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In a way this is a snapshot of my life in Brooklyn, as eclectic as it is. Interboro (Interborough) is an old name of the Jackie Robinson Parkway, which I take twice every day - I like it for some reason.
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Hits: 7125
Comments: 91
Fans: 33
Plays: 913
Downloads: 295
Votes: 43
Uploaded: Feb 19, 2006 - 02:56:23 PM
Last Updated: Feb 19, 2006 - 08:28:38 AM Last Played: Aug 16, 2017 - 12:36:13 AM
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Yamaha "CustomZ" tenor saxophone YTSZ82, Otto Link Super Tone Master 10* mouthpiece, Vandoren Traditional #3 reed, RadioShack 33-3004 dynamic microphone, FastTrack USB, Maxell NC-II noice-cancelling headphones, iMac G4 800Mhz (1GB RAM).
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Comments
Tom Atwood said 4291 days ago (February 19th, 2006)
Nice cigarette lighter
Glad to hear it again (the lighter). Ilya, this is a wonderful piece, the
way it builds, the use of "non-musical" sounds, the unison saxes, the
harmony saxes, the production, the energy, the jazz. Wow. Your
technique alone is enough to slay an old worn out sax player like me,
but the rest of this tune, saxes aside, is really excellent too. The
double-time near the end is especially fun. I will be interested to see
what kind of response this masterpiece gets on the "new" Macjams? But
from me - it gets a bunch of double digits.
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iG.STUDiO said 4291 days ago (February 20th, 2006)
Nice cigarette lighter
Thanks, Tom. It's a shame that it took me nearly half a year to make and post
this one...

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Mystified said 4291 days ago (February 19th, 2006)
Simply amazing!
...To say anymore would just be babbling.

Amazing :)
Thanks for posting!

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iG.STUDiO said 4291 days ago (February 20th, 2006)
Simply amazing!
Thank you, you are so kind :{)

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alanfraser said 4291 days ago (February 19th, 2006)
Count Riffula Walks the Streets of NYC
Cool jams. Exceptionally cool stereo placement. Very, very spatial in a
physical and a musical sense. Loved it. I questioned the 10 rating when I
stopped by but this one deserves it and I'm adding to it. Favorite.
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alanfraser said 4291 days ago (February 19th, 2006)
Count Riffula Walks the Streets of NYC
Oh yeah, and downloaded too. I am awestruck. I'm not typically given to
superlatives but this, in my view, is one magnificent piece of work and quite
possibly the best I've ever heard on MJ.

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alanfraser said 4291 days ago (February 19th, 2006)
Count Riffula Walks the Streets of NYC
I was too wimpy to say this before: If you can't get laid in any state of the union
after playing this then music isn't what we think it is!

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iG.STUDiO said 4291 days ago (February 20th, 2006)
Count Riffula Walks the Streets of NYC
It is. :{)

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iG.STUDiO said 4291 days ago (February 20th, 2006)
Count Riffula Walks the Streets of NYC
Thank you very much! :{)

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Scorpjammer said 4291 days ago (February 19th, 2006)
A Killer, I.G.
Great piece of work here, Ilya. I dig the syncopated and swing rhythms. Intricate and most unique.

The master of groove is back!

Kudos on the big marks.
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iG.STUDiO said 4291 days ago (February 20th, 2006)
A Killer, I.G.
Ironically, the piece had a working title "Brooklyn Heat" - I started it way back in
August, hence the icecream truck noise... Thanks for the praise. Jam on!

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cjorgensen said 4291 days ago (February 19th, 2006)
Too Cool for Words?
I think this is an amazing track! Vert phat sound. Nice. It reminds me of
one of my favorite bands.

I want some lyrics to drive this one home! I can see it as a Morphine cut (if
that guy was still alive) or a Gallon Drunk song. I can imagine a bunch of
bands doing something with this, because it is too cool to be left alone.
Nice job! Great song.
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iG.STUDiO said 4290 days ago (February 20th, 2006)
Too Cool for Words?
Thank you... I like instrumental music because the meaning of each given piece
changes depending on the listener's perspective - words would somewhat "nail"
the meaning to the wall; however, the successful combination of both makes a
great piece... choices, choices.

