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#486189 - 08/16/18 05:40 PM [User Showcase] A Pair Of Peaches
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A Pair Of Peaches


Just a simple little cocktail piano piece I threw together some time ago. A trio: piano, drums and acoustic bass. Nothing real special. I wrote it for a submission opportunity for a scene with some cocktail piano music to play in the background at an upscale restaurant. I saw the opportunity about 45 minutes before it was set to expire. I was twenty minutes late getting this finished, so it never got considered. It's a quick throw-together - about and hour and a half from start to finish. Hope you enjoy your listen.

The title came from an advertisement I saw in the local paper as I was putting this together - they were advertising fresh peaches for sale and showed a couple of pics of peaches (not this pic). Sounded as good as anything!


File:A Pair of Peaches.SGU
Key=Bb , Tempo 95, Length (m:s)=4:10

Style is _SJAZZC3.STY (Cool Jazz w/ Guitar Solo)

RealTracks in song: ~2311:Bass, Acoustic
RealTracks in song: ~943:Piano, Acoustic
RealDrums in Song: JazzBrushesSticks: a: Brushes b: Snare, Ride

(There is no guitar solo, although the style name indicates there is.)


Edited by Al-David (08/16/18 05:45 PM)
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#486191 - 08/16/18 05:50 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Pair Of Peaches [Re: Al-David]
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Hi Alan,

Well this one certainly sets the tone! I always love a Jazz Piano Trio and you've done everything right to keep my enthusiasm for such ensembles intact! It's a really pleasant and happy journey in music that you've composed here. I was with you all the way.

I can't believe that you did this in such a small time frame. As I've said a number of times, I'm amazed at how productive you are, at how little time you often use to complete a work, and at how very good your compositions sound. It's true... I'm envious smile

Thank you for sharing!

Best wishes to you and Di,
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#486203 - 08/16/18 08:56 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Pair Of Peaches [Re: Al-David]
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It’s a shame this was 20 minutes late. It sounds like a winner to me. Masterfully done. Great work.

Dave

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#486214 - 08/17/18 01:39 AM [User Showcase] Re: A Pair Of Peaches [Re: Al-David]
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Yes. Was a perfect piece for that scene...
Very nice.
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#486225 - 08/17/18 04:37 AM [User Showcase] Re: A Pair Of Peaches [Re: Al-David]
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Sounds good to me, Alan, great groove and changes.

Too bad you missed the deadline, but you never know, a similar opportunity could present itself in the future.

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#486242 - 08/17/18 07:23 AM [User Showcase] Re: A Pair Of Peaches [Re: Al-David]
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What a gorgeous and pleasant little tune smile Really smooth sounding, and this would sound perfect in a lounge setting. I'd definitely keep this one tucked away in case the opportunity arises again.

Nice work and thanks for sharing!
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#486286 - 08/17/18 12:12 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Pair Of Peaches [Re: Al-David]
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Nicely done, Alan.

I would think there would be opportunities to use it for another pitch sometime...

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#486323 - 08/17/18 02:44 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Pair Of Peaches [Re: Noel96]
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Originally Posted By: Noel96
Hi Alan,

Well this one certainly sets the tone! I always love a Jazz Piano Trio and you've done everything right to keep my enthusiasm for such ensembles intact! It's a really pleasant and happy journey in music that you've composed here. I was with you all the way.

I can't believe that you did this in such a small time frame. As I've said a number of times, I'm amazed at how productive you are, at how little time you often use to complete a work, and at how very good your compositions sound. It's true... I'm envious smile

Thank you for sharing!

Best wishes to you and Di,
Noel


Hi Noel.

Thank you very much! Glad it works for you. As far as the time frame, I guess I don't go through all the steps many of the other contributors here do. The chord progressions come to m e pretty quickly. As long as it keeps working, I guess I'll keep doing it that way! Wishing you the very best.

Alan
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#486324 - 08/17/18 02:45 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Pair Of Peaches [Re: GocartMoz]
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Originally Posted By: GocartMoz
It’s a shame this was 20 minutes late. It sounds like a winner to me. Masterfully done. Great work.

Dave


HI Dave!

Many thanks for the kind comments. There may be another opportunity for it at a later date. We'll see. best to you.

Alan
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#486325 - 08/17/18 02:46 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Pair Of Peaches [Re: EMG]
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Originally Posted By: EMG
Yes. Was a perfect piece for that scene...
Very nice.


Hi Ermar,

Thank you. I appreciate your affirmation of my effort. Wishing you well.

Alan
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#486327 - 08/17/18 02:48 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Pair Of Peaches [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Originally Posted By: BlueAttitude
Sounds good to me, Alan, great groove and changes.

Too bad you missed the deadline, but you never know, a similar opportunity could present itself in the future.


Hi Dave!

Glad you liked it. Thanks for the vote of confidence. And yes, there may be future opportunities. I can hope! Again, thank you. Wishing you the best.

Alan
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#486328 - 08/17/18 02:49 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Pair Of Peaches [Re: Deryk - PG Music]
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Originally Posted By: Deryk - PG Music
What a gorgeous and pleasant little tune smile Really smooth sounding, and this would sound perfect in a lounge setting. I'd definitely keep this one tucked away in case the opportunity arises again.

Nice work and thanks for sharing!


Deryk,

You are too kind! But I appreciate all those nice things you said. But it wouldn't be possible without the great software all of you at PG Music create. I'm very thankful for it. Wishing you the best.

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#486330 - 08/17/18 02:50 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Pair Of Peaches [Re: floyd jane]
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Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Nicely done, Alan.

I would think there would be opportunities to use it for another pitch sometime...



Hello Floyd!

Thanks! Glad it works for you. And yeah, I can hope fopr another opportunity somewhere down the line. Wishing you the very best.

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#486374 - 08/17/18 11:57 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Pair Of Peaches [Re: Al-David]
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Nice "cocktail" jazz tune!! I'd pour myself a drink, BUT I already have one in front of me, and this sets the mood just right...may pour another! Nice Alan!! Take care. Greg

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#486382 - 08/18/18 12:28 AM [User Showcase] Re: A Pair Of Peaches [Re: Al-David]
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This one really brings a restaurant alive, I can almost hear gabbling and see some peaches on the table smile Very authentic melody and chording, excellent work in such a short time!

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#486483 - 08/18/18 01:55 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Pair Of Peaches [Re: Al-David]
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We surely can imagine the restaurant and the piano player somewhere in the background.
Really nice cocktail music!

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#486487 - 08/18/18 02:03 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Pair Of Peaches [Re: Al-David]
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Hi, Al & Di !:))

What a lovely tune, Al !:))
Made me take a nostalgic
trip back in time - to those
times when lovely music was
written and performed !

I like this tune and the
style it represents a lot !

Congrats Al, this is one of
your best genrés !

Cheers
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#486511 - 08/18/18 05:49 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Pair Of Peaches [Re: Al-David]
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Alan

Well done and easy to listen to. Very nice composition.

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#486606 - 08/19/18 09:11 AM [User Showcase] Re: A Pair Of Peaches [Re: Al-David]
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Cool tune Alan. Can really imagine this to be playing in the background in a dark smoky lounge. Well done

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#486613 - 08/19/18 10:14 AM [User Showcase] Re: A Pair Of Peaches [Re: Al-David]
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sets the scene

so relaxing, let's order another round

a toast to Al and Di!

enjoyed the listen

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