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Calle del Maine v1



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When New Orleans was under the French Crown, during the early 18th century, a street in the French Quarter was named Rue du Maine. Later on New Orleans became the capital of the Spanish province of Luisiana (1762-1803) this same street then bore the name Calle del Maine. During the 19th century the name was Americanized and now bears the name Dumaine Street. I have lived on this street for most of my life.

Composition of this music was inspired by the street brass bands of New Orleans which go back to the 19th century up to the present. Originally they had a European sound, then later jazzy, Creole Caribbean elements became an important part of the music.
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Uploaded: Sep 04, 2009 - 06:08:51 PM
Last Updated: Dec 04, 2014 - 07:50:37 PM Last Played: Jan 11, 2019 - 01:31:26 PM
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composerclark said 3488 days ago (September 4th, 2009)
Ready for Prime Time
I love the groove you build up in the opening, followed by a very cool E. pno. solo… In fact, I love all the solos! These are incredibly realistic instruments! This is extremely well done; I'm hugely impressed! This is ready for prime-time TV, could be TV detective show music. Fantastic!
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Feter said 3488 days ago (September 4th, 2009)
Calle del Maine
this is cool ...very awesome drums and percussion
work ...sure you are so special with horns and
the sound the best ..great arrangement and mixing
thnx alot for sharin !!!!
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guitapick said 3488 days ago (September 4th, 2009)
Nice tribute...
...the the street you call home, Scotty...love the brass section.
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dirigent said 3488 days ago (September 5th, 2009)
A rich arrangement - a wonderful conglomerath of swinging and grooving instruments, very well and effectively arranged. Love the saxophone :-)
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johnwhitehead said 3488 days ago (September 5th, 2009)
Remember the Maine
Great percussion groove and horn band sound. Latin and Creole and brass band all in a thick, dark roux. And let's not forget the funk! Excellent track!
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Bowman said 3487 days ago (September 5th, 2009)
What a fabulous treat Scotty.
Great jazz composition - the kind I really love. So happy to have an original from you to add to your great recreations.
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edpdx said 3486 days ago (September 6th, 2009)
Calle principal
Groovy and stylish. Great mood!

I love it!
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thetiler said 3485 days ago (September 7th, 2009)
Like the pic
and of course the music is fun to hear. I know you have that special gift to go both ways, both classical and Jazz. I know that you so much dealt with classical music but, I know that you have done much Jazz type music in your main musical life. I always that it was interesting that you have created mostly classical (so well done) and left out your main bag (jazz). Now it has risen to the surface for all to see. And it is coming out with class. Another great contribution to MJ !
Thanks for sharing !
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Gato said 3485 days ago (September 7th, 2009)
Wonderful work
I love the percussion.It has a jazzy almost Latin sound.It reminds me of a local Salsa bar I know. Then the horns, The electric piano, sax and even synth sounds are meshed and molded so nicely.Truly extraordinary work!
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Parichayaka said 3485 days ago (September 7th, 2009)
Love the background story
Great to hear about the inspiration behind this post. I agree with Clark's every observation. Has a very crisp, fresh and multi-colored feel to it and keeps evolving with different flavors until the end. The rhythm is just right and sets a perfect background for the other instruments.You also placed the various elements perfectly in the mix. Unexpected, uplifting, enjoyable and yet another great display of your talent and experience.
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JohnnyM21 said 3485 days ago (September 8th, 2009)
Nice blend of instruments. Some cool grooves in there
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Moviz said 3482 days ago (September 10th, 2009)
sound you've got going on here.... love that rhythm and percussion, but the mix of instruments and playing of them is superb.... I could dance all night, regards M
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richard13 said 3481 days ago (September 11th, 2009)
Very nice!
If this were still the sixties I'd say Groovy, Man. This is exceptional, Scotty. Thanks, and thanks for the d/l.
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peterms said 3456 days ago (October 6th, 2009)
simply marvelous
this song is great...you got it man. i was in new orleans recently and loved it. i would love to come down and do some gigging.
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magnatone said 3448 days ago (October 14th, 2009)
sigh - i am so woefully behind - sorry i'm just getting to this now scotty. amazing work as usual, and very cool shout out to the street brass bands! you are SO good at this stuff - always enjoy your arrangements very much! thanks!
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ShadowofNine said 3413 days ago (November 18th, 2009)
Very cool...
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thetiler said 3376 days ago (December 25th, 2009)
Going back for another listen
Lots of cool rhythms and upbeat sounds ! You are truly one of the best providers of the kind of music I like here at MJ ! Right now I'm listening to the weave of the synth between the ears and the list goes on !
Way to go ! Lots of great movement. Thanks for another listen ! Merry Christmas ! And have a HAPPY NEW YEAR ! God Bless !
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ConnieO said 3374 days ago (December 27th, 2009)
What a colorful song with interesting choices of instruments from electronic, brass, orchestra strings. Love the rhythm and I'm up dancing and swaying to the grooves.
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Jockamo said 2773 days ago (August 20th, 2011)
The Big Easy
Good to find another New Orleanian on MJ. i just arrived here this month. i love this piece, i can hear the street, the jazz club and a little of the funk all the gumbo of the city I love. can even hear the high school horn of a Mardi Gras parade....Nice job. if you went to Loyola you probably ventured down to Magazine Street a few times. I spent 25 years on the corner of Magazine and Bordeaux. I used to own Le Bon Temps Roule... love you music here on MJ.......Ned
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