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Brown Eyes to Remember


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oldlibmike

 Genre: Swing

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This is a departure for me. Using the EWI for jazz again but going older this time. Sort of Bennie Goodman this time. Waaaay back in my trumpet playing days in high school, our director was a big band fan. Feeling nostalgic!
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Comments: 9
Fans: 2
Plays: 48
Downloads: 26
Votes: 0
Uploaded: Oct 20, 2012 - 12:29:40 PM
Last Updated: Oct 20, 2012 - 12:29:40 PM Last Played: Jul 21, 2019 - 03:43:56 PM
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Hardware:
Akai EWI, Akia MPK mini keyboard
Software:
Logic Express, Wivi Band
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Philip18 said 2493 days ago (October 20th, 2012)
Cleverly done
I like the way you use the old-time record effect at the beginning and end. The playing is smooth. the melody reminiscent of the times. Well played, well mixed. Enjoyable listening!
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oldlibmike said 2492 days ago (October 21st, 2012)
Thanks
Took some ideas from Pink Floyd. Some static and a nice high pass filter sweep. I also really wanted to try out some of the Wivi Band instruments with the EWI wind controller. Hadn't done much with the clarinet.
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richard13 said 2493 days ago (October 20th, 2012)
A real fun listen Mike
Gotta love swing! I'd say it takes me back but it was just a tad before my time. I can still enjoy it in a non-nostalgic way. Nice for you though.

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oldlibmike said 2492 days ago (October 21st, 2012)
Ouch
Calling me old? :) Actually my nostalgia is back to high school in the late 70s. My band director was a big band freak so we played tons of old charts. I enjoy old jazz as well. I've lately been reading up on Miles Davis in the late 60s which got me reading about modal jazz and theory. Figured I better start a bit more basic (big band) before attempting modal jazz!
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richard13 said 2492 days ago (October 21st, 2012)
I knew that ;-)
I just meant it wasn't the music of my youth, though close, and that you were enjoying the nostalgic memory of your high school band.
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johnwhitehead said 2490 days ago (October 24th, 2012)
Eyes
Cool melody and harmony ideas. Methinks this needs a live drummer. I like the feel alot, though
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oldlibmike said 2489 days ago (October 24th, 2012)
Thanks!
Think you nailed the drumming! Being in 6/8 time, I couldn't resort to my library of live drummers or use my usual suspect drum machines. This one is banged out on the drumpads of the MPK mini and does repeat a bit now that I listen closely. Glad you enjoyed the overall piece. I'll probably try some more swing numbers soon.
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Char said 2486 days ago (October 27th, 2012)
I like
the sound of this. Radio ready. Thanks.
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oldlibmike said 2486 days ago (October 27th, 2012)
Thanks!
I had a blast putting it together. I think the solos are still a bit slow - talent gap there! Playing the EWI has a significant learning curve.
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Name: Michael Taylor
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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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Swing music, also known as swing jazz, is a form of jazz music that developed during the 1920s and solidified as a distinctive style during the 1930s in the United States. Swing is distinguished primarily by a strong rhythm section, usually including

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