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San Antonio Nights (with Rok41)


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Philip18

 Genre: Latin Jazz

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I have only visited San Antonio once, but I do remember a night in a café down by the river, with a mariachi band playing. The photo above has a picture of them, holding our kangaroo mascot! I tried to capture the spirit of their playing in this tune. Of course, to get extra life into it, who better than Chris Flynn (Rok41) to add some superb bass lines and smart percussion. Chris's ability at the mixing/mastering desk also comes into play here.

So there you have it - imagine a warm night, a cool river, good friends, a glass of wine (or a Lone Star beer or a margarita), tasty food and live musicians to entertain you. I gotta get back there!

Philip Gardner: guitars
Chris Flynn: bass, percussion, mix, master.
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Uploaded: Jan 23, 2013 - 07:11:59 PM
Last Updated: Jan 26, 2013 - 05:01:48 AM Last Played: Jun 01, 2017 - 10:12:01 PM
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Comments
gadzooks said 1728 days ago (January 23rd, 2013)
San Antonio Nights
Just fabulous work from both of you ... inspired guitar playing with that smooth warm and jazzy tone and some fine bass ... I wanted it to go on longer!!!
SG
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Philip18 said 1728 days ago (January 23rd, 2013)
Thanks
That's a very pleasing comment, Stan! I'm glad you wanted it to go on longer, but that's probably a good time to stop :-)
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TommyBlueBoy said 1728 days ago (January 23rd, 2013)
Great song and mix
Philip, this is very nice. Feels like Autumn Leaves with an accent. Great job guys.
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Philip18 said 1728 days ago (January 23rd, 2013)
Thanks
Glad you liked it, Tom. If it gets to be as popular as Autumn Leaves I'll be delighted (and astounded) but I thank you for the comment!
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Fire_Angel said 1728 days ago (January 23rd, 2013)
A "wow" piece again.
The usual incredible guitar and a laid back and relaxed air make this a lovely piece. Well done to both of you, this is release quality work.
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Philip18 said 1728 days ago (January 23rd, 2013)
Thanks
I appreciate the comment. the tune was supposed to be happy and relaxed, so I',m pleased it's sounding that way! Thanks for listening!
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Garni said 1728 days ago (January 23rd, 2013)
San Antonio Nights
Great work guys! Loved this piece!

G-)
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Philip18 said 1728 days ago (January 24th, 2013)
Hi Gerald
Thanks for taking the time to listen and leave a comment - much appreciated!
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lyzak said 1728 days ago (January 23rd, 2013)
Synthesis
In a bit less than three minutes of listening, and a peek at the photo, one can tell it was a great night! The mariachis and whole experience must have put out great energy to hear what's reflected in your tune. Great collab. dl appreciated!
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Philip18 said 1728 days ago (January 24th, 2013)
A good time was had by all!
Thanks for the comment - glad you enjoyed the song - and for the compliment of a download!
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Soundhound said 1727 days ago (January 24th, 2013)
Cool track....
I like how you used some Country licks in the Melody country and Jazz
that's hard to make them work together tonally did a good job with it...
Bass is solide well done by you both.....

