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#610433 - 08/12/20 03:00 PM [User Showcase] April's Calling
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"April's Calling"
...shows you how long it sometimes takes to finish projects!!

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April's calling:
"Come out and play".
April's calling:
"Look at my glorious day!
What you are witness to
Is the birth of the new."

April's singing:
"Come see the sights.
Skylarks winging
Earth's emerging delights.
This day I've brought you to
The birth of the new.

Now that winter's over and summer's on its way;
Don't delay til May;   
Go ahead and say
"It's Spring!"

April's crowing:
"Get out of bed!
Winter's snowing's over--sunshine instead.
Sit back enjoy my show   
Listen, this is April calling:
"Watch my flowers grow." 

April's blooming--
Fresh, bright brocade.
Gardens grooming,
Nature's beauty displayed.
Sit back enjoy the show;   
Listen-- this is April calling:
"Watch my flowers grow". 

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Style is _CRATO.STY (Crato Samba Fusion Trio)...but I switched out alot of parts
RT's:
Rhythm Section: 718 Acoustic Samba Bass, 2892 Fusion E Piano, 1104 Nylon Guitar, RD SambaBrazilAlex
Solo: 2413 Sax Solo BossaJack
Midi: Strings, Shaker, E Piano, Grand Piano

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#610438 - 08/12/20 04:05 PM [User Showcase] Re: April's Calling [Re: Tano Music]
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This is a trip back in time...Sammy Davis, Jr.... Bing and Bob.

You've got this style, the melody and lyrics, down pat here.

Nice one.

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#610458 - 08/12/20 05:37 PM [User Showcase] Re: April's Calling [Re: Tano Music]
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Captures the genre perfectly. Lovely uplifting feel. Much enjoyed.
Regards,
Leon

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#610483 - 08/12/20 08:32 PM [User Showcase] Re: April's Calling [Re: Tano Music]
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Tano,
How do you come up with these lyrics & phrasing? Brilliant!
Smooth arrangement too. It seems to me, you wrote some music for the stage at some point.. Am I right?

P.S. One of my favorite of yours, still remains "Day of the Dead" smile
Thank you for sharing.

Misha.

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#610505 - 08/13/20 04:35 AM [User Showcase] Re: April's Calling [Re: Tano Music]
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Ezekiel, Leon, misha...thanks for listening, and for your feedback. I’ve studied closely the songs from the great American song era, the 30’s thru 50’s, and I would say that that’s a considerable influence for me, but I’ve never written any music for public performance, including by me.

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#610807 - 08/15/20 10:52 AM [User Showcase] Re: April's Calling [Re: Tano Music]
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Originally Posted By: Tano Music
I’ve studied closely the songs from the great American song era, the 30’s thru 50’s, and I would say that that’s a considerable influence for me ...


And that study certainly has resulted in some fine productions ... this one included.

Very nice write, vocal and mix.

And do we every wish we could start anew April 2020 with your song's theme!

Most enjoyable...

J&B
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#610848 - 08/15/20 04:54 PM [User Showcase] Re: April's Calling [Re: Tano Music]
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J&B...The summer is hot, humid, sticky, with lots of thunderstorms right now… April weather sure sounds great! Thanks for listening!

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#610947 - 08/16/20 01:52 PM [User Showcase] Re: April's Calling [Re: Tano Music]
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Another one that has a Michael Franks vibe to my ear!! LOVE this type of song.....happy, optimistic....just feels good!!! Take care. Greg

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#610958 - 08/16/20 02:33 PM [User Showcase] Re: April's Calling [Re: Tano Music]
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Tano, there was a musician, composer and piano player that lived here in Florida (I think)native of California that went by the name of Michael Franks that had the same vibe and vocal quality. You remind me of him a lot.
My compliments.

Mike B.


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#610971 - 08/16/20 05:00 PM [User Showcase] Re: April's Calling [Re: Tano Music]
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Greg and Mike...yeah, I know that Franks guy...ripped off my style!
Thanks for your real nice comments.

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#610975 - 08/16/20 05:47 PM [User Showcase] Re: April's Calling [Re: Tano Music]
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Tano Music:

Your song, April's Calling, is as bouyant and carefree as The Telephone Song recorded by Stan Getz and Astrud Gilberto on their Live At Café Au Go-Go album on the Verve label way back in 1964.

Also, it's deeply appealing for the sweet, harmless innocence of the lyrics, as the word 'innocence' is defined in Webster's New World Dictionary: "free from sin, evil". In fact, I could hear the lyrics sung by a choir of children -- that's how optimistic and upliting it sounds.

Colorful, musically liberating 'changes', too. You put your heart into this one, I'm sure.

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#611047 - 08/17/20 07:41 AM [User Showcase] Re: April's Calling [Re: Tano Music]
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Thanks, Ardent..you’ve described my intentions exactly!

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#611052 - 08/17/20 09:05 AM [User Showcase] Re: April's Calling [Re: Tano Music]
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I really like the "age of the crooners" feel to this song (I could listen to Bing Crosby, Bob Eberle, Tex Benecke, Tony Bennett, etc all day long). The accompaniment is perfect for this piece.
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#611131 - 08/17/20 11:46 PM [User Showcase] Re: April's Calling [Re: Tano Music]
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Tom,

Very nice jazz bossa!
Your vocal fits this perfectly.
The piano seems to be played by Jobim, and the strings seem to be arranged by Claus Ogerman.
Enjoyed my listen a lot.

Best regards.

Shigeki Adachi

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#611161 - 08/18/20 07:50 AM [User Showcase] Re: April's Calling [Re: Tano Music]
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Thanks Shigeki..I appreciate you taking the time to listen in.

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#613537 - 09/03/20 09:19 AM [User Showcase] Re: April's Calling [Re: Tano Music]
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Very smooth relaxing song, congratz! The vocals suit very well the instruments and provides and very nice and subtle feel! Really like it!
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#613552 - 09/03/20 10:33 AM [User Showcase] Re: April's Calling [Re: Tano Music]
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Thanks Angelo! Thanks for listening!

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