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ktb

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something Thoddi and I have been working on. We'd welcome vocal contributions. Both of us can move our parts around to make room if need be. I'm pretty psyched as to how its happened so far. I think it might need some other twist, but open to suggestion.

ps...Thors solo is killer (1:30 :-)
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Uploaded: Apr 17, 2009 - 04:32:02 PM
Last Updated: May 17, 2009 - 07:55:29 PM Last Played: Jan 10, 2017 - 07:23:58 AM
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Moviz said 3137 days ago (April 17th, 2009)
Fine as is
for me.... I just love this lovely lingering style of jazz and your a great pair to work as a duo like this.... perfect match of talents and an excellent collaboration, regards M
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ktb said 3136 days ago (April 18th, 2009)
lingering

Maurice thank you for the positive word. I appreciate your listens.
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MarkHolbrook said 3137 days ago (April 17th, 2009)
This is simply great
as it is... Perhaps a female vocal?
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ktb said 3136 days ago (April 18th, 2009)
vocal
thats the tracy thorn connection. I would love to hear what someone might add. Thanks Mark
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Feter said 3137 days ago (April 17th, 2009)
alposketch
this is just brilliant ...a blast ...the grungie meany guitar is one of my
all time fav sound ..your touches in the piano just a balance into sanity
on this track ...cant wait to see where this perfect song can go into ....
Rock on !!!!
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LunaTrick said 3137 days ago (April 17th, 2009)
Stellar...
Really nice lines... solid groove...
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ktb said 3136 days ago (April 18th, 2009)
nice lines
Daniel, I'm glad you like it. Thor really made this come alive imho
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dajama said 3137 days ago (April 17th, 2009)
Wow
Great sound, and some really lovely playing on this. Love the keys and the guitar interchanging and bouncing off each other. I guess I like the female vocal idea, too. Bass sounds great on this, although maybe a touch hot (around 1:47 for example) but that could be my phones (or my ears!). A great track - dying to see where it goes from here. Very cool. Nicely done. Peace.
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ktb said 3136 days ago (April 18th, 2009)
good ears
David, I added some gain to the bass when mixing it to mp3. Acoustic was deceptive to gauge :-) thx
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segiperkasa said 3137 days ago (April 17th, 2009)
cool song...
cool song... i hear some Santana's influence in the guitar ...
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tokai said 3136 days ago (April 18th, 2009)
umm
very nice chaps, a great combo. you did not fancy singing the part then Thor? John wonderful work on those keys. Great job.
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ktb said 3136 days ago (April 18th, 2009)
hey
Thanks Steve!
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guitapick said 3136 days ago (April 18th, 2009)
Vox would be nice...
...but it's a nice tune on it's own, as is. Thor's solo is a beauty...yes...the two of you work very well together
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ktb said 3136 days ago (April 18th, 2009)
thor's solo
Bob, thanks for the kind comment. Its so easy working with Thor.


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Vic Holman said 3136 days ago (April 18th, 2009)
dynamite
works great as a instrumental track. fantastic playing and comp.

but i also wonder why not have Thor sing? seems to me that this tune would be right up his alley.
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ktb said 3136 days ago (April 18th, 2009)
I'll second that :-)
I can always hope!...lol..Vic, very much appreciate you taking the time to check it out.
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thoddi said 3136 days ago (April 18th, 2009)
hot stuff
You're music is very fun to play along to John. The chord progression and the changes you do is to me very tasty. I find it easy and exciting to play along because I like it very much. Thanks a lot for asking - I really enjoyed this one:)
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ktb said 3135 days ago (April 19th, 2009)
the joy
is mutual my Norse friend! I'll have to visit Norway some day and haul my gear with me :-)
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SISTERS said 3134 days ago (April 20th, 2009)
I LOVE THIS!
the warm & wonderful keys paired with thor's delicious guitar are the perfect combination platter. lovely bass, the percussion is tasty, and delightfully different changes occur. guys - this is solid gold. beautiful job!
anne
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ktb said 3134 days ago (April 20th, 2009)
the #7
hold the rice. Anne, you are too kind, but many thx none the less.
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tempie said 3134 days ago (April 20th, 2009)
sorta happy
love the use of noise in the guitar solo. i think there's a nice contrast on this one between the laid back keys and the aggressive (at times) guitar - makes for a cool tension. for vox i'd find a dude with a handle on some old fashioned soul - think early Stevie Wonder or Marvin Gay.

oh and the Charlie Brown ending is especially cool :)
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ktb said 3134 days ago (April 20th, 2009)
how about
tempie vocals ? :-) Stevie's busy. Craig, I think its Thor's guitar that mixes this up in the best way. Adds some very organic riffage to an otherwise fairly sterile bed.

thx for listening
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Ed Hannifin said 3134 days ago (April 20th, 2009)
Two master practitioners...
...of phrasing and groove.... It'll be neat to see/hear where this one goes, you two...

