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Balken Fizz (ktb & edhara)


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ktb

 Genre: NUjazz

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My good friend Ed Hagihara added some incredible sax, flute and voice to a sound bed I posted. My favorite part is Ed's "metheny like" vocal additions towards the end!

Check out more of Ed's work @

www.macjams.com/artist/edhara

This came out great, imho. Ed's layered backing horn parts in the 2nd verse, the flute in the break, that very cool ethereal voice at the end. Ed's the man. Oh yeah, the guy can HONK!!!!
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Comments: 29
Fans: 11
Plays: 690
Downloads: 156
Votes: 14
Uploaded: Jul 10, 2006 - 08:56:15 AM
Last Updated: Nov 11, 2006 - 01:12:47 PM Last Played: Jan 28, 2017 - 08:55:05 AM
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composerclark said 4093 days ago (July 10th, 2006)
Tom Scott?
Wow! Sounds great! You sure your friend isn't Tom Scott? Great sax
playing, and a very professional sounding track all around!
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ktb said 4093 days ago (July 10th, 2006)
Tom Scott?
Tom Scott, David Sanborn, Nelson Rangell, Najee, Jay Beckenstein :-)...I had
the same thoughts...
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Scott Carmichael said 4093 days ago (July 10th, 2006)
THIS
Is as good as it gets.... I'm thinking more MJers are going to have to
drop by and hear what is happening here... I've 10'd you guys... this
certainly meets my criteria


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ktb said 4093 days ago (July 10th, 2006)
THIS
Scott, Ed & I appreciate the vote. We hope to do more!
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Cameron said 4092 days ago (July 11th, 2006)
smoooooooooth jazz!
This tightly-put-together tune reminds me of a lot of stuff on "smooth jazz" radio stations, especially about ten years ago. Very listenable, mellow yet energizing.

Excellent sax playing!

The sound-bed you provide is well-balanced and spreads out nicely through my headphones. Very tasteful mix, and fits the genre perfectly.

The flute was also good, but I would have liked to hear it even more throughout the piece, maybe echoing some of the sax riffs.

LOVELY voice layers at the end, indeed! I'd definitely like to hear more of this kind of sound in future pieces. The voice sparkles through this mix very pleasantly.

Very professionally competent track in every way. Excellent work from both of you!

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edhara said 4092 days ago (July 11th, 2006)
smoooooooooth jazz!
Thanks much for the comments!

"The flute was also good, but I would have liked to hear it even more throughout the piece, maybe echoing some of the sax riffs."

Actually, I had seriously thought about doing something like that to help lead the tenor out to the voices. However, I'm really not that much of a flute player (truthfully, I literally pulled it out for the first time in something like 18 years) and did it specifically for this tune. I think I may have to brush up on those chops. *grin*

"LOVELY voice layers at the end, indeed! I'd definitely like to hear more of this kind of sound in future pieces. The voice sparkles through this mix very pleasantly."

Wow... just... wow. I'm really pleasantly surprised by the overall response to the vocal parts, especially since I don't consider myself a vocalist by ANY stretch of the imagination.

"Very professionally competent track in every way. Excellent work from both of you!"

*blush* Thank you very much. Really.

Karmatoburn was really the one that approached me with this collaboration a while back. I heard a melody on the 'A' section almost instantly. Amazing, really... something about the work he does resonates with me. Major kudos to him for his part in this. I have a tremendous amount of respect for his mad compositional skillz.
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Mcboy said 4092 days ago (July 11th, 2006)
a sax tour de force
yoweeeeeeeeeee!
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J.A.Stewart said 4092 days ago (July 11th, 2006)
I Think I'll Have...
another Jazz Fizz, please.

Very cool, bubbly and refreshing. Nice restraint, nice mix and HOT
honkin' on the phone.

Nice work, guys. I'm jazzed! ;-)

--- Joe


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ktb said 4091 days ago (July 12th, 2006)
I Think I'll Have...
Thanks Joe & McBoy, we appreciate you guys listening. I think we'll have to
invent a drink called the Balken Fizz
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Komrade K said 4091 days ago (July 12th, 2006)
Terrific!
This is such an amazing track - not normally my sort of thing but it
reminds me a bit of Steps Ahead. Great arrangement and stonking sax
playing - grand stuff.

KK
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ktb said 4090 days ago (July 13th, 2006)
Terrific!
komrade, thank you for the compliment. Steps Ahead has some serious music
out there.
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perceptualvortex said 4091 days ago (July 12th, 2006)
Yow!
That sax blew me away. This is great stuff.
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ktb said 4090 days ago (July 13th, 2006)
Yow!
PV, I can't express how much Ed'd playing makes this track. It was just
another jam and now its one of my favorite . Thank you for listening and
commenting from both of us.
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stratcat said 4091 days ago (July 12th, 2006)
I like it
Nice melody from the sax, very talented sax player. Production sounds
good, nice mix. I also like the flute in the middle adds a nice touch to
break up the sax
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ktb said 4090 days ago (July 13th, 2006)
I like it
SC, many thx for stoppin by. I just added some keys to swinginwillie and
hope to send your way soon.
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sdgreen said 4090 days ago (July 13th, 2006)
Great
Wow, this is HOT! Awesome sax and flute. Hey, I liked the bass, too!

Great job!
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ktb said 4088 days ago (July 15th, 2006)
Great
SD, thanks for leaving such a nice comment. Its really Ed Hagihara's awesome
playing that makes this tune.
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psnjron said 4089 days ago (July 14th, 2006)
Great piece!
This type of work really raises the standard of this website. Professional work, great sound. The sax took this piece over the top. Nice stuff...more please. RP
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ktb said 4088 days ago (July 15th, 2006)
Great piece!
Wow, that raises the bar for us as well. What a compliment!
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said 4088 days ago (July 15th, 2006)
An enjoyable listen indeed
Excellent bass and drum sounds. What were they?
This is one tight and tidy musical package.
Cheers
ktb said 4088 days ago (July 15th, 2006)
An enjoyable listen indeed
Bass was Alesis Nanobass module and the drums were from a Roland TD7
Drum module. Thx for stopping by.
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Hectorious said 4088 days ago (July 15th, 2006)
Good times
I can picture myself walking in downtown Chicago or N.Y. watching and
listening to you guys playing this tune live. Wow kickin stuff!! :-}
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ktb said 4086 days ago (July 17th, 2006)
Good times
Hector, thx for commenting! Just sent off one of your tunes to Ed (DonJuan),
hoping we could revive the SGU
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kipak said 4086 days ago (July 17th, 2006)
Wow
As good as Ive ever heard. Nice composition and arrangement but great individual performances really distinguish this piece.
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ktb said 4086 days ago (July 17th, 2006)
Wow
thank you from both of us.
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Swanny said 4037 days ago (September 5th, 2006)
Mr Ed
Wow, what a treasured gift you have. Thanks for sharing it !
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maxjsl37 said 3128 days ago (March 1st, 2009)
Another
Great collaboration John. This is incredible. Great sax player. Awesome mix as always. Downloaded this one very impressive. Great flute parts also. You are a wizard. I hate it when I can't find anything to pick apart in a song! LOL!
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ktb said 3127 days ago (March 2nd, 2009)
Sax man
is Mr Ed Hagihara. Tops in my book. He also did the mix, flute and voices. Thanks for listening. This one is a fav for me.
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scottydude said 2756 days ago (March 8th, 2010)
awesome.....
ed & john, excellent stuff playa's.
wonderful collab with all the right stuff.
i miss ed, hope he's doin well.

scott
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