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The Cool Breeze


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Komrade K

 Genre: Celtic

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Every so often tunes just put into my head more or less fully formed and all I have to do is try and learn to play them. The tune (or really tunes) here happened in just such a way – I was stuck in a hot stuffy room on a hot close day, feeling a bit stressed when the melodies just flowed over me like a refreshing cool breeze…






© Martyn Kember-Smith 2006
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Hits: 4409
Comments: 34
Fans: 16
Plays: 359
Downloads: 153
Votes: 6
Uploaded: Jul 12, 2006 - 03:07:55 PM
Last Updated: Jan 10, 2007 - 03:27:05 PM Last Played: Sep 18, 2017 - 05:09:51 PM
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Hardware:
Violin, iMac G5, Behringer Mic200 preamp, FiddlePro mic
Software:
GB2
Comments
Rebsie said 4150 days ago (July 12th, 2006)
Magical playing
Gorgeous ... I love it. The way the notes bend so smoothly into their
pitches is a brilliant touch. So soulfully performed too. The jig-like
melody seems to just emerge from nowhere and float through it and
then waft out again.

Really masterful playing and a true piece of inspiration.
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Komrade K said 4146 days ago (July 17th, 2006)
Magical playing
*Blushes* Not sure what to say except thank you!

KK
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cjhoose said 4150 days ago (July 12th, 2006)
It's amazing what the heat can do...
and what making music can do to take your mind off of it. :) Sweet like
peppermint tea, as sure and light as a breeze and prone to free
wanderings, just as it should be eh?
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Komrade K said 4146 days ago (July 17th, 2006)
It's amazing what the heat can do...
Thanks CJ - yes sometimes it's great to cut the click trak and just let the tune go
where it wants...

KK
Check out my latest song called Urra Moor/The Leckie/Reel CJ/Willafjord
somoya said 4150 days ago (July 13th, 2006)
thanks
Listen you song and close my eyes....I see im walkin somewhere country side in a field alone, lost but save and nothing bad cant happen, i fell sleep and when the song is finnish i wake up in this hot busy city but remember just a short moment ago i was somewhere where i was happy.
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Komrade K said 4143 days ago (July 19th, 2006)
thanks
Awwww. That has to be the most poetic and moving comments I've ever had
about one of my tracks. Thank you.

KK
Check out my latest song called Urra Moor/The Leckie/Reel CJ/Willafjord
Parichayaka said 4149 days ago (July 13th, 2006)
What a joy!
Such refreshing and clear energy! Immediately made me feel better. Isn't it great when music can do that?! And if I had to imagine you playing that song, I would rather imagine a beautiful landscape like you have as photo, rather than a small room! There is no trace of restlessness and the melody just flows effortlessly. Had to listen to it a few times. Thanks a lot for sharing. Also reminded me that the impact of listening to a live performance is just so much more immediate than computer programming! Inspiring...
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Komrade K said 4140 days ago (July 23rd, 2006)
What a joy!
Thank you P - I'm really glad you found it uplifting. I've often been surprised
when I've come across an album which I imagined was record in the depths of
the English countryside only to find it was recorded in somewhere like LA!

KK
Check out my latest song called Urra Moor/The Leckie/Reel CJ/Willafjord
moorlandt said 4149 days ago (July 13th, 2006)
great passion
This tune leads me right to the Highlands. Virtuosity and emotion, a rare combination, but you got it for sure. This is just wonderful, beatiful. Thanks so much for this song.

Walter
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Komrade K said 4140 days ago (July 23rd, 2006)
great passion
Hi Moorlandt - thanks for listening and commenting. Yes there is something of
a Highland air about this.

KK
Check out my latest song called Urra Moor/The Leckie/Reel CJ/Willafjord
composerclark said 4149 days ago (July 14th, 2006)
Simply beautiful
There's a HUGE celtic music tradition here in Newfoundland, and I love
this kind of music. I love the little nuances you bring to the music, esp.
the little slides, which strike me as almost bluesy. When I heard this one
of my first thoughts was "it'd be fun to jam with that!" I am a folk/rock/
jazz guitarist who changed direction in my mid-twenties to study classical
music. Cheers.
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Komrade K said 4140 days ago (July 23rd, 2006)
Simply beautiful
Many thanks CC - yes my playing does get a little blues/jazz infused sometimes
(in fact those are both areas I want to explore more particularly as there seems
to be quite a strong blues fiddle legacy). If you want to dust off your guitar and
have a jam let me know...

KK
Check out my latest song called Urra Moor/The Leckie/Reel CJ/Willafjord
Mystified said 4148 days ago (July 14th, 2006)
So, so beautiful...
This is exquisite...

Thank you for this :)
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Komrade K said 4140 days ago (July 23rd, 2006)
So, so beautiful...
Such comments coming from the master (or is that mistress) of the exquisite is
a great honour!

KK
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Mcboy said 4147 days ago (July 15th, 2006)
kool improv.......
the violin is probably the most expressive instrument ever......u and u
express ur soul very well........
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Komrade K said 4140 days ago (July 23rd, 2006)
kool improv.......
Hey McBoy - it's strange how music can take you to places you didn't expect.

KK
Check out my latest song called Urra Moor/The Leckie/Reel CJ/Willafjord
Warren Smith said 4144 days ago (July 18th, 2006)
fit song for a hot day
Nicely imagined ... and nicely played.

