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Extended piano jam based on an old idea I have kicking around. The distorted piano is in one take without any volume adjustments. The drums are GB loops. The picture is the robot my students have been working on. We go to Toronto this week for a big competition.
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Hits: 3238
Comments: 22
Fans: 8
Plays: 164
Downloads: 161
Votes: 5
Uploaded: Mar 24, 2007 - 02:08:02 PM
Last Updated: Mar 24, 2007 - 02:08:02 PM Last Played: Jan 17, 2017 - 08:29:50 AM
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Hardware:
Yamaha Clavinova through Edirol midi connection
Software:
Garage Band
Comments
said 3748 days ago (March 24th, 2007)
love the feeling.
since you were kind enough to give me an ear, i had to stop by.
glad i did.
this creates a bit a of a rocking jazz feel. gets my head bobbin! the runs almost remind me of the doors, except this is not drug music. i thoroughly am enjoying this, though. thanks!
peacepiano said 3748 days ago (March 24th, 2007)
Faelin-
Glad you stopped buy. You are correct, the most powerful drug used was coffee, but my musical roots are apparently never far away :)
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Youra said 3748 days ago (March 24th, 2007)
Distorted
Love the sound of your piano. Inspired impro, heartful and groovy. Well done, peacepiano !
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peacepiano said 3748 days ago (March 24th, 2007)
Youra-
Thanks for the compliments. I really enjoyed playing this one.
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MJG said 3747 days ago (March 24th, 2007)
Like it!
Nice and mellow with some quality tones.
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peacepiano said 3747 days ago (March 24th, 2007)
MJG
Thanks for listening and commenting! Peace
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musichead said 3747 days ago (March 25th, 2007)
Ramsey Lewis
As a kid my father used to take me to Chicago.
One time he took me to see Ramsey Lewis trio.
I was 11 years old, boy was I lucky....
This song reminds of that time
Great tune,,as always a great sond and melody
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peacepiano said 3747 days ago (March 25th, 2007)
Musichead-
Thanks for listening. I looked up the Ramsey Lewis, cool stuff, Thanks again.
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paddler said 3746 days ago (March 25th, 2007)
Doorsy
Great blues - nice rhodesy sound.I'm quite a fan of long improvisations - specially when they take you on a musical journey.You cover alot of the octaves,which result in quite a few crescendos - I like that too (ever heard any Herbie Hancock?) thanks - enjoyable.Good luck with the competition,go robot go!
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peacepiano said 3746 days ago (March 25th, 2007)
paddler-
I have definitely heard Herbie Hancock, he's one of my favorite jazz players. Thanks for noticing all those crescendos. When you can force them using the volume controls its hard to convey how much fun it is to do it on your own. We walk a fine line between live and machine music here.

I'll let the team know that there are musicians all over the world rooting for them :)
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echoroom said 3746 days ago (March 26th, 2007)
Too cool for school
Bill - I love the distorted piano sound here - kinda Doorsy/ Radiohead. Lovely playing - I really admire you're playing on this (I couldn't write anything if I had to play it live).

You get into a great groovy that just cascades in your head - great stuff.

Steve
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peacepiano said 3746 days ago (March 26th, 2007)
echoroom-
I won't tell my students about "too cool for shcool" ;)
Getting into a live groove is kind of intoxicating, its good to hear that you enjoyed it too!
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gregd said 3740 days ago (March 31st, 2007)
Mr. Piano
The left channel piano solo just carries my attention off. It's wonderful. The distortion is great and the tempo just keeps pulling me along.

Your mixing, composing, and playing is getting really tight and solid.

Don't stop it.
-g
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peacepiano said 3740 days ago (April 1st, 2007)
g-
Thanks, I'll keep pounding the keys.
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Brian Weiland said 3736 days ago (April 5th, 2007)
Rhodes Less Traveled
Whatever you do. REMEMBER HOW YOU GOT THAT SOUND!!!

That slightly overdriven Rhodes thing is just GREAT!, and you're playing kept my attention, too, which says a lot for your melodic sense, given the simplicity and repetition of the background part. Really cool and dramatic when the bass dropped out, then you slowly brought everything back up, too. Nice touch. Think I'll go listen to more of your stuff!

~Brian
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peacepiano said 3736 days ago (April 5th, 2007)
Brian
Sounds like you really listened carefully, thanks. The "Affected" piano is saved and tweaked frequently, no worry there. The drums and bass didn't vary at all when I recorded it, so its nice that you noticed the little bits of production I allowed myself. I'm following the "use of drum loops" forum thread carefully :) Sounds like there are ways to really improve the drums post recording.
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alanfraser said 3636 days ago (July 13th, 2007)
Cool groove
At first I thought the drum track was fixed but it was cool the way you mixed it up. It just ended and it's a cool vibe throughout. It would have lost me without the changes in the drum tracks but that kept it popping. Great moves!
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peacepiano said 3636 days ago (July 14th, 2007)
Alan
Thanks for the comment. Drums are always a struggle for me, its good to know that it is worth the trouble to do something besides letting the drum loop go.
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deus ex machina said 3446 days ago (January 20th, 2008)
Sweet robot
Had to check out your 'old jam' and I have to say, I love it. Super nice work on the piano, a nice take on a bluesy scale-- plus it's just the right amount of distortion. Some might ask for a changeup or a break from the groove, not me however, I LOVE a good jam, and this is it. My greedy mind would really enjoy it if this built to the point wear some heavier drums kick in and maybe some guitar swells as the clavinova reaches its peak intensity and we rock out like that for 16 measures or so. I'd glady try and tweak that, but have no idea how to do a collab, have never done one before. Let me know if you'd be interested. Funny comment on how this isn't drug music. I'd say that's in the brain of the beholder. Rock on man
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peacepiano said 3445 days ago (January 20th, 2008)
Deus Ex
Glad you like the jam. There are a number of ways to do a collab. If we have the same version of GarageBand I could send you the garageband file and you could go to town, as the bass and piano are my midi recordings and the drums are apple loops. If that is a problem, we could swap parts of the song as mp3 files. If you want to proceed send me a note outlining your method of producing. Portions of this could easily be rerecorded to fit any plans you might have.
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rsorensen said 3041 days ago (February 28th, 2009)
man i love this
so much. glad i discovered it. would you be okay with me laying down some vocals over it?
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peacepiano said 3039 days ago (March 1st, 2009)
RSorensen
I would be most honored for you to lay down some lyrics. I still have all the original GB files and can re-record as needed.
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