I'm catching a little distortion on my system on this... Not often, but from time to time... Since this isn't the final version, that'd be something to listen for down the road...


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ktb said 3134 days ago (April 20th, 2009)
red lining
right you are Mr. H. I can hear it more so when I turn it up. Def something I can tweak next go. Thank you for the kind comment.
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jiguma said 3134 days ago (April 20th, 2009)
Two of my fav MJers
Thor's solos are ALL killers John! Your keyboard backing is just perfect too.

A lovely, low key post guys - a little clipping in the phones (mainly RH), but no other nits - seems a very pro outing you've put together. Sounds a little like it could come from a Dave Grusin/Lee Ritenour CD I have.

A female voice would be nice (Lisa Purdey, Kitty from blindsidedpoets or Anne Cozean come to mind), but it stands fine on its own.

Good one!
N
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ktb said 3132 days ago (April 22nd, 2009)
Lee Rit
Neil, now that you mention it I can totally hear that E335 sound in Thor's playing. I agree its peaking in places and I hope I can fix that when it comes time for a do over.

Always a pleasure to see your comments. Thx
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dolby said 3133 days ago (April 22nd, 2009)
Really cool
Been humming along some random words as I'm listening. If I get time I might lay on some vox. It's a nice job so far -
Phil
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ktb said 3132 days ago (April 22nd, 2009)
well
that would be totally cool Phil. Sometimes me thinks its got too many changes :-) to allow a vocal free reign, but I still think it might lend itself in that direction if someone heard a melody! at least I can hope :-)
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egobandit said 3132 days ago (April 22nd, 2009)
This is clear like crystal
Colors just reflect off it the change up around 1:05 gave me a chill. I love the bass and piano on this. A definite download thank you!
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ktb said 3131 days ago (April 23rd, 2009)
Hey man
Chills are about the nicest thing you can say. Appreciate that Tim
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lengold said 3132 days ago (April 23rd, 2009)
Lovely groove
and delicious guitar. Great collaboration.
Cheers
Len

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ktb said 3131 days ago (April 23rd, 2009)
Delicious
Len, Thoddi's the zen chef in the guitar diner :-) Thx for taking a listen!
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paralax said 3131 days ago (April 23rd, 2009)
awesome
sounds great vocals would definitely put an extra shine on this, but still good a s an instrumental.

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ktb said 3128 days ago (April 26th, 2009)
instrumental
finally can reply! Terry the more I listen the more I'd agree :-) Thor's got a very melodic feel thru out. Thx friend
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KenneSilva said 3130 days ago (April 24th, 2009)
Very Nice
For what it's worth. I just wanted to say I really enjoyed this. Looks like ya'll ain't far from my neck of the woods.
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ktb said 3128 days ago (April 26th, 2009)
thx
Kenne, not far at all. Really enjoyed your last post. You've got a great voice
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Doug Somers said 3123 days ago (May 1st, 2009)
With or without
vocals this is great music. The interplay between bass, drums and piano and lead makes for a joyous dance. There is a really easy feel to the piece as well. Love it.

Be well,
Doug
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ktb said 3123 days ago (May 1st, 2009)
joyous
....to me, thats the nicest compliment. Thx Doug, for checking it out
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Drew Kopr said 3085 days ago (June 8th, 2009)
Cool
Sounds like a smooth groove jazz piece with a cooler edgier guitar! i like it.
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jdholliday said 2457 days ago (February 26th, 2011)
Wow John!
Looking through your catalogue and stumbled on this, excellent piece!
This is fantastic!
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SISTERS said 2359 days ago (June 4th, 2011)
jeez
I LOVE THIS
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Rhythm and blues (or R&B) was coined as a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Jerry Wexler at Billboard magazine, used to designate upbeat popular music performed by African American artists that combined jazz

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