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A New Thing w/awigze


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bud

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Here's a new Awigze/Bud thing that's been kicking around for a while. Basic guitar-bass-drum track went off to Andy some time ago after sitting in the APOD folder for a bit with no action. The original demo was about 1:30 long which Andy looped and played over - two sax lines and a Djembe. I deconstructed the song and rearranged the sax parts a bit while also losing the Djembe - which was cool - but I couldn't make it work in the new deal.
Then I added three tracks played from my iPhone. A tanpura drone - a shruti box drone and a mellotron (Manetron is the app name). I decided not to add any lead guitar - letting Andy lead the way against the tide of rhythms and drones. A little drum reversing in Audacity added in at the beginning sealed the deal.
Again - Andy is the consummate artist and gentleman. Always a pleasure to work with.
This final mix came fast - please point out any improvements that could be made.

Thanks -
Bud

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Plays: 232
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Uploaded: Jun 20, 2010 - 07:55:22 PM
Last Updated: Jun 21, 2010 - 12:02:57 PM Last Played: Mar 27, 2017 - 03:52:04 AM
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Hardware:
MacBook, iPhone, Danelectro guitar, Ibanez bass, Andy's saxophone
Software:
GB'08
Comments
Vic Holman said 2615 days ago (June 20th, 2010)
this swings
in all the right ways, funk-alicious...yes!


excellent work Kevin & Andy
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bud said 2615 days ago (June 21st, 2010)
Andy brings the swing
I just lay the foundation. Thanks for stopping by.
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alackbass said 2615 days ago (June 20th, 2010)
A New Thing w/awigze
If there was an MJ Ultimate Coolness Award, this would win it in a landslide.
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bud said 2615 days ago (June 21st, 2010)
Something nice and easy for your mint julep
glad you dropped by.
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jiguma said 2615 days ago (June 20th, 2010)
Love the rhythm track!
..... and the rest isn't too bad either :) With the addition of a new bassist and hopefully a jazz-oriented keys player to our live set up soon, I'm getting more and more interested in this sort of groove. This sounds terrific on my phones. Great playing Andy and Kevin.
Excellent post gentlemen!
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bud said 2615 days ago (June 21st, 2010)
Look forward to hearing your new lineup
be sure to post the start - always fun to mark progress. Andy has such a great tone here.
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awigze said 2615 days ago (June 20th, 2010)
Happy Fathers Day
liked the way you handled the sax... I guess after a couple of collabs under our belts we don't have to email too and fro as much... as a result I actually forgot about this one for a while. sorry about the rhythm track not working out,,, it was actually the old tennis shoes in the dryer trick. You'd think after a while I would be able to keep a tempo. dig that rhythm track about as much as Jiggy does. very cool indeed.
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bud said 2615 days ago (June 21st, 2010)
The Djembe was fine - though I do like your analogy
Thanks again for a fine collab.
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michaeljayklein said 2615 days ago (June 20th, 2010)
That was good!
I like the sense of danger playing about in this score. Bud, some of your instruments (well most!) are unknown to me, but they sure sound fine here--and so do you Andy. Excellent work!
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bud said 2615 days ago (June 21st, 2010)
Just added shots of the apps used
the tanpura is a drone instrument used to accompany ragas - the shruti is often used in a similar fashion. The Manetron is a mellotron app complete with mechanical noise and tape hiss.
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Char said 2615 days ago (June 20th, 2010)
So, you
allowed it to be sax driven? Good call. Andy is tops. But whatever you did is pure gold, too. :)
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bud said 2615 days ago (June 21st, 2010)
Yup - never enough sax - right?
Cheers!
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Kicbal said 2615 days ago (June 20th, 2010)
Great mix
Very creative. The sax treatment is just up my alley. Solid stuff.
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bud said 2615 days ago (June 21st, 2010)
Glad you like the sax treatment
Andy records his instrument really well - and I tried to stay as dry as possible while still adding a little juice for the mix.
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Symphony101 said 2615 days ago (June 20th, 2010)
Excellent arrangement
There is a great groove in here. Andy's performance is great !Great work, enjoyed very much.
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bud said 2615 days ago (June 21st, 2010)
Gotta find your funky self sometimes
even in an old Irish kid from Philly. Andy rocks!
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particledots said 2615 days ago (June 21st, 2010)
fantastic
hard to believe that this is that ACR-like work out that was sitting in the APOD for so long

tremendous sax playing and a great mix

cheers

b
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bud said 2615 days ago (June 21st, 2010)
That's right -
this started life as an homage to A Certain Ratio - a great Manx band.
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lavalamp said 2615 days ago (June 21st, 2010)
Cool Jam
Funkin' cool boys.

