a-Box®!

Band-in-a-Box Demo - How to make backing tracks

Forum Stats
35000 Members
66 Forums
71276 Topics
618263 Posts

Max Online: 2537 @ 01/19/20 07:09 AM
Newest Members
CBLM Holy Family, grenouille, an_thunder, ged1200, apexel

35000 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
Pipeline 289
swingbabymix 204
VideoTrack 168
MarioD 158
rayc 134
Simon - PG Music 131
justanoldmuso 130
MoveToGroove 121
Matt Finley 107
CaptainMoto 102
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays