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Om Sommaren (the jazzy)


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Cori Ander

 Genre: Bluegrass

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Old Swedish melody. The origin is unknown, but was given with lyrics around 1650. The lyricist wrote that he "found the melody among Swedish antiques" so it was old at that time.

This is my second post of 'Om sommaren sköna'. Here in a new rendition. Don't know if it is jazz or bluegrass or something else. Hope bluegrass lovers don't get offended for the choice of genre and jazz lovers for the choice of song title.

I probably haven't mentioned how much I love to play around with this particular song. Can sit for hours and play it round and round with new variations popping out of the guitar. This recording is from one such occation. I found it at the end of a long recording session and it seems almost like if I forgot that the recording was on.

You can hear the guitar move within the stereo field (most obvious when you listen in headphones). This is not an intended effect but because as usual I didn't sit still on the chair while recording. Sometimes I suddenly move from side to side. Sometimes the music gets me like dancing .. while sitting .. eh .. awkward maybe .. don't ask for a movie .. I have no camera, haha.
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Hits: 4717
Comments: 48
Fans: 26
Plays: 325
Downloads: 237
Votes: 14
Uploaded: Jul 28, 2007 - 02:37:29 PM
Last Updated: Apr 01, 2009 - 01:59:37 AM Last Played: May 23, 2017 - 12:18:00 AM
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Furch D-24 dreadnought acoustic guitar
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Software:
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Comments
Feter said 3736 days ago (July 28th, 2007)
Om Sommaren (the jazzy)
emm I dunno why you call it jazzy...but it certainly
has a sence of agressiveness ...a willing ..
charming ...as usual ...!
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Cori Ander said 3736 days ago (July 28th, 2007)
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Thanks Feter for a thoughtful comment!

.. "jazzy" .. maybe for no other reason that it bitwise has jazzier phrasing than any of my other music .. thought I heard something there .. but jazz is one of the musical genres I know the least..

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Johannes Curry
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said 3736 days ago (July 28th, 2007)
more ..
tasty than the 1st one, charming playing as usual and always the suitable word for you is YOUR FINGERS ARE FLYING in YOUR MELODIES !!
Really greatest piece, thanks for sharing this with us.
I'm surprised that every time i open your page i fund new song, YOU'RE POSTING GREAT PIECES DAY AFTER DAY !!
but still enjoyable ..

Take Care
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Yeman Auf Al-Rawi
Cori Ander said 3736 days ago (July 28th, 2007)
Thank you Birdman
Thank you Birdman. Your comments are great to get. You know, sometimes I wonder why I am doing all this ... you know the "why-don't-I-get-myself-a-life-instead"-feeling. But as long as my music makes anyone happy then I am happy and I will keep on. Appreciation like yours makes the journey worthwhile. Thank you for expressing it so generously!

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Moviz said 3736 days ago (July 28th, 2007)
I wouldn't
like to categories this music except to say that it's so pleasurable and listenable. I'd love to be able to play like this, but my fingers never seemed dextrous enough. Great playing from you and a modern sounding tune too, saying that it's so old, M
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Cori Ander said 3736 days ago (July 28th, 2007)
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That's perfectly satisfying classifications to me .. pleasurable and listenable :)Thanks a lot!

And the reason it sounds modern, well that's my fault, I don't even try to get it sound oldish.

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Johannes Curry
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eorthman said 3736 days ago (July 28th, 2007)
Awesome
I wouldn't call this jazz or bluegrass... but it would seem presumptuous to place it simply in the category of "great music," which is where it belongs. There's several different moods in this and some fine fretwork as well. Defnitely a downloader.
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Cori Ander said 3736 days ago (July 28th, 2007)
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Thank you Rob .. well I am still waiting for the genre "Curry Style Guitar" to come up. But I guess it's so narrow that they may never adopt it. Meanwhile I am happy that you digged this and call it great music. Thank you!

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Johannes Curry
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Roxylee said 3736 days ago (July 28th, 2007)
Even with minor chords,
you make this a happy tune. You are great at imporov! I like how the intensity builds, then softens. Really nice playing...:-)
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Cori Ander said 3736 days ago (July 28th, 2007)
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Thank you Roxanne! I kind of knew (can at least hope) you were gonna like this one.

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Johannes Curry
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ktb said 3736 days ago (July 28th, 2007)
and it makes
me happy too. I can almost picture you moving around the room while you play. Its indeed a beautiful melody and you keep the listener involved by travelling though all the excellent variations. A wonderful sense of improv as well. Like the way it winds down.
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Cori Ander said 3736 days ago (July 28th, 2007)
Thank you
Before I've usually winded my tunes UP instead of down as they go. But this may be a better way to to it .. makes it more interesting from the start. Thanks for showing your appreciation!

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Johannes Curry
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RickW said 3736 days ago (July 28th, 2007)
Masterful!
As always Curry, played with a masterful touch. What is really important here is that your playing makes you happy.That joy comes out in your playing and makes others happy too. Well done my friend.

