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God Rest Ye Jazzy Gentlemen


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A Christmas classic, a little blue. This melody begs for jazz chords.
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Plays: 644
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Uploaded: Nov 05, 2005 - 05:16:09 PM
Last Updated: Nov 05, 2005 - 02:10:03 PM Last Played: Oct 13, 2018 - 04:10:03 PM
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GB, Synthogy Ivory ("Bright Concert Grand" which is one of their Steinway variations), Sonic Boom Box (for drum set loops)
Comments
thetiler said 4760 days ago (November 5th, 2005)
I always know I am in for a great treat
when I click on your link!

Every time I do it is a terrific hearing experience. Really!

Your stuff really puts me in a good mood John. What a great gift.
If I remember right you said you play at Nordsrtums. I went by a
Nordstrums in Marin County, and heard a trio. The shopping center is
located in Corte Madera. That wasn't by any chance you? You are
probably in a different state. But the group was terrific as well.

Outstand John!
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John Stebbe said 4759 days ago (November 5th, 2005)
I always know I am in for a great treat
Thanks for the kind words, thetiler. I played at Nordstrom in Indianapolis. I
would love to have been in a trio situation there, but it was a solo gig, which
was also fine. The hours got long after awhile, playing by yourself, when not
many customers are in the store -- you'd begin to daydream, and then
hallucinate, and then -- hey, what song was I playing anyway?

But it was a very good experience. It caused me to memorize a large number
of standards and show tunes. This process of memorizing tunes really was
an education in music theory, chord progressions and substitutions, song
structure, and the like. I have by no means "arrived" in terms of where I'd like
to be as a pianist, but the Nordstrom gig sure did help.

I always enjoy your stuff, too, although I don't post comments too often --
sorry about that. My favorite of yours recently has been "Praise To The Lord
The Almighty."
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thetiler said 4759 days ago (November 5th, 2005)
I always know I am in for a great treat
Thanks for liking that. Again, you add alot to MJ. Your really do!

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screamalexz said 4759 days ago (November 5th, 2005)
awsome
i like the song, piano is a great thing. good piano players always amaze me. i can make cool stuff randomly, but to have it organized and be able to really play takes alot of practice and talent. learning songs by other people to me takes the most skill in music. i like the upbeatness of the song where the drums kick in.
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Tom Atwood said 4759 days ago (November 5th, 2005)
blue kings
very nice piece, John. You are right about this carol crying out for jazz
treatment, and you have also added a blue note to it that is very sweet.
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Mystified said 4759 days ago (November 5th, 2005)
Great treatment
...of this traditional carol.
Love the soothing, bluesy jazz tones...very nice. :)
Thanks for sharing this!
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jazzdog666 said 4759 days ago (November 6th, 2005)
God rest ye
Such a good sound John. Hard to believe it's not a real Steinway.
John Stebbe said 4757 days ago (November 8th, 2005)
God rest ye
Thanks, jazzdog. Hey, post some tracks here, and I'll comment!

Everyone else, thanks also, and I have posted comments on some of your
latest tracks.
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said 4759 days ago (November 6th, 2005)
Your playing is always a pleasure
Interesting interpretation of this song. Makes me think I am in a bar on
Christmas day. The drums coming in was a pleasant surprise.
Do you get triple scale for working holidays? ;)
Tadashi Togawa said 4756 days ago (November 9th, 2005)
Very beautiful composition.
Beautiful harmony.
Melody of gentle high pitched sound.
Melody of low temperature of tension.
Profound sound of Drums.
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Tadashi Togawa said 4756 days ago (November 9th, 2005)
Very beautiful composition.
Beautiful harmony.
Melody of gentle high pitched sound.
Melody of low temperature of tension.
Profound sound of Drums.
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obtuso said 4756 days ago (November 9th, 2005)
Congratulations
great work.
ka-klick said 4753 days ago (November 11th, 2005)
Downoaded and fav'ed
I've sure we'll hear this around here this season. Nice work.
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Epileptic Gibbon said 4729 days ago (December 6th, 2005)
It's all been said really…
… but that's what I get for coming late to the party. If I go to a bar
anytime over the Christmas period I will expect to hear something
this great. Thanks for posting, John.
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kristyjo said 4723 days ago (December 11th, 2005)
I'll download this
and add it to my 'just a little different Christmas stuff' playlist. Thanks for
posting it. As always, interesting and well-crafted jazz variations.
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kclements said 4719 days ago (December 16th, 2005)
very nice
My second listen to your music and I like it very much. I really enjoy your
chord voicings and style. I enjoy the funk style at the intro, but kind of
miss it once you hit the verse. You go into more of a lighter jazz flavor. I
would have liked to hear the funkish style going throughout. I like the
drums but it seems a little too harsh of an intro getting into it and they
seem a little bright in the mix. Did you play the drums in or use a loop?

Very much enjoy the ending run and last chords. I really like your choices
for chord structure and harmonies. very clever chord subsitutions as well.

nice stuff - thanks
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nuke said 4713 days ago (December 22nd, 2005)
really liked it!
That's one of the best jams I ever heard.. and it's all done with no microphones. I really liked it! I listened to some of your jams and I can see that you are very experienced.
I'd like to know what's the name of this christmas song.

nuke
John Stebbe said 4713 days ago (December 22nd, 2005)
really liked it!
Nuke, glad you liked the song. The melody is an old English Christmas carol,
called, "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen."

Thanks for your kind words.

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urbnite said 4679 days ago (January 25th, 2006)
lovely!
what a thrill to wake up and discover this!

got my day started on the right foot - thanks!
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Enrique Gil said 4409 days ago (October 22nd, 2006)
wonderful variation
very nice variaiton on a well known carol
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