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Asleep Last Night - LIOLI9


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awigze

 Genre: Jazz (vocal)

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When I first heard the loop, I immediately began to' hear' a narrative...kind of a 'stuff you know' line of thinking. After I pasted a couple of minutes of the loop I recorded the narration nearly on the fly. I did write it down so that I wouldn't flub it, but for the most part it was off the cuff. I know what some might think I should be unqualified to use that particular accent and my apologies to those who are from my mother country. (Perhaps European, at least) Those who know might consider me a West Texas hay seed of the red-neck variety. However, I must claim that I am classically trained in the Theater Arts and have no qualms about pulling out what I might think is an English accent. My wife thinks I am emulating Patrick Stewart... well, ok... but at any rate, here it is. I wanted to tell a story and create a mood that was totally inspired by this loop. I added sax improv, with a underlying accentuating in-unison vocal. I wanted to add acoustic, but I am no guitar player and could only find one chord that would work. I asked my wife, Maureen who is a classically trained guitarist was kind enough to help out.

The photograph is me and me in my kitchen. A little photoshop action and a lot of fun.
And so it goes.

©Andy Wigzell 2009
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Lyrics
Narration:
I was asleep last night and I felt a presence in the house.
I couldn't put my finger on it but the air inside was palpable as if it could be cut by a knife.
I got up and looked around.

It was not quite normal to see someone sitting at my kitchen table at 3 AM.
He was already speaking when I entered, "It is better to serve God than to serve the devil", he said.

Then he looked at me, "It is a good thing to have something in your life greater than yourself.

Then I woke up...
and I was here.
Song Stats
Hits: 3621
Comments: 98
Fans: 38
Plays: 234
Downloads: 101
Votes: 2
Uploaded: Aug 21, 2009 - 10:26:57 PM
Last Updated: Aug 23, 2009 - 12:39:58 PM Last Played: Aug 22, 2017 - 05:12:30 PM
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Comments
maxruehl said 2956 days ago (August 21st, 2009)
Very trippy,....
...very cool! I'm really feeling this. It's nice to hear the loop in question used so quietly. It's not as in your face as is the case with many of the other LIOLI compositions (mine included). I really like what you've done here. Heh, I'm getting a Doors vibe just now as the track is wrapping up. Terrific, Andy.:)
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awigze said 2953 days ago (August 24th, 2009)
Thanks andy1
Ya- I was going for the Doors feel... it jsut fell on the floor like that and so I left it there.
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kassia said 2956 days ago (August 21st, 2009)
andyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy-eeeeee
LOVE those vocals - both the spoken ones and scatty sung ones. Along with the sax, this is just stellar! LOVE IT!
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awigze said 2953 days ago (August 24th, 2009)
shay
Oh no! You're the stellar one...
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magnatone said 2956 days ago (August 21st, 2009)
Asleep Last Night
ooh Andy - this is VERY VERY COOL! love how you went for the whole enchilada here - this is terrific! you're bursting at the seams with creativity! (great sax playing too!)
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awigze said 2953 days ago (August 24th, 2009)
Thanks Karen
Very Cool that you dropped in and commented - wishin you had done somthin' on the LIOLI project
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Ren-Tin-10 said 2956 days ago (August 21st, 2009)
I love it!!!
Cool, trippy, and attention-getting.

Fav'd.

