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Cry (take 2.1: iG.STUDiO/Scorpjammer)

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Remixed slightly per Mcboy's suggestion (sax track tamed a bit, guitar brought up a tad). Story: iG.STUDiO: I just bought a pair of noise-canceling headphones and decided to play something into GB just to check the output volume (the pair I had before was sounding too soft - I could barely hear the tracks, it was very difficult to solo over), so I ended up recording the first sax track - one take out of the blue :{). I didn't even think I had a rhythm in my head... Then I added two more tracks just to fill the space. After listening to the tune, I added the string chord at the end just to make it stronger. That's it...
Scorpjammer: I fell in love with (to my surprise) iG's sound check as
soon as I heard it. I felt it had potential as a real cool,
sultry, jazz ballad piece, and proceeded to lay down
the GB Ballad bass and drum work, substituted GB's
hi-hat cymbal tap with a single shaker for a more
brushed hi-hat sound....cymbal tap was too hard
sounding. I worked a few breaks into the tune to
bring out iG's magnificent sax work and threw in my
guitar solo - a beefed up jazz sounding Fender strat
(if you can believe it), using GB's effects. To wrap it
up, I repeated iG's tune - which iG subtly enhanced
with more of his unique playing - but, this time
taking it to his original ending where it is joined by
the bass, drums and (Am9 harmonic slapping) guitar.
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Uploaded: Sep 30, 2004 - 12:47:22 PM
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Yamaha "CustomZ" tenor saxophone YTSZ82, RadioShack 33-3004 dynamic microphone with XLR-1/4" line level transformer, iMic USB noicemaker, Maxell NC-II noice-cancelling headphones, iMac G4 800Mhz (1GB RAM).
said 5464 days ago (September 30th, 2004)
I like it even better...
A perfect blend between you and Scorpjammer to create the feel and mood of a slow jazz cry.
said 5464 days ago (September 30th, 2004)
I really like this kind of performance because it is not
anchored to a metronome. The song warms me all the
way down to my toes. Good job. High marks on virtuosity
and production. The ending with the synth strings was a
little unexpected and almost out of character with what
had preceded...almost seems as if you were transitioning
into another song.
TobinMueller said 5464 days ago (September 30th, 2004)
You guys got this right. I get to the end of it end, wo, it is
so nice. Excellent flow. great playing. Nice mix. Great
mood. Perfect pace. You had me in that nightclub in your
mind, guys. Great track.
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Mcboy said 5464 days ago (September 30th, 2004)
oh yeah...........
thats a wrap......much better mix makes it sound
cohesive......beautiful music.....
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Mike Herr said 5463 days ago (September 30th, 2004)
Last set
Sounds like an after-hours set at 3am in a small club.

Sax is Ben Webster approved. Warm, lush and natural. Well constructed , every note is well placed and partof the whole melody.

Same for the great guitar solo%u2014no fluff, just straight ahead playing, making every note count. Love your octaves.

Great job, full of soul, straight from the heart, and that's what counts. Keep on keepin' on.
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said 5463 days ago (October 1st, 2004)
Shining example...
of why MacJams is such a great online community. Not
only because of the talent displayed by this song. But, also
because Mcboy's suggestion was dead on. Resulting in a
better listening experience. Talented musicians taking
constructive comments, acting on them, and sharing the
results. One of the highest scores I've ever given a song.
Thanks. 8999
Mr. EI Oval said 5462 days ago (October 2nd, 2004)
Great song!
I would love to hear another piece by you both with
interplay between the two instrument. Call and answer.

There is a real emotional depth to the sax.

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mulletsrock said 5462 days ago (October 2nd, 2004)
you guys blow
and I mean that as a high compliment
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algabatz said 5460 days ago (October 4th, 2004)
A whiff of Summertime
And ooh I like it. 9999. I'm a bit hesitant over the end
synth though... but this is great stuff. Jeez i love sax.

My humble opinion,
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composerclark said 4640 days ago (January 2nd, 2007)
Great blues
Great sound, totally captures that lonesome, smokey club atmosphere. I ought to be listening to this while slowly getting hammered, but I'm at work. Oh yeah, and I don't drink. But were it not for those two obstacles...

Anyway, great job here guys.
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iG.STUDiO said 4623 days ago (January 19th, 2007)
Thank you :)
one of the old ones... still like it, too.

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timothy devine said 4435 days ago (July 25th, 2007)
nice job
what a great way to find a piece of art, by accident.

cool song

faved and saved

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iG.STUDiO said 4415 days ago (August 15th, 2007)
Thank you!

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