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The King's Sugar Sandwich


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This is sort of traditional jazz piece I wrote and performed on the Akai EWI for all parts. Uses brass from Wivi Band and SWAM Soprano Sax from Samplemodeling. Dedicated to Joe "King" Oliver of New Orleans. His favorite snack was the sugar sandwich which unfortunately did terrible things to his embrasure in later life affecting his playing. Besides his own fame, he is noted for mentoring and developing a young Louis Armstrong. Not sure how true to style this is but it does use the ensemble improvisation that was popular at the time. With my talent level, maybe this is after a few teeth were missing!
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Uploaded: Feb 16, 2013 - 11:06:45 AM
Last Updated: Feb 16, 2013 - 11:06:45 AM Last Played: Jan 10, 2017 - 11:00:53 PM
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Hardware:
iMac, Akai EWI, Akai MPK mini
Software:
Logic Express 9, Wivi Band, Samplemodeling Soprano sax
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alackbass said 1761 days ago (February 16th, 2013)
The King's Sugar Sandwich
You really captured the vibe. Great choice to use low brass rather than a bass viol sound. That really helped capture the sound of the period.
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oldlibmike said 1760 days ago (February 16th, 2013)
Thank you!
Haven't done much traditional jazz - was going for the brass ensemble then later added the sax/drums and changed the trumpet part to a plungered version. That part was hard to do and only got half way to what I wanted.

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MartinD28 said 1761 days ago (February 16th, 2013)
Oompah!
Love the tuba - great beat. I thought you were playing all those brass instruments! Very realistic sound and I love the jam. Brad
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oldlibmike said 1760 days ago (February 16th, 2013)
Thanks!
Had fun doing it. Had a hard time getting the trumpet wah to work - only partly successful but I do like the sounds I can get out of the EWI.
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Philip18 said 1761 days ago (February 16th, 2013)
Sugar sandwich
Good piece of trad jazz with the solid base from the tuba and the other instruments weaving in and out of each other. Much enjoyed!
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oldlibmike said 1760 days ago (February 16th, 2013)
Thanks
Played around a bit with tempo but decided to leave it a bit downbeat. The Wivi sounds pretty good withe the EWI but its hard to get "jazz" sounds out of the plugin. The instruments come out a bit "clean" sounding.
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richard13 said 1760 days ago (February 17th, 2013)
Sweet
I read that you aren't totally happy with some of your sounds but they sure sound good to me. I like sweets that don't rot my teeth. Thanks for the d/l.
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oldlibmike said 1760 days ago (February 17th, 2013)
Glad you liked it
Hi Richard, thanks for listening. I like the song overall but had a hard time getting the trumpet "dirty" enough. King Oliver used many mutes and growls - which is a challenge to do with the EWI. In this case I recorded the trumpet part with a closed plunger mute and later recorded the "ways" and growl automations with my keyboard using the modwheel. Hard to get that sound in one take with just MIDI :)
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Got into MIDI with an early Soundblaster AWE-32 and Cakewalk and later rediscovered with my Apple and Garageband and now with Logic 9 and Akai EWI. Musical influences in no particular order: Steely Dan, Jefferson Airplane, Grateful Dead, Beatles, Je... [see more]

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