Cheers,
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awigze said 2953 days ago (August 24th, 2009)
Thanks 10
thanks for droppin in and commenting
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michael2 said 2956 days ago (August 22nd, 2009)
i like
very cool with the sax and the percussion is a nice touch. english accent not bothering me, great job.
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awigze said 2953 days ago (August 24th, 2009)
michael2
thanks for droppin in and commenting.. I really wanst too sure about - and still not... if anyone complains then I'll get them to record the narrative (grin)
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MarkHolbrook said 2956 days ago (August 22nd, 2009)
Only
Andy could narrate magnificent as this... Excellent... Like twilight zone kinda!!! Really cool!
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awigze said 2953 days ago (August 24th, 2009)
Mark
Thanks Mark- you always know just what to say to validate someone's risky offering
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Feter said 2956 days ago (August 22nd, 2009)
Asleep Last Night
A classic prog ...with all the jazz feel ...
the sax just incredible ...your reading and
singing ...just so awesome ..they keys just
in time ...thnx alot for sharin !!!!
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awigze said 2953 days ago (August 24th, 2009)
Mr Feter
Glad you were able to drop in for a listen. glad you like it.
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Jim Bouchard said 2956 days ago (August 22nd, 2009)
Ha! "might think is an English accent"
This is brave of you, with all these actual englishmen all over MacJams. I love the sax and the little scatting you do. Yeah, it's hard to break out of the one chord of this loop, but to tell you the truth, it's the last thing I was thinking about when listening to this. Reminded me of "A Love Supreme" in the structure, for some reason...:)
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awigze said 2953 days ago (August 24th, 2009)
Jim
must admit - it is more of an impressionistic rendering, so far so good, still awaiting the final blow however... I edited my disclaimer some on the song description. thanks for droppin in and commenting
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said 2956 days ago (August 22nd, 2009)
and I was here
the voice sounds fine! Superb sax improv over the bed, really nice one, Andy - gets a little "Traffic"y in there, dig it...

. - Harold
awigze said 2953 days ago (August 24th, 2009)
heah
Thanks Harold... Trafic is hard to avoid sometimes around these parts.
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Henke said 2956 days ago (August 22nd, 2009)
If that's not a cool one
I do not know what is. Good story, good sax, good vibe all over! Thanks!

/Henke
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awigze said 2953 days ago (August 24th, 2009)
thanks Henke
I havent heard your sog yet- Ithought I heard most of them but the title doesnt look familiar-thanks for droppin in and commenting
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sloparts said 2956 days ago (August 22nd, 2009)
Love it Andy
Had me from the first word. I kept waiting for Rod Serling to pop out from behind a curtain and tell us we were headed into the "Twilight Zone"

Very subtle use on the loop, which worked extremely well against you Sax improv .

Very cool Andy

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awigze said 2953 days ago (August 24th, 2009)
Ed
Thanks Ed... appreciate the comment... really
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rabittwhole said 2955 days ago (August 22nd, 2009)
andy....
this work is just wonderful. I really love the narrative and of curse your horn work is just brilliant as always.. Excellent take.
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awigze said 2953 days ago (August 24th, 2009)
thanks Jack!
and happy birthday!!! thanks for droppin in and commenting
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Jarvoid said 2955 days ago (August 22nd, 2009)
Well dabnabit...another
great variation on the old loopyloo...great Sax and everything else...good job Andy and I get a East of Eden feeling with the overall sound....(early E of E)
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awigze said 2953 days ago (August 24th, 2009)
Jarvoid
I keep hearing the reference to East of Eden, but not sure what ya mean .... Iam not that familiar with them but what I have heard so far hasnt developed for me - but ya seem to know stuff so- there it is
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drakonis said 2955 days ago (August 22nd, 2009)
Transcendental loopiness
I couldn't tell if your accent was the love-child of Ah'node and Connery, or just an effect of the loop on my dialect compass. It didn't matter, the first speaking part was riveting, the second part with the scat/sax was intoxicating... had that "Dark Side of Andy's Moon" vibe. Excellent.
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awigze said 2953 days ago (August 24th, 2009)
Eduard
Well - youve always had a way with words... like the Ahnode rub.... sorry for the anomaly on your compass
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richard13 said 2955 days ago (August 22nd, 2009)
Oh my, that sax is sweet
and the bed you laid it over is rather nice too! An all-round nice job Andy. Thanks.
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awigze said 2953 days ago (August 24th, 2009)
Thanks Richard
thanks for droppin in and commenting
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sschedra said 2955 days ago (August 22nd, 2009)
Hot sax!
You just wail on the sax man! Some cool scat too. Nice job Andy.
Stephen
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awigze said 2953 days ago (August 24th, 2009)
Thanks Mr Stephen
Glad ya liked it. your throw down is cool too.... did I comment - must go check....
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mr_mordenus said 2955 days ago (August 23rd, 2009)
Actually
I was listening before I read the description, and thought the accent was slightly German. It created an image of an elderly German man with far too many ghosts in his past, a good man who may have seen or done things that no good man could comfortably remember from when he wore a much younger man's clothes, and now a shadowy, mysterious stranger is in his kitchen to have a talk about those distant times....

