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A blues Shuffle (taking liberty). Many thanks to Glenn Kavanagh

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Glenn mixed this together and adds some killer guitar solo's . A jam brought to life.
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Uploaded: Jan 13, 2008 - 07:46:54 PM
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Feter said 3453 days ago (January 13th, 2008)
Smurf Rebellion
WOW what a funky bluesy feelin ..the keys
just groovey ..perfect job my friend ..Glens
axe is incredible reminds me of Gilmour alot
spacey and so tastey ...KUDOS my friends Hats off !
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peacepiano said 3453 days ago (January 13th, 2008)
Lively
You two combine well. Your keys are so smooth I almost thought I was listening to Spyro Gyra. Just and I was relaxing to the keyboard groove Glenn's guitar comes in and the jam takes off, very nicely mixed. Enjoyed every bit!

Thanks
Bill
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ktb said 3452 days ago (January 14th, 2008)
spyra gyra
Bill, one of my all time fav's. SG always seem to re-invent themselves every album. A trait I find admirable for an instrumental group. Glad you enjoyed this
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GML2380 said 3453 days ago (January 13th, 2008)
Smooooth !
Conjures up the image of some dude at a bar,checkin out the local tasties, muttering his old faithful come on " EH...HOW YOU DOOIN'" ...........Very tasty arrangement and seamless production.Very jazz like blues. Thanks for sharing. Gerry.
dajama said 3453 days ago (January 13th, 2008)
This is outstanding
What musicianship! Great keyboard and guitar playing, and lovely changes. What makes it particularly intriguing is the changeup when the guitar kicks. Just when you think it's safe to go in the water...This is also beautifully produced - great sounds, and a terrific mix. I like the space in the mix, and the balance between the instruments. Very nicely done. Peace.
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ktb said 3452 days ago (January 14th, 2008)
mix
David, thx for the encouraging words. I agree re: Glenn's guitar makes a nice contrast. I think props are due him as well for situating a great mix.
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brown trousers said 3453 days ago (January 13th, 2008)
Slick
playing, loved the keys and the wailing axe
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ktb said 3452 days ago (January 14th, 2008)
thx
Brown, just finished checking out your latest and all i can say is wow. Maybe wooyeeah. Thats damn creative juice you have. Pleasure to make your Mj acquaintance.
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racerat said 3453 days ago (January 14th, 2008)
Cozy
Has that tasty Bob James flavor to it. Transported to a cozy club with great banquettes. The vibe is consistent down to the groovilicious phase shifted 80's guitar leads. The playing is really strong. Good stuff.
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ktb said 3452 days ago (January 14th, 2008)
Banquettes
Philip, thx for taking the time to listen and leave a comment. I'm a big fan of your work so its extra cool (to me :-) you liked it. If I can ever loan you keys pls drop me a note!
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lengold said 3453 days ago (January 14th, 2008)
Masterful...
playing by you both. great production and a definite download. Thanks.
Cheers
Len


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Moviz said 3452 days ago (January 14th, 2008)
I always
love whatever you post since it always seems to have a professional lush sound and this combination and collab is terrific. I love the wailing guitars and the synth, electric piano and that classy Jazz sound, regards M
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Estella said 3452 days ago (January 14th, 2008)
great job
virtuosic performance by both of you.

smurf rebellion? hilarious!
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ktb said 3452 days ago (January 14th, 2008)
smurf??
Estella, the original working title was something more macabre. But since there were no images on Google search for smurf autopsy :-) (thank God), I opted out for a lighter moniker. Appreciate you checkin it out!
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glennkav said 3452 days ago (January 14th, 2008)
Another fun time...
colabbing with Karma. Thanks, Karma for allowing me the oppotunity to play ocer your professional keyboard playing! This was incredibly fun to work on! Looking forward to future colabs!! Thanks for all the great comments! I'm blushing.
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ktb said 3452 days ago (January 14th, 2008)
my pleasure
Glenn, thx for taking the time to help create it and of course mix it together.
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michael2 said 3452 days ago (January 14th, 2008)
nice
playing. i love that Rhodes sound, don't know why but I keep thinking Jan Hammer and Jeff Beck. really cool tune.
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ktb said 3452 days ago (January 14th, 2008)
luv hammer
but Beck used to play with a guy named Max Middleton. he used one of those suitcase rhodes that panned vibrato in stereo. think 'blow by blow', Max is one of my all time fav key guy

