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This is me playing piano, using Akoustic Piano running through GarageBand.

The drums are from Drums on Demand, Jazz/Latin edition.

The bass is GarageBand Upright Jazz Bass.

I use a Yamaha P-120 for my controller.

This is actually an alteration of a project I did for someone. She gave me a lead sheet of a song of 18 bars. And she asked me to make a jazz piano version of it.

So for this version, I altered the melody enough to make it unrecognizeable as the version she sent me. (So she wouldn't say, "How dare you post my song!" Well, now it's MY song!)

I could have played through the same changes, with various kinds of improvisations, to make a three-minute track, but I just was not in love with the chord changes, and thought I would throw in a few of my own, to lengthen the song.

So you'll hear some blues changes, and some assorted jazz changes.

And I think the final result was pretty decent. Hope you all like it!

I've been using Synthogy Ivory for a couple of years, but I just started using Akoustic Piano recently, and for the moment, I think I like Akoustic Piano better than Ivory.
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Uploaded: Jul 18, 2007 - 11:43:42 AM
Last Updated: Jul 18, 2007 - 11:43:42 AM Last Played: May 26, 2019 - 02:59:38 AM
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Mcboy said 4360 days ago (July 18th, 2007)
yoweee....
just a great piano sound from that akoustik instrument.....the playing is not to shabby ...hehhehhe.......many bows!
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John Stebbe said 4359 days ago (July 19th, 2007)
Thanks
Thanks, McBoy.

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thetiler said 4360 days ago (July 18th, 2007)
John
I always look forward to your tunes when the link comes up in the emal. Why. Number 1. your so da$@n good. Number 2, you play HAPPY music :) What is even more cool is that it is happy jazz. It uplifts, I think you should seriously have your music played in hospitals all around the word because your music really has the right ingredients to help lots of people!

But of course getting them to understand how therapeutic your music is and how it can really help them is kind of like "you can't lead a horse to water" kind of thing.

You are a treasure John. You are truly one of the few at MJ that have the musical medicine-power to really uplift. I know you are religious as well and it really comes through in your wonderful choice of pieces you play, in a very good and uplifting way.

You are so consistent in playing really good stuff!



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thetiler said 4360 days ago (July 18th, 2007)
Sorry
JOHN, when I typed "word" I meant "world':)

But in a way, word could be true because of how spiritual your music is.
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John Stebbe said 4359 days ago (July 19th, 2007)
Thanks, Bill.
Bill, thank you for your kind words. I suppose 'happy jazz' might be a good way to describe my playing. I like to think that I sound maybe a little like Vince Guaraldi, who surely had his share of 'happy jazz' tunes.

And yes, you could say that I am religious, but more precisely, I have a relationship with God through Jesus Christ, which began a few years ago, and which will continue through eternity, all due to God's grace. And indeed 'the joy of the Lord is my strength (Nehemiah 8:10),' and I am pleased if this joy comes across in my music.

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ktb said 4360 days ago (July 18th, 2007)
fluid ivory
John, some very nice touch's here. Your signature style and pizzaz. A light airy, fluid recording, with great dynamics in the playing and mix.
well done
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John Stebbe said 4359 days ago (July 19th, 2007)
Pizazz?
Pizazz is a word I've not yet heard to describe my music, but hey, Karm, I'll take it! Thanks for listening.



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Talknrok said 4360 days ago (July 18th, 2007)
Very clean
on the piano. the whole thing is cool and crisp.
John Stebbe said 4359 days ago (July 19th, 2007)
Thank you
Thanks, Talknroc.

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peacepiano said 4360 days ago (July 18th, 2007)
At last
I've been waiting a long time to hear one of your numbers. This is one of your best. Piano is sharp and the drum programming is right on. Very enjoyable piece! Thanks for sharing.
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John Stebbe said 4359 days ago (July 19th, 2007)
Thank you
PeacePiano, thanks so much for your kind words.

