Three horn jazz-funk

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jvsax
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18 posts since 30 Sep, 2016

Post Sun May 20, 2018 11:39 am

Just finished this project a few weeks ago! Live sax, all other instruments are virtual synths. SampleModeling trumpet & bone, AmpleSound Taylor acoustic guitar and YinYang bass, ToonTrack 6' Steinway, EZD2 Gretsch drum kit and congas, Scarbee Fender Strat, Kontakt Hammond C3. This tune uses whole step root movement (minor descending roots in the 6/4 section and major ascending roots in the 4/4 section) with some variations of Coltrane-style ii/V's tying it together. Check out "The Shaman" here:

https://music.wixstatic.com/mp3/ee186f_ ... +Horns.mp3

℗ 2018 by John Vaillancourt
Musician/Composer, Jazz/Rock/Soundtrack: http://www.jvsax.com

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ChamMusic
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887 posts since 12 Jun, 2006 from Birmingham, UK

Re: Three horn jazz-funk

Post Sun May 20, 2018 1:43 pm

Live sax - some great lines and well recorded...sax can be a sod to mic up at times!

You've captured that big band sound very well indeed...reminded quite a lot of Phil Nimmons Atlantic Suite at times...for me one of the great jazz band recordings of all time:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4r7It-2UJMA

As an old classical and then jazz trumpet player, I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the programming as I know how difficult it is to do this effectively...I agree that sample modelling generally gets you more flowing, musical and 'live' feeling brass results than actual samples unless you edit like crazy!

https://soundcloud.com/bournvillemusic/ ... g-examples

Good stuff all round...enjoyed the music as well, by the way! Only very minor thing here was a feeling that I'd have liked a little more rhythmic variety and edge at times?
Mark Taylor
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jvsax
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18 posts since 30 Sep, 2016

Re: Three horn jazz-funk

Post Sun May 20, 2018 2:19 pm

Thanks! Yeah the SampleModeling brass works well I think. Having a live horn in the mix also adds to the realism of the horn section.
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5505 posts since 9 Mar, 2003 from The Druid Hills

Re: Three horn jazz-funk

Post Sun May 20, 2018 5:10 pm

ver' nice ...
quite enjoyed that ...

that was some fine drum programming ...
i found i wanted the drums brought up just a tad ...
particularly the ride ...
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jvsax
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18 posts since 30 Sep, 2016

Re: Three horn jazz-funk

Post Sun May 20, 2018 6:08 pm

Thanks! I’ll give the drums another listen.
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Frantz
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4809 posts since 18 Jul, 2008 from New York

Re: Three horn jazz-funk

Post Wed May 23, 2018 6:19 pm

You put a lot of work into this. Excellent sax work. Great musicianship. :tu:

The volume is kind of flat throughout. Perhaps too much compression or limiting removed the dynamics?

fastlanephil
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586 posts since 3 Jan, 2016

Re: Three horn jazz-funk

Post Wed May 23, 2018 9:44 pm

Great work!

You made it all sound quite realistic. Lots of great sax riffs here.

My father was a fan of and danced(full tilt jitterbug) to the famous big bands during WWII while in the navy. I remember listening to his 45 and 78 Records as a young child in the fifties. And then a young man named Elvis Presley came along changed everything.

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jvsax
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18 posts since 30 Sep, 2016

Re: Three horn jazz-funk

Post Fri May 25, 2018 12:41 pm

Thanks guys! Yeah sax used to be cool, then it was replaced by the electric guitar, which was replaced by the computer!
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thomekk
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2442 posts since 3 May, 2003 from Germany

Re: Three horn jazz-funk

Post Sat May 26, 2018 4:01 pm

Very cool and impressive! :)
Sounds very organic to me, great big band-jazz piece. Like the melodic work and the fine improvised parts of the saxes.
Thanks for sharing!
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jancivil
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15356 posts since 20 Oct, 2007 from No Location

Re: Three horn jazz-funk

Post Sat May 26, 2018 7:18 pm

cool chart, hot playing

I more/less agree with louder or more present drums, incl. the congas.
Of course I want more horns.

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jvsax
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Re: Three horn jazz-funk

Post Sun May 27, 2018 5:38 am

Thanks!
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