New record looming

Discussion in 'Tab, Tips, Theory and Technique' started by klasaine, May 11, 2015.

  1. klasaine

    klasaine Poster Extraordinaire

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    Greetings all.

    In January I recorded 8 tunes with Kendall Kay (drums), Mike Michael Alvidrez (upright bass) and Chris Christopher Guardino (electric piano). For lack of a better label, it's a jazz guitar record. It was engineered and produced by Sheldon Gomberg at his Carriage House studio and mastered by Joe Gastwirt.

    Here's one tune available on a Band Camp site ... https://kl4music1.bandcamp.com/track/ode-to-billie-joe-2

    Hope you dig it! - KL
     
  2. Blue Bill

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    Ken, good luck with the new album, I can't wait to hear it. I'm in the middle of a huge download, so I have to wait to hear the Ode to Billie Jo track.
     
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    where can we buy it?

    I dig it.
     
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    Nice job Ken....I like your groove and feel in the melody and the solo.
     
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    Just listened to it twice through. Top-notch old school jazz arrangement, reminds me I haven't seen live jazz for way too long. Nice work. Good bass player.
     
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    +1 - and the tone - Is that some sweet compression on those long notes?

    Real tasty lyrical playing Ken.
     
  7. klasaine

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    When it's available I will of course offer it for sale.
    I need to decide on art work, format - CD, vinyl, download only, etc.

    The compression is a combination of my amp (Toneking Meteor II set to 1/2 power - 6V6s and turned up a bit) a Coles Ribbon mic, the channel strip of a Quad Eight board, a Collins pre-amp, Teletronix LA-2A and it was mastered to tape.

    I recorded in Pro Tools but everything else is as 'old school' as it gets. 'Live' in a good room with some separation, though there is plenty of bleed (enough to make fixing a couple of notes on one of the quieter heads a little tricky:D). A real room, well maintained gear and a good engineer. It all helps.

    And yes the bass player (Mike Alvidrez) is outstanding ... and pretty young too. The whole band is great. I'm lucky to have them.

    *I do use a Tele on 3 of the eight cuts.
     
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    Super cool, looking forward to the LP.
     
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    Overcast, cool morning....the tune sat really well in the situation. I enjoyed it, Ken...thanks.
     
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    Nice, Ken.....and cool song choice as well.

    Good to hear your music, as your posts to this forum are some of the most thoughtful.
     
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    Tazz3 Friend of Leo's

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    Very cool congrats,I like it,it's tasteful it pulls u in
     
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    Great stuff.:D
     
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    Definitely,

    BTW, what is the guitar in your pic on that website? I love that headstock design!
     
  14. klasaine

    klasaine Poster Extraordinaire

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    The pic of me on the 'Band Camp' website that I linked to in this thread?
    That's a G&L 'ASAT'.

    *The 'banner' foto is a 1968 Ventura. Copy of a Super 400.
     
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    Great tune -- I think Joe Pass did a version of this a little ways back. (Yep, just checked my phone's playlist and Joe did it on "Intercontinental". "Great minds...")

    I think utilizing "classic" songs of the times is a great way to broaden your pool of potential listeners. For folks that aren't complete jazz fans, their familiarity with the melody and basic harmony allows them to hang in there when you start to expand and go a little more outside with the tune. And I think they get a sense of satisfaction when they suddenly go "hey, I know that song!" (And isn't that what early jazz guys did when they adapted the pop songs and tin pan alley songs of their day?)

    Great work, man!
     
  16. klasaine

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    Thanks.
    I agree about familiarity. On the record there will be a few 'modern' standards - tunes 'I' grew up with. You know, not only familiar to the audience but familiar to me.
    Besides 'Billie Joe' I also arranged 'Norwegian Wood' and 'After the Gold Rush'.
    I did a Pink Floyd tune from the Wall as well - 'Vera'.
    *Minority, the Raven Speaks, Turnaround and an original waltz round out the set.
     
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    This a great example of how speed can be used for expressive purposes. This has a very, very cool and skillful historical awareness, right down to the Howard Roberts look. Music lives.
     
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    klasaine Poster Extraordinaire

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    I am actually one of those guys that wears sunglasses pretty much all year, day ... and at night if I can get away with it. They are prescription SGs.
     
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    Peter Wolf of the J. Geils Band seemed to never be without his SGs. In a music auto-bio of the drummer for Humble Pie (great writing), he mentioned hanging around in someone's house with some other musicians after a gig. He was seated next to Wolf, in shades, who was chatting up some girls. During a brief lull, the drummer asked Wolf if the sunglasses were for looks or if he had a legit medical reason for wearing them all the time. Wolf turned back to the girls and continued their conversation. Without missing a beat, he turned to the drummer and said, "The former," then went back to work.
     
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    And I believe he married Faye Dunaway.
     
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