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    Gotta Flat Got No Scissor Jack

    JABB for piano, sax, trombone and trumpet
    The first thing I've written for years.



    controller info:

    midi file showing less than tidy controllers used with JABB trumpet 1:

    Ray
    Last edited by rayzalaf; 06-21-2007 at 04:50 AM. Reason: add midi file 16 bars of trumpet

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    Re: Gotta Flat Got No Scissor Jack

    Ray,

    Nice piece. Sounds a little like a mellow version of Santana. Good job.

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    It's incredible how every piece I hear in JABB keeps getting better and better. This is no exception. Nice balance between parts and well put together. It was a very enjoyable listening experience. Now, if I just had the couch Gary Garritan used at NAMM, then listening to this would have been the perfect moment!

    Thanks for a lovely jazz piece.
    [Music is the Rhythm, Harmony and Breath of Life]
    "Music is music, and a note's a note" - Louis 'Satchmo' Armstrong

    Rich

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    That's wild Ray. The tune is great! I haven't heard anyone blend the Jabb saxes and trumpets together quite that well. I hear a lot of slightly off pitch moments that add lots of realism. The funk guitar riff you are playing behind the horns is my favorite part.

    Everything sounds very real except the scream in bar eight (also later after the guitar solo). You have everything else so perfect sounding those screams stand out to me just a tad.

    I would love to see your midi file to see how you accomplished all of that.

    Cheers,
    Kenny Long

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    Re: Gotta Flat Got No Scissor Jack

    Quote Originally Posted by js33
    Ray,

    Nice piece. Sounds a little like a mellow version of Santana. Good job.
    I haven't listened to Santana since Black Magic Woman and that wasn't yesterday, thanks for the comparison

    Ray

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    Yeah! Great job on this again, Ray.

    Hints of Chicago and Santana? Whatever, great
    arrangement and the rendering gets full boat
    superlatives.

    David
    www.DavidSosnowski.com
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    Re: Gotta Flat Got No Scissor Jack

    Quote Originally Posted by Kenny Long
    That's wild Ray.

    I would love to see your midi file to see how you accomplished all of that.

    Cheers,
    Kenny Long
    thanks Kenny for your kind words
    I've already posted my controller keyboard setup beside the mp3 and I will look at posting a midi file of the trumpet track, which will show the controllers used. Please look out for it soon. I composed this piece as a demo in blending the horns with other instruments mainly guitar which I played in one take and when listening back like any performer I'm not totally happy with it. I make up for not being a great musician by having a good ear. I didn't use the JABB drums or bass but that could easily be changed. The main brass and sax part section was created and copied after the guitar section which explains the trumpet scream you refer to being heard twice. I didn't put it in for effect but just because it was possible with JABB.

    Kind Regards
    Ray

    PS. My music room setup is displayed on www.rayinstirling.net

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    excellent job, Ray... I would only anticipate the shaker (cabasa?) just a bit, because it has a slow attack and to my ears it sounds a little after the beat.

    best

    Roberto

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    Re: Gotta Flat Got No Scissor Jack

    Good morning Roberto

    Thanks for listening,
    I can't take any credit for the timing of the cabasa as it was performed by Steinberg Groove Agent 2. I could covert to JABB percussion and move it.

    Cheers

    Ray

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    Nice sound Ray. You did not overuse the horns (thats a good thing). Everything seemed to lay real nice. I also thought that the balance of instruments was good.
    -Jay

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