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  1. #51

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stevebol View Post
    I am! That stuff is gone. It's a fine line between swing and funk. If you can do one you can do the other. I was trying to do a Grappelli meets bop thing on that one.
    And suceeded

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    I have lots of material, including many songs with lyrics.

    You can go to an old website to hear Vicki Doney and Steve Ash on the original demo for Not a Bad November (plus some other tunes for a date I never released and never will, but the tunes are there:

    SoundClick artist: Joel Fass - Jazz Guitarist/Composer/Arranger

    There's also a whole 2 sets of material with a good NY band and 'boy and girl' singers from this past Jan. 27 at Smalls (you have to pay a small fee to stream it):

    Smalls Jazz Club - SmallsLIVE

    Then, there's a wonderful video done for the Jazz Foundation of America, that went wordwide, featuring You're My Foundation, co-written with the late Jimmy Norman---and performed by a choir of their clients (with Sean Harkness, not me, on guitar---he also arranged the date):


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    Quote Originally Posted by fasstrack View Post
    I have lots of material, including many songs with lyrics.

    You can go to an old website to hear Vicki Doney and Steve Ash on the original demo for Not a Bad November (plus some other tunes for a date I never released and never will, but the tunes are there:

    SoundClick artist: Joel Fass - Jazz Guitarist/Composer/Arranger

    There's also a whole 2 sets of material with a good NY band and 'boy and girl' singers from this past Jan. 27 at Smalls (you have to pay a small fee to stream it):

    Smalls Jazz Club - SmallsLIVE

    Then, there's a wonderful video done for the Jazz Foundation of America, that went wordwide, featuring You're My Foundation, co-written with the late Jimmy Norman---and performed by a choir of their clients (with Sean Harkness, not me, on guitar---he also arranged the date):

    You wouldn't happen to know a guy named Joel Perry would you?

  5. #54
    Hello All -

    You might think I'm just 'liking' everything here to boost the thread and give lots of encouragement, etc etc, but actually I'm blown away by the sheer quality of nearly all these posts. There are truly some great musicians around!

    I was just wondering what really is the difference between what the pro's do and what you're obviously capable of. Is it just publicity and exposure? Or they play faster sometimes (!), or their tunes are more memorable? Much of the time they're not their tunes, of course, they've been composed by someone else.

    In some cases they're evidently displaying highly advanced musicianship, especially the more modern players, but that's not always so. And the advanced, developed players aren't always the more popular.

    I don't know what you think about this. Are we really so far behind or is it just a question of fortune and dedication? Bearing in mind that many of the best have crashed so badly? Is our relative anonymity actually a blessing? What do you think?

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    ^^^
    i don't want to overthink it. I've had stuff sitting on Soundcloud doing nothing for a long time. None of it is polished. It's just novelty music.

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    Good stuff everybody, after this post I'll go back to page 2 to continue listening. On my YT channel, sound cloud and bandcamp, there's a number of my originals. They are all what, at some time, I considered "B choice". Hopefully, I'll start posting "A choice" some time soon, but that means nothing, A vs. B, since I could never get it right what the people would prefer.

    I see non - jazz - midi - techno - stuff being posted on this thread, so here it goes and more will come:

    I made this on Propellerhead's Rebirth (TR 808/909/ TB 303 soft clone) back in 1999-2000,

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    ^^^
    It's about time someone posted some polka psy-trance. This grabbed me right away.

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    where's the metal...
    people are holding back. i know it.
    Post !!

  10. #59
    Quote Originally Posted by Stevebol View Post
    ^^^
    i don't want to overthink it. I've had stuff sitting on Soundcloud doing nothing for a long time. None of it is polished. It's just novelty music.
    Okay, one for no interest then :-)

    sorry!

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    To be honest, I was really hoping that we'd get composing new things just for the thread, probably jazz. But, per the header, that takes time. But we're still doing great. There's some brilliant stuff out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ragman1 View Post
    To be honest, I was really hoping that we'd get composing new things just for the thread, probably jazz. But, per the header, that takes time. But we're still doing great. There's some brilliant stuff out there.
    Bummer. OK, whatever, I'm off to spam some other place.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ragman1 View Post
    To be honest, I was really hoping that we'd get composing new things just for the thread, probably jazz. But, per the header, that takes time. But we're still doing great. There's some brilliant stuff out there.

