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Swing Axe (w/PV)


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ktb

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Many thanks to David Thomas (PerceptualVortex) for the huge drums. I had recently come across some old (circa 1987) cassettes of jam sessions. They were done on a 4 track, and I was able to isolate the guitar on one. Not sure if I'm the only one who enjoys this, but I love to recycle ancient audio. I was fortunate in recreating a new sound bed, but the drums totally stumped me. Thank you PV :-)

Rich Musacchio Guitar
PV Drums
ktb Bass & Keys
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Uploaded: Mar 15, 2008 - 03:33:49 PM
Last Updated: Mar 15, 2008 - 03:33:49 PM Last Played: Mar 27, 2017 - 10:54:38 AM
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Z293 said 3445 days ago (March 15th, 2008)
Timeless
This sounds great for something that was salvaged from 1987 or any other time. The drums are great and even something a little different sounding from KTB.
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ktb said 3445 days ago (March 15th, 2008)
different
Z, it was a challenge gettin the guitar to sync. I especially like that you think its a lil different. Thx for listening


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Feter said 3445 days ago (March 15th, 2008)
Swing Axe
what a groove whata groove ..great drums indeed
but the Keys just a true flame as well as the
guitar work ..a real blast here ..thnx for sharin
it !!

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Feter said 3445 days ago (March 15th, 2008)
Swing Axe
what a groove whata groove ..great drums indeed
but the Keys just a true flame as well as the
guitar work ..a real blast here ..thnx for sharin
it !!

*wish to see you at woodstock MJ fest *
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ktb said 3445 days ago (March 15th, 2008)
different
Z, it was a challenge gettin the guitar to sync. I especially like that you think its a lil different. Thx for listening
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Jim Bouchard said 3445 days ago (March 15th, 2008)
love that synth organ!
And PV constructs the perfect drummers groove! It's indeed a bit different a little like fusion John Scofield and I like it! I especially like the chord chops the guitar does at around the 3 minute mark, as they are so dirty and the last solo seems to be built on that structure. The outro is probably my favorite part. Cool!
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ktb said 3445 days ago (March 15th, 2008)
3:00
Jim, thats my favorite part. Good seeing you the other night. Hears to more of that
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droop said 3445 days ago (March 15th, 2008)
Wow KTB
This is like digging up an old treasure, and what a great job of polishing it up. I like finding some of my old stuff, but usually after listening I wish I hadn't. The guitar on this is really good. I love the B3 and just an incredible job by PV with the drums.

Great find thanks
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ktb said 3445 days ago (March 15th, 2008)
me luv B3
I think theres a song title in there somewhere. Appreciate the kind words
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peacepiano said 3445 days ago (March 15th, 2008)
Artists
Great jam. PV's mixing and drums are sharp. Rich's guitar soars over the the combo as it should. And I heard some rocking keys in there too, nice job KTB. Cool Stuff.

Thanks
Bill
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ktb said 3445 days ago (March 15th, 2008)
Hey
Bill. it was good to meet you! Thx for the listen

John


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drakonis said 3445 days ago (March 15th, 2008)
prog-axe
excellent salvage job... timeless. Love the keys, as always, the guitar sounds just fine (after you did your timing magic)... and Dave's drums are always so alive and tickle my ears. Great stuff!
ttfn,
Drakonis
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ktb said 3445 days ago (March 15th, 2008)
Daves the Man
Drak, very much appreciated. I feel compelled to start tearing through all my old tapes now :-)



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ziti said 3445 days ago (March 15th, 2008)
this is
very cool....


great mix, great sound and playing all around...Rich is a great guitarist and fits this material perfectly....

very impressive...PV makes and mixes a drum track like a flippin pro...

all sooo good...great work John!!!!


deep bows

z
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ktb said 3445 days ago (March 15th, 2008)
the other night
Fran, your sets at the Firefly were incredible. Your tune selections were the best.
I agree with you re: Rich. He's a local too :-)
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timothy devine said 3445 days ago (March 15th, 2008)
ktb
you continue to amaze me man.
What a very cool over all sound. The sounds blend together real nice. The bed and soloing just sparkle.
Great playing & mixing.
Sweet.
t
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ktb said 3445 days ago (March 16th, 2008)
next time
Ziti has a gig we'll have to make a point to get together. Missed you at this latest Mj fest.
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timothy devine said 3443 days ago (March 18th, 2008)
Absolutely
I'm in!
I had to work on the 7th.


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Ed Hannifin said 3445 days ago (March 15th, 2008)
Of course there's a lot to enjoy here...
...the very sustain-y guitar lead is great, the comping bed from ktb is always the tasteful and deceptively essential bit...

And I want to say that I continue to be amazed at David's ability to come in AFTER a track's begun and think like a drummer and come up with stuff that sounds like he was playing along the first time it was played/recorded...

Neat meld of the new and old, guys...

