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#624061 - 11/20/20 09:00 AM [User Showcase] Smokey Lounges
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Smokey Lounges

Its 1960. You are in a jazz lounge with your sweetheart. You can hardly see her through all of the cigarette smoke. You were just waiting for a song like this so you could cuddle up and dance with her.

BiaB style = -JAZ_60 STY Jazz at T60 - slow jazz.
The tracks are verbatim. All I did was to choose the sounds

Bass = Ample Bass - Upright
Piano = Keystone Classic - Bright EP
Guitar = Kontakt - Band - Jazz Guitar
Drums = Steven Slate SSD-5 - FX - Waves CLA Drums
Me = Swam Tenor Sax played via my wind controller - FX - Raum Reverb

As always constructive criticism welcomed.
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#624067 - 11/20/20 09:26 AM [User Showcase] Re: Smokey Lounges [Re: MarioD]
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Sets the mood perfectly. Very easy on the ear. Nice sax.
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#624077 - 11/20/20 10:17 AM [User Showcase] Re: Smokey Lounges [Re: MarioD]
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I got a chuckle out of your intro to the song rewrite up. My first thoughts were to Rod Serling and the Twilight Zone. Very cool tune. Sax was excellent.

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#624159 - 11/20/20 10:57 PM [User Showcase] Re: Smokey Lounges [Re: MarioD]
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I really dig your lovely description--sets up the song so nicely. Beautiful song. Great tune. Love your sax playing. Do you use different fingerings on your wind controller from instrument to instrument? Or do you use the same fingerings regardless of the virtual instrument?

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#624286 - 11/21/20 02:28 PM [User Showcase] Re: Smokey Lounges [Re: MarioD]
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We always love a good sax and, man, you shine on this!

Very nice!

J&B

PS Love the "setup scene."
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#624288 - 11/21/20 02:36 PM [User Showcase] Re: Smokey Lounges [Re: MarioD]
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Mario

Nicely played, very evocative.

A relaxing atmospheric composition.

Peter

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#624296 - 11/21/20 04:05 PM [User Showcase] Re: Smokey Lounges [Re: MarioD]
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Lovely mood, great sax playing ! Where's my martini olive ? wink
Really great composition !
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#624297 - 11/21/20 04:06 PM [User Showcase] Re: Smokey Lounges [Re: MarioD]
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The description you provided definitely sets the tone for the song and what to expect. Even though I knew what to expect the song still blew me away. Thanks for sharing!
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#624300 - 11/21/20 04:21 PM [User Showcase] Re: Smokey Lounges [Re: MarioD]
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What they said.
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#624310 - 11/21/20 06:07 PM [User Showcase] Re: Smokey Lounges [Re: edshaw]
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Brian, Scott, Todd, Janice and Bud, Peter, Angelomusic, Ember, and Ed Thanx for taking the time to listen and comment. I greatly appreciate it.

Todd, I have my EWI-USB wind controller set up for a trumpet like fingering, called EVI. There are several fingerings you can set that unit to such as sax and flute. Since I used to play French horn and trumpet I use the EVI setting for everything I do with the with the EWI-USB.
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#624367 - 11/22/20 07:48 AM [User Showcase] Re: Smokey Lounges [Re: MarioD]
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A terrific listen, Mario.

Nice job on the sax. Soulful.

Good mix.

fj

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#624386 - 11/22/20 11:44 AM [User Showcase] Re: Smokey Lounges [Re: MarioD]
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Hello MarioD,

You are good at creating intimate atmospheres. It's relaxing and well done. By closing my eyes, I imagine the setting and the people. The sax is well used and the whole is really nice.

Kindly regard

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#624961 - 11/25/20 05:32 AM [User Showcase] Re: Smokey Lounges [Re: MarioD]
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Haha. Sooo cool, Mario. I wish I didn't read your introduction above before pressing Play because it would've been cool to give YOU my thoughts about the setting. BUT as soon I heard the sax, I knew we were on the same history page. Man, seriously, I felt like looking over at her and taking her hand as I stood. Even better, SHE knew that was the song, too.
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#624991 - 11/25/20 06:38 AM [User Showcase] Re: Smokey Lounges [Re: MarioD]
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Hi MarioD great job on the sax really engaging on this peace perfect back ground on this well done sir thanks Eric
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#625144 - 11/25/20 04:36 PM [User Showcase] Re: Smokey Lounges [Re: F.M.M.]
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Floyd, Dero 13, Marty, and Eric thanx so much for taking the time to listen and comment on this song. I greatly appreciate it.
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#625203 - 11/26/20 12:42 AM [User Showcase] Re: Smokey Lounges [Re: MarioD]
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Man, that sax sounds great! I would never have guessed it wasn't the real thing.

Great track, Mario!

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#625291 - 11/26/20 08:41 AM [User Showcase] Re: Smokey Lounges [Re: MarioD]
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You, sir, have talent to burn. And I mean it ... to burn. Wanna lend me some of it? ;-) Seriously, though ... wow. I am a child of the eighties, but my word ... if I wanted to cuddle up with the love of my life in a smoky jazz club, this would be the perfect song for it - and I mean it :-) I can just see the club as I listen. The sax playing is spot on, too.

I'll just say this: whenever I get time to come to this forum these days, yours is one of the very first names I look out for. You NEVER disappoint. Bravo.
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#625309 - 11/26/20 09:13 AM [User Showcase] Re: Smokey Lounges [Re: MarioD]
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I want to be reincarnated and go back to this era right now.

Please God. It is all I want for Thanksgiving!

Happy Holidays Mario. Great job here.

smile

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#625510 - 11/26/20 10:03 PM [User Showcase] Re: Smokey Lounges [Re: MarioD]
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Great, felt like I was watching a classic noir film and grooving on the soundtrack.
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#625571 - 11/27/20 06:09 AM [User Showcase] Re: Smokey Lounges [Re: MarioD]
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Yeah, really nice mood piece. I always enjoy your work, esp because of the wind-instrument orientation you have--it allows you to go beyond what the RT's offer--wish I had that playing skill set. Thanks for posting!

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