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said 4291 days ago (February 19th, 2006)
too cool
thankyou
iG.STUDiO said 4290 days ago (February 20th, 2006)
too cool
thankyouback :{)

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The Fritters said 4291 days ago (February 19th, 2006)
Yup!
Really great...does have that noir sound that Morphine used to get into,
but a lot more energetic. I like the pulse in the background, it has that
sort of stuttering ostinato that is very compelling. The harmonizing in
the sax lines is very cool...Mindblowing!
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iG.STUDiO said 4290 days ago (February 20th, 2006)
Yup!
:{) Thanks!!!

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jmt said 4291 days ago (February 19th, 2006)
Excellent! This
Excellent! This rolls right along...
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iG.STUDiO said 4290 days ago (February 20th, 2006)
Excellent! This
That was the idea (rolling) :) Thanks!

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jiguma said 4291 days ago (February 19th, 2006)
That is so cool!
Beautiful piece Ilya! The entry of the saxes is worth the entry price
alone!! That is so cool! Fantastic recording all round - you get such
depth from the saxes (not to mention their perfect placement in the
soundstage) that it's sometimes easy to ignore the excellent rhythm
section. This is real mastery - I am very impressed! Just occasionally I
want the drums to break into a more direct rhythm (and just as I'm
thinking that, it changes). Hmmmm......!
Neil
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iG.STUDiO said 4290 days ago (February 20th, 2006)
That is so cool!
Thank you, I did work on the riff a lot, it was in a way somewhat like driving a
triangular peg into a square hole, but I wanted it there badly :) - took a lot of
banging :) - dropping into a swing at the end is sort of a resolution to the ever-
rolling main riff...

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J.A.Stewart said 4291 days ago (February 19th, 2006)
Excellent...
End of story.
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iG.STUDiO said 4290 days ago (February 20th, 2006)
Excellent...
Thank you :{)

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urbnite said 4291 days ago (February 20th, 2006)
holy sax, batman!
i've been wanting to move to new york for years and am really going to
try and do it this year i think.

so... wow! this definitely does capture the energy of the city and that
feeling that something unexpected could (and probably will) happen
soon. it's great!

you've got a beautiful tone, too... a sexy airiness.

the laid back way you kind of wander around melodies and notes
actually reminds me of miles davis... like something off of miles in the
sky in a way.

and then that dreamland toy at the end - brilliant!
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iG.STUDiO said 4290 days ago (February 20th, 2006)
holy sax, batman!
Thank you, I am flattered :{)

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said 4291 days ago (February 20th, 2006)
Very Smooth
I usually prefer more grit in the sax sound, but this is cool, like something
from a John Lurie soundtrack.
iG.STUDiO said 4290 days ago (February 21st, 2006)
Very Smooth
Thank you! :{)

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Tadashi Togawa said 4291 days ago (February 20th, 2006)
Presentiment and coming true
Tension in introductory part.
Friendly of main melody.
Interesting of rhythm.
Any is very wonderful.
Moreover, the saxophone play is also very good.

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iG.STUDiO said 4290 days ago (February 20th, 2006)
Presentiment and coming true
Your opinion means a lot to me. Thank you very much!

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onetimeuse231 said 4290 days ago (February 20th, 2006)
Great
Great composition. Keep it up!
iG.STUDiO said 4290 days ago (February 21st, 2006)
Great
Thanx! Jam on as well.

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jonx said 4290 days ago (February 20th, 2006)
nice!
this is great- we need to hear more jazz on macjams--very lounge
lizards-esque-the contrast between the rhythm and the sax is great
-this song really succeeds on the strength of your horn talent--lovely
stuff!!
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iG.STUDiO said 4290 days ago (February 21st, 2006)
nice!
:{) thanks.

