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Weather or Not - Jim Bouchard's Collab


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Boundless

 Genre: Jazz Fusion

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Better late than never - as it goes.

A while back by now, Jim invited me to join in this piece. For various reasons - the breaking of my soundcard for one - I didn't get down to it until now. He already posted a version with Andy - aka Awigze - about which he wrote :

"I started this inspired by another piece that had used the EZ Drummer Jazz Kit and some ambient conversation as it's main focus which sounded vaguely Weather Report-ish and so this is another in that series which I'm calling "Ambient Talking" I laid down the drums and some electric piano and found a bass part to go along with it. Andy was very kind to help me out here and he really gave it his all supplying the sax (which is really the hook and the melody), a bunch of tracks of hand percussion and a great feel for what I was getting at. He sent his tracks back to me and after it sat for a long time, I recorded the final bass guitar and synth parts and added at the last minute a track of mandolin. I hope you like it! It's another in one of my many directions...and major props to Andy!"

So Jim, here's my humble addition to this already great mix - hope you enjoy it. I added some 'wailing guitar' in the background of the intro, then followed the main melodic line with 'sitar' - which I kept playing at the end of the song - to then add a solo on classical guitar.

VoilĂ . Enjoy everyone - and
best and warm wishes
for the year
to come !
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Uploaded: Dec 31, 2009 - 03:00:33 PM
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Feter said 2909 days ago (December 31st, 2009)
Weather or Not -
WOW ...what a terrific collaboration ..three of
my best fav prolific players around ..what a
cool sound created here ..the sax ...sitar ...
the whole sound bed ...just mind blowing how this
worked out so good ...kudos ...thnx alot for
sharin !!!!
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Boundless said 2909 days ago (December 31st, 2009)
Hey Feter
Happy New Year !

And thanks for being right there
for listening and glad
you enjoyed us.

Merci !
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VicDiesel said 2909 days ago (December 31st, 2009)
Great playing
Can I offer a few suggestions for the mix? Cut a whole bunch of midrange frequencies left and right. There are too many places where the mix sounds loud, but I can't make out any details. For one, I'd say the bass is a bit mid-rangy, so it gets in the way of the guitar. Around 2:50, where the guitar is playing low, there are probably 3 instruments (guitar, bass, mandolin? sax?) all in the same frequency range, with the result that I can't hear anything.

Anyway, love your guitar playing as always, even if it sounds like a sitar.
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Boundless said 2909 days ago (December 31st, 2009)
Ah well
Perhaps Jim would like to remix it ?

:)

I'm certainly open to that.

Thanks for listening and
dropping in, Vic
- and happy
New Year.
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awigze said 2908 days ago (January 1st, 2010)
Oh Yes !!!
Bernard, Yes, my friend... this is exactly how I imagined it would be. Love the acoustic leads! Love the way you ended this song. Maestro, Happy New Year. being able to share your music has made this life much better in the hearing!
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Boundless said 2908 days ago (January 1st, 2010)
Well
Glad it rings right to your ears, Andy. Hearing it again now after a little while, I quite enjoy it myself - notwithstanding the fact that, as Victor had it, it could be better mixed, especially that classical guitar solo's part.

It was a pleasure to collaborate again with you.
Warm and best wishes to you too
for the blessed year to come.
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bud said 2906 days ago (January 3rd, 2010)
What an excellent collab
I love your additions and the whole organic flow is very appealing. Very nice acoustic leads - and the sitar was a nice touch too. Is that real sitar or a simulation? Sounds like the real deal to me.
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Boundless said 2906 days ago (January 3rd, 2010)
Hi Bud
A simulation - using the 'sitar' on the guitar-synth doubled with the sound of the electrid guitar itself.

Glad you enjoyed this version.
Thanks for coming by
and Happy New Year !
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Jim Bouchard said 2905 days ago (January 4th, 2010)
Gee thanks
Just now getting a chance to listen to it and I really do like the parts you added. I also agree with Vic that the mix needs to be worked on a bit to integrate everything and perhaps that is something I can look into. Thanks a lot everybody that commented and thanks to Boundless and Andy for all their work!
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Boundless said 2905 days ago (January 4th, 2010)
Hey Jim
Glad you enjoyed the additions. I had fun working with this - while I wish I'd have joined in right at the last version with Andy.

