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awigze

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Andy sez:
This makes the 7th Bud / awigze collab. After the first one or two songs that you work with another musician on, a trust develops so that ya dont feel compelled to send annoying 'tweak this, add that' emails. Was thinking of Bud in this respect and wanted to get to back to the Bud zone. I emailed him and said something to that effect and this crazy, frenetic file dropped out of the heavens... I was like, oh ya!!! My friend Cliff who I often play in a praise band with and are forming a sax quartet next year let me borrow his soprano. I had never even played one and immediately fell in love with it. The alto was sitting out from another session with Carrie and Gaylen and well the Tenor... I've said enough.

Bud's work here is exquisite and I am proud to have it posted here on my site.

Bud sez:

One day I decided to play around with the Tal Noisemaker synth I found in Michael2's freebie finds. For some reason I was compelled to work at 177bpm and head in an Amon Tobin - Aphex Twin direction. That's what inspired the frenetic percussion with some midi drum parts assigned to synth voices etc. Once the whacky speed section was done I added a swampy drum track as a breakdown with lots of distortion and some Spectral filtering.

Then came the secret ingredient. Particledots had left a mostly vocal song in the Apod drop box called Voicer so I laid it in and tweaked it ever so slightly for a strange fit - but indeed it seemed to work. That's as far as I got when Andy emailed me requesting a "Bud Fix" as he put it. At first I said I didn't have anything - then I thought - why not? - let him wail on this weird thing. He took the track with the freedom to do as he wished and cut and pasted it into an extended backing layering three tracks of his amazing horn over it.

Then it was back to me for bass, guitar, and piano. This was a real challenge because I am not a jazz player - nor an educated player - so I had to rely on my intuition. I thought of it as dancing and basically tried to do no harm. There are many accidents that make me happy and some conscious decisions that aren't so bad either. As always - working with Andy was a thrill and an honor.

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Hey bud,
'...rely on intuition....' That's all I ever do.
Thanks a million!!!!
Andy

Guitar - Kevin
Bass- Kevin
Piano-Kevin
Soprano, Alto and Tenor sax- Andy
with contributions by Particledots
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Plays: 99
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Uploaded: Nov 22, 2010 - 07:44:20 PM
Last Updated: Nov 22, 2010 - 08:50:39 PM Last Played: Jul 21, 2017 - 12:01:19 PM
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jdholliday said 2439 days ago (November 22nd, 2010)
Budwigze!
wow, very ecclectic, experimental, art jazz, urban progressive, funkadelic masterpiece! super cool!
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awigze said 2439 days ago (November 23rd, 2010)
JD
Ha - like that 'funkadelic masterpiece'. We'll take it. Bud is the bomb!

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crissew said 2439 days ago (November 22nd, 2010)
Haunting
sax work on this. Really cool stuff here. Not sure even how to describe it but it is great. Love that sax sound in here. Great backing stuff by bud in here. Never a dull moment in this one. Love the overlayed sax parts.
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awigze said 2439 days ago (November 23rd, 2010)
Charles
Thanks for the drop in. I describe it as The Bud Genre.
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magnatone said 2439 days ago (November 22nd, 2010)
NOW
we are TALKIN'!!!!
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magnatone said 2439 days ago (November 23rd, 2010)
:(
you didn't like my comment? what i meant was, "WOW!"

:)
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awigze said 2438 days ago (November 23rd, 2010)
Oops...
Thanks Karen... oh now wait... I did reply... let me see... I wrote.
This song was designed specifically to get you 10 miles down the road.
Thanks for dropping in and commenting... danged 'puters...
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SmokeyVW said 2439 days ago (November 22nd, 2010)
landscaping
i like this. a lot. great sonic landscaping!

