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Escalation (w/Z293)


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ktb

 Genre: Jazz Fusion

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A jazz fusion prog rock thing I think.

Many thanks to z293 who lays down the most incredible solos. As I told z, Alan Holdsworth would be proud.
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Uploaded: Nov 13, 2006 - 12:20:23 AM
Last Updated: Nov 13, 2006 - 07:14:24 PM Last Played: Oct 18, 2017 - 08:41:35 PM
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Feter said 4026 days ago (November 13th, 2006)
a ladder to somewhere ...!!
this is a brilliant piece ...very impressive
playin the piano sound very wondefull ...
very attractive ....I wonder of the guitar
leads are real playin very cool sound ...

well done !!
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ktb said 4025 days ago (November 13th, 2006)
most definitely
Mj'er Z293 is the man on those John McLaughlin inspired solos
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Mcboy said 4025 days ago (November 13th, 2006)
a good workout
on the keys and git.......smoke is rising from my laptop...hhehheeehhh
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drakonis said 4025 days ago (November 13th, 2006)
sideways boogie
edgy jazzy melodies here, wonderfully fun keyboard stuff (the boogiewoogie stuff got me smirking)... its interesting to have sort of a light airy keyboard melody and tougher unrelenting drums and super-caffeinated bass line (that bass line was wicked!) And of course Z293's guitar work was really great on this... it was almost startling when it all just stopped! Sort of like that last step on the escalator I guess :-)
ttfn,
Drakonis
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ktb said 4025 days ago (November 13th, 2006)
boogie
Drak, thx for the thoughtful comment. I think Z captured the moment nicely.

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said 4025 days ago (November 13th, 2006)
Spank me naked!
This is sooooo sweet. very busy, then I was left hanging at the end.... Great jam, & collaboration.

. - Harold
ktb said 4025 days ago (November 13th, 2006)
hangin
Harold, like Drak said, just like an escalator. Or from where I used to live "moving stairs" Thanks for listening and commenting
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Scott Carmichael said 4025 days ago (November 13th, 2006)
definately
smokin'... an unusual blend of textures, this works real well... plenty of drive and at the same time it floats or just grooves along... it's almost like an air traffic control system where different altitudes are traveling at different speeds... buuuuut z293 certainly has clearance to orbit
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ktb said 4025 days ago (November 13th, 2006)
smokin
Scott, thx. I think you hit the nail on the head. there's def two (or more) different vibes here. Love the airspace analogy. Z293 definitely has clearance to take off, orbit and land.
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Z293 said 4025 days ago (November 13th, 2006)
Just Stopping By
To say thanks to KTB for giving me the opportunity to play on this. I don't get much of a chance to play on this style of music that I love, so it was a pleasure. And thanks KTB for not posting my first version of this that I gave you, it let me come up with something that I was a lot happier with. Allan Holdsworth??? Never heard of him.
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ktb said 4025 days ago (November 13th, 2006)
anytime
Z, you so made this a better song. Your tone and style is perfect. The solo's other worldly. Goose bump qualified.
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AquilA said 4025 days ago (November 13th, 2006)
Wow!
Now I know what qualifies as 'Excellent/Stunning' in the voting tool. This is just awesome. Super production from you KTB, and first rate performances from you both. Love that bass too. This is just so good. Hmmm...that voting tool only goes to 10!?! I think they'll need an '11' for 'Sublime' now. Certainly one of the best I've heard on MJ. Thanks very much for the download.
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ktb said 4023 days ago (November 15th, 2006)
sublime
well thank you sir, for the favorable review! coming from yourself I take the praise to heart.
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said 4025 days ago (November 13th, 2006)
You Know You Know
John McLaughlin and Allan Holdsworth just wish there were a song this good on their respective most recent albums. Heck, it's been years since Allan has released a studio album .... I can't remember ... (looking on-line) 16 Men of Tain. Yep, I'll still stand by my statement. I'll take this one's sense of melody over the extra technique either can apply to music that is not as good.
Scorpjammer said 4025 days ago (November 13th, 2006)
NICE!!!!
Gorgeous comp, KTB.

Way to crank it up, Z!

So Z, did you Google Alan Holdswoth, yet?

http://www.therealallanholdsworth.com/

Check him out.
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said 4025 days ago (November 14th, 2006)
And
Just in case you weren't kidding about Holdsworth ....
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allan_Holdsworth


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Ars longa, vita brevis.
Z293 said 4024 days ago (November 14th, 2006)
Yes
I was just kidding about Allan Holdsworth. It's kind of embarrassing to be even slightly compared to him, the man is a moster in my opinion. I've been listening to him for probably 25 years, saw him do a clinic in the basement of a record store back in the 80's, got a couple of his books, instructional videos, and still can't play a lick that comes close to him. But thank you to everyone for the positive feedback on KTB's song.
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said 4021 days ago (November 17th, 2006)
I agree, He is a Monster
I first heard hiim on some Tony Williams albums and then later on the first UK album. I've seen him live a couple of times with Chad Wackerman on drums. He's amazing.

