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I Wanna Fly (v1)


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A new recording of this tune can be heard here: I Wanna Fly (v2), adding organ.

Jazz ensemble piece performed during the same session as Cliff's Edge. Edited down in Garageband. Jeff Cox on acoustic bass. Dane Richeson on drums. Woody Mankowski and Tom Washatka on saxophones. Ken Schaphorst on flugelhorn. Bob Levy on trumpet. This sextet arrangement is by my talented nephew, Chris, who just had his first baby last month! Chris is also on piano. (Artwork by Alan Perry from the UK.)

Other songs featuring some of the same players:
Cliff's Edge
Windowshade
River Runs through Me
A Promise
Dreams III
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Song Stats
Hits: 17471
Comments: 62
Fans: 50
Plays: 3770
Downloads: 842
Votes: 77
Uploaded: Jun 16, 2004 - 09:17:41 PM
Last Updated: Nov 20, 2007 - 10:43:58 AM Last Played: Jan 28, 2017 - 05:29:50 AM
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Hardware:
Yamaha recording gear. Mixed on a Mac.
Software:
Protools. GB 1.1
Comments
pooey said 4849 days ago (June 16th, 2004)
Tons 'O' Fun
Sweet track with wonderful sound and great playing.
Straight-ahead jazz that doesn't sound like the road oft
travelled. This is what I wish I was doing with GB...
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WMD said 4790 days ago (August 14th, 2004)
Protools?
I agree that this is a really nice sounding track, yet I am bewildered by the use
of Garage Band when Protools is in his software mix. Why do your mixdown in
Garage Band? It seems unfair that this song is eligible for the song contest,
pitting music recorded in Protools against a bunch of Garage Band users. Is
this a "Garage Band User Community" or simply a Mac recording community?
Personally, i think for songs to be eligible for this contest they should be
recorded entirely in Garage Band. Music of this quality would have been much
more difficult to produce entirely in GB.

This isn't a knock on the song. This is truly great work Tobin. Very nicely
done.
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TobinMueller said 4743 days ago (September 30th, 2004)
Protools?
Actually, you never needed to worry. The song was listed as the contest
leader throughout becuz the contest listing was choosing the highest rated
songs on the Song List, which put this song first becuz of its highest rating at
that point, without regard to software used. I had already talked with Admin
via email and disqualified this tune from the contest (right after the rules
were announced). Hope that makes you feel better.
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penguinsocks said 4848 days ago (June 17th, 2004)
woooo
you guys are awesome.
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gudkarma said 4848 days ago (June 17th, 2004)
private jazz
ah....this reminded me of a private eye's office.
lol
i mean this in a good way.

i'm not a big jazz fan . i get lost in pieces like this.
i like it though.

you guys sound good.
damn. i wish i could play like this. wooooo.

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said 4848 days ago (June 17th, 2004)
Take offs and soars!
You continue to stay in a league of your own! Bravo

8-9-8-8
said 4848 days ago (June 17th, 2004)
Takes off and soars!
Oops! TAKES OFF AND SOARS!
Mcboy said 4848 days ago (June 17th, 2004)
these cats r IT!!!!!!
theyy r the IT...the IT......they burn with a blue
flame.....when i grow up i want to play soprano like that....
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SlimGirlFat said 4848 days ago (June 17th, 2004)
WOW!!!
I am a big Jazz fan and this is a great piece.
You should be so proud of what you have accomplished.
in awe as always. What great musicians you work with and
together this is a great mix.

(if I had just a smidgeon......)

SlimGirlFat
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Cameron said 4848 days ago (June 17th, 2004)
boppin'!
Very catchy tune, well executed as usual. Great playing by
all. Tobin, are you playing piano?

