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Never Surrender


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AEROjet

 Genre: Bebop

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(THIS IS THE FIRST BEBOP SONG EVER TO BE PUT ON MACJAMS!!!)


Rush man rush, study...don't let the man get you down! He ain't dishin' out anything you can't eat! You gotta get this grade, you gotta nail this test! If you can nail this test, you'll slip by just like all those other years. C'mon man, this is the last math class you'll ever have to take again...


(What was going through my head at the time )

And the wonderful drawing recently added was done by Mr. James Campbell; fellow physicist and art technician.
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Hits: 7322
Comments: 65
Fans: 24
Plays: 1419
Downloads: 320
Votes: 32
Uploaded: Jan 19, 2006 - 11:44:34 PM
Last Updated: Jan 21, 2006 - 01:40:09 AM Last Played: Jun 21, 2019 - 01:41:08 PM
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Macaudion said 4904 days ago (January 20th, 2006)
What are you teaching us...
Jesus, what kind of math test was this... I wouldn't have passed, I'm thinking. Or maybe you were making things more difficult than they needed to be, and for this, we are rewarded... Thanks for sharing your experience in this way. I can't wait to hear what it sounds like when you are say, humm, let see... I wanna hear what it sounds like when you contemplate world peace... Yea that's it - Please share....

No. Kidding of course, I might not be able to comprehend the sounds of you chewing gum, so lets not get carried away for me. LOL

I do like this and I like it when I don't exactly get it the first time around. It means there's lots to explore, and upon each listen. That's what I like most about what I've heard from you thus far. Keep it up and thanks mister 4.

Cyd
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AEROjet said 4904 days ago (January 20th, 2006)
What are you teaching us...
Cydniko

Thanks for tuning in. Yes, I often make real world stresses a little more stressful
by procrastinating. I usually ignore school work (primarily math homework) only
to rock out instead. It's all about rocking out, or having fun. The man can't kill
tallent. I'd like to collab some time.
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Macaudion said 4903 days ago (January 20th, 2006)
What are you teaching us...
Ready when you are...
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AEROjet said 4903 days ago (January 20th, 2006)
What are you teaching us...
Sweet, we'll figure this all out later though..
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datafunk said 4904 days ago (January 20th, 2006)
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
awesome.

is it you on the bass? and on the piano?

straight 10s for me

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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AEROjet said 4903 days ago (January 20th, 2006)
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Yes Mr. Datafunk,
Everything is MIDI. I apreciate your excitement!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Tadashi Togawa said 4904 days ago (January 20th, 2006)
Thank you
The method of delimiting the rhythm is preeminent.
A piano melody is specially.
Special dish.
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AEROjet said 4903 days ago (January 20th, 2006)
Thank you
Mr. Tadashi
Thank you for the comment and your compliments.
I listen to your songs to help me get thinking again when I get stuck on my own,
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The Composer said 4904 days ago (January 20th, 2006)
title
Unfortunately I've never been much of a fan of Beebop or free jazz
(Prefer there to be more structure) but I can hear what you're doing
here and its pretty cool. On one level it reminds me of the Trio
Improvisations that Chick corea did which were quite crazy. I like the
effort you've put into the drumming here, keeping it interesting and
free... unfortunately theres still a little way to go before the drums (and
bass) would sound realistic to me.

One thing that I think is getting to me is that the drum and bass
sounds that you are using (very short and muted) I relate much more to
funk music than beebop. A much looser sound to the drums and an
acoustic bass would go a fair way for me (with a bit of tweaking and
trying to think like a bass player... the garageband acoustic bass can
sound very realistic in my opinion).

Although this isn't my preferred style of Jazz, I can hear the effort
you've put into this. Well done... and when are you playing this live?
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AEROjet said 4903 days ago (January 20th, 2006)
title
I understand that your style and preference is to make songs that sound real
even though computer generated, but I'm glad you still found joy in my song's
content. True, the intentions of this song were to display emotion rather than
create a real sound. I may go back and tweak it sometime in the future.
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ALANSD said 4904 days ago (January 20th, 2006)
Very cool
As a jazz fan for many years I was pleased to hear this. I will haveit on
my mp3 player before the day is out. Wondered how you recorded the
drums, they have a nice tight crisp sound.
AEROjet said 4903 days ago (January 20th, 2006)
Very cool
The drums would be MIDI. Everything is MIDI. I did it all with GB2.
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ALANSD said 4904 days ago (January 20th, 2006)
Very cool
As a jazz fan for many years I was pleased to hear this. I will haveit on
my mp3 player before the day is out. Wondered how you recorded the
drums, they have a nice tight crisp sound.
AEROjet said 4903 days ago (January 20th, 2006)
Very cool
Oh, and thanks for listening!
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alley-oop said 4904 days ago (January 20th, 2006)
Real deal
Great bop tune..very nice chops and touch. I really dig your tunes
here's some you might have missed:
http://www.macjams.com/song/2922
http://www.macjams.com/song/16851
http://www.macjams.com/song/7782
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AEROjet said 4903 days ago (January 20th, 2006)
Real deal
cool man, I'll check these out!
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composerclark said 4903 days ago (January 20th, 2006)
Real deal
I already commented on how much I enjoyed this piece, but I just wanted to add
that I just checked out the three tunes you listed above, and loved 'em all.
Thanks so much for bringing them to my attention! There's some amazing stuff
here at MJs.