Ed
ktb said 3445 days ago (March 16th, 2008)
ditto
that re: David's ability to create monster percussion tracks. In this case much after the fact. Maybe we can get him to show us how he does it. That and juggling :-)
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Vic Holman said 3445 days ago (March 15th, 2008)
totally
totally rocks.
fantastic how you were to create a whole bed just from a guitar solo.

and Dave's drums on the mark and real. i think all that juggling has kept him in form.
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ktb said 3444 days ago (March 16th, 2008)
Guitar track
Vic, when I play just that guitar track I can hear the old drum machine we jammed to. Thank God for that. 'preciate you stoppin by
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lupiroz said 3445 days ago (March 16th, 2008)
Great result,
if you didn't tell about the old stuff salvage I don't think I could understand that! Rock on!!!!
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ktb said 3444 days ago (March 16th, 2008)
hey
sending you mirage funk with some noodling. That track is great. Thx for letting me jam to it.
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Mcboy said 3445 days ago (March 16th, 2008)
first off
best drumming i've heard from dave...hands down....that synthorgan is very soulful...and the lead guitar playing is tasty......my only compositional critique to make this better is to chop the guitar lead into sections and create some breaks/transitions for the band.....so u don't have one long guitar solo....i like the music ..it cooks......and we are due for another collab.....bassist drewkopr is working on a track that will need some keys ......and percussion by dave if he is interested...should be kool.....cya
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ktb said 3444 days ago (March 16th, 2008)
breaks
absolutely. One of the things I wanted to do was surprise my guitar buddy, Rich. with a blast from the past. Thx McBoy
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said 3445 days ago (March 16th, 2008)
Fun Jam
Drums after the fact must be hard as timeing gets altered especially when it comes from a 4track originally
Good job guys thanks for posting it
ktb said 3444 days ago (March 17th, 2008)
dem drums
The drums make the tune for me Tom. They mash it up just right.
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Ibstrat said 3445 days ago (March 16th, 2008)
Great
Jam-I really enjoyed it!
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ktb said 3444 days ago (March 17th, 2008)
jam
Mark, thats the way it developed via a jam. Its still more a jam than a real song.
Someday I'll think of a melody :-)
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FEEL said 3445 days ago (March 16th, 2008)
Wooo!
Very cool John... lOvEd the bass and the keys are outstanding.. and who's that guy on guitar? he's really good! David, those drums are outstanding as usual. great collab... loved this from start to finish.
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ktb said 3443 days ago (March 17th, 2008)
wow
John, my sincere gratitude for the thumbs up. Rich & Dave made it work in a big way
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said 3444 days ago (March 16th, 2008)
Excellent track!
Man, this is hot! I think it's really neat that you could resurrect the old recording and do this. I really enjoyed this one!
ktb said 3443 days ago (March 17th, 2008)
resurrection
Mikey, I hope our little urbnite collab comes out someday. Maybe we should conspire to do one directly!
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perceptualvortex said 3444 days ago (March 16th, 2008)
KTB
This turned out great, man! I love the guitar and organ in here, and the new bass really holds it all together. It was fun putting together the drum track, thanks for getting me involved with this!
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ktb said 3444 days ago (March 16th, 2008)
Bailed me man
David, that was like the staples 'easy' button. For me at least :-) Many thanks for pounding vibe.
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dajama said 3444 days ago (March 16th, 2008)
Great groove
and an absolutely killer bass sound (and playing) - it just throbs out of the speakers. Nice guitar work too, and those drums are indeed big and very effective. This is very nicely done. Kudos. Peace.
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ktb said 3443 days ago (March 17th, 2008)
groove
David, coming from you I take that as high praise indeed. Thx for the positive review
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Leon said 3443 days ago (March 17th, 2008)
blast from the past!
This is a real gem you unearthed, KTB, and thank God for digital restoration you really cleaned it up clear and crisp! PV added a layer of sheen with his awesome percussions. Must be really satisfying to sit back after all was done and enjoy and re-live this track from an era in your life all over again.
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ktb said 3443 days ago (March 17th, 2008)
golden oldies
Leon, it was a real blast doin this. The original guitar track only had a hint of the old drum program, but once I added the other parts and Dave's crushin drums it all seemed to gel. Thx for commenting
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Hectorious said 3443 days ago (March 17th, 2008)
Check you Out
Mr.Groovy Bass player Man. Killer groove and Tune!!
This Rich Guy ain't Bad either:0}
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ktb said 3443 days ago (March 18th, 2008)
nothing
replaces real bass. :-) Hope the band is tearin it up! and the twins are lettin you sleep in
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lavalamp said 3443 days ago (March 17th, 2008)
Vintage
Good stuff. Drums sound fantastic. Underrated form of music.
Liked it a lot.
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ktb said 3442 days ago (March 18th, 2008)
forms of music
david, I love jam based tunes. I think its cuz I always had trouble playing tunes with too many changes (could never keep up!) Thank you stoppin by
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Macaudion said 3443 days ago (March 18th, 2008)
MY
BELLY BE SMILE'N TOO!

