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Here is another draft mix for my upcoming album RAIN BATHER. Adding organ to the ensemble and a more lively EQing. I think this will be track 3 or 4 on the recording. I like the balance on this one.

The ensemble:
Tobin Mueller - B3 organ
Chris Mueller (my nephew) - piano
Jeff Cox - acoustic bass
Dane Richeson - drums & percussion
Woody Mankowski - soprano saxophones
Tom Washatka - tenor saxophone
Ken Schaphorst - flugelhorn
Bob Levy - trumpet

Earlier version can be found here: I Wanna Fly (v1)

RAIN BATHER draft mixes on MJ:
I Wanna Fly
Lightning Strikes
Caught In The Current (feat. Bill Barner/Komdrade K)
Finding No Path
Seven Buttons On A Nehru Jacket
Acid Hopping (extended version)
Last Song On Vaudeville (feat. Bill Barner)

If you would like to purchase a copy of the CD, which is pressed on a cool disc that looks like a mini-LP, feel free to contact me, or see:
Rain Bather on CDBbay
Rain Bather on iTunes
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Uploaded: Nov 20, 2007 - 10:40:44 AM
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thetiler said 3594 days ago (November 20th, 2007)
Terrific
Lots of great sounds here. All in sync! Love that B3 sound, kinda reminds me of Jimmy Smith of yesteryear. This is really quite peppy and so full of zing! When I hear. Your B3 really is answering back with a lots of cool sass:)

This is the kinda stuff that can get addictive!

WAy to gO !

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TobinMueller said 2992 days ago (July 14th, 2009)
Addict
Thanks. Yes, obsession is a fundamental part of my being. Glad you too can hear the addictive nature...
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Scott Carmichael said 3594 days ago (November 20th, 2007)
killer recording
as of late I've been listening to old Sinatra recordings... and marveling at how they sound... I'd expect them to be archaic in nature... instead they shine and stand with anything that's out there today... this has that vibe... an outstanding cast of player who can really make extraordinary music... I don't see how it could be any better than this...

knocked out
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TobinMueller said 3049 days ago (May 18th, 2009)
Sinatra vibe
Wo, no one ever said my music has a Sinatra vibe. I'm hoping you mean the Sands recordings, cuz those are by far my fav Sinatra tracks. Yes, I've always thought those recordings display an astounding band, perfectly balanced, totally hip arrangements, with a liveness that transcends time. If some of the tracks on RAIN BATHER can achieve that, even for friendly ears like yours, I am most grateful!
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Feter said 3594 days ago (November 20th, 2007)
I Wanna Fly
its hot ! its live ..just incredible !!
one of the most groovey B3 to enjoy at MJ
KUDOS!!!!
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Moviz said 3594 days ago (November 20th, 2007)
Very
'Big Band' sounding here, with the horns and all, standing alongside all the 'greats'. Good recording too with everything clear as a bell and in its place. Brilliant sound, regards M
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TobinMueller said 3593 days ago (November 21st, 2007)
Big band
Thanks. I added "big band" to my key words. Good idea. Sometimes the ensemble sounds like a large combo, sometimes a big band. I liked how it came across on this recording.
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Bubowski said 3594 days ago (November 20th, 2007)
Nice
Another hot chart. These are great! Tight playing, live feel, clean mix. Kudos.

--Graham
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c4rson said 3594 days ago (November 20th, 2007)
Hey Tobin...
Nice swinging sound...

Great arrangement...

Keep doing it...
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jfaaz said 3594 days ago (November 20th, 2007)
Refreshing
I enjoyed this.

Thanks!
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rover101 said 3594 days ago (November 20th, 2007)
Great stuff
Very much the kind of jazz I like when I'm liking jazz (as often as not, this has to do with the company I'm in....I'm forever getting in trouble with zealots of any kind). Gets a little congested and confused near the end - kinda gives it a jam feel, maybe, but I felt it reduced the piece from a 9 to a 7.5. But yes, very much the kind of music that makes people walk easier, makes the day more enjoyable. Life more bearable.

