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A Heart of Stone Made Flesh


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awigze

 Genre: Jazz Fusion

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this is the instrumental version of a song that I submitted to Drakonis on his Ember Project. This is one of the iterations before adding my wife's vocals. I thought that it had some interesting moments. The final project is this one: http://www.macjams.com/song/53790
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Comments: 51
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Uploaded: Dec 30, 2009 - 11:27:53 PM
Last Updated: Dec 31, 2009 - 09:51:20 AM Last Played: Jan 17, 2017 - 08:39:56 PM
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MarkHolbrook said 2704 days ago (December 30th, 2009)
Listening now!
Awesome new post!
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awigze said 2703 days ago (December 31st, 2009)
sorry about that
The problem with comments has been fixed. My lousy code writing made the comment window a hyperlink to the other song.... In the words of Feter, "Jeeeesh"
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awigze said 2703 days ago (December 31st, 2009)
testing 1,2 ,3
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lengold said 2703 days ago (December 31st, 2009)
Listening now for,
I think, the fifth time. I find this breathtakingly, achingly beautiful and would cherish a copy of it. Please.
Cheers
Len

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awigze said 2703 days ago (December 31st, 2009)
lengold
I disabled d/l for this song for ummmm, no reason. The final version that is linked can be down loaded. I'll send it to you in an E. Thanks for dropping in.
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drakonis said 2703 days ago (December 31st, 2009)
high on tremolo
This sounds like you did some tweaking and additions... or did you take some stuff out to accommodate your wife's singing? Whatever, this does indeed stand on its own as a great instrumental work... I adore your sax and harmonica lines across Ember, and the reworking of Ember itself is deftly done. I can tell a LOT of work went into this somber piece... wonderfully polished and a joy to listen to. Thank you, Andy!
ttfn,
Drakonis
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awigze said 2703 days ago (December 31st, 2009)
drakonis
This is my goodbye song to 2009. I am so glad that we got to collaborate on this as the Ember project. I used this file when I recorded Maureen's vocals. I muted the sax lines during the verses for recording and then tweaked sax up accordingly into what you hear in the finished Ember Collaboration. Then I added a bit more bass lines here and there. I had sent this to you for review- I was thinking I was nearly finished... and then some things happened along the way that inspired with the scriptural reference... 'Heart of Stone' Ezekiel 36. I recall having a conversation with Maureen, we were wondering why as believers that we will sometimes react in a way toward people that we really care about. It's because we have hearts of flesh. I really wanted her to sing the verse because she reflects so much this quiet and gentle spirit that is left behind when a heart of stone is removed. Thank you sir. I look forward to what is next.
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said 2703 days ago (December 31st, 2009)
very nice!
a very mellow journey, contemplative and serene...

. - Harold
awigze said 2703 days ago (December 31st, 2009)
Rocha
then you know what I'am talkin aout.
He he... Happy New Year my friend.
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Feter said 2703 days ago (December 31st, 2009)
A Heart of Stone Made Flesh
Kudos !!!!
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awigze said 2703 days ago (December 31st, 2009)
Feter
Thank you sir!
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Roxylee said 2703 days ago (December 31st, 2009)
Wonderful Ember
Andy, this is a feast for the ears. You've taken Drak's haunting tune and made it truly unique. It's amazing how many versions of ember are out there, and growing. Now I'm going back to hear the one with Maureen again.
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awigze said 2702 days ago (January 1st, 2010)
Thanks Rox
We were just listening to this on her iPod a moment ago. We were talking about redoing Light of Bethlehem... maybe pick up the tempo. Hope you are in!
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Boundless said 2703 days ago (December 31st, 2009)
Glowing embers
Can't recall the final version, Andy
yet this stands on its own well.

Much enjoyed - merci !

And warm wishes
for the year
to come.
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awigze said 2698 days ago (January 5th, 2010)
Bernard
thanks for the listen .... warm wishes to you and yours. A good year is before us!
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maxruehl said 2703 days ago (December 31st, 2009)
Hey, bro
I really like this. Fits with the weird mood I'm in tonight. Good stuff.:)
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awigze said 2698 days ago (January 5th, 2010)
AndyMax
good to see that you are still lurking about! Thanks for the comment. It's s tune that is saying goodbye to 2009! GOODBYE !!!!
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dave_b said 2702 days ago (January 1st, 2010)
A Heart of Stone Made Flesh
This has a "stream of conciousness" flow for me, but instead of the thoughts becoming words they become notes instead. I hear sorrow and regret here, but also hope and triumph. Cool stuff.
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awigze said 2702 days ago (January 1st, 2010)
dave_b
thanks for the insight. This really begins with Eduard's excellent soundbed. You should check it out and let it inspire you. There are over 30 so far where people have worked off the same file. Very good!

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awigze said 2698 days ago (January 5th, 2010)
dave
Very insightful. Thanks for the comment. means a lot!
Happy New Year !!!
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bud said 2702 days ago (January 1st, 2010)
Another cool ember
has a spiritual quality that reminds me a little of Charles Lloyd. The harmonica was an unexpected and wonderful addition here. Nice work Andy.
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awigze said 2698 days ago (January 5th, 2010)
Bud
Always good to have you come by and listen, Bud. Let's keep making music together!
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VicDiesel said 2702 days ago (January 1st, 2010)
Stillness
You're setting a really gorgeous mood here. The combination of electronics and your sax works very well. Coolness.
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awigze said 2698 days ago (January 5th, 2010)
Vic
thanks Vic.... cool comment. thanks for dropping in!