    Plenty of people have posted what they consider jazz here. I wouldn't worry about things getting derailed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ragman1 View Post
    To be honest, I was really hoping that we'd get composing new things just for the thread, probably jazz. But, per the header, that takes time. But we're still doing great. There's some brilliant stuff out there.
    Sure you want to hi-jack your own thread?

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    Fine. I won't post anymore of my stupid music.

  16. #65
    Quote Originally Posted by Stevebol View Post
    Fine. I won't post anymore of my stupid music.
    Whoa, steady on! You forget this:

    Our Own Compositions. Post them here!

    (That's supposed to be a link to post #22)

    You just sounded a bit disinterested, is all.

    I'm not worried about derailing. This is for sharing our own stuff. The site is called Jazz Guitar Online but there's room for everyone.

    No, I just thought we might think in terms of new stuff, this place providing a chance to show it. I mean, even you say your music is just sitting on Soundcloud doing nothing, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stevebol View Post
    You wouldn't happen to know a guy named Joel Perry would you?
    Sure. Known him forever, and have been on his radio show at Fairleigh Dickinson...

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    Ok, as far as I'm concerned this is JAZZ, on guitar. I named it In The World Project.
    Following clip is final stage, complete tune, as I imagined it was at the time.
    Please be sure to read explanation below the clip.



    The music it self is based on one old pop rock song of mine.
    I offered the music and the recording in various stages of formation, even here on this forum, proposing free use to anybody interested, even in commercial pourposes, no obligations, except to mention the source and possibly give the link to my clips and/ or pages and let me post their efforts on my pages, with, or without monetization, as you like it.
    Not many participated, Oilywrag was the only one from here, I think, and one other guy from one other forum.

    Nevertheless, here are:
    1. Blog page: VladanMovies & CCC - Car Camera Clips: Community project: In The World
    2. Youtube Playlist, with all stages: Community Project: In The World - YouTube
    3. Soundcloud, audio only, all stages + efforts by other people:
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    Quote Originally Posted by fasstrack View Post
    Sure. Known him forever, and have been on his radio show at Fairleigh Dickinson...
    He was my teacher back around 77. I've had maybe 10 lessons. 7-8 were with him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ragman1 View Post
    Whoa, steady on! You forget this:

    Our Own Compositions. Post them here!

    (That's supposed to be a link to post #22)

    You just sounded a bit disinterested, is all.

    I'm not worried about derailing. This is for sharing our own stuff. The site is called Jazz Guitar Online but there's room for everyone.

    No, I just thought we might think in terms of new stuff, this place providing a chance to show it. I mean, even you say your music is just sitting on Soundcloud doing nothing, right?
    I've never made a digital recording of guitar. It's like a phobia but I'll get around to it sooner or later. I just want to get off the computer music now and go make some noise with other people.
    No, I wasn't disinterested.
    Jazz will always be there so I'll see what's up in Vegas. Just got here.
    I was pulling your leg.

  21. #70

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    Quote Originally Posted by pcsanwald View Post
    Cool thread. Here's one of the only things I've written for solo guitar:



    and here's one of my tunes for quartet



    would love feedback on both of these!
    The first one reminded a bit of early Metallica for some reasons.... i dunno if it's a good thing to hear for you, but def a good one in my book

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stevebol View Post
    where's the metal...
    people are holding back. i know it.
    Post !!
    That would be me

  23. #72
    Okay, guys, terrific.

    I'm sorry you've got a phobia, Stevebol, there's certainly nothing wrong with your music! I agree using the computer is nothing compared to jamming with other responsive musos. To be honest, every track I make takes literally hours sometimes but I persevere because it's a relief when it's over... I mean, that's why they invented engineers, right?

    No, anything goes here, old ones, new ones, anything that we've done. Because it's ours and we did it. I just had the idea having a place to post stuff might encourage people to write, that's all. I'm trying to get my ass off the ground into something as we speak.

    (Don't tell Vladan, but I like his site too. You get free musical trips to Italy...)

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    B+
    Frank (aka fep)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stevebol View Post
    He was my teacher back around 77. I've had maybe 10 lessons. 7-8 were with him.
    Great guy. We go back to '82, when we both played the West End with Percy France.

    I'm sure he's playing my CD on his show, and I appreciate the hell out of that...

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    Don't want to spam too much but forum members might enjoy this one from the Hot Club of Jupiter album which features Nigel Price on guitar.