Cheers,
Clark

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screamalexz said 4903 days ago (January 20th, 2006)
great
this is great. i love the speed with the low bluesy tone. lovely piano
part as well.
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composerclark said 4903 days ago (January 20th, 2006)
You rule, dude.
This is really the first MacJams bebop tune? That's surprising. I love
bebop; the guy whose music totally got me interested in jazz was Charlie
Parker. This is excellent! I can't wait to hear more. Not sure if you have
had a chance to check out my three jazz tunes here (Late Night Blues, href="http://http://www.macjams.com/song/16517">Industrial Park
Stomp
, Suspicious Activity), but if you haven't, I'd be curious to
know what you think.

9 8 10 9
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AEROjet said 4903 days ago (January 20th, 2006)
You rule, dude.
I will check them out, i may have already for a few... Thanks for the props!
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paddler said 4903 days ago (January 20th, 2006)
Listening as I write
Nice drawing - wow!! nice bass intro..wow..far out jazz chords - do you know those greek scales like ionian and stuff if you do then teach me them.This is bloody good.Good drum programming,good bass programmining.Good piano playing.Bass reminds me of jaco pastorius gone quantizing.Cool stuuf nice improvisation.It's finished - I really enjoyed that inspiring thanks put you on fav.
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AEROjet said 4903 days ago (January 20th, 2006)
Listening as I write
I like your approach to this comment!

The drawing was done by my buddy James, and I'll have to add that to the song
description. OK, so I don't really know the Ionian scales, but I know that Ionian is
one of the modes, and those were modal licks I was playing. Ionian? hmm, I just
played it by ear...I knew there was a term for it just didn't know what it was. As
for Jaco, I love the man. Weather Report FOREVER!!!
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composerclark said 4903 days ago (January 21st, 2006)
Listening as I write
Ionian mode = Major scale. If you heard an unusual mode, Ionian wouldn't be it!

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ziti said 4903 days ago (January 20th, 2006)
This
is really smokin...not bebop in my mind but great modern jazz...very
enjoyable , energetic and humorous music!!

Bows to you

z
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AEROjet said 4903 days ago (January 20th, 2006)
This
I say Bebop, you say Modern Jazz. We can agree to disagree, either way I'm glad
you got a kick out of it. Mr. ziti, you have my respect.
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J.A.Stewart said 4903 days ago (January 20th, 2006)
Whatever...
I'm not a big fan of putting things in convenient boxes. I think the whole
genre thing is overdone.

Good music is good music. That's all I need to know, or want to hear.

Heard it here and done very well. Nice work!
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AEROjet said 4903 days ago (January 20th, 2006)
Whatever...
Very true
The only reason I made such a statement in the first place is because I asked
Simon to add the Bebop genre and felt somewhat responsible for sumbitting to
it. I'm glad you liked the noise...!
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Tom Atwood said 4903 days ago (January 20th, 2006)
Fast, cool
Fun bop, great chops.

10-10-10-10
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AEROjet said 4903 days ago (January 20th, 2006)
Fast, cool
Clear and Concise...Thank you.
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Tom Atwood said 4903 days ago (January 20th, 2006)
Fast, cool
Fun bop, great chops.

10-10-10-10
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hacked_to_pieces said 4903 days ago (January 20th, 2006)
This
is some cool stuff the love the bass and the drums parts they make a
good bed for the piano bop over. The recording itself is fantastic

9 10 10 10

threw a 9 in there don't want to to get a big head
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AEROjet said 4903 days ago (January 21st, 2006)
This
Thanks man, and I don't mind the 9's at all.
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Leon said 4903 days ago (January 21st, 2006)
Proud to be the one of the first guys to recognize you here...
I'd be darned if i was capable of doing anything like this-- or anything
nearly as impressive as this in any field-- at age 17...You're some kind
of a jazz Mozart, Joel... There are many great singers at that age..but
jazz artists of this caliber? Your musical creativity is stunning, and to
think that your talent at this age is supposedly primordial. If you keep
this pace of progress, it wont be hard to imagine you on the Grammy
podium one day.
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Leon said 4903 days ago (January 21st, 2006)
Proud to be the one of the first guys to recognize you here...
And I haven't seen 10's raining this many since Thetiler and Macboy guitar
masterpieces.