thanks
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awigze said 2439 days ago (November 23rd, 2010)
Smokey
Hey listened to your song last night. very cool. Bud and I appreciate your comment... without Bud, there is nothing here. I really liked what he did and it gave me some wings.
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kassia said 2439 days ago (November 22nd, 2010)
good grief
those drums are freakin awesome. well, pretty much all of this is freakin awesome. andy's layered sax stuff is brilliant and kevin - that piano dittying is just so cool. the breaks and jitters around 3:50-4:00 oh man. you guys are too cool.
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awigze said 2439 days ago (November 23rd, 2010)
Shay
I told Bud that mixing this was like herding wild horses, or supersonic jets or something. Those drums (distortion added) were wild and arrogant- can I say that? Ya, I did. Thanks Shay for the listen. The piano part was not overdone.. which is what I would have done. I even asked Bud if he wanted me to throw in some piano... he was very kind in his response.
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alackbass said 2439 days ago (November 22nd, 2010)
Blackout w/Bud
Wow this good. Just play killer progressive jazz. Miles would be proud! 6 minutes very well spent.
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awigze said 2439 days ago (November 23rd, 2010)
Andrew
Miles.... big grin... ya I was thinking of MD during some of this. I thought about the genre and eventhough there are categories for this, Experimental came to my mind the most as it was mostly experimental for the three of us. Particledots contribution is what set this off and may not have been considered jazz at the time, but at any rate. very glad you dropped in.
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Toveco said 2439 days ago (November 23rd, 2010)
Blackout w/Bud
very interesting piece of music, but I'd love to have a common thread in music, modern jazz is probably not for me. But I must say that this artwork is very well put together
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awigze said 2439 days ago (November 23rd, 2010)
Toveco
the presence of sax did make this sound a lot like jazz and I would likely lose the argument that it wasn't, but my thinking was all experimental... I am glad you came and listened to our offering.
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yohmar said 2439 days ago (November 23rd, 2010)
Wonderful
Experiment

Awesome Sax
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awigze said 2439 days ago (November 23rd, 2010)
Omar
Thank you kind sir.
I thought that was a trumpet in your hand in your picture but I see it is a glass... then when I went to your page I hear a trumpet on one of your songs... very good!

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scofugate said 2439 days ago (November 23rd, 2010)
What a score Andy-Kevin-Particledots
The fusion feel here makes this a free / expiremental jazz score. Wonderful muscianship. Art in its finer form. Remindes me or Miles during the cellar door sessions, with a modern day twist. (even though he was a trumpet guru as are u on the sax).
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awigze said 2439 days ago (November 23rd, 2010)
Scott
free slash experimental... I like that! Your words are kind, yet inaccurate. (guru)
Thanks so much for the compliments and I know Bud appreciates it.
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bud said 2439 days ago (November 23rd, 2010)
I guess it's time for me to weigh in -
Andy's right - I do appreciate all the kind words.
I'm extremely grateful for having found Andy to work with. He is the key to expressing many of the ideas that I've carried around growing up with jazz - but becoming a punk rocker when it was my time to perform. His playing is outstanding and the working relationship couldn't be better. As he said - trust is a big factor in a piece like this. There was so little tweaking that it was as close to playing live as I've ever gotten in the MJ collab format. I even kept my guitar sound clean - which is rare (nowhere to hide).

