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The Eye of the Rakshasa


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rik

 Genre: Jazz (instrumental)

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Just a fragment of improvisation. I'm not good at it. Nevertheless, maybe some short moments are good. It's me, simply, no mix, no add-on. My first post.

(A Rakshasa is a goblin or spirit of the Hindu mythology. There are many kinds of them, not equally evil.)
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Comments: 20
Fans: 6
Plays: 270
Downloads: 162
Votes: 14
Uploaded: Aug 18, 2005 - 11:33:47 AM
Last Updated: Oct 19, 2005 - 02:02:33 AM Last Played: May 30, 2018 - 11:04:30 AM
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Hardware:
Clavinova CLP 240, UA-25
Software:
Logic Express
Comments
davajonah said 4786 days ago (August 18th, 2005)
I like this a lot
This is really nice - lovely sound and great improvisation.
You should do more with this - add drums, bass, multi layer
it - whatever.
You obviously have loads of talent on the keys, keep 'em
coming!
[Thanks also for the "Icon" comment - much appreciated!]

DJ :)
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alley-oop said 4786 days ago (August 18th, 2005)
Nice vibe!
You have a very nice touch. Cool jazz chords and
progression. Wow! great run there. Very nice!
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allsaints said 4786 days ago (August 18th, 2005)
Title
This is a damn fine track. It has great mood and feel. You
don't get bored when listening to it. I'm always curious
where you'll go next, and you're not redundent. I look
forward to hearing more of your music.
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rik said 4786 days ago (August 18th, 2005)
Thanks
I thank you all very much for kind appreciation and
encouragement. Makes me think I will double my efforts to
achieve real improvement.

I don' know either what comes next. :)
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ziti said 4786 days ago (August 18th, 2005)
i'll chime in
very nice improv....sultry, smokey, just enough off kilter
monkish stuff to keep it interesting...very nice...

i believe with the gear you got, a little reverb and eq
would turn this into a great peice of listening.

please post more, rik

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rik said 4782 days ago (August 22nd, 2005)
Thanks
Thanks a lot, ziti...still the off kilter stuff is not intentional... I've got just to
improve my aim at the keys...:D
Happy you enjoyed the mood anyway.
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Tadashi Togawa said 4785 days ago (August 19th, 2005)
Time of mellowness
I like this piano.
I like this sound.
I feel the time of fine quality.
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rik said 4782 days ago (August 22nd, 2005)
Time of mellowness
I think you're right, Tadashi, it's about time for me to learn playing piano.
Thanks a lot for stopping by.
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I.G.M. said 4784 days ago (August 20th, 2005)
Great tune!
I love it! Damn, you`re an understatemented kinda guy. Please, go on posting!
4 times 10!

I.G.M.
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rik said 4782 days ago (August 22nd, 2005)
...
You're really too kind, IGM!
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TennesseeVic said 4784 days ago (August 20th, 2005)
Professional
This is quality stuff. Very well played.
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Mystified said 4784 days ago (August 21st, 2005)
Mellow and moody....
I like the 'colors' in this piece. The way the tone shifts from
cool to warm and then to cool again.

Lovely playing, too.

Thank you for posting this.
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Anonymous said 4783 days ago (August 21st, 2005)
very good...
More like that! It`s great!

Relaxed!

Skilled!

Fresh!

Interesting!

Ambitious!

Very good!

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Awesome!
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junk
swood said 4781 days ago (August 24th, 2005)
DECENT
SOUNDS REAL GOOD

AND THAT IS COMING FROM AN OPPOSITE END OF THE SPECTRUM

I LIKE THIS TYPE OF MUSIC

AND YOU DID GOOD

I'M NOT ALL GANGSTER RAP

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Jimbo said 4780 days ago (August 24th, 2005)
Good Song for a First Timer
Cool... jazzy and improvisation is excellent. Thanx for letting us know what's a Rakshasa and some Hindu mythology :)
rik said 4779 days ago (August 25th, 2005)
Too kind
Thank you for stopping by, Jimbo.
Check out my latest song called Kind of Electric
PG172A said 4769 days ago (September 4th, 2005)
Doesn't need anthing else
if you ask me. It reminds me of Joe Sample and Alice
Coltrane. Alice Coltrane did some albums on very similar
themes as yours in the early seventies, which have just
been re issued. You might want to check them out.
SlimGirlFat said 4761 days ago (September 12th, 2005)
Lovely
Beautiful playing
Slimmie
Our Man Duff said 4759 days ago (September 14th, 2005)
bravo!
do i need to say more?
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The Composer said 4735 days ago (October 8th, 2005)
Reminds me a little of Keith Jarrett
... reminds me at least of his Dark Intervals Album. Thats because it
sounds like you have a vauge idea of what you're going to do before
you do it... at least you almost have a sense of structure, you started
off slowly with just the chords... and then expanded out and elaborated
your improvisation from that and theres nothing wrong with that at
all... very nice playing and being a pianist I've got no choice but to
listen to your other pieces now.

Some suggestions I will make though, is to either pre-plan or try to
think about the overall structure of your pieces when you are
improvising with them. It can be as simple as start with playing
chords, start playing faster, then get louder, then play a little slower
and go back to chords, but it will add a lot of shape to your pieces
(plus you won't need to fade it out at then, the piece will end itself
when you want it to).

In all music, especially jazz... the thing that separates many of the
fantastic players from the average is the ability to think and hear into
the future.

Great work, I'm gonna go listen to the rest of your work now
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Name: Riccardo
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