A little while back, floyd jane made a post about EZ Keys being offered at a better-than-bargain-basement price. I jumped on the wagon and purchased a copy. This song arose from playing around with my then new toy. I thought I'd try my hand at using BIAB to re-create a 1940s styled jazz quintet (drums, piano, guitar, singer, soloist).




Some creation notes…

  • Two bass Realtracks (RT) were used to create sections of 2 x bass notes per bar (half-half RT) and 4 x bass notes per bar (qtr-qtr RT). I chose the bass tracks that involved the same artist, and presumably the same acoustic bass, so that the sound was consistent.
  • Renaissance Bass from Waves was used to add a little extra clarity to the bass.
  • The piano uses the MIDI notation from the below piano Realtrack. This MIDI was channeled through EZ Keys upright piano. To avoid low frequency clashes between piano and bass, I muted all MIDI piano notes outside one octave lower than middle C.
  • Volume shaping was used on the trumpet to create musical phrases.
  • The vocals were processed through Nectar 2.
  • The final mix was processed through Ozone 8.

Feel free to be critical of any aspect of the song, its arrangement and mix.

Hope you enjoy,
Noel

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The BIAB Band

2126: Bass, Acoustic, Jazz Half,Half Sw 110
2127: Bass, Acoustic, Jazz Qtr,Qtr Sw 110
2649: Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm JazzClassicJohn Sw 110
1099: Guitar, Electric, Rhythm JazzSwingFreeComp Sw 110
1974: Trumpet, BackgroundSoloist DixielandMedium Sw 110

JazzBrushes: a: Brushes Swirling b: Brushes Busier

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The Lyrics

A full moon rising big and bright
It’s begging for you and me to share its light
And to step outside and make some fun
So what do you say
Come on

Let’s meander down the avenue
I bet we’ll find us a surprise or two
There’s plenty to do and the night is young
So what do you say
Come on

Out there, neon signs are dancing
It’s a carnival of colour and wow!
It’s entrancing

A night of nights waits for you and me
And I really would love to share your company
Just grab a smile and let’s get gone
So what do you say
Come on

[Instrumental]

Out there, neon signs are dancing
It’s a carnival of colour and wow!
It’s entrancing

A night of nights waits for you and me
And I really would love to share your company
Just grab a smile and let’s get gone
So what do you say
Come on

Come on just grab a smile and let’s get gone
So what do you say
What do you say
Take a break
Time out
It’ll be worth it
Hey, come on

©2019 Noel Adams, words and music, all rights reserved.
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