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Blues Jam @ MacJams w/Ryan, paddler, awigze, Jerry_Quinn, & ziti


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My last post took less than 48 hours to complete with a lot of help from Gaylen75. This one took more than a year and a half, although most of those months went by with little if any attention being paid to this track.

When I first started toying with GarageBand in October 2008 my initial experiments were basically lay out a repeating drum loop, play some blues changes, and then jam along. Recently I went back through those early files to see if there was anything worth developing. I came upon this funky blues and set about working on it. First I used new loops I had acquired to create what I think is a better drum track with more variation.

The track then sat for another few weeks. Then along came Father’s Day. My son, Ryan, came over to visit and I asked him to contribute some bass on this track. He proceeded to lay down three separate takes of Chuck Rainey meets Rocco Prestia for a beer at Jerry Jermmont’s house funky bass that I couldn’t play on my best day. I edited my favorite lines from each take into the bass line you hear in this mix. After listening to what Ryan had played I knew I had to take it further.

The next day I sent it off to paddler. Less than a day later he sent me back these very cool organ and electric piano tracks. It was at that point I had a direction for the track. From then on the goal was to create the atmosphere of a blues jam in a club. One of those jams when nobody onstage can think of a proper tune to play and nobody wants to sing. Typically in those situations the rhythm section sets up a groove and everybody gets a turn to solo.

So now I needed soloists. The first one I reached out to was awigze who contributed a chorus of sax solo and two tracks of background lines. He also steps forward a bit during the fade. I also asked my friend and frequent collaborator, Jerry Quinn, to contribute a solo. The final pieces were contributions by ziti. He sent me two rhythm guitar tracks in addition to both lead and slide guitar solos. If you’re interested his rhythm tracks are at about 10 and 2 o’clock in the stereo field, while my rhythm guitar track is in the right side at about 4 o’clock.

So without further delay welcome to Blues Jam @ MacJams. The soloists in order of appearance are awigze, paddler, Jerry Quinn, me (I am the host after all), ziti on slide guitar, and ziti again on lead guitar. We hope you enjoy the jam. And if you’d like to sit in later on, please talk to the host on our break.
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Is there anybody in the crowd who would like to come up and sing a tune? Anybody? No? Oh well!
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MarkHolbrook said 2499 days ago (June 27th, 2010)
Rockin outstanding
blues man! Me likey! Lots of flavors here to savor!
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alackbass said 2499 days ago (June 27th, 2010)
Thanks Man
All six of us appreciate it.
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ShadowofNine said 2499 days ago (June 27th, 2010)
Fun
Lots of energy and fun to listen to, Bravo to you all..
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alackbass said 2499 days ago (June 27th, 2010)
Thank You
We all appreciate it Shadow.
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Char said 2499 days ago (June 27th, 2010)
Why in the world
would you ask for a vocal when all these instruments sing uniquely for their musician? Wow! Jamtastic band. I hope teach dishes out all A's. This has to listened to a few times to really allow focus and appreciation. :)
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alackbass said 2499 days ago (June 27th, 2010)
So Does That Mean,
you don't want to sit in? And yes A's for everybody.
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Symphony101 said 2499 days ago (June 27th, 2010)
Seamless
It's amazing how you guys all "felt" the same thing Andrew, it's incredible how this song came to life that way ! You seem to be all together playing, there is such a harmony in all this.

This is also, exceptionnally well recorded. I'm quite speechless with your achievement with all the others who joined you !!
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alackbass said 2499 days ago (June 27th, 2010)
Thanks
I think Ryan's bass and Rich's keyboards are the consistent threads that create the "seamless" feel. Since the rest of us were all soloing over that groove they created, we were pretty much feeling it the same way (I think). Thanks again for listening and leaving a comment.
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Gaylen75 said 2499 days ago (June 27th, 2010)
I wish
I wish I could play like this. I guess all my years to become an average guitar player was meant to facilitate my voice. I still wish I had skills. Fantastic by all involved and tastefully done.
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alackbass said 2499 days ago (June 27th, 2010)
Thanks
And just about all of us here at MJ wish we could sing like you! I'm glad you like it man. Thanks for stopping by to listen and leave a comment.
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davisamerica said 2499 days ago (June 27th, 2010)
there
is nothing about this i do no absolutely love .... amazin guys!!
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alackbass said 2499 days ago (June 27th, 2010)
Thank You
That is very high praise and I know we all greatly appreciate it.
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davisamerica said 2497 days ago (June 29th, 2010)
back
..to download ...once again folks this is perfection...excellent stuff!
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sheilad said 2499 days ago (June 27th, 2010)
OOOOhhhhh
a virtual MJ jam! I do love a great MJ get together especially when such amazing people can come together from all over so effortlessly. I wont be volunteering to sing any time soon but I sure will volunteer to be in the crowd when you hit the stage
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alackbass said 2499 days ago (June 27th, 2010)
From All Over
Well Andy flew in from Texas. Jerry drove up from Rhode Island to catch a plane out of Boston with Fran. But the guy who traveled the farthest was Rich, who flew in from Blackburn, Lancashire (we Beatles fans think that's the coolest thing ever).