Warm wishes for the year to come !
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ShadowofNine said 2905 days ago (January 4th, 2010)
Easy
smooth, and totally cool work, Bravi...
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Boundless said 2905 days ago (January 4th, 2010)
And
totally cool comment.

Thanks Shadow.
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lengold said 2904 days ago (January 5th, 2010)
Masterful
By that I mean - full of masters.
Cheers
Len

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Boundless said 2904 days ago (January 5th, 2010)
Master Len
you're too kind.

Merci !
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maxruehl said 2904 days ago (January 5th, 2010)
Enjoyed
this in it's original version and I like it even more now. I'm always happy to see that you have something new available.:)
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Boundless said 2904 days ago (January 5th, 2010)
Well, Max
I'm happy that makes you happy.

Thanks for listening
and dropping in.
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Doug Somers said 2894 days ago (January 15th, 2010)
Heavy Weather Indeed
Love this laid back beat with the spontaneous feel to the jam. I can picture all of you in a studio together. Jaco and co would be pleased.

Me too.

Thanks,
Doug
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Boundless said 2892 days ago (January 17th, 2010)
Thanks Doug
Glad you enjoyed this late version of this fine tune of Jim.
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Jarvoid said 2893 days ago (January 16th, 2010)
nice and
mellow,just the thing for the wee small hours as now ! ! Cool and relaxing great job to all of you who took part............Jarvo
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Boundless said 2892 days ago (January 17th, 2010)
Hey Jarvo
Nice, mellow, cool, relaxing. . . Sounds good.

Glad you enjoyed us and thanks
for dropping in.

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timothy devine said 2890 days ago (January 19th, 2010)
very cool
so much in the description and lots happening in the tune but in no way come off as busy
just smooth and real tasty.
I am so into this.
the openness
the way you put it together
the free jammn style with the melody to fall back on
thats milesish to me
coool sax playin
great playing, the most important part
i must check out the other cut u mentioned

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Boundless said 2890 days ago (January 19th, 2010)
Well Timothy
I just added my touch to an already, indeed, smooth and tasty mix.

Glad you enjoyed us and thanks for coming by !
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PaulaMunk said 2889 days ago (January 20th, 2010)
Very nicely
realized. I don't have an ear for detail so no complaints. Clear sky with a chance of rain. Electric. Thanks.
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Boundless said 2889 days ago (January 20th, 2010)
You're welcome, Paula
Thanks to you for passing by
and glad you liked us.
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TERRAPLANE said 2887 days ago (January 22nd, 2010)
Whales
Nice arrangement with all kinds of textures.. Your addition to the intro sounds like a majestic whale. Super mix! thanks for sharing.. Thanks for the DL.. T
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Boundless said 2887 days ago (January 22nd, 2010)
Whales
Right Terra. It crossed my mind too - I actually have a patch in my guitar-synth that comes even closer and can be heard in my song called 'Whales'.

Glad you enjoyed the addition and
thanks for stopping by.
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SuperStarSmith said 2886 days ago (January 23rd, 2010)
nice
arrangement. i'd mess around with the eq to try to seperate some of the instruments a bit
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Boundless said 2886 days ago (January 23rd, 2010)
Hi Super
I know. We've noticed that.

: - )

Yet, this is how it is. Fair enough.

Thanks for listening
and coming by.
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paul f. page said 2885 days ago (January 24th, 2010)
Growing from
nothing to...something very mellow, restrained, carefully worked out...There is certainly an improvisitory style to this comp, but it comes across very controlled. The sax is nice. I am imagining this in a dimly lit room with lots of ambiance. The "mood" catches on after a couple of minutes and I find myself getting kind of mesmerized and drawn in. Such a nice number.
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Sentinel said 2876 days ago (February 2nd, 2010)
Crazy Crazy
crazy great. What a melange of sound a fusion of world influences that smoothly moves and snakes around my head. You guys should do more as a group!
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scaustrita said 2873 days ago (February 5th, 2010)
Nice
The percussion keeps the song alive.
The sax is a nice addition.
Smooth bass line.

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ramonaji said 2604 days ago (November 1st, 2010)
you
are one of the few artists I regularly listen to AWAY from my computer! Magical, you and your friends all are!
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