You pull a number of different emotions out of those strings ... including a haunted sense of longing for a missed time and place.

Today in New York City it is unbearably hot, stuffy, humid, listless ... and this song plays fittingly on my headphones.
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Komrade K said 4140 days ago (July 23rd, 2006)
fit song for a hot day
well I hope this track transported you to a cooler place even if it was just
momentarily - thanks for listening

KK
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Feter said 4101 days ago (August 31st, 2006)
spiritual
this is magic ... !
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MunichG said 4078 days ago (September 22nd, 2006)
Amazing, beautiful fiddle playing
Subject says it all...
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Ed Hannifin said 4067 days ago (October 3rd, 2006)
This reminds me powerfully....
...of Garnet Rogers' version of 'Carrickfergus', which he used on his first
album to lead into Archie Fisher's 'Final Trawl'... You're managing to pull
off being lilting and sad at the same time, and again that combination of
rosiny roughness and sweetness pleases the ears and tugs at the heart...
If you lived in my part of the world, you'd be over for tea or supper
tomorrow, AND we'd be playing by the fireplace afterwards... Ed
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Komrade K said 4058 days ago (October 12th, 2006)
Reply
Wow! I see that you've commented on a stack of my tracks - I'm very honoured!
I don't know Garnet Rogers (or Carrickfergus - truth be told) but I will endeavour
to check these out. Thank you for your kind comments - there's certain aspects
of playing I've been working on of late and you've kinda picked up on them.

Thanks also for the invitation to supper - I hope I'll be able to take you up on it
one day!

KK
Check out my latest song called Urra Moor/The Leckie/Reel CJ/Willafjord
Macaudion said 4048 days ago (October 22nd, 2006)
Man...
Wow, sir, that went right to my soul - It washed over me too, but all I had to do was to get out of the way - Quite the heartfelt peice - Beautiful playing here - REALLY - I don't imagine that you had too much to learn to play this, as it sounds as if what you needed has always been there... And mostly, ya had to find out where you had it put away... This had to have been theraputic - Strikingly beautiful, my friend.

Thanks! Dion
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Komrade K said 4048 days ago (October 22nd, 2006)
Therapy
Yes it was strangely theraputic - cares just washed away (even if it was just
because my mind was focused on something more joyous for a while). Thank
you for your lovely comments.

KK
Check out my latest song called Urra Moor/The Leckie/Reel CJ/Willafjord
annalia said 4016 days ago (November 24th, 2006)
OMG
You make your Violin cry and play so very beautiful, soft, and sweet. This one leaves me speechless. There are no words to describe the beauty on this melody.
All I can do is Thank You so much for creating this lovely peice and sharing it with us and the world.
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Komrade K said 4014 days ago (November 25th, 2006)
You've left me speechless as well
Thank you for your lovely comment ... good to know that my trax still get a listen even tho' I haven't posted for a while.

KK
Check out my latest song called Urra Moor/The Leckie/Reel CJ/Willafjord
Joe Brady said 3919 days ago (February 28th, 2007)
Mmm, My roots stir
Perfect night cap for me It's a foggy nght here and these notes are evoking someknd of cross between Fiddler on the Roof and an Irish bay. Your notes are not just notes, they are emotional. Sweet Dreams........Thanks for sharing this.
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Komrade K said 3909 days ago (March 10th, 2007)
Thank you for dropping by
... It's always a pleasure to have comments a while after a track's been posted.

KK

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Brian Weiland said 3788 days ago (July 9th, 2007)
Beautiful!
I love it!

Sexy slides, and I love the way the jig just kind of appears without feeling at all jarring. It may take a while, but I have every intention of listening to every thing you have ever posted here. I am truly a fan!

~Brian Weiland
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Komrade K said 3784 days ago (July 14th, 2007)
Sexy slides...
... now that's something to think about... hmmm.... Thank you for your wonderful comment!

KK

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kassia said 3454 days ago (June 7th, 2008)
cool breeze
Gorgeous. You play wonderfully. Has a gypsy sort of sound to it, along with the celtic. Just beautiful. Thank you.
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Komrade K said 3453 days ago (June 8th, 2008)
Hi Kassia
Hadn't thought of this as having gypsy tendencies but that style of music is an influence on me (as is Klezmer) and listening again I do understand where you're coming from so it must have crept in without me noticing!

Thanks for giving an old tune a fresh hearing.

KK
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radiorebelde said 3394 days ago (August 7th, 2008)
WOW!!
This really does take you someplace beautiful and peaceful. It really is a rare gift to be able to produce something so evocative and beautiful. I only wish I could produce something so gorgeous as this, but for the moment, I am certainly content to say thank you for sharing such a beautiful tune.
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Komrade K said 3391 days ago (August 9th, 2008)
Thank you...
...for unearthing this 'blast from the past' and leaving such a lovely comment. Welcome to MacJams - look forward to hearing one of your own tracks.

KK
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Ibstrat said 3387 days ago (August 13th, 2008)
I've
been listening to a bunch of your tracks and I'm really impressed with your expressive playing.I have an idea for a sort of 30's jazz tune in Cm which I'll send you a rough copy soon to see if you would like to play on it.
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Komrade K said 3385 days ago (August 15th, 2008)
Sorry...
... been away a few day. Thanks for listening - I think Cm's okay for me (I often find I'm asked to do stuff in odd keys these days anyway...). Really looking forward to hearing what you come up with.

Cheers

KK
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