Cheers, Shaky

P.S. I'm afraid I've given up voting when anything appears with a 10 out of the box, and it makes me extra picky in my comments (and downright snotty if I don't like the piece)(people be warned)
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TobinMueller said 3593 days ago (November 21st, 2007)
More main stream
Yes, this chart begins more mainstream than it ends. When we first did this, it almost sounded like a swing version of a television show intro song. I've been trying to hip the sound up a bit without going outside the mainstream. I'm a guy whole enjoys being in the middle of congested confusion, tho. I think it dates back to when I was in college, in the chorus of The Messiah, singing the final Amen and almost going into a trance, feeling like I was in the vortex of a cosmic swirl. Been trying to recapture that moment for a long time. Controlled chaos is the jazz equivalent to power chords, an emotional high that, sometimes, is self-indulgently delicious to create.

Re: 10s out of the box - I have no control over what/when people vote. Feel free to give it what you want, whenever. Its not like I orchestrate the timing of votes in anyway... (I'm really pleased that the track has seven 10s just now, tho, and I think it may be a testimony to the balance between wild and mainstream that we reach in this tune. I don't know, who can figure voting? I like to pretend that's the reason, anyway. I know I still hear plenty of flaws.)
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B. Flat said 3594 days ago (November 20th, 2007)
Brilliant!
This is so tight and crisp--I DIG it! I especially like the tutti brass riffs. The mix is perfect to my ears--well balanced. Great arranging and playing! A '10' if I've ever heard it!
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TobinMueller said 3011 days ago (June 25th, 2009)
10
Thanks, man. I love the perfect mix comments from fresh ears. Mixing is frustrating thing, since I know what it sounded like in the room, what is sounded like in mixing headphones, and what it ends up sounding like in the track, which is never as exciting. Maybe thats becuz of hearing it so many times. Its also becuz certain mixes brought out things that get kind of buried in a "better" mix. But I am grateful you like this version. The final mastering on the CD ended up making this track a tad better, tho!
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paddler said 3594 days ago (November 20th, 2007)
-
What a great band,tune - bet you do some great gigs.
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TobinMueller said 3011 days ago (June 25th, 2009)
Live
It is impossible to capture the feel of live horns, how they bounce off walls and vibrate the skull, how the vibrations interact with visuals and present emotions. Yes, this a really good band. Tough getting everyone together, tho. Some of these cats lead crazy busy lives.
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michael2 said 3594 days ago (November 20th, 2007)
you
guys always sound so good. since i know you i feel like I should be commenting on the organ (which is perfect BTW), but I am so blown away by the horns and how well your nephew sounds. this is stunning. sounds just right.
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TobinMueller said 3011 days ago (June 25th, 2009)
Organ
Kind of amazing how the frequencies of the organ fill out so many spaces. I wonder why more jazz bands don't use one, why its so rare. Especially on tape, its been great placing the organ just right to mellow out or accentuate a line or chord. Thanks for your enthusiastic support.
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J.A.Stewart said 3594 days ago (November 20th, 2007)
Too Spiffy For Words...
Excellent work, performance and recording... and it deserves the 10s. ;)

--- Joe
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BranDaMan said 3594 days ago (November 20th, 2007)
really good
terrific sound here. Everything is well played and put together very nicely. Great ensemble here!
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SmokeyVW said 3594 days ago (November 20th, 2007)
light and fun track
i like that organ improv near the middle - where it calms down just before it builds back up into frenzy of excitement!!! but it seemed a tad brief