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bud said 2615 days ago (June 21st, 2010)
Cheers David
we're chillin' by the pool.
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egobandit said 2615 days ago (June 21st, 2010)
Wow
I love all the sounds in this the arrangement of them spacing it out just right and of course andy slides across the top of this, crazy the tech aspect of this soon we will think music onto a computer I cant wait! excellent!!!!
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bud said 2615 days ago (June 21st, 2010)
The iPhone apps are great - just need
a better controller - playing that little mellotron is a pain.
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dave_b said 2615 days ago (June 21st, 2010)
A New Thing w/awigze
Cool, it feels like an action movie score. Nice groove, tight playing.
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bud said 2615 days ago (June 21st, 2010)
I'm not the guy with the moustache
never looked good on me.
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Outtaorbit said 2615 days ago (June 21st, 2010)
This is pretty cool...
Sweet jazz....... very easy to see this done live........
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bud said 2615 days ago (June 21st, 2010)
This would be fun live
A7 needs a sax player - I've often though about that. Thanks for dropping by.
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Feter said 2615 days ago (June 21st, 2010)
A New Thing
This is a total east coast funk feel ..I dig it
man ..just so good ..very great arrangement and
building ..the Sax is a mark the guitar line and
bass just right on ...I would suggest put the
master volume lil higher than this I needed to
turn my speaker bit higher than the usual to
listen to ...this is groovy ..thnx a lot for
sharin !!!!
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bud said 2615 days ago (June 21st, 2010)
Thanks Feter - glad you can dig it
I did amplify the master in Audacity - guess I could have pushed it a bit more.
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davisamerica said 2615 days ago (June 21st, 2010)
hehee...
knew this was coming ...well worth the wait ...
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bud said 2615 days ago (June 21st, 2010)
You got the early press release?
Glad our manager is working.
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barbqingbikeman said 2615 days ago (June 21st, 2010)
A new thing
Nothing like a little funk and jazz swing..funny ,I got an old Danelectro too...I came from N.Y. and live in Philly !!
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bud said 2615 days ago (June 21st, 2010)
I barbecue and ride a bike!
But not at the same time.
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richard13 said 2615 days ago (June 21st, 2010)
This really cooks!
I love that you added sounds created on your iPhone. Sweet Kevin (and Andy): just grooves right along, though it's much too short ;-)
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bud said 2615 days ago (June 21st, 2010)
Some of the apps are great
I'm using the iPhone in live shows now. About the length - I thought it good to get in and get out. Lots more music to hear here. Also - I would have had to write a bridge.
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ShadowofNine said 2615 days ago (June 21st, 2010)
Spunky
My version of funk LOL super track sax is a killer (is that a sitar in the back ground?) diggin the whole piece Bravo...
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bud said 2615 days ago (June 21st, 2010)
Pleased to funk you
thanks for the kind comments.
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BirdmanWayne94 said 2615 days ago (June 21st, 2010)
Man...
... alackbass had it in his comment! Such a cool piece. Very interesting tracks and sounds. I totally dig your creation here, gents! Smooth sax work... but I still hear some fusion guitar licks in there! Ibstrat, are you there? :) Seriously though, this is amazing.
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bud said 2615 days ago (June 21st, 2010)
Really should get Mark on one of these workouts
never too late - right? Thanks.
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RAVENS said 2615 days ago (June 21st, 2010)
Wow
This was created from an iPhone app? That is incredible, it sounds awesome! I'll certainly have to check out the app. I've seen a few music apps but was a bit skeptical to purchase them. Wonderfully done, kudos to you both!

