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This is an exercise in simplicity for me. I have a tendency to overplay and try to cram too many notes in - espicially when soloing. So with this song I tried very hard to keep it simple and open.

It was recording using Logic Studio along with Ni Akoustik Piano and Chocolate Audio bass. The drum is a simple Apple loop.

It is meant to be enjoyed with what ever brings you simple pleasures - for me, it's a nice cup of coffee with Suz -
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Uploaded: Feb 26, 2008 - 11:57:59 AM
Last Updated: Feb 26, 2008 - 11:57:59 AM Last Played: May 30, 2018 - 10:17:05 AM
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Hardware:
Yamaha C3 - Midi-Grand
Software:
Logic Studio, NI Akoustik Piano, Chocolate Audio Bass, Apple Loop and Ev-88
Comments
peacepiano said 3860 days ago (February 26th, 2008)
classy
First class stuff here. Enjoying the interplay between the bass and piano a lot.

Thanks
Bill
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Feter said 3860 days ago (February 26th, 2008)
Simple Pleasures
cool piano groovin infront of a cool boomin bass .
realy enjoyed ...thnx for sharin !!
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Elevator_Funk said 3860 days ago (February 27th, 2008)
Holy Smokes!
That was good!
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kclements said 3859 days ago (February 27th, 2008)
Thanks -
Thanks for your comments. I am glad you liked it.
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thetiler said 3859 days ago (February 28th, 2008)
Nice piano
love the nighttime feel to this.Kinda snap your fingers feel good as your cruisin the city streets on a summers night. Love the trio sound and placements of the notes.

Really nice here.

Way to go!
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kclements said 3858 days ago (February 28th, 2008)
Thanks
for the comments. I worked really hard on not over-playing and keeping it simple while at the same time keeping it interesting having the whole thing go somewhere.

Thanks for listening and your comments.
Kayle
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said 3858 days ago (February 28th, 2008)
Nice jazz
Nice jazz.... I like when the song "breaks", in the rhythm-section... Really peaceful music... I enjoy listening to it... Good overall sound on this... Great work...
kclements said 3857 days ago (February 29th, 2008)
Thanks
Thanks for your comments - I like that break too, and it just kind of came out of no where - I love it when that happens.

Thanks again -

Kayle
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said 3858 days ago (February 28th, 2008)
Nice.

Very relaxing feel to this nice piano playing as well. I really enjoyed too.
thanks for sharing,

Peace
Dee.
kclements said 3857 days ago (February 29th, 2008)
Thanks
for your comments. I am glad you liked it.
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jiguma said 3855 days ago (March 2nd, 2008)
Very cool
As Bill says, "nightime feel". Simple and relaxed. Harmony parts with the vibes and piano sound lovely. Nice mix too. A little clipping on the vibes in the LH channel, but not a major problem.
Like it a lot.
Neil
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kclements said 3854 days ago (March 3rd, 2008)
clipping
Yeah - I think that is part of the Rhodes patch that I used. I need to go back and check that out again. Perhaps a different Rhodes will change things. I didn't notice any clipping on the track when I was mixing.

Thanks for you comments.
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TobinMueller said 3850 days ago (March 7th, 2008)
Crystalline Chocolate
Fabulous recording. Clarity, ambience, precise playing, sonic details like crystals in a winter night, great mix. So pleasurable. Wonderful track.
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kclements said 3848 days ago (March 9th, 2008)
Thanks -
Hi Tobin -

Thanks for your comments. I really like your music posted here, and admire your skills. So it means a lot that you liked this selection. Thanks for the kind words.

Kayle
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said 3843 days ago (March 14th, 2008)
Simple Pleasures
Excellent rendering and ya, not too many notes. Smooth and effective!
kclements said 3842 days ago (March 15th, 2008)
thank you
for listening and taking the time to comment. I really appreciate it.
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magnatone said 3843 days ago (March 14th, 2008)
Simple Pleasures
After listening to "Mid-Morning" just now, I thought I'd check out your page and see what else you've got. Then I laughed at your description here - if you ever listen to my music, you'll see I suffer terribly from "too many notes syndrome" as well. You've avoided that admirably here, and written a really terrific tune with lots of "room". If you wouldn't mind telling me your secret.....lol - thanks for the great music!
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kclements said 3842 days ago (March 15th, 2008)
Thanks
for your comments. I can tell you that each time I played through it, I had to constantly remind myself that with this piece, "less is more, don't over do it" It took a number of times before I was satisfied with the amount of notes and the feel of the piece. It worked on this one, perhaps it won't on the next.

Thanks again for your comments -

Kayle
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gail60 said 3842 days ago (March 15th, 2008)
simple and gorgeous
Very nice. So glad I ran across your site after reading your post about a red screen I checked out your music and so glad I did. You are a terrific musician. I can smell the coffee from here. Yum!
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kclements said 3841 days ago (March 16th, 2008)
Thanks, and
enjoy the coffee! And I am glad you liked my song.

Kayle
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guitapick said 3836 days ago (March 21st, 2008)
Ha!
Yeah...I like the rest, man...this is very, very sweet...glad I've found you...
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kclements said 3836 days ago (March 21st, 2008)
Thank you
for listening and you kind words. I am glad you like it.


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said 3740 days ago (June 25th, 2008)
technical smplicity
the simplicity is a difficult thing when you're a good player...and you did it!
kclements said 3737 days ago (June 28th, 2008)
Thanks
for taking the time to listen and comment. I haven't been writing much lately and need to get back into it again. Look for some more stuff coming soon.

Thanks again.
Kayle


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Kicbal said 3656 days ago (September 18th, 2008)
Sits just right
Yes you nailed it. I always try to remember The Police and their ability to color the space inbetween the notes. Cheesy and overused phrase but it fits "Less is More" especially in the tasteful piano improvising. Wonderful track
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kclements said 3601 days ago (November 11th, 2008)
Thank you
Less is most often more, I agree. I am glad you liked the track and thanks for taking the time to comment.

kc
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mackellar said 3602 days ago (November 11th, 2008)
This is Great!
I am absolutely in love with this you.
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kclements said 3601 days ago (November 11th, 2008)
Thanks
I am so glad you liked this piece. Thanks for listening


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