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Caves & Candles


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ktb

 Genre: Jazz Fusion

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My 1st song ever posted to MJ. I incorporated some changes based on some good feedback from Patrick (Futzpucker). I added real drums. Well MIDI drums. Limited additions via a Roland TD7 kit (layered over original loops). I did manage to add a cowbell :-) The whole song was sort of a jam that just evolved out of the strangled duck loop that only appears in the first two measures. Candles suggested. Cave optional.

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Uploaded: Nov 29, 2006 - 09:20:12 PM
Last Updated: Nov 29, 2006 - 09:20:12 PM Last Played: May 19, 2018 - 05:48:31 AM
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perceptualvortex said 4400 days ago (November 29th, 2006)
smoov
Cool jam, definitely of the melting candles variety. Some of those notes have demented colors, which is great. That looks like an awesome cave, it makes me want to go there and get a closer look.
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ktb said 4399 days ago (November 30th, 2006)
demented
PV, thx for checkin it out. After it was all said and done it felt like the mix was funnelled thru a reverb orgazmontron 2000 or...a cave. Since I like nature I opted for the latter
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AquilA said 4399 days ago (November 30th, 2006)
Flawless
This is truly excellent. Great job with the drums, so tight and tasty. The bass drives the tune and sounds perfect. Love all the different textures that you used on the riffing lead intruments, and the melodies played on them. My only suggestion is that you continue to share your talent and creativity with us mere mortals.
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ktb said 4399 days ago (November 30th, 2006)
too generous
in your praise AquilA! I read a post recently here on MJ where a member described a theoretical "human brain suspended in vaseline hooked to MIDI cables", thats about where I am :-)
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Scott Carmichael said 4399 days ago (November 30th, 2006)
exellent
production...and mix... I really love where the drums sit... the keyboard sounds rich and warm... deep and wide... really great playing and feel... john this sosunds radio ready... and as good as anything you'll hear on the smooth jaz station
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ktb said 4399 days ago (November 30th, 2006)
wow
Scott, I certainly appreciate the comments. The original post was definitely lacking in the percussive area, so I take great pleasure hearing your take on this. There's no doubt in my mnd that this site has improved my skills through feedback, critique and support like no where else.
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said 4399 days ago (November 30th, 2006)
Jammin
the keys and bass perfect. that is why MJ's is the place to find excellent music like yours. Its good being a hoe :)
ktb said 4399 days ago (November 30th, 2006)
hoe yeah
true, very true...thx for the listen
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Youra said 4399 days ago (November 30th, 2006)
Royal
Jazz fusion (or rock) isn't a thing I much listen to. I did, when rock was getting boring, just before the Punk Storm. A genre only for good musicians and performers, and, obviously, your are. Thanks for giving me the opportunity to overtake my biases.
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ktb said 4399 days ago (November 30th, 2006)
bias
Youra, you articulate something I was trying to explain in chat the other day. That Mj (for me) motivates me to listen to all musical threads without my usual bias. Thank you for that thought so aptly expressed.
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Macaudion said 4399 days ago (November 30th, 2006)
It definitely is a jam session...
And you could hear it's evolution into where we were going - Again, a very nice ride, sir - Nice drum work, to! - Funke' funke' funke' w/ a major whiff of sweetness - Always, ALWAYS a pleasure! Thank you sir! D
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ktb said 4399 days ago (November 30th, 2006)
jammin
Dion, glad to have you on the ride. I'm happy you picked up on that jam session feel. Thats exactly how it developed. I had a two bar loop, added drums one day and then jammed along with the bass a week or so later and then added from there.
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Z293 said 4399 days ago (November 30th, 2006)
There you go again
You got me hooked back on all these great fusion vibes. It may have a jam feel but this is one tight jam.
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ktb said 4398 days ago (December 1st, 2006)
jams
Z, when i first threw this up as a post it was saddled with a lot of loops (stock ones) that were completely static from beginning to end. Thanks for the tight jam comment, i was hoping that this version would come across as more dynamic or fluid maybe.
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HGB said 4399 days ago (November 30th, 2006)
Good sound quality
some of the best sound quality I've heard around macjams. Good solid key's , thanks for sharin' HGB
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ktb said 4398 days ago (December 1st, 2006)
thx!
HGB, appreciate your listening and commenting.
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Mokus said 4399 days ago (November 30th, 2006)
smooth...
very nice...soothing jazz.
really great performance and production...nice after a listen to some very loud stuff and at the end of another long day...thanks!
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ktb said 4398 days ago (December 1st, 2006)
wayfarer
Ryan, keep up the live jam sessions in the basement. They're refreshing to me, after too much studio stuff :-)
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eleveneyes said 4399 days ago (November 30th, 2006)
The only thing
that could make this tune any better would be a real electric bass guitar. Very well constructied piece, every element is great in terms of production and performance. Better than most of the crap they play on smooth jazz stations these days. Top notch!
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ktb said 4398 days ago (December 1st, 2006)
real bass
Ray, I'm in total agreement there. I'd add that a real drummer could proably add to the flavor as well. I am a fan of your music so I especially appreciate you taking the time to listen and comment.
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Nolan said 4399 days ago (December 1st, 2006)
Groovy
Cool sound. Great playing. Nice tidy mix. Where'd the drum sounds come from? They sound great - well arranged.