I particularly like the syncopation in this piece, it keeps
things movin' along nicely. Also wonderful is the interplay
between the instruments building up to the climax at the
end.
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giovanni said 4848 days ago (June 17th, 2004)
Great Track!
but... this doesn't belong here. I shouldn't be able to download this for free! This belongs on a commerical CD or at the iTunes music store. Smooth - lots of tasty bits - refreshing.
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TobinMueller said 4848 days ago (June 17th, 2004)
Great Track!
As the founder of ArtsForge, a free artist community online, I have always
been interested in giving away art in the spirit of synergy and collaboration.
As a playwright and composer for the stage, as well as a jazz affectionato,
being part of a mix of creative flow is what I crave. Thanks for the
endorsement, tho. I will just have to induce you to come see one of my
shows and get paid back that way!
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giovanni said 4848 days ago (June 17th, 2004)
Great Track!
I'm there.
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said 4848 days ago (June 17th, 2004)
Trim that blues hair . . .
. . . and pour me a Belvedere up.

Elegant, sophisticated.
macapa said 4848 days ago (June 17th, 2004)
Fantastic!
I love it. I'm keeping it. Thank you again, Tobin, for
posting this. You're helping me fill my hard disk with
great music, and I appreciate that. Highest rating I've
given to a song so far.

As for your show(s), I hope I get the chance to see one
some day!
Antony said 4847 days ago (June 18th, 2004)
Nice!
I had a listen or two to this last night. Its exactly the
wonderful kind of music that I used to like having in the
background on my MD player when I was studying late
at night in my old Oxford room a couple of years back -
dim, eyesight destroying light in the background and the
bustle from the evocatively, but unfittingly named `Cafe
Boheme` lightly audible from across the road. But alas,
ever since I got my Apple, those minidiscs have fallen into
misuse - I`m just too lazy to plug the player into my
speakers.

That little story might not be of much interest. But since I
couldn`t begin to think how this could sound better than
it does, I thought I`d share the memories you brought
flooding back, and let you know that you might have
inspired someone to turn away from iTunes for a while!

Yep, you certainly know what you`re doing with this Jazz
music.

I salute you.
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Wifty said 4847 days ago (June 18th, 2004)
Brilliant
That's some fantastic talent there.

Great work!
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vic_peacock said 4847 days ago (June 18th, 2004)
10-10-10-10
No comments!
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Momotamus said 4847 days ago (June 18th, 2004)
Gorgeous
Sounds like a summer jazz concert out at the half shell in
Boston. Feels like a city anticipation-- like the excitement
lovers might have felt on a rainy evening, running late
from a taxi into Lincoln Center, to see Count Basie. Just
what made them late? The answer's in the music.
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TobinMueller said 4846 days ago (June 19th, 2004)
Gorgeous
Yes, Count Basie was exactly what we were going for. Nice catch!
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tov said 4847 days ago (June 18th, 2004)
WOW
Doc Sevrenson... move over!
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alanfraser said 4846 days ago (June 19th, 2004)
Astounding
Fabulous musicianship, excellent dynamics, superlative
production. 9's across the board. You guys are hot!
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Aaron Hill said 4843 days ago (June 22nd, 2004)
Excellent
Has that "controlled chaos" feel that I adore from Mingus
orchestra recordings. Very nice.
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mstuartev said 4841 days ago (June 24th, 2004)
Swinging
Reminds me of hanging out with pops, who played swing/rhythm guitar in a practice band
good stuff!
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nomaramon said 4837 days ago (June 28th, 2004)
Soothing
Very smooth, solid, fun, relaxing, yet still maintains
an edge of energy without going too far.

I like it.

Thanks again Tobin for some really cool music.


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Moodee said 4826 days ago (July 9th, 2004)
It makes digital world swing !
It like it a lot, it brings warmth on my computer !