Andy - thanks for making me look good.
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awigze said 2439 days ago (November 23rd, 2010)
Bud's Guitars
When I heard that familiar tone of your guitar... I knew. I think I could pick it out of a guitar convention. :)
Another good one Bud. Glad to get to know you in these working musical projects.
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dave_b said 2439 days ago (November 23rd, 2010)
Blackout
Those drums are crazy! I like those guitar riffs. Andy's sax feels completely at home against those drums. The tempo changes make the piece feel like stream of conciousness.
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awigze said 2439 days ago (November 23rd, 2010)
Dave
thanks for the comment. Those drums were on hyper... kind of scary at first. Glad to be aboard this tune.
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MarkHolbrook said 2439 days ago (November 23rd, 2010)
wiggy
indeed! I like very very much! It is frenetic that is for sure! Cool though!
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awigze said 2439 days ago (November 23rd, 2010)
Mark
If you can quantize frenetic it would be equated as 177 bpm.
glad you were able to listen. Bud is the Bomb.
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egobandit said 2439 days ago (November 23rd, 2010)
did heaven just fall on the earth
This is beyond good the frenetic drums the slow melancholy breaks the beautiful sax the all around great composition and lets not forget the pro sounding mix! Thanks fellas for this its a true piece of art!
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awigze said 2439 days ago (November 23rd, 2010)
eB
when this hit my inbox I was immediately inspired.... it was frustrating in a good way that i ahd to wait a day or two to get to it. I am glad you were able to hear this.
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Symphony101 said 2439 days ago (November 23rd, 2010)
You rock !
Superbe work, it is a great listening pleasure guys. Kevin, great ideas here and Andy, you are just awesome. Very cool music !
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awigze said 2439 days ago (November 23rd, 2010)
Yves
I am constantly amazed at Kevin's leaning into new areas and always looking to go beyond what he has been able to do in the past... sounds like the definition of a true artist.
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rabittwhole said 2439 days ago (November 23rd, 2010)
...outstanding andy....
i love it when you let go...great track by kevin and bryn as well.
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awigze said 2439 days ago (November 23rd, 2010)
Jack
thanks man... you don't realize how much influence you had here.
thanks my friend.
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Carrie71 said 2438 days ago (November 23rd, 2010)
Mr. Sax man!
Ok...i hit the fav button before I even listened. I am such a fan. This is pretty cool. My favorite part is right around the 2:30 to 3:40 min mark freaking awesome!! I love it!
awigze said 2438 days ago (November 23rd, 2010)
Carrie
I went to that time reference and that told me a lot about what you like in listening to sax....
I am really glad you liked this. I was hoping that you would hear it.
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billykirsch said 2438 days ago (November 24th, 2010)
Dig this
Totally experimental. Love the completely loose vibe of this. Is this audio fiction?
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awigze said 2437 days ago (November 24th, 2010)
diggin
I am diggin that you dig it... I had a great time working with Bud and PD's creation... then Bud kept throwing more wood on the fire.... thanks
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richard13 said 2437 days ago (November 24th, 2010)
Bravo!
Wail on maestro: you intuited a fabulous layer on Kevin and Bryn's rather interesting -- and frenetic -- base. Cheers.
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awigze said 2437 days ago (November 24th, 2010)
intuitiveness
- oh wow, that is actually a word, but I like intuited as well... thanks for the maestro reference... I always think of Bugs Bunny for some reason, Kevin and Bryn are the maestros here...
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Elevator_Funk said 2437 days ago (November 24th, 2010)
...
Holy Smokes! There's a lot of good music on MJ's lately! We need more stuff like this!
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awigze said 2437 days ago (November 24th, 2010)
you are so right
IT's really amazing the level of the music that is being created.... it keeps everyone motivated and notches up the effort to new heights... gee, did I really just say that? Well thanks EFunk... I am glad you are back and that you commented and took a listen...
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michaeljayklein said 2437 days ago (November 24th, 2010)
Black outs?
Wait, I hear the sirens now--oh yes, and they actually sound fine!
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awigze said 2432 days ago (November 30th, 2010)
MJK
glad you could hear them si- reens.
Bud is the man!
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papag said 2437 days ago (November 24th, 2010)
Back n forth I went
Up, down, in, out... who let the jazz freaks in? Cool stuff according to both sides of my brain.

Thanks for the dl :)
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awigze said 2432 days ago (November 30th, 2010)
Papa
Download - the ultimate compliment.
Thanks!
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RochaMalhada said 2436 days ago (November 26th, 2010)
traffic, busy day
It's like the hectic day, and at the end of it you start to chill and relax.... then ya can't sleep because your head gets back to the thoughts of the day and what's coming up tomorrow. Finally you drift away in sleep.

Nice work, guys.

. - Harold
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awigze said 2432 days ago (November 30th, 2010)
Harold
its nice to be able to get home, close the door and turn off the lights..... compose your thoughts, say a prayer and drift away.
Bud and I had the best time with this.
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Ibstrat said 2434 days ago (November 28th, 2010)
Wow
this is great- reminds me of Ronald Shannon Jackson or some Grateful Dead jams where they go totally "out" and just play. Some beautiful sax work and I love Kevin's playing. Awesome!
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awigze said 2432 days ago (November 30th, 2010)
LB
totally out - this was... crazy fusion - Bud's bass was the driver on this.
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jibes said 2433 days ago (November 29th, 2010)
Blackout w/Bud
Not my cup'o tea but still...great chops!!
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awigze said 2432 days ago (November 30th, 2010)
jibes
Bud's chops! really glad you took the time to listen, see ya around.
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RAVENS said 2432 days ago (November 29th, 2010)
Whoa
This is very different, almost like a beautiful chaos. Hard to explain, but I dig it! You guys are too cool for school.