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AEROjet said 4903 days ago (January 21st, 2006)
Proud to be the one of the first guys to recognize you here...
Leon, you've always had something nice to say about my work, I am sincerely
grateful for your admiration. It's only been a couple weeks, but this site has
been an outstanding resource for inspiration, musical advice, and also
friendship. You were one of the fist people here who I was able to connect to.
Thanks for the comments and good times.
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underdog. said 4903 days ago (January 21st, 2006)
this is incredible
i have to give this straight 10s!

this is one of the more talented improv jams i've heard on -or off- mac
jams.

are you playing an electric upright or a regular fretless? the bass sounds
stellar and the piano is dialed in. the drums are impeccable.

10 10 10 10

-u.
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AEROjet said 4903 days ago (January 21st, 2006)
this is incredible
Underdog
I'm sorry to disappoint you(?) but everything was MIDI. No real instruments were
used. Heck, I wish I could play mad bass like that. To create this piece, I played
the lines on my keyboard at a slightly slower tempo and then quantized the
notes. I hope this new information doen't change your opinion of the song.
Thanks for listening though.
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underdog. said 4902 days ago (January 21st, 2006)
this is incredible
im impressed in how live it sounds... amazing could've fooled me!
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said 4902 days ago (January 21st, 2006)
this is simply
one of the most energetic and enjoyable tunes
I've heard here.
thanks
AEROjet said 4902 days ago (January 21st, 2006)
this is simply
I'm happy that my song appealed to themasses!
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jiguma said 4902 days ago (January 21st, 2006)
Hmmmmm . . . . .
Excellent bass, drums and piano - very hard to fault musically. Sound-
wise, I'd probably like to hear slightly looser bass and acoustic bass as
mentioned by The Composer - maybe wouldn't improve it, but would
be an interesting experiment. Fantastic post - I too would like to see it
done live!
Neil
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thoddi said 4902 days ago (January 22nd, 2006)
midi you say
well done:)

Like the others have said - and I'm impressed. In addition to the techniques there is music. You did good on both.

If I was to say something when the tweaking of the knobs where going down - I'd go a little easy on the drums here. They are great as they are now, but.... less is more... maybe not in bebop though;)
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Ed Hannifin said 4902 days ago (January 22nd, 2006)
Today seems to be my day...
...for dipping into music I wouldn't ordinarily listen to, and finding it
good.

I'll leave the analysis of tone and phrase to those who are into this sort
of music, and just say that I enjoy the tune and the performance very
much. The feel is good, to my ears.

Since you did this in GB2 and have gotten some comments about bass
tone, you could, just for chuckles, copy that track to an empty track
and just try it with the upright, and any other sound that suits you...
I'm not saying any change is necessary, but it's so easy in this program
to try things different ways that it might be fun and interesting.

Very enjoyable. Gratefully downloaded.

Ed
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AEROjet said 4902 days ago (January 22nd, 2006)
Today seems to be my day...
Sure buddy,

Actualy I have already gone to the extreme and dragged some of those MIDI
tracks into obscure instruments just for fun.
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said 4901 days ago (January 22nd, 2006)
TICKLE
The bloody ivory! LOve the jazz snaz ma tazz!
Einarus said 4901 days ago (January 23rd, 2006)
Oooh...
Very fast, very hip, very cool.
Loved the piano.

A definate download & fav!

Sorry for the short comment. I tend to get a little brief when I haven't got
anything to criticize...
Great!
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poodyglitz said 4900 days ago (January 23rd, 2006)
Cool
This song is nice. Great for driving, am I right?
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dreadmon said 4899 days ago (January 24th, 2006)
Solid gone@
Reet, man. This smokes like a basement in the Upper Haight. Is this something you've got notated somewhere? I would love to hear this live - it's thrilling jazz (don't know if I'd call it be-bop) that's dramatic and complex without being too "out there." Short and sweet, too. I know some poets who would love to drop some words to this nugget of goodness. Awesome job, slick!
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WellOfWyrd said 4899 days ago (January 24th, 2006)
Sweet - I'm Beat
I'm worn out checking this one out. Lots to study on and follow but it's
all good. You paint on a large canvass and use every bit of it. Nice
composition and it goes places....quickly. Cool. thanks for sharing the
piece!
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Komrade K said 4899 days ago (January 25th, 2006)
Wow - what a ride!
I know that this isn't but it sounds so live - so the effort you took in
making it doesn't show at all.