You do some amazing things with the music - keyboards and sax build layers of wonder and timescapes that are vivid and filled with depth. Colour me amazed.

Incredible entry.
awigze said 2953 days ago (August 24th, 2009)
Wow
Mr Mordenus - your comments are always so insightful and very thoughtful... really appreciate that
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Diviner said 2955 days ago (August 23rd, 2009)
Well composed
Love the percussion in this track. Very impressed with this track, definately one of the best I've heard. Well done, well enjoyed.
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awigze said 2953 days ago (August 24th, 2009)
Diviner
thanks Mr D.... glad ya liked it- dumbeks are very cool - ya oughta get ya one
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davajonah said 2955 days ago (August 23rd, 2009)
Epic
Very nice. Lovely sax, yes! Not so sure though [as I am an expert in these matters] about the English accent!

Very cool rendition, whatever.
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awigze said 2953 days ago (August 24th, 2009)
Davajonah
ouch - well allright I'll get all my money back for college then. could you write them a letter.... thanks for droppin in and commenting
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SmokeyVW said 2954 days ago (August 23rd, 2009)
it is a good thing
cool opening narrative - set the mood nicely - killer sax - i like the scat singing - it is a good thing

thanks
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awigze said 2953 days ago (August 24th, 2009)
thanks Smokey
glad you liked it and thanks for droppin in and commenting
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Outtaorbit said 2954 days ago (August 23rd, 2009)
Man oh Man
Don't ever go back to sleep
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awigze said 2952 days ago (August 25th, 2009)
Thanks Orbit
he he... too late
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five_extra_arms said 2954 days ago (August 24th, 2009)
Take Us Outta Here Number One
LOL! I totally hear Jean-Luc!

What a scene in the Holodeck with you, Maureen, Data and the kitchen table.

The sax took me far away from the loop. Nice work!
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awigze said 2952 days ago (August 25th, 2009)
five extra arms
Thanks for the cool comment... the whole Star Trek things must've gotten to me somehow... although I wondered what It would sound like with my generic non-hick voice.
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Skean said 2953 days ago (August 24th, 2009)
Yep
This start creepy and then is all trippy as I like it, thanks
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awigze said 2952 days ago (August 25th, 2009)
Skean
Thanks for dropping in and commenting... trippy - creepy - seems to be some common words with the tune.. I think I was going for that. Enjoying your LIOLI offering.
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bud said 2953 days ago (August 24th, 2009)
Higher powered for sure
Great track Andy - I hear a little John Cale in your voice. Love the sax and atmosphere.
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awigze said 2952 days ago (August 25th, 2009)
The Bud
Thanks Bud for listening and taking the time to comment. Appreciate it.
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lengold said 2952 days ago (August 25th, 2009)
Lovely mood
you've captured there - lovin' the sax and scat singing.
Cheers
Len