TG.
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Philip18 said 1727 days ago (January 24th, 2013)
Thanks
Glad you enjoyed it, Tony. Thanks for taking the time to listen and leave a comment - much appreciated!
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Sigmund said 1727 days ago (January 24th, 2013)
San Antonio Nights
You two make nice music together. Philip your guitar work is relaxed and easy going, and Chris your bass playing fills up the low end nicely. I always enjoy your collaborative efforts - this piece is no exception - thanks!
Sig
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Philip18 said 1727 days ago (January 24th, 2013)
Hi Sig
Thanks for the comment, Sig. I certainly get a lot of pleasure from hearing what Chris brings to a tune! Glad you enjoyed this one and appreciate you stopping by.
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867-5309 said 1727 days ago (January 24th, 2013)
this tune
fun collaboration - i was stationed down there at lackland - great bass playing ~ guitars + percussion - the real thing is harder to mix - and but - meaning a choice job doing so - i see a charango too
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Philip18 said 1727 days ago (January 24th, 2013)
Thanks
Glad you enjoyed it, Scott. And I'm sure Chris will be pleased with your comments, too. Thanks for listening and taking the time to leave a comment - much appreciated!
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alackbass said 1727 days ago (January 24th, 2013)
San Antonio Nights
A latin treat. Nice melody and beautifully played. Chris always knocks me out. I love those 1/8 note bass lines and great P bass tone. Sweet mix too!
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Philip18 said 1727 days ago (January 24th, 2013)
Hi Andrew
Thanks for the comments! Yes, Chris's playing knocks me out, too - and the lines you refer to I think are particularly demonstrative of his talent. Thanks for stopping by!
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peacepiano said 1727 days ago (January 24th, 2013)
Tasty Picking
Enjoyed this trip south. Warmed me on this cold night. Thanks
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Philip18 said 1726 days ago (January 25th, 2013)
Thanks
Glad you found it warming, Bill - thanks for stopping by and listening!
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mystrag said 1727 days ago (January 24th, 2013)
San Antonio
Warm and nice melody flows smoothly. Hope this song lasted a bit longer. Wanna see the Spurs play if I ever visit there.
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Philip18 said 1726 days ago (January 25th, 2013)
The Spurs
Funny you should mention that - our group went to a Spurs match when we were there. I was completely taken in by all the entertainment around the matches, as well as by the game itself, and the friendliness of the locals! We had a great night. Thanks for listening, Jay, and for taking the time to comment - much appreciated!
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awigze said 1726 days ago (January 25th, 2013)
easy jaunt on the walk
ya- I've heard these guys! Good choice - must have a Texican at least for the bass line.Nicely done!
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Philip18 said 1726 days ago (January 25th, 2013)
Thanks
Glad you liked it, Andy. Yes, that bass line of Chris's is good - it gets me in right from that first run that leads into the tune! Thanks for listening and for taking the time to comment - much appreciated!
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Loob said 1726 days ago (January 25th, 2013)
Superb Phil!
Big thumbs up!
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Philip18 said 1726 days ago (January 25th, 2013)
Hi Freddy
Thanks for that, mate! Glad you liked it.
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Vic Holman said 1726 days ago (January 25th, 2013)
San Antonio Nights
delicious!
great melodic guitar line philip.
chris's bass and percussion treatment her is so dead on
perfect!
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Philip18 said 1726 days ago (January 25th, 2013)
Thanks
Thanks for that, Vic - and I couldn't agree more about Chris's work! Thanks for stopping by - much appreciated.
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egobandit said 1726 days ago (January 25th, 2013)
:)
that bass is killer the guitar gently glides over the whole like a low flying bird You guys rock!
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Philip18 said 1726 days ago (January 25th, 2013)
Thanks
Beautiful descriptions - much appreciated!
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Skean said 1725 days ago (January 26th, 2013)
San Antonio Nights
Nice music and great collaborating much enjoyed, cheers
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Philip18 said 1725 days ago (January 26th, 2013)
Thanks
Glad you enjoyed it, Kenta. Thanks for listening and for leaving a comment - much appreciated!
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richard13 said 1725 days ago (January 26th, 2013)
You guys
are da bomb! Well done, and thanks.
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Philip18 said 1725 days ago (January 26th, 2013)
Us guys
Well thanks, Richard for those kind words!
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KCsGROOVE said 1724 days ago (January 27th, 2013)
san antonio
Fine playing here, guys
both guitar and bass sound great
very much enjoyed
KC
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Philip18 said 1724 days ago (January 27th, 2013)
Thanks
I appreciate the compliments, KC. Thanks for stopping by!
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Diego_B said 1724 days ago (January 27th, 2013)
San Antonio Nights
Wish I could be there! It's cold and it's snowing in Hamburg, thanks for this musically illusion of warm nights and fruity Cocktails!
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Philip18 said 1724 days ago (January 27th, 2013)
Thanks
Glad you found a little warmth while listening to the tune, Diego. Thanks for listening and for taking the time to comment - much appreciated!
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Charday said 1724 days ago (January 27th, 2013)
SWEEEEEEET!
Simply awesome! Well done gents! Top notch! Great mix/master and musicianship! Jd.
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Philip18 said 1724 days ago (January 27th, 2013)
Thanks
High praise indeed! Thanks for stopping by and for leaving a comment - much appreciated!
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Jarvoid said 1724 days ago (January 27th, 2013)
Bit late off the boat
for thius one....been busy.....I have recently rediscovred this style of music ....tho' I did not know it was called Mariachi.....I first came across it in the film Desperado and then the sequel Once Upon a Time in Mexico......the player seems to be acting up ........Nice smooth tones and wicked production....

nice ,really nice.