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composerclark said 4290 days ago (February 20th, 2006)
All tens
Yeah, I gave it all tens. Would have given it a few 11's if I could have.
Lots of crazy, unexpected twists and turns, all of which work fabulously
well, and kept me wondering where it would go next. Really, really good.
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iG.STUDiO said 4290 days ago (February 21st, 2006)
All tens
Thank you. I bet it's your 11's that keep the comp afloat despite all the 3's and
4's it gets lately :{)

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composerclark said 4289 days ago (February 21st, 2006)
All tens
The 3's and 4's are probably jealousy votes. Or possibly they are sincere, in
which case the voters are jackasses. Fortunately, the tune is so good that it is
attracting lots of positive responses, enough to offset the few party poopers
who troll about this site anonymously.
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iG.STUDiO said 4283 days ago (February 27th, 2006)
All tens
:{) must be it. Thanks again!

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Cameron said 4290 days ago (February 20th, 2006)
urban atmosphere
Ilya, it HAS been awhile! ;)

Very nice return with this atmospheric rendition of Brooklyn. I can almost smell it!

Effective build-up from the beginning. I heard quite a few "clicks" in this section, seemed to be at the beginning of GB regions....which I wasn't sure were intentional. However, I *DID* hear your signature Zippo lighter at one point!

Your sax playing is great as always. I like the way you panned it on both sides. Nice echo effects.

The material towards the end was an interesting contrast -- I wish I'd heard that sooner on this longish track.

You have a unique way of creating a vivid atmosphere and mood in your pieces -- no-one else on this site does it quite like you. It makes for great, refreshing listening.

I hope you post your next one sooner than six months from now!

Best wishes.
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iG.STUDiO said 4290 days ago (February 21st, 2006)
urban atmosphere
Thank you Cameron, as always, the positive comments, coming from the pro...
Yes I'd like to have more time for music, but it appears that life here gets more
and more demanding as I get more and more, hm.. old... :{) ...

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Willywagga said 4290 days ago (February 20th, 2006)
Easily Brilliant
This is flawless, beautiful and clean and smokey and sinful around the
edges, fantastic. Never been to NY , now I don't have to go I just heard it
all right here. Thanks Man. 10.10.10.10
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iG.STUDiO said 4290 days ago (February 21st, 2006)
Easily Brilliant
:{) Thank you very much!

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Peter Greenstone said 4290 days ago (February 20th, 2006)
The Zippo is back!
So lively. Great attitude and personality in this. The energy is captivating,
like an unfolding noire story. The flutes are a great counter to the sultry
sax, which you are brilliant with. Ham on rye in one hand and a stiletto in
the other. I love it!
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iG.STUDiO said 4290 days ago (February 21st, 2006)
The Zippo is back!
It never left... although I can't smoke anymore (explicitly prohibited after a little
procedure I went through a couple of weeks ago), I keep it as a musical
instrument :{)
Thanks!
Jam on.

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alley-oop said 4289 days ago (February 21st, 2006)
Dig the city vibe
blowin' on top of a cool groove can't be beat. Very nice Mr. Studio, very nice. D/L
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iG.STUDiO said 4286 days ago (February 25th, 2006)
Dig the city vibe
Thank you! :{)

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Macaudion said 4289 days ago (February 21st, 2006)
Nothing to be ashamed of here IG
This is indeed, a masterpiece of works. A beautiful display of craft. As
Cameron stated, you could almost smell it... And might I add, with
chunky bits of tastes too. This is truly an exceptional piece of jazz.
Thanks for sharing it. Cyd
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iG.STUDiO said 4285 days ago (February 26th, 2006)
Nothing to be ashamed of here IG
Thank you very much :{)

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said 4289 days ago (February 21st, 2006)
Piece in the wind
I really like the backup trail of wind that sounds like sustainment of the main player. Then you knock off the street traffic and the rest of the world toward the end to bring in the peace of that thing you love to do before you had to come back. Very enjoyable, nice work. Thanks for this.

- Harold
iG.STUDiO said 4285 days ago (February 26th, 2006)
Piece in the wind
Glad you liked it - thank you!