I like it.
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ktb said 4398 days ago (December 1st, 2006)
gracias
Nolan, the drums were inputed thru a TD-7 electronic drum kit. The synth module that acts as the brain has about 32 preset "kits" to choose from. This was #15 (Stage Kit). Of course my playing is heavily edited for clams. Also took advantage of subtle quatitize features of Pro Tools to tighten things up.

Hey you ever need keys, say the word!
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Nolan said 4398 days ago (December 1st, 2006)
The word!
Careful, I might take you up on that real soon!
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Schello said 4398 days ago (December 1st, 2006)
,-)
West coast, from the great musicians a tribute at the fusion... musician for N.1.... well done, very very difficult tune, contg. Karma..
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ktb said 4398 days ago (December 1st, 2006)
gracias
schello, you are very kind in your comments.
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Feter said 4396 days ago (December 4th, 2006)
sweet ...
very very sweet song ... as always Karma !
ye ...the cowbell just in time there ...
well done !!
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ktb said 4395 days ago (December 4th, 2006)
sweet
Feter, had to have the cowbell. Thx for listening
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blaky smith said 4396 days ago (December 4th, 2006)
Cool
Great playing, very nice instrumentation and good mix, really a very pleasant piece to listen to.
Very well done, you have a great talent...
Thanks to share
Marc

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ktb said 4395 days ago (December 4th, 2006)
cool
Blaky, you mix a pretty mean stew yourself. Just finished listening to "pumpkinxo", which was a fine track indeed.
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Cori Ander said 4395 days ago (December 5th, 2006)
Ah, thank you
Ah, thank you for a piece of nice and interesting music! Very well balanced and cool too.
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ktb said 4393 days ago (December 6th, 2006)
balanced
Cori, thank you for the comment. I spent a lot of time tweaking this one and its great that you can hear that effort.
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said 4394 days ago (December 5th, 2006)
Nice slick
groove here, John. It's chilled down just right. (two large olives please)

Thanks for this, a great way to mellow down after the long day...

. - Harold
ktb said 4393 days ago (December 6th, 2006)
extra olives
Harold, appeciate your listen and comment. it was written for the very purpose you describe! chillin
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Reinholt56 said 4375 days ago (December 25th, 2006)
A True Fusion Sound!!
I love this piece. The true fusion atmosphere and sound is all there.

Zowinul et al come to mind. Heavy Weather would be the album. The time....Anytime.

Brilliant.

R.
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ktb said 4373 days ago (December 26th, 2006)
fusion
R, rare company to be in the same sentence as Zowinul! I appreciate you listening and leaving such favorable comments.
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edhara said 4354 days ago (January 15th, 2007)
Sounds great!
Your production skills are sounding really good, my friend!
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edhara said 4352 days ago (January 16th, 2007)
Heh...
... I was just so impressed by the way the whole thing SOUNDED, I realized I didn't even comment on the piece. Very nice work, man! Lots of space, nice solo and a great groove. :)
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ktb said 4342 days ago (January 27th, 2007)
collab
Ed, great to hear from you man. I sent ya a tune a while back! lets play :-)
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guitapick said 4274 days ago (April 4th, 2007)
My mood...
...the sky's grey. I had a bit of trouble sleeping. Need to calm. This is perfect.
Tone changes are subtle. Especially liked the quick switch to sustain and back.
Drums are well done...
Real nice piece. Want it to go on and on.
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ktb said 4274 days ago (April 4th, 2007)
geez
Bob, always appreciate a listen to older posts. The tune does have a "grey skies" vibe. When friends come over we use the progression to jam over and the jams usually last a looong time :-)
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elektronix said 4274 days ago (April 4th, 2007)
Jepp!
Fusion. Jam. Perfect groove and sound. Wonderful. What a space!



Love it!

elektronix
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ktb said 4273 days ago (April 5th, 2007)
appreciated
Bernd, thanks for stopping by!
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said 4270 days ago (April 9th, 2007)
quiet storm
this reminds me of a radio station in the 80s - KBLX, THE QUIET STORM - just wonderfully smooth with beautiful textures to keep it interesting. i like the drums! sweet sonic mood, john. way to go! anne
tokai said 3884 days ago (April 28th, 2008)
Stunning
those keys are played so well and with some great emotion. Very evocative.
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slumbering said 3757 days ago (September 2nd, 2008)
Very nice and relaxing...
You play beautifully.
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ktb said 3756 days ago (September 3rd, 2008)
C&C
thank you so much for the kind words. I just recently got turned onto your music and its been a real treat listening to your beautiful voice. If you should ever need keys pls drop me a line. I would love to collaborate with you
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Boundless said 3492 days ago (May 26th, 2009)
Great mix
Playing and production. I'll keep your keys in mind
- who knows, one of these days. . .

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