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DOCTOR BIZARRE: Guitars and Effects

JOEL FRIEDMAN: Keyboard, Bass, Programmed Drums and Composition

A Jazz fusion song that the ever so talented Joel Friedman sent me to lay down some guitars on. The race is on to meet the maker in this fusion jam. Strap on your belts and enjoy the ride and don't forget to leave some feedback.
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Song Stats
Hits: 6532
Comments: 48
Fans: 37
Plays: 675
Downloads: 239
Votes: 30
Uploaded: Apr 16, 2007 - 10:28:59 PM
Last Updated: Aug 06, 2010 - 01:49:15 PM Last Played: Nov 12, 2017 - 09:10:45 PM
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Comments
7732 said 3897 days ago (April 16th, 2007)
Hot Damn!!!
Two of the most talented artists on MacJams on one song! Wow, this is great fella's...I like the fact that this is different where AeroJet stepped out into Jazz and Doc did his thing outside of Rock...This is def, DEF a banger...on my playlist...Great job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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baki said 3896 days ago (April 17th, 2007)
return to foreverish
who won: al di meola or chick korea? bzzzuuuuuuuuummmmmmm
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RacerX said 3896 days ago (April 17th, 2007)
driving track
All energy... great riff and keyboard lines and guitar solos. Excellent composition....bravo!!
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ziti said 3896 days ago (April 17th, 2007)
this is easily
the very best music you have posted here, dr. aerojet is a very good influence on you indeed, and his contribution here is awesome.

nice work.

personally, the only thing i dont care for is the effects on the guitar solo...a sweet natural tone would be nice in there.


more like this guys

z
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timothy devine said 3896 days ago (April 17th, 2007)
wow
great playing
I love this genre...it take me back to the Corea days when Stanly Clark was his anchor and Dimiola was a young kid setting the bar higher and higher. (I don't know if you've ever herd "Music Magic" or a host of other Return to Forever Recordings)
This tune is in the same class
top notch my man...
you are a true talent!

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said 3896 days ago (April 17th, 2007)
Well...
...let me put it this way: If was still involved in the voting process I would give this 11's straight across. Totally pro in every concievable way!

Be well!
pengui said 3896 days ago (April 17th, 2007)
Sick!
LOL, ha, this does totally sound like an 80's Al DiMieola track. The bass playing is pretty stellar.
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AEROjet said 3896 days ago (April 17th, 2007)
oh my
oh but it's all MIDI...I suppose I'll take credit for making it sound real. Thanks though!
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spitlogic said 3896 days ago (April 17th, 2007)
Really loving this
Thats the great thing about fusion: it allows so many other styles and genres to contribute to its structure. A very well made song. Doc on the guitar adds a great dimention to this jam.
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jiguma said 3896 days ago (April 17th, 2007)
Impressive post guys!
This is a style of music I could never play, but have always enjoyed (even in my country rock days - when the other guys in the band weren't looking!). Joel, the keys are awesome, and the bass sounds as real as could be from midi. Great sounding drums and percs. Chad - I agree with Fran, this is some of the best playing from you that you've posted here.
Totally impressive!
Neil
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Einarus said 3896 days ago (April 17th, 2007)
Most excellent!
Joel - You sure do rock those keys, man. And an excellent composition. Not to mention the production!
Doc - Very nice playing. I do think, though, that some parts of the solos would've sounded better with a little less effects. But still great playing!

An excellent collab, you guys!

-Einar S.
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said 3896 days ago (April 17th, 2007)
Now your talking
reminids me of some old Jeff beck. You guys are rocking Mr friedman is layin it down cool beans. Of course the Doc rocks, excellent piece of music. Downloaded!!!!!
Ed Hannifin said 3896 days ago (April 17th, 2007)
What's remarkable here....
...for all that it's fusion, is the amount of restraint you guys are showing, and especially young Dr. Bizarre...

Good sense about knowing when to lay out and knowing what NOT to play as well as finding the way in...

I'm okay with the effects on the guitar... I actually LIKE the delayed/echoing effect as the guitar first comes in...

Really good collaboration, you two...

Ed
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Leon said 3895 days ago (April 18th, 2007)
Awesome...awesome
Joel's youthful energy meets Chad's Bizarre imagination, and that collision of two great talents is nothing less than explosive. Woowwoooh!
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MasonAtom said 3895 days ago (April 18th, 2007)
yo
The drum programming here is awesome. I love the stereo spread, particularly in the middle.

