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Self-Portrait in 3 Colors

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A re-imagining of the Charles Mingus classic.

In His Own Words – From "Beneath the Underdog"

"In other words I am three. One man stands forever in the middle, unconcerned, unmoved, watching, waiting to be allowed to express what he sees to the other two.
The second man is like a frightened animal that attacks for fear of being attacked.
Then there's an over-loving gentle person who lets people into the uttermost sacred temple of his being and he'll take insults and be trusting and sign contracts without reading them and get talked down to working cheap or for nothing, and when he realizes what's been done to him he feels like killing and destroying everything around him including himself for being so stupid. But he can't - he goes back inside himself.
Which one is real?
They're all real."
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Uploaded: Jul 03, 2009 - 11:31:20 PM
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Feter said 3729 days ago (July 4th, 2009)
Groovey ...but some passages I couldnt understand ..then I m a blues guy
not a jazz one ...the production is awesome ...very creative ...thnx alot
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Boundless said 3728 days ago (July 4th, 2009)
Sound as good
on a second listen here, AJ.
Very enjoyable.

Thanks !
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michael2 said 3727 days ago (July 5th, 2009)
really outstanding. this should be in a soundtrack. an old clint eastwood movie would be the perfect vehicle. you are so good on sax too, really jealous of those who you who can play horns. great harmonies. this is sick, thanks.
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Elevator_Funk said 3727 days ago (July 6th, 2009)
Almost Loungey
I also listened twice. Good tune, very creative. Thanks for posting.
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ShadowofNine said 3721 days ago (July 11th, 2009)
work, fine piece...enjoyed
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chronologic said 3721 days ago (July 11th, 2009)
always like a nice modern jazz piece
I'm a sucker for it. D/L. Nice work.
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K.I.S.KISMET said 3717 days ago (July 15th, 2009)
laid-back groove...one to allow us to slow down and think. i love the sax playing! positively fine work my friend!
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iG.STUDiO said 3642 days ago (September 28th, 2009)
Loved it.
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