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freakyjazzyfunky said 4821 days ago (July 14th, 2004)
A Good Comment from a fellow jazz writer
Yeah this is a great arrangement, and the sound quality is
exceptionaly good! I myself play Jazz saxophone and this
song really cooks! How did you guys record this, it
sounds like it was recorded in a studio???
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TobinMueller said 4654 days ago (December 28th, 2004)
A Good Comment from a fellow jazz writer
It was recorded in a music room at a university. After about 3 partial run
throughs. These guys can not only play, but read too. Kind of an amazing
afternoon.
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hacked_to_pieces said 4811 days ago (July 24th, 2004)
Top of the Line
No Critique but just wanted to say this song is excellent
great job.
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ipod34 said 4806 days ago (July 29th, 2004)
Perfect. No words.
I like this song.
I wish to do a song like that.

Congratulations.


I'm sorry. I'm learning english.
Scorpjammer said 4800 days ago (August 4th, 2004)
Thanks for sharing...
Your nephew and friends are wonderfully talented
and inspirational. A-list players. Thanks for sharing
your music on MacJams.

Scorp :-)
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futzpucker said 4798 days ago (August 6th, 2004)
You wanna fly?
Um, mission accomplished...

Great, great track, Tobin.

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heavymellow said 4789 days ago (August 15th, 2004)
Nice Work
Great sound and Band!!
Smokin..
Great dynamic group!!
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eringogo said 4772 days ago (September 1st, 2004)
Cool Daddio
Wow. I love this song. 9-10-8-9
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Marty H`ot said 4747 days ago (September 26th, 2004)
Takes me back too North Sea Jazz
Hi, there
this is a great feel, and can be on stage in
Scheveningen(they move in 2 years time too Rotterdam..)
nice groovy stuff going on with the mixture of Major an
Minorish-dorian sound, i realy like the end bit it is kinda
out of the context of the song and thats a compliment!


cheers, hopefully i will learn to be that good in production
as well

Marty.
TobinMueller said 4624 days ago (January 27th, 2005)
Takes me back too North Sea Jazz
Yeah, that end. You know, you just have to bust loose after a while! Amazing
how many times we had to rehearse that honking tenor sax, tho. The
unstructured part required more takes than the written chart!
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Moses said 4665 days ago (December 17th, 2004)
Nice
You have talent man. Great song!
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Pie said 4636 days ago (January 15th, 2005)
I loved this
Man, I can't believe it - what fuckin' imbecile gave those twos and threes in the voting. If they don't like jazz they shouldn't vote. Let them make comments but if they had an ounce of decency they'd leave the voting to people who know what they're doing. I've just given the highest ratings i've ever given for this track. I love the fact that some are unaware that it's harder to sound good in ProTools than in garage band. Granted the end result can sound better in ProTools but only with more work. Garageband does so much for you. Anyways, I'm ranting now. I won't say keep it up... coz you do anyway.
Be cool, Pie
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TobinMueller said 4624 days ago (January 27th, 2005)
I loved this
Thanks, Pie. You keep it up to. Yeah, the amount of work that went into this
production, not even considering the arranging, playing and recording... the
cutting and pasting of takes, comparing tracks, editing... thanks for
understanding all that.
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philonnie said 4626 days ago (January 25th, 2005)
absolutely fabulous
just discovered this and immediately downloaded to
itunes....awesome musicality and one I will listen to over
and over again.
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Mr. S said 4618 days ago (February 2nd, 2005)
.....
stay classy, San Diego
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Stun Nutz said 4594 days ago (February 26th, 2005)
finally!
This, along with Daphna's "I Love my Mac", is one of
the first great tunes I remember hearing on MacJams
when I started last year. I didn't leave a comment or
vote because I was afraid it would get lost in the
shuffle. Now, after submitting some of my own
tunes, I realize that all comments are appreciated.
So here it is, in a nutshell... this tune is one lively
Jazz song that feels classic and seems totally out of
place here among us amateurs... or maybe it really
NEEDS to be here - to show everyone how it's done.
Thanks for the great music, Tobin. All 10's from me.
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TobinMueller said 4589 days ago (March 3rd, 2005)
finally!
Thanks for commenting. You're right, every one is appreciated. Almost
everyone in this session is a pro, all cats with great chops and sweeter
attitudes. The session was such a gas. Wish I could do this sort of thing more
often. It is always humbling to have your work reworked by talent like this.
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Macaudion said 4510 days ago (May 21st, 2005)
I wanna fly
What do ya do, but throw tens at this. Mission
accomplished, you're way up high... Nice work!
Cydniko
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TheBoogieMan said 4491 days ago (June 9th, 2005)
Swingin
This tune has got such a groove to it... very, very good work.
I dig it.
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said 4486 days ago (June 14th, 2005)
good job!
very nice and professional job, bravoo to all of you!!
tltate said 4470 days ago (June 30th, 2005)
Great sounds
I have played around with jazz for years and I love it. This
is great stuff. Bes wishes to you.
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stellarblue said 4463 days ago (July 7th, 2005)
cool daddy...
this is very traditional...but very cool...my genre, too!

