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Jazz-Funk duet from my 2014 release, Come In Funky. The album uses percussionless duets and trios that act like "palate cleansers" between the denser Big Band tracks. This is the first Interlude: Grandfather's Clock, a duet featuring Ron Carter on acounstic bass and me on B3 organ. I got to know him while living in the West Village, NYC.

It sounds best in headphones, since bass doesn't translate as well via a laptop or some smaller speaker systems. The song has only a single statement of the melody and only runs 1:50, another nice change of pace from the much longer Big Band arrangements.

Please read more about the album and projects that led up to it here: Come In Funky project page.

Many of the tunes from this album (and others) have been made into music videos via my YouTube channel: TobinMueller on YouTube. Please take a look. Subscribe!

Other tracks from the album, mostly pre-mastered, shared on MacJams:
Forrest's Fire
Deconstruction of a Glance
Hitchhiker Tales
BONUS TRACK: What I Was Thinking While You Were Talking

For reviews of the album, please see btransue's thread "Come In Funky" is Superb!
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Uploaded: Nov 20, 2014 - 09:10:23 AM
Last Updated: Nov 23, 2014 - 02:17:01 PM Last Played: Jul 08, 2019 - 05:19:27 PM
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Vic Holman said 1732 days ago (November 21st, 2014)
pretty hip for grandfather
cool duet with just the acoustic bass & B3. i like how "snappy" this sounds
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TobinMueller said 1731 days ago (November 22nd, 2014)
Hip grandfather
Funny how some titles just seem to name themselves. It is actually the visual aspect of grandfather clocks that struck me, more than the metronome effect. Ron is a stately, elegant, timeless man... Perhaps it was my unspoken nickname for him. Plus, the time he keeps is even better than a clock's.
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Charday said 1731 days ago (November 22nd, 2014)
this is so cool, I absolutely love the concept of "palette cleansing" , I use that phrase for listening to jazz, it "cleanses" my listening palette from pop music, also Steely Dan does that for me. I would love for someone to put clock sounds to this in keeping with the name. great idea! And it does just that, very cleansing. Jd.
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TobinMueller said 1731 days ago (November 22nd, 2014)
Pallette cleanser
First off, thanks for catching my typo! And thank you for listening in. I use pallette cleanser often both as a listener and a performer. It would be interesting to start a thread about what songs we listen to that cleanse our audio pallettes, and what songs we play as warm ups (or after show cool downs), that do the same...
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jiguma said 1731 days ago (November 22nd, 2014)
Love a B3!
very cool concept, beautifully brought to life. The B3 just sounds superb. Btw, PBGB now boasts a B3 in the room, and a great player as well - happiness!
Cheers from Oz,
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TobinMueller said 1731 days ago (November 22nd, 2014)
B3 in Oz
I've always imagined playing a B3 organ upside down! (Well, not always. But at least after seeing the scene in Amadeus when Mozart does it on a harpsichord.) Glad you liked it. After writing so many long pieces in my life, these short ditties have really grown on me. Thanks for listening in!
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PeterB7858 said 1730 days ago (November 23rd, 2014)
Grandfather Clock
A fine palate cleanser, Tobin. The synergy between the two instruments is palpable. Enjoyed. Thanks, Peter.
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TobinMueller said 1730 days ago (November 23rd, 2014)
THAT's how you spell it! I will change it AGAIN on my description. Boy, Chardy had me fooled!

Thanks for listening too! :-)
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thetiler said 1724 days ago (November 29th, 2014)
Really cool stuff
Tobin, love the way that bass bounces and the jazz acts to it :)

Way t0 gO !
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H3nry said 1716 days ago (December 7th, 2014)
Keeps on ticking
Unusual combo, but Ron's driving bass with sly B3 comments fits well between pieces of fully fledged funk. Laid back enough to "cleanse the palate", but enough body and invention not to get crushed.
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tf10music said 1711 days ago (December 12th, 2014)
the bass here. And all of the changes in the final 40 seconds or so. very chill.
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Parichayaka said 1704 days ago (December 19th, 2014)
I saw the clock move!
Love the simplicity and perfection, timing, placement of the various chords and solo incidental notes. In my mind, come what may, that bass line would keep walking unperturbed - hard not to see something move when listening.

You know how some paintings 'jump' at you - this is similar but with music - something comes to life here. Interesting, unusual and enjoyable as always.
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