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perceptualvortex said 4359 days ago (July 19th, 2007)
Swingin'
Man, I really like that piano playing! Great work, John.
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John Stebbe said 4359 days ago (July 19th, 2007)
Thanks, David.
Thanks, David.

Cool avatar you've got there.


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composerclark said 4359 days ago (July 19th, 2007)
Happy happy
Yes, 'happy jazz' pretty much describes this for sure. It's hard not to be infected by the joyful feel in this. I'm always hugely impressed by your jazz chops; it would be great to hear you play some day!
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John Stebbe said 4359 days ago (July 19th, 2007)
Clark
Clark, you're very generous, thank you.

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guitapick said 4359 days ago (July 19th, 2007)
Wow...
...ain't this something...

Great playing/piece/arrangement/production.

Kudos, sir...
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John Stebbe said 4359 days ago (July 19th, 2007)
Thank you
Thanks so much, guitapick.

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Feter said 4357 days ago (July 21st, 2007)
Indy Summer jazz piano trio
ahh this reminds me of the cool nights
I spent at the swiss syrian jazz fest
couple weeks ago .. I m enjoying
the piano so much .. welldone !!
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John Stebbe said 4357 days ago (July 21st, 2007)
Thanks, Feter.
Feter, I didn't know Syria had a jazz festival. Sounds like a very cool event. Thanks for listening.

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J.A.Stewart said 4357 days ago (July 21st, 2007)
Of all the various jazz styles
I have heard evolve within the scope of my lifetime, this is still my favorite. In my mind, it's *Popular* Jazz... accessible and infectious.

This airy piece, happy and uncomplicated sounds like a soundtrack piece paced to a satisfying day's work.

Nicely done... and played, John.

--- Joe

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John Stebbe said 4357 days ago (July 21st, 2007)
Thanks, Joe.
Joe, thanks for your kind words. And yes, it's my favorite style, too, as you might imagine.

And my style and technique are not nearly as refined or cutting-edge as some of the great players of our day (Cyrus Chestnut and Peter Cincotti come to mind), but I think even with my limited vocabulary, I can create what some might call a feel-good track. Plenty of room for lesser lights like me, I think, just because this particular genre of music has such appeal.

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Doadars Uncle said 4356 days ago (July 22nd, 2007)
Tweeeeedle
pa-dop da dop....

Instant download!

Very nice!

Doug
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John Stebbe said 4355 days ago (July 23rd, 2007)
Thanks, D. U.
D. U., you're very kind.

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said 4355 days ago (July 23rd, 2007)
yes!
Very nice, John!
Smooth and a fine groove for Summer!
John Stebbe said 4351 days ago (July 27th, 2007)
Thank you
Thanks, Mr. Bass. You're very kind.

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timothy devine said 4355 days ago (July 23rd, 2007)
Great find
Reminiscent of Red Garland.
The chords in the intro especially.
Nicely played.
great work

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John Stebbe said 4352 days ago (July 26th, 2007)
You've heard . . .
You've heard of Red Garland? Then you're more than qualified to comment on track like this. I have a CD of his, and he was a monster of the piano, although not as well-known as other piano jazz greats, like Oscar Peterson or Dick Hyman. I wouldn't be able to touch him in a million years. But I do thank you for the comparison. Aim for the stars, and you may hit the moon, they say.


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timothy devine said 4146 days ago (February 17th, 2008)
Red is that you
Ther is a guy who use to jam with miles before the Herbie Hancock days
red is that u

what great full chords and piano stylings
the trio sounds wonderful
you guys could standardize an MJ song with me(forbidden)
I am dreaming but this is the sound i am looking for
what great free music
i still cant get over it
its all free
primo playing
thanks you all
tim

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Kody106 said 3517 days ago (November 7th, 2009)
you know...
i really like jazz......but now i like your music even more so.:D

nice work.

-kody
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I am a public elementary school music teacher in Indianapolis. I also direct the children's choirs at our church. I love to play piano. I play solo piano jobs around town, and also lead a jazz trio (piano, bass, drums). I was born in 1959. ... [see more]

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