thx for stopping by Michael
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Z293 said 3452 days ago (January 14th, 2008)
Guitarist seem
to always be knocking on your door, to me that's a testment to the great musical beds you produce, not to mention the outstanding keyboard work. Glenn steps up with a smoking performace. It's a blast to play on a KTB song, right Glenn? And nice movement on the mixing of the guitars.
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ktb said 3451 days ago (January 15th, 2008)
making
me blush Z. Big ditto re: Glenn's mix. The panning creates that multiple solo'ist vibe.
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Ibstrat said 3452 days ago (January 14th, 2008)
Max Middelton
I loved the stuff he did with Beck-this is some great playing by both keys and guitar.I need to listen to this several times.Extremely well done.(If you've never heard the Beck song "Situation" check it out.Nasty guitar solo and sublime Rhoads playing.)
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ktb said 3451 days ago (January 15th, 2008)
situation
Mark, thats a great album. I think it was my first Jeff Beck LP. 'preciate you stoppin by
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perceptualvortex said 3452 days ago (January 14th, 2008)
Sweet jam
I love all the playing in here... the keys and guitar. You guys make a great team.
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tinytime said 3452 days ago (January 14th, 2008)
sweat
very good how long have u bed doing dis
davisamerica said 3451 days ago (January 15th, 2008)
right then
wow...double wow....some sweet tune here...no nits just grins..some kind of magic.....wonderful magic...hats off x2!!
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bonnieprincejohnny said 3451 days ago (January 15th, 2008)
Wunnerful title.
Man when those Smurfs rebel they sure have a cool way about them as this wee tune suggests. Casual insurgence, laid back anarchy - go little blue guys.
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guitapick said 3451 days ago (January 15th, 2008)
Smurfs...
...now, somehow I didn't hear them in this one...but the music's absolutely killer. Every piece of it.

First listen to Glenn...that's one big, big sound storming my mind...yeah...then to your keys...hot to cool and back again...Great jam, guys...
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bud said 3451 days ago (January 15th, 2008)
Who's the drummer here? Let's give him a thumbs
up. Tasty arrangement and great playing - nice Jaco bass and piano and Steve Hillage meets Jeff Beck guitar. Smurf turf war indeed.
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ktb said 3451 days ago (January 15th, 2008)
drums
compliments of Band in the Box. I created a std midi song file and then put it ever so slightly behind the beat in Pro Tools.
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spitlogic said 3450 days ago (January 17th, 2008)
This is some good playing
Those keys are on point! Great playing all around. The guitar playing comes in at just the right time. Well made by the both of you.
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ktb said 3449 days ago (January 17th, 2008)
thanks
Mitchell, one of these days I hope i can create a bed for you to work with. I would love to do something like that. Thanks for checkin this out
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jiguma said 3449 days ago (January 17th, 2008)
From the very start ...
... this was going to be excellent, and there's noo disappointment on the ride. I really love this style, which I associate mainly with Steely Dan (shows how shallow my jazz experience is really, doesn't it?!). Love your keyboard playing John, and Glenn's leads are a delight. Nobody's mentioned the drums and bass so far - really well done in that department ... just keeps driving it all along with some interesting little twists and turns, never losing a beat.
Love this one!
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ktb said 3449 days ago (January 17th, 2008)
the Dan
Neil, you are too generous with you Dan reference. I would kill to sound like that. Appreciate the listen and taking the time to comment
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glennkav said 3446 days ago (January 20th, 2008)
Steely Dan
This is so cool that you said this as I really love Steely Dan and thought this sounded like them as well. I listen to them a lot and really love the guitar work by the different guitarists that have played with them over the years. Becker, Carlton, Baxter...
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said 3449 days ago (January 17th, 2008)
Fresh Air
Love the crisp sound on both keys and guitar, nice "lock-in" on both parts! great musicianship throughout!
thetiler said 3449 days ago (January 17th, 2008)
Love that toto almost beginning
a terrific jazz feel here, love those kick drums and how much depth you got of that. Sounds like it was mixed in Logic Pro or something to get that pro sounding fee. But you never know, amazing things can be done in GB. But your really achieving some very high pro sounds here. Good use of alterations to ear to ear, back and forth. Mix quite well as for as I can tell. All the instruments seem spot on.

A fusion, blues sound that sure sounds top notch to me. Love how the bass bounces and the list goes on and on.

Impressed!
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ktb said 3448 days ago (January 18th, 2008)
thanks
Bill, I value that coming from you. One of the best things, was how easy it was to put this together with Glenn. I think we traded files 2-3 times to get there.
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timothy devine said 3448 days ago (January 19th, 2008)
hey john
this sounds phenomenal.
What a great piano sound. Joe Sample...is he here?
Funky bass, nice n funky. What a great recording.
tell more...
What great guitar playing/thanks Glenn/awesome!
just thight as hell down to the last drum hit.
can this be?
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craft said 3446 days ago (January 20th, 2008)
great sounding
Loving the jam... Great song you guys...
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Dj French Toast said 3446 days ago (January 20th, 2008)
Indeed
Cool jazz attack and sweet Title : )
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John Stebbe said 3444 days ago (January 22nd, 2008)
Keyboard
The keyboard solo is really great. Reminds me of Chick Corea and Return to Forever.