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awigze said 2952 days ago (August 25th, 2009)
thanks mr lengold wherever you are
Thanks for commenting and listening to the slow scat. Thanks
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bevdogg said 2952 days ago (August 25th, 2009)
very cool
Had me hooked to the end
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awigze said 2952 days ago (August 25th, 2009)
Josh
Thanks Mr Josh. appreciate the listen and the fav thing. good to see you again!
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sheilad said 2952 days ago (August 25th, 2009)
ok... ok....
I keep coming back to this to comment.. and then I get listening to it and I get carried away and forget! You dun good Mr AndySax.... and thanks for the spooky nightmares too!
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awigze said 2952 days ago (August 25th, 2009)
Sheila
Thanks Sheila - for the comment... I heard my song crashed your browser... not very good PR on my part, eh?
he he
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sheilad said 2952 days ago (August 25th, 2009)
I like how
you faved yourself... what... just cause I was a little slow at commenting???? Now excuse me while I go fave myself 20 times
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awigze said 2952 days ago (August 26th, 2009)
Sheilad
What... are you stalking me now????
can ya really do that 20 times?
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awigze said 2952 days ago (August 26th, 2009)
hope your happy
There - I uinfaved myself.... I examined the ethical questions of it all and only wanted to see my rating go up in New Songs picked by Fans list... I feel so asha-aaaaa-ed.
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sheilad said 2951 days ago (August 26th, 2009)
what do
you need me to comment for? Looks like you are perfectly happy just posting a million comments so you can see yourself type! And for the record... I am NOT unfaving myself... unethical or not... I kinda like myself so there!!!
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ste said 2950 days ago (August 27th, 2009)
not
sure about the accent but love the enthusiasm. great sax, guitar and rhythms. great vibe
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awigze said 2950 days ago (August 27th, 2009)
Ste
thanks - I am not sure either but such is art... glad you enjoyed. I
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Calchas said 2949 days ago (August 28th, 2009)
Creepy!
But I've been there...Nuff said.

Very interesting and engaging arrangement. Love it when the sax comes in over that wonderful rhythm section.

My fave LIOLI offering thus far!

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awigze said 2949 days ago (August 28th, 2009)
creepy
ya - it seems to be the word of the day. But thaz ok because music is supposed to evoke. Hopefully healing along. Really glad ya like it. and thanks for dropping and taking the time to comment.
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johnnyblues said 2947 days ago (August 30th, 2009)
I have Electricity Too!
Great song. Love the sax and the organ, nice mix. The beginning of the song really hooked me in. Top Four.
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awigze said 2946 days ago (August 31st, 2009)
Thanks Johnnyblues
I love the stuff actually... thanks for the listen and taking the time to comment too.
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ShadowofNine said 2945 days ago (September 1st, 2009)
Supreme
work...most enjoyable..
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awigze said 2943 days ago (September 3rd, 2009)
Thanks
for commenting and stopping in. see ya around the zoo
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peacepiano said 2945 days ago (September 1st, 2009)
Cool
Nice use of this very difficult to tame loop. Kinda creepy in spots, I really liked it!

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awigze said 2943 days ago (September 3rd, 2009)
peacepaino
thanks for the comment - the word creepy seems to nail it
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MannequinRaces said 2943 days ago (September 4th, 2009)
Wow!
Love the sax! Nice picture too. You gotta love having fun in PS. Cool narrative also! Nice work. Oh, oh, I like the little scream in the background!
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awigze said 2942 days ago (September 4th, 2009)
Mannequin
Not sure why I threw that in there (the scream) it just seemed to fit there somehow.
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MannequinRaces said 2942 days ago (September 5th, 2009)
Yeah ...
At first I thought I was hearing things but then I re-listened to it and heard it again. I do like how you snuck that in there and didn't repeat it anywhere else!
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paul f. page said 2942 days ago (September 4th, 2009)
Sax solo...
...is sweet. It sounds acoustic to me. Is it? You've done a super job mixing all of these elements and keeping the loop going to tie it all together. This is a quite a creative number.
Peace.
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awigze said 2941 days ago (September 5th, 2009)
yup
its live and bamboo. Thanks Paul for dropping in and commenting. Glad you like it.
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ic42 said 2940 days ago (September 6th, 2009)
metaphor dreams
it is bold. it is a dreamy sax. it is a voice that captures attention. there is much in life greater than ourselves. it is a good ideal.
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awigze said 2936 days ago (September 10th, 2009)
IC42
ic
Thanks IC - I am happy that you like it and that you enjoyed... indeed- it is always a good thing!