stellarblue
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kclements said 4301 days ago (December 16th, 2005)
Lots of great stuff
Very nice straight ahead jazz stuff here. I like the ensemble playing. It
really swings and sounds like a great time was had by the musicians. Very
fun arrangement. Nice featured playing by a variety of instruments. LIke
the piano support under the horns.

Also enjoyed the interplay between the insturments. Really like the stop
time section. Nice use of dynamics within the arrangement. Very hip tune.
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TobinMueller said 4277 days ago (January 9th, 2006)
Lots of great stuff
This was a cool instrument mix, just a nice size to have each player solo and feel
independent yet large enough to get a solid full sound. Thanks for your
comments and appreciative ears.
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Isak Sherwood said 4260 days ago (January 26th, 2006)
TV jazz
Jazz can't get any better than this. Like a tv show tune with a twist.
theheiseys said 4108 days ago (June 27th, 2006)
great song
incredible sound, not the average jazz, very distinct and definitive sound.
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renecalvo said 4060 days ago (August 14th, 2006)
amazing
You are in a league of your own.
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tatin said 3992 days ago (October 21st, 2006)
Top Notch
composition and arrangement. The players are first rate and swing hard.
Great track.
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Norman Goodman said 3884 days ago (February 5th, 2007)
Awesome
This is brilliant. Exceptional artistry all around. Really strikes a chord with me as this is the type of music that really hits home as far as my tastes are concerned. Masterful!
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said 3840 days ago (March 22nd, 2007)
power of horn
it's cool to be so powerfully reminded of what horns can do.
the spaces between the sounds are nice, too.
fantastic end!
stellar mix, super song.
enjoyed it - anne

LightTronics said 3833 days ago (March 29th, 2007)
so clean!
The sound is so perfect and professional! No ambient static or anything, I didn't know GB could do that. Very cool. I really badly want to get some drum mics so I can do some drumming for some songs, especially jazz stuff.
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michael2 said 3800 days ago (May 1st, 2007)
another
great track. i love the swing in this one. i could almost picture "the man with the golden arm." how long have you been playing? it's not the classical players whose talents I envy, but the folks who can play that real jazz piano. terrific stuff.
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ktb said 3760 days ago (June 10th, 2007)
wow
Thank the Mj Gods for the radio feature. This is simply stunning in its execution. Wonderful big band feel with a nice jazz bent. stunning

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TobinMueller said 3748 days ago (June 22nd, 2007)
Big band
Thanks. Its such a gas to do a project with great players. My thanks go out to Jeff, Dane, Woody, Tom, Ken, Bob and Chris, some heavies, who made it a joy. I'm glad some of the joy came out "on tape" too.
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said 3679 days ago (August 30th, 2007)
Arrangement

Very well built piece !!!
timothy devine said 3618 days ago (October 30th, 2007)
Very Hip
This is primo.
What great playing!
Horn arrangement is outstanding.




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