Great work.

KK
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Drew Kopr said 4899 days ago (January 25th, 2006)
Holy Poop!
Kick Ass, Kick Ass, Kick Ass! You remind me of my brother when he came
back from Berklee. Keep writing this stuff my man. Get a whole album of
it together and get it to an A&R rep at Blue Note or another label. Do it by
the time you are 19 so you have plenty of time to give music a real shot.
You have potential! Great piece, great parts, and great writing!
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AEROjet said 4898 days ago (January 25th, 2006)
Holy Poop!
I want to go to Berklee sooo baaad!!!!!
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Corporal Beef said 4898 days ago (January 25th, 2006)
Ahhh...
This helps me to contemplate string theory in the wee hours of the morning. I can't say anything that hasn't already been said, so I'll just say I loved it and thanks for posting.
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AEROjet said 4898 days ago (January 26th, 2006)
YAY!

Yes! this song was FINALLY bombed. I was waiting for someone to do
that...
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kipak said 4898 days ago (January 26th, 2006)
Very nice
Not really a jazz guy but I like this. Its fine the way it is but if you ever wanted to remix, I could definitly hear a woodwind of some kind in there and a slower tempo.

The base really carries the song but I would have liked to have heard more piano....and more cowbell. Gotta have more cowbell.

(just kidding on the cowbell)
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mvh9591 said 4797 days ago (May 6th, 2006)
Very nice job.
4 you%u2019re playing and programming skills are exceptional. You continue
to impress me with each song I listen to. You have a great talent and
very nice song here as well.

mvh: )

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DJ Squirrel said 4682 days ago (August 29th, 2006)
Still has that factory smell to it
As ridiculous as this may sound, the midi's sound TOO midi-ish. Maybe its the ultra-crispness to it, that it sounds like it came from a bunch of daty bytes and not a recording booth, but I still like how it all went down regardless. Its a solid piece. I don't know if you have a way to rough up the overall sound, but muting it's sharpness might give it a little more drive and a little less showroom floor, y'dig?
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Schello said 4674 days ago (September 6th, 2006)
10
congrat.
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gregd said 4623 days ago (October 28th, 2006)
This is unbelieveable.
Great piece of creativity.

Love how it starts with an elevator-jazz, George Winstron sound to the piano voicing, and then breaks into a frenetic bebop sound. The bass sounds like Jaco -- which ain't easy to do. And it's all just right.

Thank you,
greg
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Wasabi said 4615 days ago (November 5th, 2006)
Good bebop
I read that are all midi instrument.
Well I make you my congratulations because it's sound like real instrument and real player.
A very good work in my opinion.
It's a beautifull bass part.

littlewing55 said 4560 days ago (December 29th, 2006)
very impressive...
I just enjoyed it.

Great fun, great work !!!

Thanks a lot
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Jointlock said 4519 days ago (February 9th, 2007)
amazed
I was really blown away by this piece.I am not sure how old you are, but I suspect your natural musical instincts are far beyond your years. It is quite complex, and one of the most intriguing pieces I have heard on this site. You should be VERY proud of your effort. I personally wouldn't change a thing about this piece.....simply perfect in all respects as it is. If you stick with this I suspect you are going to turn out some truly outstanding work in the future. Bravo !!!
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AEROjet said 4518 days ago (February 10th, 2007)
Hello
Thank you for that wonderful comment. Really, I mean it.
-Joel
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alan_ said 3696 days ago (May 11th, 2009)
AEROJet
This is so sweet, I don't even know where to begin. Very nice bass lines and drum riffs. The piano was laid in perfectly to keep the excitement growing. This is worth yet another listen. You are a very talented person. Bravo.

Alan
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FunkyBeats said 3266 days ago (July 16th, 2010)
Yeah!
Joel,
This is really cool. Some of the best drum programming I've ever heard anywhere. Great work! Nice chord movement. Nice use of inner dynamics in the drums. It's pretty wild! I like the bass line too, it has such attitude. Kinda reminds me of the great Billy Child's work. Peace! Kent
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Bebop or bop is a form of jazz characterized by fast tempos and improvisation based on harmonic structure rather than melody. It was developed in the early and mid-1940s. Hard bop later developed from bebop combined with blues and gospel music.

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