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Alannah said 2702 days ago (January 1st, 2010)
Another beautiful ember ....
... for my collection ... *if I could add it to my collection of course* ......
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awigze said 2698 days ago (January 5th, 2010)
Alannah
would not be a bad collection for certain. And ya wouldnt have to dust them like those little pewter wizard things. Ember is great. Mr Eduard is very generous with this... I am pleased that you like it..
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egobandit said 2699 days ago (January 4th, 2010)
Ember
it gets around and of course you sax on top of embers composition really fills it. Very beautiful, no download ? This is a song to be revisted!
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awigze said 2698 days ago (January 5th, 2010)
egobandit
not sure why I chose no d/l... I guess I was just experimenting with all the little clickie check marks.... whatever.
Thanks for listening
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Gato said 2698 days ago (January 5th, 2010)
Wonderful mood
you have created here> I love the flowing nature and the sax is wonderful. I was racking my brain to remember what this reminds me of and I got it. Blade Runner. Very much enjoyed and faved.
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awigze said 2697 days ago (January 6th, 2010)
Gato
Ya! Bladerunner- wow. I am sure it had an influence on me as I really like the mood that the music help to support in this sublime story.
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magnatone said 2696 days ago (January 7th, 2010)
OMG
how'd i miss THIS??? gorgeous andy - sigh .. you're amazing
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awigze said 2696 days ago (January 7th, 2010)
Karen
Thanks for your kind words Karen. Really appreciate you stopping in and taking the time to comment.
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Char said 2696 days ago (January 7th, 2010)
There is that
scene at night(who could tell if it night or day) in Blade Runner, it's raining and even though there are so many people around, the character is lonely. Your sax brings all that emotion, that pathos. Wonderful. Thanks.
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awigze said 2696 days ago (January 7th, 2010)
Char
ya, it was always raining too... and there is a loneliness about the way the book was depicted.
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jazzman1 said 2689 days ago (January 14th, 2010)
Oh My God!!!!!!!!!!!!
I haven't heard the other versions but this is a stand alone beautifully breath taking piece.
Thank you for sharing.
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awigze said 2688 days ago (January 15th, 2010)
Jazzman Dale
Thanks Dale. Appreciate the encouragement. Yes, the Ember project is really a cool piece of work. You should check into it and throw down. Eduard's sound bed allows for much exploration and reflection.
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scofugate said 2687 days ago (January 16th, 2010)
I dont know
you do it. Wonderful playing my friend!!
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awigze said 2685 days ago (January 18th, 2010)
Scott
Thanks for droppin in... cool comment.
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segiperkasa said 2684 days ago (January 19th, 2010)
cool
really cool i think... saxaphone....and harmonica..
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Skean said 2684 days ago (January 19th, 2010)
Ember
Who can't love "Ember" a very nice take on it, I really like hove you have dressed her... Peace
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ShadowofNine said 2684 days ago (January 19th, 2010)
Fine work
It has more than just a few moments, a dream scape..enjoyed...
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Moses said 2684 days ago (January 19th, 2010)
This is
beautiful. Luscious mix! Really just a beautiful blend of sound, thanks
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SuperStarSmith said 2683 days ago (January 20th, 2010)
very well
played and mixed.
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michaelkoppenheffer said 2683 days ago (January 20th, 2010)
Beautiful synth textures
that meld so nicely with the saxes! This does indeed stand alone as an intriguing and meditative instrumental piece... Now I really want to hear the version with vocals: my next stop.


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Yordbear said 2682 days ago (January 21st, 2010)
Message from Yordbear:
Oh yes! Awigze! is this you playing the sax? ... Excellent! the sax and harmonica really compliment each other in this...the fusion is very classy and well mixed - a soulful moody blend :-) Where is the above picture from? (with the cross?)
awigze said 2682 days ago (January 21st, 2010)
Yordbear
This is the heal stock of my wife's guitar. It's a mesquite guitar with some cocabola accents and red oak bindings ... I believe the cross is mother of pearl inset into cocobola. Check out Pawless.com for his work.
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VicDiesel said 2669 days ago (February 3rd, 2010)
Embient sax
That's great playing over that static background. Serious chill.

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awigze said 2666 days ago (February 6th, 2010)
Vic
Thanks Vic, for the comment and the listen. Check out Ember at Drakonis, you probably already have, but it picques the creativity in the elegance of it all.
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Ren-Tin-10 said 2667 days ago (February 5th, 2010)
Really nice!
Sort of takes the listener to a quiet place.

Thanks for sharing.

Cheers,
Jim
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awigze said 2666 days ago (February 6th, 2010)
Ren
Thanks Jim... you should check out the final submission to the Ember series also and think about adding your colalborative efforts to Drakonis.
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ste said 2567 days ago (May 16th, 2010)
lovely
sax work over a great bed of sounds. love the mix
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