RAVEN ;-)
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bud said 2615 days ago (June 21st, 2010)
Alert! - I used three apps as instruments
the rest is all real instruments and midi drums recorded in GB'08. Next piece we do all iPhone.
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hackneybloke said 2614 days ago (June 22nd, 2010)
a new thing
toe-tapping groove masterpiece. cool sax as ever with awigze....grover washington on acid. funkalicious.
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bud said 2614 days ago (June 22nd, 2010)
Andy has the juice man
great guy too.
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MarkHolbrook said 2614 days ago (June 22nd, 2010)
Well this is
killer team without a doubt... The awesome backing of Kevin, the sax of Mr. Sax himself... whats not to love!?
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bud said 2614 days ago (June 22nd, 2010)
This was fun
I have to admit it. I love it when its sounds like someone else did it after a day or two. Who were those guys?
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Skean said 2613 days ago (June 22nd, 2010)
Cool
Who needs computers, did, Andy call you… Great stuff, nicely done.. Enjoyed, cheers
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bud said 2613 days ago (June 22nd, 2010)
Andy and I have been doing this a while now
I think this is our fourth or fifth tune together. And yes - we spoke when he was in NYC for 24 hours but too pressed for time to get together. Something I regret.
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awigze said 2607 days ago (June 29th, 2010)
That's next
we'll call it SOIP Sax over internet protocol.... maybe our iPhones can jam together... but I am still last century and have one of those vintage devices called a cell phone...
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magnatone said 2613 days ago (June 22nd, 2010)
New Thing
good grief - i'm missing too much music lately. this is fabulous! Andrew is right, this would win "ultimate cool" award, hands down! GREAT track you guys - congrats!
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bud said 2613 days ago (June 23rd, 2010)
Thanks Karen
Nothing like some good sax to up your cool quotient.
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tokai said 2612 days ago (June 24th, 2010)
Hello Bud
Beautiful sax, and a great background rhythm section. Funky and sounding really cool, that sax really blows!
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bud said 2611 days ago (June 25th, 2010)
Andy is great
It's fun to come up with different settings for his talent.
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Jarvoid said 2611 days ago (June 25th, 2010)
Very cool
very streets of the 70's sound,you almost expect the wail of a sireeeeeen or the screech of tyres and a bullhorn crackle.Nice smooth sound with a bit of edginess to it.
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bud said 2611 days ago (June 25th, 2010)
Wasn't sure about keeping the
very insistent drums - played around with some other feels after the fact - but stayed with them I like how Andy laid smooth long lines across the drive.
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fambroski said 2611 days ago (June 25th, 2010)
Wild Cool Breeze
A wild cool breeze. alackbass is spot on- "MJ Ultimate Coolness Award is yours.
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bud said 2611 days ago (June 25th, 2010)
I'd like to accept the award on behalf of
Andy Wigzell!
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racerat said 2609 days ago (June 26th, 2010)
Caught
in the middle between funky and jazzy and techie and iPhone-y. Great sax, cool beat. Inventive and audacious! Just what I'd expect from you, Mr. Bleeding edge. Bravo.
P
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Ed Hannifin said 2609 days ago (June 27th, 2010)
I'm hardly having time...
...just lately, to check out much of anything on MacJams, but I am so glad that I tripped over this... I think it sounds great, it has great swing, funk and vibe, and it's like the dream I had twenty or thirty years ago of being able to use cool electronics to make real music... there it is... You're doing it...

I don't even have an iPhone, but you've got me googling for those instruments.... Might have to sock them away for when I DO have an iPhone or iPad or iTouch or something...

Really, really good.... Not as an experiment, but as solid music...


lengold said 2607 days ago (June 29th, 2010)
This actually
sounds like a really gifted funky band - love it.
Downloaded. Thanks.
Cheers
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billykirsch said 2594 days ago (July 12th, 2010)
Now give me a movie
To put this in. Cool groove. Mix sounds excellent to me.
Always amazed by Andy's choice of scales.
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kassia said 2575 days ago (July 30th, 2010)
holy schnizzle batman!
this is incredible! funkily groovily 007 kinda coolness. LOVE that frenetic percussion energy throughout. The drones are awesome underneath everything. i LOVE this - going on the iPod for sure - and NOT in the "time to sleep" playlist!
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CIASM_ZENABI_ said 2528 days ago (September 16th, 2010)
thing
very cool jam. great playing on a great groove/vibe. was waiting for a guitar solo! very cool stuff. cheers
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sonnyjim said 2510 days ago (October 4th, 2010)
Really good
Lots to like here. The sax really cuts through, and the cut and paste approach is sophisticated and beautifully handled. Great art, too.
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