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Roxylee said 2936 days ago (September 10th, 2009)
Cool is the word
Andy, this is so cool and unique. It makes me want to try something totally different. The sax is outstanding, and so are the lyrics and delivery. And the art is fun, especially since both men are you.
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awigze said 2936 days ago (September 10th, 2009)
Roxylee !
Hey . Thanks Roxanne. I am very glad you like this. I thought of you while I was writing out the script, imagining you nodding in some sort of approval. Am interested in hearing what you have in store for the 'totally different' genre. : )
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carlajpatterson said 2931 days ago (September 15th, 2009)
Cool!
Love all the elements which come together to make this work. Love the sax work (I'm a big sax fan!) and the whole concept. :)
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awigze said 2930 days ago (September 16th, 2009)
very cool
Very Cool comment - thanks for listening. Glad to 'meet' ya!

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Gaylen75 said 2930 days ago (September 16th, 2009)
Cool
Oh very moody talking heads. love it!
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awigze said 2930 days ago (September 16th, 2009)
Gaylen
I guess it kinda does have that groove... a major compliment in my book yet if I were to be nearly as talented as they... [sigh] really appreciate the comment!
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blindsidedpoets said 2930 days ago (September 17th, 2009)
Asleep Last Night
This is powerful. Moving. Amazing! Thank you for making this tune.
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awigze said 2929 days ago (September 17th, 2009)
BSPoets
hey - thanks for dropping in and listening... really happy you like this as I am a big fan of yours...
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Giusepppe said 2926 days ago (September 20th, 2009)
Magic Production
This production has magic, evokes exoticas sensations at the same time as the intensity is concentrated for moments.
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awigze said 2923 days ago (September 23rd, 2009)
Thanks Giusepppe
you always have a way with words.... thanks for listening and taking the time to comment....
love your music btw
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SISTERS said 2924 days ago (September 23rd, 2009)
engaging
what a cool seque from the spoken word to the lovely horn - that really grabbed my ear. love it when folks use their voices as instruments - good to hear it done so well here. nicely done, andy.
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awigze said 2923 days ago (September 23rd, 2009)
Anne
Oh wow... The Sisters have visited me! Love your spot in the MJ album cover design. Thanks for the nice comments about the song and glad you like it and think that it's lovely.
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Char said 2922 days ago (September 24th, 2009)
You are an
amazing musician, Mr. Wigzell. Yeah, a little Jean Luc Picard, but he would've just vaporized an intruder with his phazer. Keep yer phazer at ready for the next time. Your sax is like sex, Andy. It is that good! Thanks.
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awigze said 2921 days ago (September 25th, 2009)
oh my
oh my....
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UnderThePianoMan said 2909 days ago (October 7th, 2009)
I forgot how good Jazz can be
I really had. I haven't been listening to any in a little while. Thank you for reminding me.
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awigze said 2853 days ago (December 2nd, 2009)
Thanks piano
glad you stopped in and listened and taking the time to comment!
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Martin_Leroy said 2879 days ago (November 7th, 2009)
Great vibe
I really enjoyed this. I love everything about this. Musically great and I like the spooky intro. It is interesting that the visitor which feels like he could be sinister has a good message. Terrific horns. Not to busy. I like the humming that plays in and out with the horn. Sounds like it is all one chord but it really works.
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awigze said 2853 days ago (December 2nd, 2009)
Martin
It was kind of by accident that I started singing along with the sax. I noticed that you can get get a cue from the region window and vocalize along the way. Thanks for the comment and the listen
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hackneybloke said 2866 days ago (November 19th, 2009)
ghostbusting tour de force
gravy...good gravy.
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awigze said 2853 days ago (December 2nd, 2009)
hackney
Thanks! something for the mashed 'taters.
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SISTERS said 2587 days ago (August 25th, 2010)
i'm baaaaaack
just came back for another little hit of your vocal impersonating a sax.
SING MORE, ANDY! you got stuff in you that wants OUT.....
8)
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awigze said 2587 days ago (August 25th, 2010)
thank you
kindly mam... come back anytime!
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Outtaorbit said 2069 days ago (January 25th, 2012)
Come to bed idget...
nice tune
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