God bless,

Rick

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Cori Ander said 3736 days ago (July 29th, 2007)
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Thank you Rick. Glad you point this out because I didn't forsee this piece making anyone happy, but it makes me really happy to note that it is so! Your comment spurs me to start trying to record more in the "happy"-genre.

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Johannes Curry
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stevewhit said 3736 days ago (July 28th, 2007)
Another masterpiece!
You have a style that is totally unique to yourself!
Total pleasure.
Thanks
Steve
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Cori Ander said 3736 days ago (July 29th, 2007)
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Glad to hear that you percieve it that way. Sometimes I've felt it is a bit presumptuous to set the genre to "Curry-style guitar" - which I often do on the mp3-versions for download from MJ. Well mostly it is bit of a a pun of coruse, so I've not felt too ashamed, haha ..
Thank you for your supportive comment!

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Johannes Curry
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Ed Hannifin said 3736 days ago (July 28th, 2007)
I love this stuff, as you know...
It feeds right into my fantasy that at some point in my life I'll end up with you on my back deck playing just like this...

I'll hang out over morning coffee or tea, reading a book and sneaking guitarist-style peeks at whatever the heck your fingers are doing... although I suspect what I really want is a peek at what your MIND is doing...

Ed
Cori Ander said 3736 days ago (July 29th, 2007)
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Dear Ed,

After having "net-known" you for more than two years now, my mind is still very curious to meet your mind. Well I quickly got very curious about you from the very start, and still today I jump to read every comment from you wherever I see them. Maybe slowly getting a bit of grasp of you, but most of the curiosity still remains, think you're not a predictable kind (take it a as a compliment).

Apart of curiosity, and maybe more important, I also have come to see you as a friend, and having a friend I never met in reality is a bit frustrating. I am often imagining me and my kids coming to your country, your world, meeting your family and having a cup of tea on your porch.

And a JAM!!!

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Johannes Curry
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said 3736 days ago (July 28th, 2007)
Inspiration
Hove many arms and fingers do you have my friend.
Your playing is very awesome.
Thanks for this one.Bro

Take care
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Kenta

Cori Ander said 3736 days ago (July 29th, 2007)
Tack broder
Tack broder!
Thank you bro!

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Johannes Curry
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eanbardsley said 3736 days ago (July 29th, 2007)
There is something about,...
this that it has the quality of mystery one would expect from a hidden treasure. I sense you recognize that and bring it out that essence. Apart from that your playing is phenomenal.
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Cori Ander said 3735 days ago (July 29th, 2007)
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Thank you for a nice and poetic description .. well maybe not only poetic .. there is some hidden treassure within some pieces ..

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Johannes Curry
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paul f. page said 3736 days ago (July 29th, 2007)
I don't think...
...anyone minds that you keep playing around with this tune. You bring such delightful skill to your keyboard and your dancing fingers seem to find every groove at just the right volume and intensity. What a great jam session a bunch of us could have on a quiet afternoon (as Ed says above). I agree with others about the jazz thought, though. This is just in its own category and exists there without help from any purely defined style...I wonder if you'd consider possibly dropping into E major in the last 1/2...Might lighten up the overall feeling of the piece. Just a thought. As it is, I thoroughly enjoyed it. Your playing is supurb!
Peace.
Paul
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Cori Ander said 3735 days ago (July 29th, 2007)
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Ah that's a good idea .. the E dropping .. Thank you Paul..

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thetiler said 3735 days ago (July 29th, 2007)
Nice
drive to the tune. Like the transition to the lower sequence as well as the first. Like the variations to the slow sections.

Nice recording to-boot!
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Cori Ander said 3735 days ago (July 30th, 2007)
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Thanks a lot Bill!
I'm delighted you like it.

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said 3735 days ago (July 29th, 2007)
Yes! It is as Yeman said above...
..."your fingers are flying in your melodies." So many gems written so long ago. I love to hear them resurrected and given new life. Although this is very old you've definitely given it a contemporary feel. But then, great music always has a timeless quality doesn't it? Like it just dropped down from Plato's World of Forms, or came fresh from the Creator's hand...

Excellent as always Curry, Bravo!

Be well bro!
Cori Ander said 3735 days ago (July 30th, 2007)
The timeless quality
The timeless quality .. yes that's true. It is something special with those. It is a wish to one day be able to compose such a tune. Wonder why it is so difficult to create something with timeless quality, which doesen't sound watered down but meaningful and pregnant.

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jiguma said 3735 days ago (July 29th, 2007)
"Why don't I get a life instead?" feeling
Ah yes Johannes, I know what you mean. BUT, surely this beautiful music you make is a life in itself.

I really enjoy the emotional aspect of your music as much as the technical - somewhere in a mix of classical, folk, jazz and flamenco, you sit very comfortably in your own little genre-space. The one constant in your playing is that it is beautifully done and with a quality of tone that others rarely come close to.