WHATA NASTY STYINKY GUITAR!

DAT PV JUST ROCKS

JOHN, THANK YOU,

FROM ALL OVER ME!




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ledebutant said 3442 days ago (March 18th, 2008)
Wowsa
This sounds wonderful and you did a great job of reverse engineering a track to go with the guitar; it sounds completely organic and completely groovy. David's drums sound wonderful and it's cool to hear him "drumming" in a slightly different style than we usually hear from him. Thanks for getting his voice back here on the site, too. I've been wondering when he would post something. He hasn't since last November and I was starting to wonder if he'd been sitting around playing Scrabble or something...
ktb said 3442 days ago (March 18th, 2008)
somehow
when I think of David I can't imagine "downtime" unless it has to do with describing his formidable percussive talents. Lisa, I really appreciate you listening and taking the time to comment.
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paralax said 3441 days ago (March 19th, 2008)
very cool
nice salvage work sounds really good great mix job.

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ktb said 3440 days ago (March 20th, 2008)
salvage
you're too generous man.
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spitlogic said 3440 days ago (March 20th, 2008)
wow
That guitar is ripping that track a new one. Well played and well made.
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ktb said 3440 days ago (March 20th, 2008)
hey spit
wanna thank you for the support. You leave a lot of kind comments. If you ever get stuck for keys let me know!
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guitapick said 3440 days ago (March 21st, 2008)
WOWWWWWW!!!!!!
This is FANTASTIC!!!! Great, great, great THICK sound with some screaming leads. Your keys sound incredible, too...instant download...kudos, people!
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guitapick said 3440 days ago (March 21st, 2008)
WOW 2
Just read the description...the drums and bass absolutely kick, guys! So giving credit where credit's due...so fine...
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ktb said 3439 days ago (March 21st, 2008)
drums & bass
Bob, so glad you liked this one. I play the bass on a keyboard and can only hope I do PV's drums justice!
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said 3439 days ago (March 21st, 2008)
delicious
spiffy keys, distinctive percussive flourishes, killer guitar -
HEY! THIS HAS EVERYTHING!
wonderful mood, john - you're nothing if not one classy musician.
what a cool mix,
anne
ktb said 3438 days ago (March 23rd, 2008)
almost everything
Its missing some screamin vocals ;-) Anne, your comments always leave me smiling. Thanks
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8piscean8 said 3439 days ago (March 22nd, 2008)
Nice
This is another fine example of an excellent collaboration! It sounds like it was all recorded in the present time and not pieced together from several decades. Great job people!
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Scott Carmichael said 3438 days ago (March 22nd, 2008)
I've said it before
But you'd be my keyboard man of choice... and I'd have your ears all over every production... lots of testoserone here... testicular fortitude, is the refined way to say it has "balls"...

great stuff John... very Jon Hammer with Jeff Beck
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ktb said 3438 days ago (March 23rd, 2008)
testicular fortitude
Theres a band name in there I just know it :-) Scott, always great to have you stop by and offer encouragement. This is more of a jam per se, but it definitely represents the type of stuff we used to play for hours on end when we got a chance to jam!
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gail60 said 3434 days ago (March 26th, 2008)
yummy... nice
I loved this song. It really sounds great. The drums are perfect and I am really impressed that you were able to recycle this from years back. You are very talented and very good!!!
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Lennon714 said 3434 days ago (March 27th, 2008)
very impressive
I'm first amazed you captured that much quality on a 4-track back in '87. Then the work the other guys put down on this. I can't play in time well enough to save my life, let alone have a drummer come in and blow it away like that. Great job to everyone involved. This track is great!
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rsorensen said 3432 days ago (March 28th, 2008)
nice
great groove here, and great guitar work. glad you dug it up and got it synced!
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jiguma said 3432 days ago (March 29th, 2008)
I'm always a sucker for this style of keys
Top addition in David's drumming - guitars, bass and keys all work really well. Some lovely bass parts in there.
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Tadashi Togawa said 3432 days ago (March 29th, 2008)
Wonderful.
Good!!
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Scorpjammer said 3430 days ago (March 30th, 2008)
From 1987...
... to TIMELESS.

Yeah, PV definitely ROCKS on those virtual drums. Great sense and sensibility he brings to every project he tackles.

Keys, mix and arrangement are awesome, K.

Sure glad you rescued this one. Thanks for sharing!
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Heightened said 3429 days ago (April 1st, 2008)
An oldie but a goodie!
Very cool and awesome drums!
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tokai said 3420 days ago (April 9th, 2008)
great
groove, guitar work is excellent. Back line is solid, powerful drums.
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stratcat said 3417 days ago (April 12th, 2008)
Great
sounding organ. Reminds me of Keith Emerson. Cool jam. Kind of a fusion thing. Yes the drums sound great, and so does the guitar work. Great job

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Mangwisto said 3360 days ago (June 8th, 2008)
I never really know what to say
other than I like it. Real dirty emotion in the guitar and the drums have the WHABAM! Cool
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