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#498192 - 10/28/18 11:03 AM [User Showcase] Intimate Encounter
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Hi guys! here I'm back to my "comfort zone" with this brand new tune in which I tried to use one of the trade fours styles discussed a few days ago in the third chorus. Like I said before, with a decent drum vst you can achieve a credible drum solo.
Intimate Encounter

Style is M_JAZMID.STY (Medium Jazz Swing w/ Piano)
BassCustom Synth is Hi-Q 033 02 Bass, Acoustic, Upright N Sforzando.tgs
DrumsCustom Synth is Synth/Plugin Loaded (EZDrummer2, Latin perc and Addictive Drummer)
PianoCustom Synth is Hi-Q 001 01 Piano, Acoustic, Grand Sforzando.tgs
MelodyCustom Synth is Synth/Plugin Loaded (Sampletank2)
SoloistCustom Synth is Synth/Plugin Loaded (Sampletank2)
Style MIDI Instruments are : Acoustic String Bass (33), Acoustic Piano (1),
MIDI SuperTracks in style: ~~1917:Bass, Acoustic, Jazz Sw 110
MIDI SuperTracks in style: ~~1896:Piano, Rhythm Jazz Sw 110
RealTracks in song: ~1249:Piano, Acoustic, Soloist JazzMike Sw 110
MIDI Drums :1 Standard Drum Kit (1)
All midi tracks but the piano solo

Enjoy!

Mike B.


Edited by cubanpete (10/28/18 11:09 AM)
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#498209 - 10/28/18 01:06 PM [User Showcase] Re: Intimate Encounter [Re: cubanpete]
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"Cuban Pete"...

Honestly, I hardly know how to describe what I want to say to you about "Intimate Encounter", which, as you know, doesn't happen to me often blush.

All right. O.K. Try this on for size: I believe you have reached a higher level of skill in melodic writing, compositional technique, and, obviously, drum arranging.

Concerning the drum solos, I have dreamed about attempting that in my own jazz compositions, but I always backed down in the face of what I imagined would a near-impossible task of organizing percussion sounds on my own.

Listening to "Intimate Encounter" was like listening to one of my old jazz LP's recorded live in some famous jazz club. It possessed the kind of ambience that was a hallmark of Blue Note albums recorded during the 50's and 60's.

The melody line is bright, flowing and sophisticated. It lends itself to that kind of exciting, wordless "jazz vocalese" that singers such as King Pleasure, or Eddie Jefferson popularized.

I guess I found the words I wanted to say, anyway, huh, "Cuban Pete"? Well, that's because of how swinging and well-put together your composition is. I've dug everything I've heard from you, but in my humble opiniion, "Intimate Encounter" very definitely puts you on higher ground as a composer.

Really and truly impressed,

LOREN (.a.k.a. "bluage")
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#498214 - 10/28/18 01:25 PM [User Showcase] Re: Intimate Encounter [Re: cubanpete]
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Hi Mike,

Loren said a lot I agree with - and so much better than I could have said. This is definitely your strong suit, but everything you do puts me in a comfort zone. This is so well put together and executed. Your composition skills really shine on this.

You already know how much I enjoy your work. This one took my admiration up another notch! Classy, my friend!

Alan
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#498216 - 10/28/18 01:28 PM [User Showcase] Re: Intimate Encounter [Re: cubanpete]
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Wow, all that clarity and prescence with only one Real Track!
This is HighQ indeed - super melody and the solos are expressive.
Have to read that drum solo post... whatever its about you`ve made good use of here.
Excellent!

Robert

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#498222 - 10/28/18 02:16 PM [User Showcase] Re: Intimate Encounter [Re: cubanpete]
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Well, I'm not quite sure what to say since I'm blushing while I read your comments. I'm not sure that I deserve such level of praise coming from accomplished musicians as you all, it's truly an honor. All I can say is that 99.9% of my tunes posted here I liked myself, otherwise they wouldn't be posted.
Again, thank you all very much.

Mike B.
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#498230 - 10/28/18 02:59 PM [User Showcase] Re: Intimate Encounter [Re: cubanpete]
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On another note: Loren, is only fair to say that is thanks to the magic of Band in a Box that I'm able to to this. As far as the drums composition, if you check the post about it you'll find out that is not that hard to create a drum solo. Again, the key is a half decent sampler.

Mike B.
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#498236 - 10/28/18 03:29 PM [User Showcase] Re: Intimate Encounter [Re: cubanpete]
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Wow Mike, that was slick! Everything in this is impressive to me and by the way, great job working with those drums! I know that took some time. Anybody into Jazz should really enjoy this one! Thanks, Torrey
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#498245 - 10/28/18 04:03 PM [User Showcase] Re: Intimate Encounter [Re: cubanpete]
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Wow! One of the best jazz tracks I've heard in this forum. I'm really impressed - it sounds like one of my old jazz records. Very good job you did there!

I'm looking forward to hear more in this style from you.
Will

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#498247 - 10/28/18 04:08 PM [User Showcase] Re: Intimate Encounter [Re: Will Josef]
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yes great listen love medley line nice thanks eric oh and the drum fills were awesome eric
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#498343 - 10/29/18 08:04 AM [User Showcase] Re: Intimate Encounter [Re: cubanpete]
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Really nice work on this, Mike smile It has an almost playful quality to it. Love the groove, and your mixing job is superb as per usual. As others said - the percussion on this is incredible.

You should be proud of this one - thanks for sharing!
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#498376 - 10/29/18 12:49 PM [User Showcase] Re: Intimate Encounter [Re: cubanpete]
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You did such a great job on this song! Very creative! Thank you for sharing.
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#498394 - 10/29/18 02:53 PM [User Showcase] Re: Intimate Encounter [Re: cubanpete]
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Hiya Mike, love this one. Nice to hear the vibes on this. Kept my feet tapping all the way

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#498402 - 10/29/18 03:22 PM [User Showcase] Re: Intimate Encounter [Re: cubanpete]
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Hi F.M.M., Deryk, Ember and Graham, thanks for the nice comments. Always welcome you opinion.

Mike B.
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#498442 - 10/29/18 08:31 PM [User Showcase] Re: Intimate Encounter [Re: cubanpete]
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Nice jazz turns in a smooth production. Loved the drum breaks. Really enjoyed the listen.
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#498513 - 10/30/18 09:18 AM [User Showcase] Re: Intimate Encounter [Re: cubanpete]
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Mike,

I'm more than just impressed... What a great work that is, what a heart-warming mood it creates...

Though I love everything about this song I'm absolutely stunned by what you did with the drums.

Thanks for sharing!

TC Stefan

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#498526 - 10/30/18 09:52 AM [User Showcase] Re: Intimate Encounter [Re: cubanpete]
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In or out of your comfort zone we love your compositions.

Outstanding!

J&B

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#498577 - 10/30/18 04:40 PM [User Showcase] Re: Intimate Encounter [Re: cubanpete]
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Awesome tune Mike. I agree this is one of your best tunes. Well done

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#498579 - 10/30/18 04:45 PM [User Showcase] Re: Intimate Encounter [Re: cubanpete]
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Thanks for the nice comments and reviews guys. Appreciate it very much.

Mike B.
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#498589 - 10/30/18 05:19 PM [User Showcase] Re: Intimate Encounter [Re: cubanpete]
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So well done. Excellent composition.


Wonderful jazz!

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#498946 - 11/01/18 07:46 PM [User Showcase] Re: Intimate Encounter [Re: cubanpete]
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"CubanPete"...

I apologize for the delay in responding to your post concerning the drums composition. Could you tell me where the post is at?

Thank you, sir!

LOREN
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