Liked it!
Neil
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said 3735 days ago (July 30th, 2007)
Amen!
I second that emotion!

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Cori Ander said 3734 days ago (July 30th, 2007)
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Thank you Neil. I appreciate your comment because it it positiven and because I have noticed that you're not always necessarily positive, but honest to tell even when you don't like it so much. I dig that.

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composerclark said 3735 days ago (July 30th, 2007)
Feeling it
You're really cooking here! Your playing is just filled with feeling. For me the jazziness here is in the ragtime-like feel and the way you decorate the line.

Wonderful.
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Cori Ander said 3734 days ago (July 30th, 2007)
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Thank you Clark. I feel honoured to get a comment like this from a musician of your caliber.

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Tadashi Togawa said 3735 days ago (July 30th, 2007)
Beautiful hometown. .
Beauty of common sound to all nations.
It puts a girdle round the earth.

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Cori Ander said 3734 days ago (July 30th, 2007)
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Thanks a lot my friend from another side of the world!
I take your comment to my heart.
You give me hope that music can unite.

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Ibstrat said 3734 days ago (July 30th, 2007)
Jazz
Well maybe you aren't using traditional jazz chords, but this definitely has jazz elements.The old blues/ragtime players like Blind Blake,Tommy Johnson,Gary Davis,etc.were masters at improvising in the same type of alternating bass patterns that you are using here.Most guitarists don't consider that "jazz" but I think it should be.
I love the way you articulate the notes-some are cut short,others slapped or strummed.It's a really hard thing to do and you do it amazingly well.
I must also mention that you play with tons of feeling!
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TobinMueller said 3734 days ago (July 31st, 2007)
Greener grass
Another marvelous performance and recording. Consider placing this under Fingerstyle Guitar since it isn't Bluegrass at all, nor jazz. As for cross-genre pieces, they are often the best expressions of ourselves, and I'm glad you play across the fields. I enjoyed how you won't be rushed in the final variation.
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Cori Ander said 3731 days ago (August 3rd, 2007)
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Yes your suggestion is worth considering .. guess fingerstyle is a genre that covers well what happens here.. at least on a practical level.. though I feel it doesn't tell much about the spirit of the music..

.. and strangely enough, I can't let go of the feeling that the piece has lots of bluegrass in spirit..

Thanks a lot for your enduring support Tobin!

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Dj French Toast said 3734 days ago (July 31st, 2007)
This is
ear candy thanx for the soul . Downloaded
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Cori Ander said 3730 days ago (August 3rd, 2007)
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Thank you DJ!

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Scott Carmichael said 3732 days ago (August 2nd, 2007)
very very great playing...
well my friend... I love how you've orchestrated the guitar part around the melody... very complex and accomplished fingerstyle guitar you've offered here... I love when you play it slow at the end, so that we can hear all the delicate chord structures, that earlier you were flying through... I do wish we had a video, not to see you dance, but so that i could watch your fingers
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chipan said 3731 days ago (August 2nd, 2007)
Amazing
I wish I could play guitar half as well as you! I like this version too. My mood would probably dictate which one I prefer. Thanks for sharing your talent with us!
chip
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drakonis said 3731 days ago (August 3rd, 2007)
late evening dessert
There's something about this that feels warm and cozy and timeless. My mind wanders off while listening... I'm relaxing by a warm fire in the fireplace listening to this with my love, sipping a dessert wine, and we're feeding each other little spoonfuls of vanilla ice cream topped with shaved dark chocolate and orange peel. As usual, your gorgeous rich playing, super recording (9 months ago, before your new mic?) and even in headphones I didn't notice your swaying, I was lost in the swirl of music. I loved the way you gently slowed to play the last variation... very well performed. I agree this should be on your CD, but I'll just have to download it and add it to my Curry iPod playlist myself :-)

As far as Genre, I think you are correct in the MP3 file, labelling it "Curry-Style" :-) And is a great style.

ttfn,
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Mcboy said 3729 days ago (August 4th, 2007)
certainly
a more aggressive approach.....still great tones for the ear.....nicely improvised with the tempo changes......very kool....
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kentmoore said 3728 days ago (August 6th, 2007)
clean
very clean and well done. kinda like really, really good coffee...wakes you up but doesn't leave an aftertaste. nice. i needed to hear this this morning.
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BranDaMan said 3727 days ago (August 6th, 2007)
Excellent!
what can i possibly say that hasn't already been said? Mighty fine playing and songwriting skills. Great work.
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said 3724 days ago (August 9th, 2007)
awesome playing
I ain't a guitar player, but I can hear u bluegrass on it! Sheez! Warm sounding, a lot of melodies and plucking going on in this place. I stand in awe (again, never mind).

Jb
Laluna579 said 3712 days ago (August 21st, 2007)
Amazing
This is seriously impressive. It's the type of song that I would play when driving late at night with the sun roof open. You have an obvious skill for getting incredible emotion out of your guitar. This is the 1st song I've downloaded from here!
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