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Summer Place (remix w/kcsaito)


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This is a much cleaner, less cluttered mix of the collaboration with Keishi Saito, the wonderful Japanese
pianist (http://www.macjams.com/users.php?mode=profile&uid=4783). My wife listened to the original and said I had buried Saito's piano under alot of my accompaniment garbage. The more I listened, the more I agreed. This version allows Saito to shine. After all, once he participated in this tune, it became his. Thank you, kc.

Photo: Moraine Valley, Colorado
Summer 2003
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Uploaded: Apr 19, 2005 - 02:46:53 PM
Last Updated: Apr 19, 2005 - 07:23:40 PM Last Played: May 30, 2018 - 11:17:30 AM
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Hardware:
Casio Privia PX-300 (Atwood)
Roland PC 300 (Saito)
G5
Software:
GB1 (US)
GB2 (Japan)
Comments
mandolinquent said 4903 days ago (April 19th, 2005)
Can your wife listen to our tunes too?
In a lot of ways that is better; it has more of a shape.
Damn. Your wife is a better critic than MacJams. It does
seem to end a little prematurely though now. Because it's
got a slower start it seems to end sooner...
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Tom Atwood said 4901 days ago (April 21st, 2005)
Can your wife listen to our tunes too?
Thanks William. I agree with you that the piece, while patiently getting
underway, seems to end too soon, and so I am considering an extended
version of this in the future. It's a little compact right now...
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Peter Greenstone said 4903 days ago (April 19th, 2005)
I like this version even more
Nice, Tom. This is a better mix. Really great to hear you
two collaborate like this.
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Tom Atwood said 4903 days ago (April 19th, 2005)
I like this version even more
Thanks Peter & William. I was reluctant at first to post a remix so soon. But I
wanted to do right by kc, and kept thinking about that ancient saying, 'don't
hide your light under a basket...'

So, the light is no longer hidden.
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said 4903 days ago (April 20th, 2005)
More Stark
I prefer this mix, but I think both versions would have
their place, say, opening and closing a collection of songs
featuring both of you.
Excellent.
said 4903 days ago (April 20th, 2005)
More Stark
Your photo makes me miss my home state, Colorado.

---
Mungo
Tom Atwood said 4901 days ago (April 21st, 2005)
More Stark
Thanks Mungo. The photo is not far from Estes Park, in Rocky Mountain
National Park, as close to a "summer place" as there is for my family.
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iG.STUDiO said 4902 days ago (April 20th, 2005)
Just beautiful
Jam on, guys!!!
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White Hawks said 4902 days ago (April 20th, 2005)
beutifullness
this is very beautiful. nice jazzy peace;) nice and greatly
remixed. Thanks for sharing.

- Hawky
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kcsaito said 4902 days ago (April 20th, 2005)
thank you!!!
I was very happy to do this collaboration. This fresh
beautiful tune.

I am inconvenient English, and do not put the comment in
which the nature is effective.
Moreover, I think it is wonderful when the collaboration
can be done with someone all over the world.

Thank you for Tom.

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Tom Atwood said 4902 days ago (April 20th, 2005)
3rd version (in Japan)
There is yet another version of Summer Place. This, I
guess, is the pianist's choice. kc posted the original file
that we sent back and forth to put this together--he
posted it on a Japanese website similar to MacJams. Here's
the address:

http://gbuc.net/myalbum photo.lid 2520 cid 9.htm

Very interesting site. The version kc posted has virtually
no percussion, and all of the 'accompaniment garbage'
that my wife didn't like. Also, no fade out. So, for the
complete, unedited version, visit kc's home site.
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Tom Atwood said 4902 days ago (April 20th, 2005)
3rd version (better web address)
This address will take you directly to the song. Navigating the site in Japanese
is very difficult.


http://gbuc.net/myalbum+photo.lid+2520+cid+9.htm

should work...
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Hayley Deakin said 4902 days ago (April 20th, 2005)
Lyrics.......
I would love to add vocals to this, if your interested then
let me know??? I think its beautiful!

I have a similar type of track myself,
http://www.macjams.com/song/song_profile.php?
lid=9188

So thats pretty much the type of vocal i could add....
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Tom Atwood said 4902 days ago (April 20th, 2005)
Lyrics.......
Thanks Hayley. As you know, my people have already called your people...
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Mystified said 4902 days ago (April 20th, 2005)
yes :)

I like this version much better than the previous one...
I have to admit that my ears are not as keen on the fine
points of minimalist music, so I'm sort of at a loss as to
what more to say on it...other than it's a fine
collaboration. :)
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TobinMueller said 4901 days ago (April 21st, 2005)
Whimsy and effortless soloing
Wonderful fragment of whimsy and wit, lightness,
integrated dissonance and elegant patience. Next
generation Sati. Effortless. This simpler mix makes it a
better track, a clear piano solo with accompaniment, but I
dug the first one as a duet. This one has more poetry
behind it.
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Tom Atwood said 4901 days ago (April 21st, 2005)
Whimsy and effortless soloing
Next generation Satie...current generation Saito...he's just an excellent jazz
pianist. I feel lucky to have him on this piece. Thanks, Tobin.
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Mcboy said 4900 days ago (April 22nd, 2005)
Truly
nice piano sound......interesting composition and the
playing is crisp....the synth comping reminds me of
Zawinul....nice collab guys!!
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Monophobe said 4900 days ago (April 22nd, 2005)
Nice!
The pump-organ / harpsichord sounds really elevates this
fragile and beautiful piece to new heights of emboldment.

And in simpler terms: I love it! Downloaded!
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alley-oop said 4899 days ago (April 23rd, 2005)
sophisticated/simplicity
Sometimes two very separate concepts can share the same
space, with each complimenting the other. I sense that in
the piece. (Just as the two very separate players share the
tune. Lovely!
Thanks

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alanfraser said 4899 days ago (April 24th, 2005)
Bring some of that Summer to RI
I haven't heard the original but I like the arrangement in
this remix. The piano deserves to shine. Nicely done.
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ka-klick said 4836 days ago (June 25th, 2005)
Much more focused
I didn't care too much for the previous version, but I think it
was mostly because it was so scattered. This is much better,
your wife has good instincts.

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Tom Atwood said 4836 days ago (June 25th, 2005)
Much more focused
Thanks for digging up this old tune and giving it a listen. It has since been
revised and expanded again, this time under a new name, "fresh green in
summer," with kcsaito, iG.STUDiO, and drlaine, under the group name World
Jazz Project. You might like it.

http://www.macjams.com/song/song_profile.php?lid=9699

Thanks again.
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kclements said 4662 days ago (December 16th, 2005)
nice
starts out very stark. I like the underlayment tracks - letting the piano
shine through. The understated shaker is a nice touch.

The parts seem to fight each other a little bit, perhaps that is intentional. I
would have like the frums to be slightly more prominate, giveing a little
more back bone to the piece. At first the harmonica accomp. bothered
me, but as the tune continued, I started to see in meshing within the
peice and grew to like it more.

A very different piece, and very nice. good performances.
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