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That Hot Night in July I


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At the end of July this summer, I had my cousin from another part of the country visiting. Since she is one of the few existing fans of Curry guitar that I ever meet live, I lined the nylon Yamaha through the Yamaha AG Stomp and gave a series of improvisations, (also pushed the recording button in case anything would be worthwhile saving).

After now having gone through the recording and thinned out some less forunate parts, it seem like what remains can make up a suite of improvisations.

These are improvisations. Nothing is planned. Themes comes in the moment, or a second or two ahead. Therefore this music isn't well thought, and sometimes a little strange, but on the other hand it has the immediateness that comes from playing without knowing ahead.

I have post-edited the pieces though; cut away less fortunate parts, sometimes doubled short passages to get a more musically harmonic result, (it is not made to be a show-off or feat, but as something to be enjoyed as music).

OK .. enough talking. This is part one. Introduction.

Oh .. one more thing .. I recorded using headphones .. and I made the final eq-ing using headphones. It can guarantee that works on headphones .. hope it'll work even in speakers.
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Uploaded: Nov 04, 2006 - 06:37:43 PM
Last Updated: Mar 02, 2007 - 10:18:59 AM Last Played: Mar 12, 2017 - 04:58:28 AM
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Roxylee said 3976 days ago (November 4th, 2006)
Definitely worthwhile saving
I like this improv on guitar. It's very cool how the mood changes, yet it always remains consistently in tempo . Very pretty one, Curry. Faved & downloaded. Your cousin was lucky to get a live show. :-)
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Cori Ander said 3976 days ago (November 4th, 2006)
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Hi Roxy ... You and Ejh were FAST. I posted and made a check listening and before I was done you and Ejh had faved, and a few seconds later wrote comments ... Thanks a lot for your nice (and fast) behaviour!

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Ed Hannifin said 3976 days ago (November 4th, 2006)
I particularly love your ability to improvise...
There is something very alive in this music.

Very nicely recorded. Plainly, I should've bought an AG Stomp when they were around. You get a great sound out of yours....

Can't wait for the next bits....

Ed
Cori Ander said 3976 days ago (November 4th, 2006)
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Thank you Ed, glad you liked it, well if you have great problems waiting for the next I can mail you a sneek-peek ;-)

Read also my previous reply to Roxylee's comment.

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thoddi said 3976 days ago (November 4th, 2006)
great sound
and wonderful playing. I especially like the deep bass you get. You've captured the ambience well. I almost hear you breathing. Improvisation is great, and proves the great musician you are:)
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Cori Ander said 3975 days ago (November 5th, 2006)
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Thanks a lot. Great to hear from an artist of you class (I was just a minute ago listening to your new song, and I am still in a mood of being very impressed).

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futzpucker said 3976 days ago (November 4th, 2006)
A man and his instrument
Beautiful sound, lovely feel, wonderful touch, great results...

Thank you for letting us peer into your heart through your improvisational creation.
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Cori Ander said 3975 days ago (November 5th, 2006)
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Thank you Patrick, I am glad that you like this one!

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Feter said 3975 days ago (November 5th, 2006)
flawin Sweet
I m impressed that this is Improv ..
but yes this learn me alot about perfect
sence on playin ..the guitar sound
so wonderfull with these nylons and the most
wonderfull thing about the Nylon set
the bass strings very deep.what this extra
echo ..its like you are playin on a theater
or is it just the guitar mic very close
and clear ? .....one of your best Curry
thank you for sharing such gem !!
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Mcboy said 3975 days ago (November 5th, 2006)
sweet
choice of notes.........mellow yet rockin.......how'd u do that....hehhehe
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Cori Ander said 3975 days ago (November 6th, 2006)
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oh, you know mr guitar wonder child :-)

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said 3975 days ago (November 5th, 2006)
Beautiful for any day,
but simply wholesome for a Sunday morning!

. - Harold
Cori Ander said 3975 days ago (November 6th, 2006)
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Ah, thank you Harold, that's pleasant information, thank you for dropping by!

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RickW said 3975 days ago (November 5th, 2006)
It always amazes me
when an accomplished musician, like yourself, can improvise and make the music sound well planned and well rehearsed. What a joy to listen to!

God bless,

Rick

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Cori Ander said 3975 days ago (November 6th, 2006)
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.. well, this might sound a little strange, but if anyone would ask me if I have the ability do things like that, the answer would be positive no. It is more like something happening "by itself" when I lust for playing arrives and the often to active head stop thinking, relaxes and flow along instead .. so I just thank God for everytime it happens ..

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Day For Night said 3975 days ago (November 5th, 2006)
Yeah....
Soothing, beautiful...improv is the best! (Ok...so this is Mysti talking, but...still...it is! ;)

...this is music!

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Day For Night said 3975 days ago (November 5th, 2006)
Yeah....
Soothing, beautiful...improv is the best! (Ok...so this is Mysti talking, but...still...it is! ;)

...this is music!

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Cori Ander said 3974 days ago (November 6th, 2006)
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Thank you Mysti!

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Cori Ander said 3974 days ago (November 7th, 2006)
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Really great to have you here Mysti !
Thank you for your nice comment !

