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#589580 - 04/03/20 11:13 PM [User Showcase] NEW SONG: The Swing of Things
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Hi Forum people, I hope you are all well in these challenging times. I've been away from the forum for a little while but I'm back with something bright and upbeat I wrote, called The Swing of Things.
I Hope it cheers everyone up.

https://soundcloud.com/user-952388172/the-swing-of-things

I'd love you to have a listen (or two) and post your thoughts, opinions, criticism or praise.
Cheers,
Mike

THE BAND:
RT2128:Bass, Acoustic, Jazz Half,Quarter Sw 140 (Neil Swainson)
RealDrums-JazzBrushesSticks#1 (Terry Clarke)
RealPiano 2289: Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm JazzSwingKenny Sw 140 (Kenny Barron)
RealGuitar 560: Guitar, Acoustic, Rhythm Jazz Freddie Sw 140 (Oliver Gannon)
RT765:Guitar, Electric, Soloist Jazz Sw 140 (Oliver Gannon)
RT437:Sax, Alto, Older Sw 140 (PJ Perry)
RealStrings 2593: Horn Section, Background CroonerBigBand Sw 110

I wrote the horn parts except for some tasty fills from the Crooner Big Band.
I also wrote the recurring two-bar bass solo fills (the rest of the bass track is courtesy of RT2128).


Edited by mkg50 (Mike G) (04/03/20 11:20 PM)
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#589638 - 04/04/20 07:23 AM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG: The Swing of Things [Re: mkg50 (Mike G)]
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Very nice production, Mike. Wonderful upbeat feel to it. Just the thing
for those long mornings at home, looking out.
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#589659 - 04/04/20 10:43 AM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG: The Swing of Things [Re: mkg50 (Mike G)]
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Love this, Mike. Wonderful swing stuff and a great arrangement. Man, how did you do it? For me it seems the hardest part of BiaB is to get all the musicians to play from the same chart, if that makes sense.
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#589682 - 04/04/20 12:53 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG: The Swing of Things [Re: mkg50 (Mike G)]
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Nice work!
Well constructed.
Enjoyed the listen.
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#589752 - 04/04/20 04:25 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG: The Swing of Things [Re: edshaw]
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Originally Posted By: edshaw
Very nice production, Mike. Wonderful upbeat feel to it. Just the thing
for those long mornings at home, looking out.

Thanks for listening Ed. Glad you enjoyed the song.
Stay well,
Mike
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#589769 - 04/04/20 04:48 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG: The Swing of Things [Re: mkg50 (Mike G)]
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Cool song!! Band sounds great!! Enjoyed thoroughly!! Take care. Greg

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#589810 - 04/04/20 08:25 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG: The Swing of Things [Re: mkg50 (Mike G)]
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Super! That older alto is one of my favorite real tracks. Nice job on the horn writes, I know that's a lot of work.
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#589816 - 04/04/20 09:19 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG: The Swing of Things [Re: mkg50 (Mike G)]
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Nice production. Sounds good.
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#589838 - 04/04/20 11:49 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG: The Swing of Things [Re: mkg50 (Mike G)]
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Mr. Garry...

You are quite the composer/arranger, sir smile ! This composition clearly displays your facility with, and understanding of, what I have learned about the form of big-band writing, which to my ears showed up (among other musical devices you employed) in the way you alternated the instrumental solos with the horn section statements, in the way you harmonized the reeds and the brass so that their voices were clearly and distinctly contrasted, and, last but not least, in the way you controlled the dynamics between the melodic and the background parts.

The Swing of Things conveys all the excitement and driving musical energy that one would expect to hear in a composition composed and arranged for a jazz ensemble. I think it would 'perk-up' the ears of any listener regardless of their genre preferences.

LOREN (a.k.a. 'bluage')



Edited by bluage (04/04/20 11:52 PM)
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#589894 - 04/05/20 07:56 AM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG: The Swing of Things [Re: mkg50 (Mike G)]
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Very cool listen Mike. Rhythm section is really smokin on this tune. What a cool groove. Well done

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#589998 - 04/05/20 02:29 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG: The Swing of Things [Re: BabuMusic]
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Originally Posted By: BabuMusic
Love this, Mike. Wonderful swing stuff and a great arrangement. Man, how did you do it? For me it seems the hardest part of BiaB is to get all the musicians to play from the same chart, if that makes sense.

Thanks Marty. Glad you enjoyed it. I use RealBand as it's got all the great features of Band in a Box but it gives me more options to go where I want to.
Cheers,
Mike
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#590032 - 04/05/20 07:36 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG: The Swing of Things [Re: mkg50 (Mike G)]
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Mike,
it swings nice light touches on the arrangement and mixing.
COOL.
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#590087 - 04/06/20 04:48 AM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG: The Swing of Things [Re: CaptainMoto]
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Originally Posted By: CaptainMoto
Nice work!
Well constructed.
Enjoyed the listen.

Thanks for having a listen CaptainMoto. I appreciate your comments.
Cheers,
Mike
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#590241 - 04/06/20 06:15 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG: The Swing of Things [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Originally Posted By: Greg Johnson
Cool song!! Band sounds great!! Enjoyed thoroughly!! Take care. Greg

Thanks for listening Greg. Glad you liked the song.
You take care too,
Mike
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#590270 - 04/06/20 08:32 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG: The Swing of Things [Re: mkg50 (Mike G)]
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Hi Mike ...

Can't tell you how much I enjoyed this!!! Seriously, this is a wonderful listen! Di and I love Big Band Swing/Jazz. And man, this hits every point at its best.

That intro was just so good. I could ramble on all night about how much I enjoyed this. But I'll spare you all that. I'm in total awe of how you put those horn sections/parts together. i can only try to imagine the wok you put into that. What a treat!!!!!!!!!

Best to you. Be safe ...

Alan
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#590289 - 04/07/20 01:48 AM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG: The Swing of Things [Re: mkg50 (Mike G)]
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"It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing" - quid erat demonstrandum.

Very well done, Mike - enjoyed my listens (!) a lot.

All the best,

Stefan

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#590323 - 04/07/20 06:02 AM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG: The Swing of Things [Re: mkg50 (Mike G)]
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Hi, Mike !

Could not find anything
negative about this Mike
on the contrary, this was
just what I needed so huge
thanks to you for putting
this wonderful swing together !

Cheers
Dani

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#590419 - 04/07/20 02:00 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG: The Swing of Things [Re: mkg50 (Mike G)]
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Now, that's some seriously cool snuff! cool
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#590427 - 04/07/20 02:17 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG: The Swing of Things [Re: mkg50 (Mike G)]
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Just had to have another listen .. this is just so good!

Alan
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#590450 - 04/07/20 04:27 PM [User Showcase] Re: NEW SONG: The Swing of Things [Re: mkg50 (Mike G)]
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The count is alive and well!

Super big band sound here. Even Charlie Christian got a chance to shine!

This could not have been easy to assemble but man you did hit the big band genre nail right on the head!

Excellent work.
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