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Ars longa, vita brevis.
ziti said 4024 days ago (November 14th, 2006)
very very good
nice one KTB and Z...very impressive!...smokin is right! great palying and production!



deep bows
z
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Joanna said 4024 days ago (November 14th, 2006)
Sleeek!
What a great sound. Fabulous jazz with some rock overtones. One heck of a good jam, guys!
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Ed Hannifin said 4024 days ago (November 14th, 2006)
Gee, karma...
You are just showing up everywhere, and with such a cool palette of sounds and ideas...

This is just a neat study of proggy fusion harmony against proggy fusion lead line...

Plus, for some weird reason, I really like the graphic thingie...

You notice all the guitar players lining up to fav it... But the whole track is so full and tight without being busy... Neat...

Ed
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Z293 said 4024 days ago (November 15th, 2006)
Thanks Ed
For pointing out that it really is the whole track that is tight, KTB's song still keeps growing on me. I really like the sound of every instrument he has choosen, so much so that KTB gave me a list of what he was using to get these sounds and I proceded to Google each one to see exactly what he was using. Some pretty impressive gear he has.
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ktb said 4023 days ago (November 15th, 2006)
hopefully not too busy
Ed, thank you for the comment. I appreciate it when someone of your skill and talents lends an ear and comments. This was one of those magic Mj moments when you tweak a jam to a certain point and then proffer the tune to another member, and then come away with an awesome track and a new friend! Maybe you can teach me someday to write meaningful and heartfelt lyrics! :-)
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Jim Bouchard said 4023 days ago (November 15th, 2006)
well, it's pretty darn cool...
and when Z comes in, it gets hot! Sheesh! Nice touch, and good stuff!
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ktb said 4023 days ago (November 16th, 2006)
hot
Jim, thats exactly what I thought when I first heard it. He blazes on this
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Pete_NB said 4022 days ago (November 16th, 2006)
Just when I get recovered...
... the keyboards ripping my face off, in comes the Z-man with a molten flow of licks that tears it off again. Great musicians at play here.
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Macaudion said 4022 days ago (November 16th, 2006)
Sweet Lord!
What a groove palace! That was tasty, tasty, and more tasty! Always a treat when I see your name. I can bet big, that I'm gonna get to go for a nice ride. And it never matters where were headed.

Nice work, Z. That was also some very tasty playn' on your part. Sweet, indeed!

That just left a good taste... Thanks! - Dion

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ktb said 4022 days ago (November 16th, 2006)
bet big/groove palace
both excellent names for songs or bands :-) Dion, you always manage to say words of encouragement that make me feel empowered.

Thank you
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perceptualvortex said 4021 days ago (November 17th, 2006)
Yeah!
The keys and guitar are awesome, and I love the whole groove... killer bass and drums too. Really nice work, guys.
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said 4021 days ago (November 17th, 2006)
brilliant
fusion fun greatness nothing more to say realy
ktb said 4021 days ago (November 17th, 2006)
Thank you
PV & Egobandit, thanks for checking it out.
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echoroom said 4020 days ago (November 18th, 2006)
This is it!
You see, this is what i'm talking about! The mix on this is thunderous - the bass sounds fantastic, the drums sound really live and there are all the other tones and textures playing over it. John, listening to your tracks makes me realise I've got a long way to go, but boy, i'm i going to be happy when I get there.

Great stuff.

Steve
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ktb said 4019 days ago (November 19th, 2006)
mix
Steve, listening to your tracks your way ahead of me. Re: the mix, this is all MIDI (cept' Z's guitar) which means I get to record it as audio all in one shot with virtually no noise :-). Its much harder to do what you did with "Stars Look Down". Thats some real solid writing & playin. Not to mention production!
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said 4020 days ago (November 18th, 2006)
I Love it
This is so great it was music to my ears ("what I heard made me happy")
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ktb said 4018 days ago (November 20th, 2006)
happy
Kenta, thats all we could hope for. Thx for listening
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iG.STUDiO said 4012 days ago (November 26th, 2006)
hey, your escalator works better than mine...
... :{) excellent collaboration, guys, jam on!
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ktb said 4010 days ago (November 28th, 2006)
escalators
iLYA, appreciate you stopping by to listen.
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Joshosh said 4010 days ago (November 28th, 2006)
Esoteric, Ethereal..
and tight. Off the bat, the mix sounds great. Very nice solo work all around! The musicianship jumps off the page, particlularly when the guitar kicks in. A nice blend of the lighter and darker sides of emotion here. And, of course, sick riffs.
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ktb said 4010 days ago (November 29th, 2006)
esoteric
Thank you Josh. I would gladly trade any riffing skills for the ability to sing like your clan can
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Schello said 4008 days ago (November 30th, 2006)
,-)
SUPERB-----Energy!
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ktb said 4008 days ago (November 30th, 2006)
creative fight club?
grazie, che cosa รจ il randello creativo di lotta?

from your bio! :-)
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FEEL said 3825 days ago (June 1st, 2007)
Ran into this on the MJ Radio
Wow...what a really nice piece of music. Outstanding the two of... and those chops!
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ktb said 3825 days ago (June 1st, 2007)
mj radio
John, that's great. I think mjr is a huge boon to the community. I've heard so much good stuff it blows my mind. thx for commenting
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tokai said 3422 days ago (July 8th, 2008)
Killer bass
nice one jon. Great guit too. Great jam.
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