Guitar solo complements the keyboard solo nicely. Very Pink Floyd. All you need is some guy with an English accent making comments as you play.

An awesome track. Bluesy and aggressive at the same time. I like the way the solos lead into each other.
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ktb said 3442 days ago (January 24th, 2008)
i like that
idea a lot!
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MikeBishop said 3440 days ago (January 26th, 2008)
And what a tasty Blue rebellion it is!
This song sounds great. And it's incredible what this site allows you to do with collabs. From your replies here it sounds like the back and forth recording was very painless. The wonders of digital recording.
The whole song is really nice - the feel, the sounds and the playing. The keys and guitar sound excellent throughout, and one part that really jumped out at me on first listen was the kind of "out" guitar that starts at 2:56, it grabbed my ear and grooved my socks off.
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ktb said 3440 days ago (January 26th, 2008)
2:56
Mike, yes, collab'ing is the best. I think you'll really dig that about Mj. Thx for stoppin by


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Leon said 3436 days ago (January 30th, 2008)
mixed genres
(I missed this one!) I have always loved your bluesy jazz compositions, and you seem to come up with a unique blend of elements all the time. Your songs are both soothing and hmm, sexy, with the right imagination haha! You have really perfected this art in this unique genre. It kinda crosses into art music yet swings you back into some jazzy or bluesy realm just when the mind is about to wonder to psychedelic territory. Your bass and piano playing are mesmerizing.

Listening to this, I can imagine how a mellow jazz vocal can give it a little twist. It's quite challenging I would say, but what's being a musician if not trying to break new ground and trying something different.

Oh, and is that Glenn shredding it in the background? He's awesome! Hmmm, makes me reminisce of our earlier collab :-)
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ktb said 3435 days ago (January 31st, 2008)
reminiscent
Leon, if the mood ever strikes for a challenge and you'd like some raw tracks to play with just drop a note. There's plenty of space in the tune for some jazz vocal musings. Thx for stoppin by and giving it a listen. I appreciate your ear on all matters musical.
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said 3436 days ago (January 30th, 2008)
i imagine...
i am with my sweetie on a club's dark dance floor while this is played while strobing lights add to the intensity. the synth at 1:40 and the soaring guitar is a wonderful combo. i got some jeff beckish flavors from this - ya'll know how to Make a Mood. nice percussion pannage. classy thru and thru!
anne
giovanni said 3432 days ago (February 3rd, 2008)
Very strong...
Outstanding jam... your playing is top notch! But I must ask... were any Smurfs harmed in the making of this?? :)
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KCsGROOVE said 3417 days ago (February 18th, 2008)
great team!
You guys really groove!
Can listen to this stuff all day...
totally dig this!
KC
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dirigent said 3408 days ago (February 28th, 2008)
Wow
Excellent production (especially the drums), beautiful tune, I dig it :-)
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rsorensen said 3406 days ago (February 29th, 2008)
great groove
I like this shuffle you have goin, and the piano & guitar work is stellar! nice job!
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said 3403 days ago (March 3rd, 2008)
I gotta have...
That guitar tone. Want to share exactly what it is you are using on this tune.

These KTB sound beds make me want to curl up in the blankets forever. A guitar players keyboard player!
magnatone said 3395 days ago (March 11th, 2008)
WOW
This is SO COOL!!! It's just perfection by any and all measures I can think of. I LOVE this!!
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paralax said 3387 days ago (March 19th, 2008)
jukin man
like a cool cat struttin'across the road you really sweep them keys with such ease,guitar work rocks too.
great song nice build up into the leads.

Terry
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Scorpjammer said 3376 days ago (March 30th, 2008)
Blue Funk
Nice blend of synths and fronting clavinet. Glenn's git work is most diggable.

Another killer groove, K.

S:)
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Heightened said 3375 days ago (April 1st, 2008)
Great collab
Excellent all round but guitar is exceptional!
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stratcat said 3363 days ago (April 12th, 2008)
Very cool,
Always great keyboards, the guitar is killer. Nice smooth contemporay blues. Really enjoyed.

Stratcat
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tempie said 3200 days ago (September 22nd, 2008)
just found this
i would kill to play keys like that.
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hackneybloke said 1934 days ago (March 12th, 2012)
rebellion
john this is cool. everything is perfect. those drums are all round my head....and your noodling is expert. the orchestral airy sound creates great space and atmos.....and i'm even loving the 70s lead guitar solo. excellent.
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