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This is a remix of the song I posted last week. I tried to mellow out the sax so that it integrated slightly better. Please let me know if this version is the same/improved or if you liked the old version better. I'm hoping this is the final mix. Thank you for all your great feedback. I definitely listen! (Initial mix: Seafood Gumbo Bop v1).

Seafood Gumbo Bop is second in my series of 2010 jazz quintet instrumentals. This is also a new take on the jazz vocal collaboration I did with Angela Hope, Seafood Gumbo. While arranging the sax part, we did not reference the vocal version at all, so it's fun to compare the differences, how much the feel of a song can change when it becomes a pure instrumental piece. Sort of Lester Young meets Count Basie.

Drums: Dane Richeson
Bass: Arthur Kell

Please check out the finalized CD on CDBaby: The Muller's Wheel.

Here are all the draft/demo tracks from The Muller's Wheel on MJ:

Seafood Gumbo Bop
Oasis On The Rocks
Saddle Shoe Sally
Lost In The West Village
The Müller's Wheel
Windowshade
Fusion of Minds
Struttin' Up Bourbon
River Runs Through Me
Forrest's Fire

Vocal variations of this series:
Seafood Gumbo w/ AngelaHope

If you haven't heard much of my jazz stuff, please check out all the draft mixes that ended up on the album RAIN BATHER. Maybe start with I Wanna Fly. Woody also plays on most of those songs.

Other songs featuring Woody Mankowski:
Pilgrim of the Return
Final Words
A Promise
Dreams III
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DWL said 2656 days ago (August 17th, 2010)
Quality work
It all sounds pretty well balanced on my monitors. Tight and clear.

Cheers

Dick
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sloparts said 2656 days ago (August 17th, 2010)
Oh Yeah
Now the Sax sounds like it's part of the band. The Piano and Bass are on a more even footing with the Sax, and the drums are right there with them.

Excellent redo on the mix Tobin, a much better feeling and more cohesive i all ways.

Ed
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drakonis said 2656 days ago (August 17th, 2010)
much better...
and it only took a nudge. This now sounds EXACTLY like it came off an old 45 from back in '45... awesome piece of music and playing, as I said before... now mixed so nicely.
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AllenDean said 2656 days ago (August 17th, 2010)
Hmmm
It has been a long time since I spent time listening and commenting on macjams...
I like the way this mix differs from the previous one. I think this is a really good use and showcase of how powerful daws can be. It would be cool to hear this one with a bit more headroom, like the band is at the back of a smokey basement club in a big city, circa 1961.
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TERRAPLANE said 2656 days ago (August 17th, 2010)
Yep
Better to me,, seems like you brought the piano more center,, it blends better with the sax,,, Great final mix!!
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sschedra said 2655 days ago (August 17th, 2010)
Much better,
But I still owe you a listen on the studio monitors as the Laptop satellites are not good quality. By the way, the 45 RPM was actually introduced in 1949 by RCA, so music from the 40's would have been on 78's (the 33 1/3 LP was invented in '48 at CBS. Sarnoff and RCA countered with the 45RPM. CBS then re countered with a 7" small spindle 33 1/3 which disappeared almost as soon as they came). I unfortunately broke many of my dad's 78's of a lot of the big bands (Dorsey, Ellington, Lombardo, etc). They were so fragile!
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TobinMueller said 2649 days ago (August 24th, 2010)
78s
I recall my parents' 78s, as well. They were often gathered in leather bound album binders with brown paper sleeves. I was allergic to the dustiness, but was fascinated by the weight of the discs, their thickness, the chips and scratches. We had an old player with cedar wood needles. Magical. They were brittle, but I wonder how you broken so many... Skeet shooting?!
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Relic67 said 2655 days ago (August 18th, 2010)
prawn song
nice jazz tune.
sax and piano sound really good together.
the main theme is catchy... I dig it!
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sonnyjim said 2655 days ago (August 18th, 2010)
Yes
This is great: airy, bright and cohesive. It sounds right on my laptop speakers, too!

Interesting comparison between the two, and it got me thinking if I would seriously NOT listen to the other mix if it were on an album...
Of course, I would happily listen to the other mix, and the 'artistic intent' would have a subtlely different aura, but I think this is worth the extra time and effort you put into it.