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Jim Bouchard said 3975 days ago (November 5th, 2006)
Master Improviser!
I like the sort of modal feel and the sort of melody-less use of the basics of folk guitar, though I could imagine a voice on top of this. I must admit I am not a big fan of the direct recording of an acoustic guitar, it seems to leave out some of the air of the room, but you get an awesome range with this, deep lows and not-shrill but clear highs. The EQ sounds pretty great on speakers. But I do think that this type of playing might sound better to me on steel strings, just my personal preference, and I'm not going to deduct points on that account.
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Cori Ander said 3974 days ago (November 6th, 2006)
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Thank you for the feedback Jim.

One big reason I often use this guitar is that I can line it and don't need a quiet house, which is very difficult to get.

But I also adapt playing to how it sounds, so if for example changing stomp setting I start playing in another fashion.

So, I see you point in using steel stringed acoustic, it is a beautiful instrument. On the other hand I honestly think I wouldn't be able to play in this fasihon when using one .. not mine anyway, because the fashion gets different even with different steel stringed. Maybe if I could use some vintage Guild for a while ;-)

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said 3975 days ago (November 5th, 2006)
Gorgeous...
Curry, this is a very moving piece of guitar playing... really hits home in my ear and heart. I know this sounds maybe a bit strange... but it is like I can hear your heart singing throught the guitar.... cool, bro!
Cori Ander said 3974 days ago (November 6th, 2006)
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Considate and deep listening .. thank you my friend .. always a pleasure to have you on board ..

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composerclark said 3975 days ago (November 5th, 2006)
Peace like a river
Very peaceful. Just what I needed.
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Cori Ander said 3973 days ago (November 7th, 2006)
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The best destiny for a tune is when it can be for use or joy somewhere! Thanks a lot for your comment Clark!

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Tadashi Togawa said 3974 days ago (November 6th, 2006)
Beautiful effect sound.
I feel the ripple of water.
The effect sound is beautiful.
Like a way of Windham Hill label.

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Cori Ander said 3973 days ago (November 7th, 2006)
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Tadashi, your comments are artworks!
Thanks a lot for giving me the honour to leave them here!

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slide said 3974 days ago (November 6th, 2006)
Very....
...inspirational! In fact it's SO inspirational, I had to try and sing something too it....arghhh I HATE it when that happens....:-)
(just kidding, I love it)....
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Cori Ander said 3974 days ago (November 6th, 2006)
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LOL! Thank you !

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Cellar said 3974 days ago (November 6th, 2006)
very pretty
I could listen to this over and over again. Wonderfull.
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Cori Ander said 3973 days ago (November 7th, 2006)
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Thank you Cellar and welcome to MacJams!

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said 3974 days ago (November 6th, 2006)
I love...
...good improv. (That's one reason I've always had a soft spot for jam bands.) This is really quite wonderful Curry. You were "in the flow" here (stream of consciousness). The playing is superb as per usual and the sound is amazing. I'm really looking forward to the next part!

Be well friend!
Cori Ander said 3973 days ago (November 7th, 2006)
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Thank you my dear friend. Glad you liked it that much .. and the next part will come quite soon!

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Scott Carmichael said 3974 days ago (November 6th, 2006)
At your best
No doubt you are doing some of your best work when you are spontanious (in the moment)... I really love the disonence inside the chords that sometimes peek through... is this drop D or a complete alternate tuning??? your music creates moods and breathable atmospheres... in a perfect world we could crack open a bottle of red together.. and play all evening... now that would be communion
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Komrade K said 3974 days ago (November 6th, 2006)
Shimmering
I was thinking that this had the feel of long hot days and then noticed that it was recorded in July. It's definitely music to accompany a trip along mirage dissolved roads. Very fine playing, lovely feel.

KK


PS - done a reply coz there's a bug with the submit comment function.

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Cori Ander said 3973 days ago (November 7th, 2006)
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Yes, and it sure WAS a hot July, soo you hit the nail on it's head there .. Thank you for the kind words KK!

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Cori Ander said 3974 days ago (November 7th, 2006)
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OK, Scott .. keep the red redy .. just need to write a hit of some kind to get dow for the ticket.

Yes it is drop D tuning, nothing else.

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lholden said 3972 days ago (November 8th, 2006)
inspirational
listening to your guitar playing inspires me and makes me feel so happy. I especially enjoyed the long, ringing sounds in the middle. you have such a rich, lovely bass sound to the guitar. near the end you really get rolling with an idea and it flows so well. fantastic! keep improvising.
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Cori Ander said 3971 days ago (November 9th, 2006)
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Wow .. very nice to hear Laura! Thank you!

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j2morrow said 3972 days ago (November 9th, 2006)
Masterful
This reminds me of the late, great Michael Hedges, which from my perspective is one of the best compliments I could give. Beautiful stuff.
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Cori Ander said 3971 days ago (November 9th, 2006)
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Wow, thank you JP ... sure recognize that name, but sorry that I don't know or have any music from him..

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bronco said 3971 days ago (November 9th, 2006)
Nicely Done
Good improv. Fun to do aren't they?
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Cori Ander said 3969 days ago (November 11th, 2006)
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Yes they are .. certain days it just works, then it it lot of fun! Thank you Bronco!

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jiguma said 3969 days ago (November 11th, 2006)
Hi ho!
Another one! Lucky cousin indeed.
Neil
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thegreateugene said 3888 days ago (January 31st, 2007)
cool stuff
the strings sound metallic to me, i wouldnt have guessed that they are really nylon. perhaps its the amp? ...that or my ears. hah. either way, very cool arrangement!
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