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ktb said 4288 days ago (February 22nd, 2006)
towering
what a great post, i love your style. kept my interest the whole way.
love the doubling
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iG.STUDiO said 4284 days ago (February 26th, 2006)
towering
:{)

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renecalvo said 4288 days ago (February 22nd, 2006)
I loved this
it reminded me of what mingus did in tunes like "moaning" where he
drew upon the urban sound environment to create music that had the
feel and movement of the city. i liked how you used an ice cream truck
at the end although it made me wish you had called the piece "ice
cream man"
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iG.STUDiO said 4284 days ago (February 26th, 2006)
I loved this
Cool, thanks!

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Keith O. Edwards said 4288 days ago (February 22nd, 2006)
Sooooo Fine!
I'd say that this is now my favorite piece at this site. I've listened to it over and over 'cause there's so much to hear in it (e.g., the Zippo click). It's on a par with your musical doppelganger, and fellow Brooklynite, J. G. Thrillwell [sic]. I think you should switch to a number 3-1/2 reed. Anything less is for wimps.
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iG.STUDiO said 4284 days ago (February 26th, 2006)
Sooooo Fine!
:{) (try to blow #3 thru the 10* tip, then we'll talk about wimps...) Thank you :{)

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said 4287 days ago (February 23rd, 2006)
jammin jammin jammin
tight tight tight.
All 10's from EE.
Soulful, energetic, elegent.
I'd love to do an acid jazz remix of this in a St. Germain kind of way.

Cheers!

Brandon:p
iG.STUDiO said 4284 days ago (February 26th, 2006)
jammin jammin jammin
Thanks a lot!

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ChrisSly said 4286 days ago (February 24th, 2006)
jeebus
simply awesome. i love the way the sax sounds like car horns. just great. love the spit. and mr. softee.
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iG.STUDiO said 4283 days ago (February 27th, 2006)
jeebus
the spit is a signature sound :{) Thanks!

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leonardo21 said 4286 days ago (February 24th, 2006)
Very pretty
I like this more than anything I've heard here. I want hear more now. Very good job for sure.
iG.STUDiO said 4283 days ago (February 27th, 2006)
Very pretty
:{)

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Audiologic said 4286 days ago (February 24th, 2006)
City Ambience
This feels extremely complete, with all of your added background
instruments and fx. It really sets that city ambience. I really like it.

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iG.STUDiO said 4283 days ago (February 27th, 2006)
City Ambience
:{) Thank you!

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Nolan said 4286 days ago (February 25th, 2006)
I want to go to NYC again
This reminds me of the overwhelming-ness of the place. Superb
production. The saxes sound awesome.
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iG.STUDiO said 4283 days ago (February 27th, 2006)
I want to go to NYC again
Thank you!

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FEEL said 4284 days ago (February 26th, 2006)
It's amazing
It's amazing that you did all this in GB. Such control over the sound, it's
quite Phenomenal. The sax is top notch. Fabulous!

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FEEL said 4284 days ago (February 26th, 2006)
It's amazing
Oh yeah! 10's

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iG.STUDiO said 4284 days ago (February 27th, 2006)
It's amazing
Thank you!

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aclarke said 4284 days ago (February 26th, 2006)
Cool, man. Cool
That's all i got. :)
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iG.STUDiO said 4284 days ago (February 26th, 2006)
Cool, man. Cool
:{)

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Tadashi Togawa said 4280 days ago (March 3rd, 2006)
The artwork is also specially beautiful
I was invited in by the introduction.
I was invited to your town.
There is the town of the rhythm and the melody.


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iG.STUDiO said 4276 days ago (March 7th, 2006)
The artwork is also specially beautiful
Thank you. I't a shot from the lobby of my apartment building in Brooklyn.

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Mcboy said 4276 days ago (March 7th, 2006)
afro 6/8 feel....
love it....and the blowing is souful as ever!!!!!!......
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iG.STUDiO said 4276 days ago (March 7th, 2006)
afro 6/8 feel....
thank you! that was the plan with the beat - shift evrything once in a while, more like 3/4 stretched over 4/4... 6/8 works too, of course...