thanks
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TobinMueller said 3593 days ago (November 21st, 2007)
2:21
I usually make songs too long, sometimes way too long. This track is only 2:21. When I listen, I love its brevity, compactness. But I, too, think its going so well why stop? Its cool, in a show of 6-8 minute pieces, or tunes where everyone gets a solo and the audience has to stay in a groove forever, that we throw out this surprise ditty. Kind of shakes up the pacing. But I'm with you on this, I think the song could have gone on longer too. I get my moments later on, tho.
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guitapick said 3593 days ago (November 20th, 2007)
Quite simply:
This is great stuff. Period. Congrats...looking forward to the CD...
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ktb said 3593 days ago (November 20th, 2007)
big swing daddy o
you have to be thrilled with how this sounds. everything so upfront and high end sounding. the horn score is stellar. nice sounding b3
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said 3593 days ago (November 21st, 2007)
LIFTOFF ACHIEVED
that was a tremendous output of energy. my ear was swept onto the dance floor and totally captured there until the last drop of horn. this packs one helluva punch. you FLEW.
bravo - anne
mandolinquent said 3593 days ago (November 21st, 2007)
very very nice
... indeed. Great brass colours...
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davisamerica said 3593 days ago (November 21st, 2007)
i love this swing
and woa yes the B3! I grew up with big bans music and this makes me smile. Even played drums in stage band in high school so this is really a cool listen for me...always wanted to plug into the upper level...boy do u! Cool Tobin! Hats off X2
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peacepiano said 3592 days ago (November 22nd, 2007)
Sound
Sharp and clear. Everything comes through on this one. I love the big band sound :)

Didn't realize the original was from so long ago! The organ gives the whole ensemble a "bigger" sound.

Happy Thanksgiving
Bill
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said 3592 days ago (November 22nd, 2007)
The organ

Tobin did you add the organ solo after the band played ?
Can you give it more level ? I find it a bit under the horns . (I seem to be the only one though)

Great piece again anyway . Bravo !
TobinMueller said 3588 days ago (November 26th, 2007)
louder organ
Thanks, I love to hear calls for more organ!
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Ibstrat said 3592 days ago (November 22nd, 2007)
Great chart
Nice tune-great arrangement.I like the slightly chaotic ending-kind of like the "Jupiter" symphony where all of the themes overlap at the end.How long does it take you to write a chart like that? It would take me a long time.Excellent work!
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lengold said 3592 days ago (November 22nd, 2007)
I would
absolutely love to watch/hear this live. I am always very impressed with and enjoy this level of professionalism, expertise and sheer talent.
Cheers
Len


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TobinMueller said 3588 days ago (November 26th, 2007)
Chart writing
I try do write a chart in 3 days, spending about 4 hours a sitting at it. I used to do it by hand, so then I'd have to write out parts too. Now I use Finale, laying down the chart in MIDI first and converting. It doesn't making it go any faster, actually, but I run thru more ideas in that time, trying out alternatives. And I've learned to not write out drum parts, just provide hits on a staff, since nothing I could ever think up sounded nearly as good as what real drummers come up with on their own.
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timothy devine said 3591 days ago (November 23rd, 2007)
I love coming to this tune
There is so much great energy and the playing is top notch.

What superb writing.

I like the crispness of this version although the first version captured the live feel better...
in the long run i guess the crisp version is a better keeper.

I recently checked out your thoddi collabs (thoddi fan)
nice stuff
peace
tim
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TobinMueller said 3588 days ago (November 26th, 2007)
Thoddi
Thoddi is the Thunder God!
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VicDiesel said 3591 days ago (November 23rd, 2007)
Yowza!
This track is seriously alive. "Real" musicians wind up playing a lot more loosely to the beat than sequenced tracks, which really brings the track to life. And you have some talent here on this track.

Very nicely arranged too.
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TobinMueller said 3487 days ago (March 6th, 2008)
seriously alive
Thanks, a great compliment. I really appreciate it.
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bud said 3589 days ago (November 24th, 2007)
Swingin' tune
thanks for posting. Everybody sounds in top form - nice B3 - excellent production.
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thoddi said 3589 days ago (November 25th, 2007)
cooool
I can dig this:)

The shift in pace where the organ starts its melodic soloing was a tasty choice.