    The Ajani used to be a hip jazz and food place, sadly now closed. The tune itself very simple, purpose designed as a gypsy jazz jam session number.


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    Also from 2011 and once again abandoned due to "elevator music" infection.

    Last edited by Philco; 04-18-2017 at 07:39 PM.

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    ^^^
    haha

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    Here's a recent one. Kind of a smooth jazz thingy.....

    Last edited by Dana; 04-18-2017 at 08:20 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fep View Post
    I think you have a hit there, all with that dog.
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    Thank god the dog wasn't singing along, they like to do that...

    My nightmare is the ice cream van... always turns up just when...

  32. #81

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    Quote Originally Posted by Philco View Post
    Also from 2011 and once again abandoned due to "elevator music" infection.

    That was sweet man. Couldn't decide whether that was Larry Carlton or George Benson.
    Still working on it.

  33. #82

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    One of mine here, live recording called "Memoir".


  34. #83
    Quote Originally Posted by fuzzthebee View Post
    Ancient live version of above tune:

    That melody is killing!
    Strat.....front pup? Chops AND taste!! Very cool.

  35. #84
    I heard some of those very fine tunes here.
    I would like to contribute with this original:



    Cheers Uffe
    Last edited by Uffe Steen; 04-20-2017 at 06:05 AM.

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    I can't remember if I posted this before or not but there's no harm in posting it again, so here it is - my attempt to write a tune in the style of Jimmy Bryant -
    Spiderman needs no fancy suit or gadgets plus he's a jazz guitar fan

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    Quote Originally Posted by fuzzthebee View Post
    Ancient live version of above tune:

    Oh man that's a hip line

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    BTW - my wife and I caught Mike Stern at the 55 bar on Monday (he's up and playing again folks), gave this review:

    'He reminds me of the log lady from Twin Peaks. If the log lady played the guitar, that's what it would sound like.'

    Anyway I think that was a good thing, cos she insisted on staying for the second set.

    Anyway definitely hearing the Stern in your playing Fuzz :-)

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    I don't like Mike Stern. I don't like the echo-y sound and I think his tunes are boring. I went to a show once in Brighton before I knew what it was about. Famous jazz guitarist, I thought, this'll be great! It wasn't. I left.

    Right, that's my miserable negative post of the day over with :-)

    If only Mike Stern had played like FUZZTHEBEE I'd have had a party


    P.S. He can play very fast, though, I'll give him that

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    original composition,in tribute to Vinicius de Moraes
    HB


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    Quote Originally Posted by ragman1 View Post
    I don't like Mike Stern. I don't like the echo-y sound and I think his tunes are boring. I went to a show once in Brighton before I knew what it was about. Famous jazz guitarist, I thought, this'll be great! It wasn't. I left.

    Right, that's my miserable negative post of the day over with :-)

    If only Mike Stern had played like FUZZTHEBEE I'd have had a party


    P.S. He can play very fast, though, I'll give him that
    The missus cares not for your opinions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by christianm77 View Post
    The missus cares not for your opinions.
    Each to their own

  43. #92

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    In the spirit of the thread let's just post our songs.
    This is like an old-school master class. If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say it. The point of master classes used to be to listen carefully and point out positives.

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    Dear Mr x, your composition was quite short, which I enjoyed.

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    It does take a certain genius to appreciate that which is fleeting

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    thanks! I'm a metalhead from way back in the day.

  47. #96

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    What a great thread, so much Music here, my favourite is The Lost Balloon from Ragman which has someithing in it that keeps me listening. Maybe I'm still childish...

    And my penny in the fountain:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomcat View Post
    What a great thread, so much Music here, my favourite is The Lost Balloon from Ragman which has something in it that keeps me listening. Maybe I'm still childish...
    Czesc, Tomek. I've looked at SLOW music and it's all very professional so a mention from you is appreciated.

    And I hope you are still childish! We can lose it so easily...

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    Some music from an old VHS movie with somewhat Jazzy smell (video in this clip is completely NOT related to that movie) ...

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    I LIKE THIS BIT!


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    Quote Originally Posted by fuzzthebee View Post
    This is a somewhat recent tune that I wrote during the time of our move to Montreal. It's based on a simple three note rhythmic motif. It was recorded when I first started using Garageband, hence the keyboard sample which you'll hear in the intro. I guess it isn't really jazz, although there are plenty of ii-V's and min11's and altered dominants, etc.

    The tone is silky smooth overdrive, love it!