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dave_b said 2655 days ago (August 18th, 2010)
Seafood Gumbo Bop
I did listen to the earlier mix, and this mix integrates the sax a lot better. Stellar musicianship, sax and piano are particularly good.
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davajonah said 2655 days ago (August 18th, 2010)
Finally
got home and can listen on my Rokits. Man, this is a real solid mix! Just excellent. Great composition, it is.
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TobinMueller said 2611 days ago (September 30th, 2010)
Your wife's project
Thanks for asking to have this song be the background for the documentary film about your wife''s dance project.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_profilepage&v=mwAvKqUi13Q
It turned out really well. I truly appreciate you including me in this.

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michaelkoppenheffer said 2654 days ago (August 18th, 2010)
so nicely done!`
can't comment on the relative merits of the mix, as I didn't hear the earlier instrumental version, but this is certainly an engaging and credible tune all on its own. (And I liked it quite a bit in its earlier vocal incarnation, which I agree was quite distinct.)

Who's the horn player?
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TobinMueller said 2654 days ago (August 18th, 2010)
Sax player
Thanks. The sax player is my long time friend Woody Mankowski from near Green Bay WI.
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RAVENS said 2654 days ago (August 18th, 2010)
Listening...
Via speakers tonight. I have an earache so headphones are out of the question for me. What a great sound, and I can't really tell much of a difference from the first one. I'll have to listen through my headphones in a few days to compare the versions.

So very enjoyable!

RAVEN ;-)
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papag said 2654 days ago (August 18th, 2010)
Spiced just right
I really liked the whole shebang. The serving size was a bit small though. Better to want more than less :)
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Vic Holman said 2654 days ago (August 18th, 2010)
mmm gumbo
haven't been onboard much the past week so i didn't catch the previous versions.
anyway this sounds great. classic sound and melody and a nice tight jam style. everything seems well balanced and mixed to me.

the drums, sax and bass work "breathe". the piano work is the glue.

excellent piece!
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billykirsch said 2654 days ago (August 18th, 2010)
Tobin
Love the piano/sax interplay in the main theme. The walking bass is so fun. Drums are crispy and dynamic. Mmmh, I'm missing somebody in the quintet...
I can't say much about technical aspects of the mix (or any other aspect of music btw ;-). The mix is clean and spacious. Didn't cross compare with the previous version, but this one is really well done.

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Sigmund said 2654 days ago (August 19th, 2010)
Seafood Gumbo Bop
This version sounds great with headphones. Fuller than the previous version, and the sax sounds great and well mixed into the song. Great work!
Sig
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Scorpjammer said 2653 days ago (August 19th, 2010)
Multi-faceted One
Mr. T, you never cease to amaze me. Love your melodic blues line in this one... gonna have to mess around with that on guitar. Killer sax. Great comping on the keys, swinging solos, and duet work throughout. Sounds like you guys could play all night.

I could go for a plate of Chicken and Chorizo Étouffée and a cold one right about now.

Nice work, gents!




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Diviner said 2653 days ago (August 20th, 2010)
Gumbo!
I love gumbo and this track is very listenable. Well cunstructed and has a nice finish to it. Nice one Tobin.
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K.I.S.KISMET said 2653 days ago (August 20th, 2010)
feel good music
haven't heard the previous version. but, this is a delicious piece that satisfies!
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Loob said 2652 days ago (August 20th, 2010)
Dig it
Well I've only listened on my laptop, so can't really comment. Still it's good to listen on diferent speakers, and on these tiny ones, sounds pretty good! Nice work!
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kristyjo said 2652 days ago (August 21st, 2010)
On laptop speakers
This sounds good. The sax is definitely front and center. Do you play together, or is this a long distance project only?

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TobinMueller said 2649 days ago (August 24th, 2010)
Together
Thanks. The quartet played together. The sax added his part in his home studio. I mixed the tracks on my Mac Quad, last of the pre-Intel desktops.
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echoroom said 2649 days ago (August 24th, 2010)
Authentic
This mix sounds great to me, and the whole piece sounds like an old classic! Wonderful sax playing!
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CIASM_ZENABI_ said 2649 days ago (August 24th, 2010)
gumbo bop
tight, well played, professional sounding. clear, great stuff, cheers
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echoroom said 2649 days ago (August 24th, 2010)
Authentic
This mix sounds great to me, and the whole piece sounds like an old classic! Wonderful sax playing!
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fambroski said 2638 days ago (September 3rd, 2010)
One more once...
I've listened to three tracks from this project. SUPERB!
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