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A collaboration between me and drummer drlaine.

The main melody is Mozart's Sonata #1 in C Major. And there's a little bit of Eine Kleine Nachtmusik.

I am playing piano sounds "live" from Synthogy Ivory. I have to run it through Digital Performer, then export the audio so I can mix it all together in GB2. Synthogy does work for GB right now, at least not for me.

drlaine is playing real drums. I sent him my piano/bass file, and he sent me back a drum file, and I mixed it all together in GB2.

My piano playing is live, and in real time, but many of the phrases are alternate takes, and I pieced it all together from various takes. Hey, since I have a computer, why not?

drlaine and I have never met face-to-face. But it is great to have such a wonderful musician as a collab. partner.

The bass is from Sonic Boom Box, and is called "Jazz Double Bass Soft." Sometimes you can hear the buzzing of the string against the fingerboard. A pretty nice sound for this sort of track.
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Uploaded: Apr 14, 2005 - 09:55:12 AM
Last Updated: Apr 14, 2005 - 06:10:48 AM Last Played: Feb 21, 2017 - 09:01:27 PM
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macapa said 4510 days ago (April 14th, 2005)
Very well played
This piece is a pleasure to listen to. Well played, lively. I
love it! (And I downloaded it!)

Bravo!

John Stebbe said 4508 days ago (April 16th, 2005)
Very well played
Thank you, Macapa. It helps to have good material to jump off from.
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Sentinel said 4510 days ago (April 14th, 2005)
crazy, man
crazy.
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Tom Atwood said 4509 days ago (April 14th, 2005)
Looks like somebody bombed you
in the writing/content category, but I consider the Mozart
just a hopping off point, and the 'writing' actually the
improvisation around the Sonata No.1 in C (which is one
of my Mozart favorites). I do like this piece more the
further away from the Sonata you get. Wonderful style and
again a great colab with drlaine.
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thetiler said 4509 days ago (April 14th, 2005)
nice stuff
good going

You sure have the gift of playing great jazz as well as
your drummer.

Thanks so much for sharing.


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Unorthadox said 4509 days ago (April 15th, 2005)
Great Job
True Genius at work!!
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Unorthadox said 4509 days ago (April 15th, 2005)
Great Job
True Genius at work!!
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CraizeeMusic said 4509 days ago (April 15th, 2005)
Wow!
I wonder why somebody bombed you in the songwriting category, that's got to be a joke, jealosy, or a mistake! You did a terrific job!
9-8-8-8!!!
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TobinMueller said 4508 days ago (April 16th, 2005)
One more time!
Such a delight. Full of whimsy and humor, talent and wit.
A truly entertaining track. Masterful arrangement, and
everything sound live and real. I have to listen one more
time...
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alley-oop said 4507 days ago (April 16th, 2005)
Lovely
Very enjoyable piece. Your collaboration drlaine seems
quite successful. You are both marvelous players! Your
composition is very sweet.
Thanks so much!
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Magritte said 4507 days ago (April 17th, 2005)
Another winner.
The drums sound a little "distant" though...so when are you guys going to meet and record together? And when's the album coming out?
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John Stebbe said 4507 days ago (April 17th, 2005)
Another winner.
The drums ARE distant -- they're two states away! Ha ha ha!

But seriously, thanks, Magritte. I'll take another listen to the balance, and
maybe boost the drums.

Actually, I am hoping for a July release of a piano jazz album. Thanks for
asking.
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pooey said 4505 days ago (April 18th, 2005)
Another winner.
Hey this is great! And about the drums: the overall sound really reminds me
of Vince Guaraldi's stuff. Light, but full of serious music goodness. Loved it.
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bnaro said 4505 days ago (April 18th, 2005)
Another winner.
what the christ, do you know how hard it is to mic drums?

I think the drum track sounds fan-tabulous. I'm very impressed.

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Swanny said 4506 days ago (April 17th, 2005)
Bright and Cheery
Well done !!! such a great bouncey light cheerful feel.
Great stuff !!!
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jonx said 4505 days ago (April 18th, 2005)
very nice!
your two performances fit together perfectly-you both
have a great sense of song dynamics and structure-and it
doesn't hurt that you're both great players! another fine
collaboration!

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said 4505 days ago (April 18th, 2005)
Bam! That's it.
Wonderful! All that ebullient joy flowing from your hands
and hearts. Excellent. And they said it couldn't be done --
magic in a "moment" separated by space and time. That
theory gets dissed tonight.
said 4505 days ago (April 18th, 2005)
truly
beautiful music
Monophobe said 4505 days ago (April 19th, 2005)
truly
/signed
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said 4503 days ago (April 20th, 2005)
Great Work!
I think that this is the best piano exercise ever written in
history, the "Sonata in C". It is the only piano technique
that I have ever really studied, and while I am not saying
that I am any acclaimed pianist, I think that a few portions
of my repetoire can lend validity to my claim. I really do
tell people that this Sonata remains the one piece of music
that they should practice if they want to play runs on the
piano.

You mix is really sweet. I love the jazzy spin that you
throw on the two pieces. Also: nice job of interweaving
these melodies. You do this one a certain justice, and I
thank you kindly for sharing.
_nderscore said 4503 days ago (April 20th, 2005)
magical fingers & sticks
very nicely done, major props on production/
performance-sounds wonderful. lively & fun piece to
listen to
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Anonymous said 4488 days ago (May 6th, 2005)
wonderful in the extreme
i am very new to this site and haven't heard many tunes yet ... but this one is the BEST so far ... your piano playing is a thing of beauty ... convincing sound on the software ... drums are full of taste and color ... i was wondering who my first favorite artist on macjams would be and YOU are it ... even from listening to only this piece ... i will most definitely listen to your other tracks soon ...
John Stebbe said 4486 days ago (May 7th, 2005)
wonderful in the extreme
Starflower, your check is in the mail.

Seriously, thank you very much.
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koolpaw said 4486 days ago (May 7th, 2005)
good drums
i really liked the drums. its pretty cool !!! =D
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leonardo21 said 4160 days ago (March 30th, 2006)
chops
man, you sure got some wicked chops. I'm totally blown away by this.
It's fantastic! Love the drums too.
John Stebbe said 4159 days ago (March 31st, 2006)
chops
Thanks, Leonardo. You're very kind.


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