The song is totally fusioned out as you say. Backing tracks are well thought out, balanced and produced.

The guitar is very well played but I gotta agree with ziti - something about the tone is not sitting right with me. There is a lot of unfocused high end that is adding a buzzy/fizziness to the sound.

Chad, what I'd really like to hear from you is your guitar played and mic'd through a real tube amp! That is my challenge to you... your playing can be quirky and imaginative and experimental and daring... but the tone never lives up to the vision. You're doing yourself a disservice playing through an amp modeler.

Just one man's opinion. Hope you're not offended because it's not meant to be mean. I just want to hear you excel the way I think you can.

Mason
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dreadmon said 3895 days ago (April 18th, 2007)
Boom boom boom!
Those are synapses in my head firing off listening to this track. Bang pow! Stratospheric guys - this piece really smokes!
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SLICK said 3895 days ago (April 19th, 2007)
Pro
Its so difficult to do real technical stuff and still maintain some soul but this track manages to do just that. I don't often listen to Jazz but this really deserves to be listened to by anyone who claims to love music.

On the Guitar effects front I am usually a more is cool kind of guy so it didn't worry me in slightest. I think the track would not have been as inventive if the tone had been straight.

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caroline said 3894 days ago (April 19th, 2007)
cool as the april weather in delaware...
but - imho - lacks a bit of kazoo!!! :D nice work guys - bravo - me and the bear
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Drew Kopr said 3894 days ago (April 19th, 2007)
Man
I gave it all 10s...what more could you ask for? Great solos...love that ascending line on the keys that develops great feel and soul...really like the composition and the guitar effects towards the end...great bass lines. Sxeet!
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QUEENROYAL said 3894 days ago (April 19th, 2007)
Nice job
I really like the intro. The precussion sounds great. Very well balanced mix. Its quite the groovy piece of jazz fusion. Nice collaboration. Cheers!!
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Scott Carmichael said 3894 days ago (April 19th, 2007)
sheesh...
nice playing absolutley... I like the space that theguitar takes up... the playing is hot, but it washes like a pad at times in a very cool way, without ever loosing it's bite... I know you've gotten several "return to forever" comparisons... but how could we not... this is an excellent piece...
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Parichayaka said 3893 days ago (April 20th, 2007)
Speechless
I'm rarely speechless when it comes to critiquing music, but this track is unbelievable!! Let me start with the marvellous and top level keyboard solos and chord structure. You're a phenomenon, not just a talented musician! Still can't believe how you can program the drums, write the music and play the instruments making them sound like they're played in live. Fine after a few decades of playing with different musicians live and so forth, but if I remember correctly you're not even 20. I'm sure you've been called a genius before. All references to Return to Forever are quite justified, never thought I would hear anything like that sound in 2007 but the I wouldn't be surprised if both Chick Corea and Al DiMeola & band would be surpised and flattered that the style they perfected back then is well and alive (I mean that as a compliment, not to say your song is not original suffice to say).
The guitar playing, imho, is the Doctor's best so far. The sound works well with the mix and is adds the extra edge to the performance. Rarely give tens, but this song truly deserves to be noted and admired. That kind of musicianship is rarely found, not anywhere but especially not on a free website!
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composerclark said 3892 days ago (April 21st, 2007)
:-)
I cannot help but smile; this is just so good! Joel, you are a huge talent; I hope you continue to develop it. I know you do well in many styles of music, but for me jazz is the one that you do best. And Dr. B, no less talented, and a heck of a guitar player. I am hugely impressed, guys.
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***itiswotitis*** said 3891 days ago (April 22nd, 2007)
oooh yeah!
wow guys i am very impressed... very very nice track...
the bass is just brillant
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***itiswotitis*** said 3891 days ago (April 22nd, 2007)
hehehe
brilliant!

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elektronix said 3891 days ago (April 22nd, 2007)
So many comments...
...nothing to add.

Downloaded and tomorrow in my car, when I drive through Lower Saxony.

Great work!!! Thanks for sharing!

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elektronix said 3891 days ago (April 22nd, 2007)
BTW
BTW: I don't believe in votings, but this is a ten over all, that's for shure!

