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Chromatisome Swing (tribute to Oscar Peterson)


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TobinMueller

 Genre: Piano

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This is my tribute to Oscar Peterson, one of the greatest pianists of all time. So much of what we do is dependent on what others did before us. He defined what most people call "jazz piano." Oscar Peterson: 1925-2007.

This track appears on my 2007 piano CD, 13 Masks. All online sale proceeds go to Simig/Macjams.
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Uploaded: Dec 26, 2007 - 09:24:54 AM
Last Updated: Dec 26, 2007 - 09:32:45 AM Last Played: Dec 09, 2014 - 03:28:48 AM
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said 3621 days ago (December 26th, 2007)
Super!!!

Great track. Love the chords and the "dry" sound ,a bit of Monk's accents .

Henri
VicDiesel said 3618 days ago (December 28th, 2007)
Nail on the head
As much as this is a fun composition, it's not all that much in Oscar's spirit as Monk's.

Cool stuff, though, on its own merits.


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TobinMueller said 3573 days ago (February 12th, 2008)
Monk too
Yes, Monk touches appear throughout 13 MASKS and in many ways I wanted to write these songs in response to the inspiration he, particularly, brought to my music.
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Feter said 3620 days ago (December 26th, 2007)
Chromatisome Swing
Wow ..a real dragon playin there its a monster
cool piano swing piece ..great one KUDOS !!
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BossHook said 3620 days ago (December 26th, 2007)
Wow.
Great tribute to Oscar with that walking left hand and I agree with Henri also has a Monk bopness to it. Great performance.
dajama said 3620 days ago (December 26th, 2007)
Love the walking bass
kind of feel. Nice track, full of verve and invention. Terrific playing. Nice work. Peace.
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DWL said 3620 days ago (December 27th, 2007)
Consummate composition
Cheers

Dickl
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Mcboy said 3620 days ago (December 27th, 2007)
monkish
goodness abounds.....great tribute to a master musician......!
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michael2 said 3619 days ago (December 27th, 2007)
awesome
playing. i'm really impressed. love those chords and the dissonance you use to such marvelous effect.
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Ibstrat said 3619 days ago (December 27th, 2007)
Great tribute
to Oscar...there aren't many of his generation left.They had a direct connection to jazz.Your versatility is quite amazing.I have heard you play just about every style of music and you do them all extremely well.This is a cool piece!
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guitapick said 3619 days ago (December 27th, 2007)
Oscar Peterson...
...was (and still is) one of the best.

Thanks for this, Tobin. Love the ins and outs...
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eleveneyes said 3618 days ago (December 29th, 2007)
Down with OP
Very cool track Tobin. I love the interplay between the two hands. I had the pleasure of seeing Oscar Peterson live once. What a talent. He sure was a monster on the keys.
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TobinMueller said 3573 days ago (February 12th, 2008)
Live
Seeing him perform live, what a memory. I love his joy and effortlessness.
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thoddi said 3618 days ago (December 29th, 2007)
much energy
I can imagine a pantomime artist doing a show to this music... some parts even have the mood that was present in the early Charlie Chaplin movies. The dry sound coupled with the fast moves makes it come out a bit aggressive. You must have taken out some energy when you recorded this:)

Sounds extremely challenging to play, or even to think it... I wonder how you work on such complex music. If you write it down as sheet music first, it must have taken a looong time... or maybe you just go ahead and record... either way - pretty impressive.


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notraditionmuskwerks said 3617 days ago (December 29th, 2007)
Now THAT'S jazz!!!
He really was quite a loss, Tobin. This is a great capture of the SPIRIT of Jazz & Oscar Peterson!

But we are the ones who have to continue to progress the musicpast where we found it (like you're doing here).

Remember:

"The ONLY tradition in Jazz is that there is NO tradition..." - Miles Davis

That being said, you laid down one of the few track I REALLY dig (but don't tell nobody)...
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said 3612 days ago (January 4th, 2008)
Chromatisome Swing (tribute to Oscar Peterson)
Tobin, I know I have no right to judge your music with myself being totally an amateur by comparison... I can only say what I like and I do dig the melody & the talent it takes to perform a piece like this, let alone write it... I like it!!!!

Thanks mucho,
Wade
Ed Hannifin said 3609 days ago (January 6th, 2008)
It's a great recording, Tobin...
Phenomenal piano sound, really sounding like a piano...clear, dry, resonant but not too resonant...

And, as I have to say so often, this is not my usual listening fare, but I have ears enough to be astounded by it and to know that it's somewhere out there beyond great...

I'm also astounded by that little line above that says that online proceeds are going to Simig/MacJams...

You have one phenomenal generosity of spirit, Tobin...

Ed
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TobinMueller said 3573 days ago (February 12th, 2008)
that little line
Thanks, Ed. Back at you.
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said 3550 days ago (March 6th, 2008)
WOW!
This is great track by all means sir Tobin, the playing is superb (as always). I haven't heard Oscar Peterson before as songs but just heard his name several times (I'm not a huge fan of the Jazz) but when I listened to one of his songs which was a tribute to Frank Sinatra I was amazed by the talent and thought that he's an OLD JAZZ master and was great. Great tribute to him Master Tobin, enjoyed every note played here. KUDOS!

Thanks a lot for sharing ....

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guygrooves said 3519 days ago (April 5th, 2008)
Oscar will be missed
As a Canadian I am very proud of the legacy the man left, and will always hold him in the highest regard. The man was simply amazing, larger than life if you will. This is a superb tribute and I'm sure he is smiling upon this project. I'm off to listen to more of it now. Thanks again for sharing your talent with us Tobin.
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