RAVEN ;-)
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awigze said 2432 days ago (November 30th, 2010)
Dani
you know... it is hard to explain where all this comes from and how one thing births another... how does that really happen? It's only something you can express with a little shake of your head, a slight shrug and a squint.... after that - ya just gotta play! Bud and Bryn were the total inspiration on this.
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867-5309 said 2424 days ago (December 7th, 2010)
rich hot
holy cow some smackin' hot collab.
the lucky number 7th with
a wild african saxy elephant
man is that a saxy elephant
this is attractive genius man
a unique kind of vocalizing
every element
that droopy bass at 3:15 is such a nice touch
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awigze said 2424 days ago (December 8th, 2010)
8
Wow - thanks for the really cool comment. This was also the first song where I used all three saxophones. It's always a grand experience to work with Bud in these collaborations.
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Catalina22 said 2424 days ago (December 7th, 2010)
Traffic
What a wonderful, frenetic, super-jazzed energy this piece has! Like a lot of folks, I get visual images when I listen to music, and I see busy traffic at night when I hear this. Just webs of moving light--until 2:42! What an unexpected, mellow turn . . . very nicely done. Great use of the silent pauses as well; they give the music even more punch.
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awigze said 2424 days ago (December 8th, 2010)
Cat22
Thanks so much.. This has gotta be one of the cooler comments I have ever gotten.... So you have synthesia? I wonder what that is like. Thanks again!
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sonnyjim said 2423 days ago (December 8th, 2010)
Great interplay
I like the the 'not jazz, not educated' angle best of all! Multiple emotional facets here, and it all coalesces so nicely: cinematic in spots, itchy in others (3:56 is like a John Cassavetes scene) and that drum machine is too weirdly perfect. Andy's the guy who knows his way around the Village at night; I feel like I'm just along for the ride.....
Thanks much!

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awigze said 2422 days ago (December 10th, 2010)
cool ridin
along with ya Sonnyjim.... thanks for the cool comment and taking the time to listen. Bud is the man on this... I just threw glitter.
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lengold said 2422 days ago (December 10th, 2010)
Just
Fantastic - what a wonderful place this is!
Cheers
Len

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awigze said 2422 days ago (December 10th, 2010)
a wonderful place
because of you , my friend. Thanks so much!
Andy
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ste said 2420 days ago (December 11th, 2010)
great
frantic beats with that sax. love it
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awigze said 2420 days ago (December 12th, 2010)
Ste
I think Bud is his own genre. Thanks for the comment.
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Diviner said 2414 days ago (December 18th, 2010)
Wow
was not expecting this. This certainly put a smile on my face as this is crazy. Cool sax running through this jazzy drum and bass. Cool track guys, really enjoyed.
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awigze said 2407 days ago (December 25th, 2010)
Diviner
Thanks. I wasn't expecting this from bud. But there it was. Thanks
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hackneybloke said 2414 days ago (December 18th, 2010)
blackout
i love the mix of free-form morphing into form. great soundbed and crisp sax. you say you're no jazz player bud...in places this sounds like 'in a silent way' byt miles davies. the mix is perfect and clean and a real hedfill on phones. urbane and innovative. cool.
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awigze said 2407 days ago (December 25th, 2010)
Julian
Thanks for the thoughtful way you crafted this comment. I m glad you got to hear this. Bud is a surprise in a lot of ways
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VicDiesel said 2411 days ago (December 20th, 2010)
unquiet
Interesting track. There are indeed some DnB influences, but it's not just following the genre. Very nice sax work. That alto & soprano are lovely.
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awigze said 2407 days ago (December 25th, 2010)
Victor
Thanks for the listen and taking the time to comment.
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kevmikwa said 2409 days ago (December 23rd, 2010)
Here and there
There are so many different soundscapes within this one and they are all tied together by that underlying high-speed train-track beat. Sometimes the beat comes crashing in, brash and distorted, at other times it seeps in slowly and disappears quick. My visual imagery is train-driven: you can be cruising along through a bustling urban scene, suddenly hit a bridge over calm waters and reconnect with the serenity of a pasture on the other side. Very well done, bud.

Sax tones are layered and really great here (not that I'd ever expect anything else). There's also a tightness of them in the sections where they are solo - they all hit those notes at just the right time.

Thank you for sharing this one.
awigze said 2406 days ago (December 26th, 2010)
Michael
amazing the imagery that you have in listening to music. Somehow it comes across in your playing style. I was imagining about 8 old jazzers getting together and duking out a tune that they used to play back in the early 70's and bragging about who knew how to make the best barbeque... well that would be me of course. and then we all look at the rhythm guys and catch the nod.
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I play a Cannonball Tenor Saxophone and a 1968 Selmer Mark VI Alto I don't attempt to sound like any other sax player but look for my own sound and sometimes it looks for me. I live in the Dallas area. Collaboration Sites: Siren's Headban... [see more]

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Experimental music is any music that challenges the commonly accepted notions of what music is. There is an overlap with avant-garde music. John Cage was a pioneer in experimental music and defined and gave credibility to the form. As with other edge

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