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ndfusion said 4274 days ago (March 8th, 2006)
Jazz at its best
This is the best Jam Ive heard Yet(at macjams). Is this one musician. Reminds me of some Ethiopiques jams.
iG.STUDiO said 4274 days ago (March 8th, 2006)
Jazz at its best
All old me. :{) Thank you!

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Gob.Kin said 4273 days ago (March 9th, 2006)
Amazing piece of work
I dont normally leave comments but this song just took the cake. The
quality of music is amazing and it has a very nice groove.
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iG.STUDiO said 4273 days ago (March 9th, 2006)
Amazing piece of work
Thank you! :{)

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futzpucker said 4269 days ago (March 13th, 2006)
So much to appreciate
I love the driving rhythm, the changes, the sound of your horn, the
alternating of the solo sax with the sax section, the use of the flute
sound, the feel of the track, how the feeling changes but stays in the
neighborhood, the solo section at the end of the piece, the tremendous
command you have of your instrument... I could go on and on.

There is nothing about this piece that isn't completely pro. Your music
is on a very high level, Ilya, and we are lucky to have it offered to us
this way.

Really enjoyed listening to this, several times.

Man, this thing kicks. Great music, just great.
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iG.STUDiO said 4269 days ago (March 14th, 2006)
So much to appreciate...
...when I hear praise like this, I usually want to turn around in search of a person to whom all these great words might be addressed :{) Thank you very much. I am glad you liked it. Otherwise, why bother posting?

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zenjo said 4254 days ago (March 28th, 2006)
Wow
Huge effort. Superb sax, acoustics, mixing. Etherial, moody. I found
myself snapping my fingers- like a modern and more hip version of West
Side Story. I loved the ice cream truck at the end- it grounded the piece.
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iG.STUDiO said 4253 days ago (March 29th, 2006)
Wow
Thank you and welcome to the club!

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John Stebbe said 4246 days ago (April 6th, 2006)
Great track
Sounds great, iG! I really like the way the sax moves with the other
instruments on the first part of the sax entrance.

I have the FastTrack also. Works great for me, as apparently it does for
you too.

Great arranging! Love the echo parts.

I really like the faster swing parts towards the end.

Nice work, iG.

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iG.STUDiO said 4245 days ago (April 6th, 2006)
Great track
Thank you. The funny part is that the whole thing is exactly the same tempo (including the swing), although I can't get rid of a feeling that it gradually speeds up towards the end... musta done something right with the dynamics :{)

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stratcat said 4228 days ago (April 23rd, 2006)
Way cool man!
cool cat, oh yea baby. Has a mission impossible feel to it. Love the
improv. Glad I found ya.
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iG.STUDiO said 4134 days ago (July 26th, 2006)
Way cool man!
Glad to be found :) Thank you!

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announcer said 4203 days ago (May 18th, 2006)
What the hell are the rest of us doing?
playing children's games compared to what you are doing.
If your gear list is what you really used, don't admit it to anyone. Let
them think you got that sound by blowing tons of money on gear
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iG.STUDiO said 4134 days ago (July 26th, 2006)
What the hell are the rest of us doing?
Thank you!
That's all I used, I swear :)

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mf said 4137 days ago (July 24th, 2006)
I've never..
..been to Brooklyn, but when i close my eyes and listen to your song,
the picture of the city builds up on my "mindscreen".
One day i will visit Brooklyn. ;-)

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iG.STUDiO said 4134 days ago (July 26th, 2006)
I've never..
:) Brooklyn is an interesting place indeed. Thank you for the comment, and welcome to the club! Jam on!

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timothy devine said 3727 days ago (September 6th, 2007)
iYLA
This tune was just right for me at this moment in time.
Sweet.n.sexy
I was looking for some of your great playing,
and so i opened up here.
Way cool!
Intuitive heart felt soloing when the walking bass gets going in the end.
Great songwriting!

FX work for me
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