Chris
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Philip18 said 1724 days ago (January 27th, 2013)
Thanks
Thanks for the comment, Chris. I suspect I'd need a few more and different instruments to qualify as a mariachi band, but I do think of their music as lively latin in style, which was the aim here. Glad you enjoyed it!
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Bob Rodgers said 1724 days ago (January 27th, 2013)
A
lovely melody and some really fine guitar playing Philip. Nice warm jazzy guitar tone and a great bass line too.
An excellent collab and very much enjoyed.

Bob
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Philip18 said 1724 days ago (January 27th, 2013)
Thanks
Glad you enjoyed it, Bob. Thanks for listening and for the generous comment - much appreciated!
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PeterB7858 said 1724 days ago (January 27th, 2013)
San Antonio Nights
Some tasty, smooth lines and liquid tone, Philip. Chris's bass work gives the piece depth and class. A fine night it must have been if it inspired this track. I'm just back in town so we must catch up soon. Regards, Peter
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Philip18 said 1724 days ago (January 27th, 2013)
Welcome home!
Good to hear you're back safe and sound! The warm weather must be a change from English snow! Thanks for the comments on the tune - see you soon!
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FEEL said 1724 days ago (January 27th, 2013)
Fine latin sound
Clean mix and I'm enjoying this macjams combination. Chris is spot on and the guitar melody is outstanding. Enjoyed.
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Philip18 said 1724 days ago (January 27th, 2013)
Thanks
Glad you enjoyed it, John. Thanks for the supportive comments - much appreciated!
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Symphony101 said 1723 days ago (January 28th, 2013)
Top notch work
from you both !
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Philip18 said 1723 days ago (January 28th, 2013)
Thanks
Glad you enjoyed it, Yves. Thanks for stopping by!
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Outtaorbit said 1721 days ago (January 30th, 2013)
The River walk....
Great stuff
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Philip18 said 1720 days ago (January 31st, 2013)
Thanks
Thanks for listening and for the comment, Patrick - much appreciated!
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Relic67 said 1720 days ago (January 31st, 2013)
san antonio
Never been there, but I want to now!
Enjoyed the guitar/bass tones and interplay... very peaceful and relaxing. Enjoyed it!
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Philip18 said 1719 days ago (February 1st, 2013)
Thanks
Glad you enjoyed the tune - thanks for listening and for the comment. Never been to San Antonio? Not been to The Alamo? Time you got that sorted!
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TvRicky said 1716 days ago (February 4th, 2013)
Two of my favorite artist..
Man I don't know how I missed this post but I made it..And a happy camper am I...Takes me to the Beaches here in Sunny Cal..Jazz is always a vision of the Ocean for me particularly this flava..Cool..tasteful...and beautifully played...Lovely Mix Rok..Musical Gem my friends..

A SincerelyZipped, TvRicky
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Philip18 said 1716 days ago (February 4th, 2013)
Thanks
That's great, Ricky. Thanks for listening - I always enjoy and appreciate your comments!
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DWL said 1716 days ago (February 4th, 2013)
Splendid Philip!
Lovely tone on the guitar and beautifully played.

Nicely melodic with none of that nasty distortion stuff ;-)

It's a bit early here to kick back with a beer but I'll have a coffee and another listen!

Cheers

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Philip18 said 1716 days ago (February 4th, 2013)
Thanks
The tune certainly seems to have had the desired effect on you, Dick! Thanks for listening - as always, much appreciated!
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Played folk guitar then learnt jazz guitar in the 70s. Worked in folk joints, then pubs, restaurants and reception centres in bands, duos or solo. Now enjoying the opportunities that the digital age supplies to write and record.... [see more]

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