Indeed a cool jazzy tune. Impressive perfomances all around.
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steck said 3587 days ago (November 26th, 2007)
3 5 seconds in...
Class already.

My Dad and I love this.

Thanks TB
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psexnyc said 3584 days ago (November 30th, 2007)
Ohhh Woowww
I'm wordless...commentless...speechless...I'm just going to listen to the track again!
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sir dennis crowther said 3575 days ago (December 9th, 2007)
Hello there (that's Brit for yo!)
Tobin, this is the first time I have listened to your music. I am v. pleased that I did (limey understatement). I have lots of impertinent questions but clearly you are a busy man. But there is one I must know the answer to. Is that a simulated B3 or a real one? You have probably gathered from my stuff that it is heavily laden with my favourite instrument (of the moment). But it is a VST plug in (AZR 3, free to download and v. funky). I have toyed with the idea of buying the real thing or, to be truthful, an A100 or other spinet type which has 85% shared DNA of the B3 for a tiny fraction of the price. But the pros are so outwieghed by the cons that I haven't. But having sat at a B3 beside a full mahogany Leslie it's a difficult memory/experience to shift. A bit like piloting an aerobatic plane. A full on experience.

And now to the music. Where/how is this recorded? Are they tracks separated by time and distance? Is this home recording or something way beyond?

Whichever, it floats my boat and I shall be checking out your back catalogue, squire.

Well done and well done again!

Chas (Sir Dennis Crowther)


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MacFerret said 3574 days ago (December 10th, 2007)
Love it
Man, this is good. Beautifully played, and that rich B3 sound runs through the other parts like cream in a cake. What gets me most is the arrangement. I just have to shake my head, give up thinking about it and enyoy the music, because I cannot even conceive of what process you went through to map out all those parts - and at that pace.

Deeply impressive and a very enjoyable listen.

Ferret
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said 3487 days ago (March 6th, 2008)
Great!
This is great, the band work is just superb. Deepest bows and respect to all. Just a JAZZ masterpiece. KUDOS!

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BossHook said 3303 days ago (September 6th, 2008)
Oh man
This is so hot. I love the way it swings and this group of players you assemble are just so tight. This organ project is my favorite set of jazz I have heard this year and I have heard my fair share doing reviews for Downbeat.


TobinMueller said 3049 days ago (May 18th, 2009)
"my favorite set of jazz this year"
From a Chicago guy like yourself, that's wonderful praise. Thanks. Lets hope Downbeat agrees with you. The reviews for RAIN BATHER have been stellar thus far. Hope the roll continues.

Thanks for you enthusiastic support. You're the Boss!
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sloparts said 3049 days ago (May 18th, 2009)
How cool Tobin
you really have that big jazz band sound going on in this. What a great piece this is too. Love the way the band is so tight and with it. Some really great player on that list bu the sound of your results.

Thanks for sharing this great tune.

Ed
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TobinMueller said 3011 days ago (June 25th, 2009)
Big Band Jazz
Thanks. If you like this, please follow the links in the description area above to hear more mixes, drafts. Or check out the RAIN BATHER album on CDBaby and own the final versions/mastered tracks! This remains my favorite album I've ever worked on.
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Reisinger said 2992 days ago (July 14th, 2009)
the music itself simply screams
I WANNA FLY! why cant I? I want to, but I! Oh the birds fly, bugs fly, why cant I? Stuck on earth, immersed in dearth, oh but not for long, not for long ,cause I'm gonna fly!!!
TobinMueller said 2796 days ago (January 26th, 2010)
conscious-streaming scat rap
Thanks. Love the little conscious-streaming scat rap thing you did in your comment. Maybe you wanna add a vocal line to the track...?
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ShadowofNine said 2051 days ago (February 10th, 2012)
I Wanna Fly
Fabulous....
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