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Doadars Uncle said 3891 days ago (April 22nd, 2007)
Cool
Tight. Moving!
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thetiler said 3891 days ago (April 22nd, 2007)
Lots of cool fast movin stuff.
Like the reverby lead especially 3/4 of the way. Really scoots :)

Lots of neat stuff. Terrific job here!
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cjhoose said 3891 days ago (April 22nd, 2007)
So this is Jazz fusion...
I certainly enjoyed the ride, guys. Very rich sounds.
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damiengh said 3890 days ago (April 23rd, 2007)
Yup
Whoa.....Whoa....Whoa.....Whoa.... Now that's what I'm talkin' about, yeah.
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pipishmaypish said 3890 days ago (April 23rd, 2007)
Nice..
..song

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pipishmaypish said 3890 days ago (April 23rd, 2007)
If you want...
...to check it out -> http://youtube.com/watch?v=t12HTux0bIQ

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Hectorious said 3890 days ago (April 23rd, 2007)
Holly Crap where did this come from:)
This kicks some much AZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!!!
Great job guys I'm totaly digging it. 10's
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TobinMueller said 3887 days ago (April 26th, 2007)
FAV FUSION
Man, I totally dig this track. I love the chromatic fast lines, the stuff outside the scale, the jazz progressions. Fine electric piano, man, really fine. Great guitar playing too, altho the reverb is a little sci-fi for my ears, except during some transitions. The track drives, what a cool journey, really well thought through, full of soul and mind. I really dig it! This is my fav fusion tune on MJ so far, across the board.
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8piscean8 said 3887 days ago (April 27th, 2007)
?!?!?
Damn. I love it all except the end. It sort of trails off. I guess I was looking for something a little more bombastic.
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said 3884 days ago (April 29th, 2007)
kinda extreme
I REALLY dig the backing tracks on this. I didn't vote because I really didn't care for the guitar work.
Enrique Gil said 3875 days ago (May 8th, 2007)
Great sound!
And you have so many toys to make them. Beautiful Jazz, beautiful music, beautifl arrangement! Thank you for sharing.
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surak777 said 3869 days ago (May 14th, 2007)
Cool dude
Groovin man
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RickW said 3801 days ago (July 21st, 2007)
Thanks guys!
Doc, Joel, I don't usually listen to Jazz, but since you listened to my work, I thought I'd return the honor. Wow, am I glad I did! This collab is awesome! Thanks for sharing this wonderful work of art.

God bless,

Rick

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lengold said 3798 days ago (July 24th, 2007)
It has
all been said above and I agree with all the positive comments. Just wondering where the next one is?
Cheers
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bjack said 3787 days ago (August 4th, 2007)
I am thoroughly....
blown away with this. This is jazz fusion at it's best. My hats off to you guys.
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teptep said 3782 days ago (August 9th, 2007)
hmmms
nice and jazzy, sounds good. I like it its calm yet uplifting.
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Bubowski said 3631 days ago (January 7th, 2008)
What the...
How the hell did I miss this before. An awesome track Doc!
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thetiler said 3449 days ago (July 7th, 2008)
Lots of fast movin
stuff, enjoy the funky speed of all of it. Enjoy the drums not being to loud with the mix which makes this piece very listenable and nice to hear.

Like like the very expressive electric guitar is all it's variations. A nice jazz upload indeed.

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shavingronaldscar said 3396 days ago (August 29th, 2008)
collab!
oh man, what bastard bombed the ratings on this? see, this is why I never allow ratings on my songs. goddam philistines. like pearls before swine you lay it down heavy, my friend. this is tighter than a nun's... ummm... hairband. oh man, wow. I would love to work with you, if you could send me some master tracks I could do some heavy remixes. wild breakcore fusion, sound good? http://www.macjams.com/song/43815 there's an example of something we could do together.
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Kicbal said 3308 days ago (November 26th, 2008)
Stellar
Top notch performances. Precise yet still maintaining a loose live feel. Quite a feat considering that the drums and other parts were programed. I like the guitar effects. Seems to fit the genre yet still manages to sound fairly updated.
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Char said 3205 days ago (March 8th, 2009)
I'm not familiar with
Mr. Friedman but I should further my education along those lines. I do like jazz and this was very interesting and lively. Thanks, both of you.
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