All kidding aside the only thing more amazing than the guys who collaborated with me is the way technology makes this possible.

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WharmtonRise said 2499 days ago (June 27th, 2010)
Brilliant work guys
Really sweet stuff!
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alackbass said 2499 days ago (June 27th, 2010)
Thank You
We all appreciate you stopping by to listen and comment.
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egobandit said 2499 days ago (June 27th, 2010)
swinging
The cream of the crop funking and jammin this is whats its all about!
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alackbass said 2499 days ago (June 27th, 2010)
Thanks You
When I first started playing with GB I wondered if there was a place where online music collaboration took place. Now that I've found it, it has exceeded my wildest expectations of what the potential of online music collaboration could be. Thanks for stopping by to listen and comment.
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dave_b said 2499 days ago (June 27th, 2010)
Blues Jam @ MacJams
Love that groove, and some really tasy soloing
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alackbass said 2499 days ago (June 27th, 2010)
Thanks
That groove is all Ryan. How about a round of applause for the bass player? We all appreciate you stopping by to listen and comment.
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Gaylen75 said 2499 days ago (June 27th, 2010)
Dang
Listened again and this is the shit. It isnt perfect because I have a personal hatered of gb but all of the stuff around it is so good. I love the mood and enthusiasm all put in.
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alackbass said 2499 days ago (June 27th, 2010)
"I have a personal hatred of gb"
I don't understand? You hate GarageBand?
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Gaylen75 said 2499 days ago (June 27th, 2010)
Sorry yeah
I just feel like it kinda underscores the fact that people dont play drums and bass enough. I like the real thing but I have used nothing but loops this last 2 years. lol
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alackbass said 2499 days ago (June 28th, 2010)
I'm Learning From this MJ Experience,
Music is music! Doesn't matter how you make it. Although, I think you and I are alike in that we still prefer to do as much as possible the old fashioned way. Without the drum loops however, I'd be sunk.
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davisamerica2 said 2499 days ago (June 27th, 2010)
This has everything you could ask for.
Everyone new to Macjams needs to hear this as an orientation to the sight. This will give them a good idea of the talent they will be associating with. Love this jam guys. Love your talent! T
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alackbass said 2499 days ago (June 27th, 2010)
Thanks
I think this (and so many other collaborations posted at MJ) also demonstrate the endless possibilities of online music collaboration. I'm learning when people use MJ only as a place to post their own music they're missing the point. It's the opportunity to create with others that makes this place special. Thanks for listening and commenting.
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fasteddie said 2499 days ago (June 27th, 2010)
Wow
pretty darned good jazzy blues.

Holy jam session.

Nice work all.
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alackbass said 2499 days ago (June 27th, 2010)
Thank You!
So say we all!
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RAVENS said 2499 days ago (June 27th, 2010)
Sweet
Wow, talk about an all-out jam session. This is terrific, everyone just rocked the house! A year & a half huh? Wow man that is crazy, but apparently it was well worth the wait!

RAVEN ;-)
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alackbass said 2499 days ago (June 27th, 2010)
Well,
Most of that year and a half it was a forgotten half assed file with nothing but me on it hidden in the depths of my hard drive. Once as soon as Ryan, Rich, Andy, Jerry, and Fran got involved it came together pretty quickly. As always thanks so much for taking the time to listen and comment.
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bud said 2499 days ago (June 27th, 2010)
This is a monster
reminds me of Stuff - the legendary NYC 70's funk band (Richard Tee - Steve Gadd - Cornell Dupree etc.). They used to play at Mikell's and melt the floor. Very tight and funky - much like this. What an excellent collab - sure pays off to take your time. Everybody nails their parts so well. Hot stuff.
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alackbass said 2499 days ago (June 27th, 2010)
Wow
That's a very gratifying comparison! We're glad you liked it and thanks for listening and taking the time to comment.
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drakonis said 2499 days ago (June 27th, 2010)
Them Blunky Flews!
There's something really toe-tapping about this... the groovy bed really wiggles. AndySax definitely lays down the reedy magic, Paddler cranks on the keys, Ryan is awesome on the bass (sorry dad), Jerry and Ziti are smokin', as always.
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alackbass said 2499 days ago (June 28th, 2010)
Really?
"Ryan is awesome on the bass (sorry dad)"

Are you kidding? I couldn't be prouder. Thanks for listening. We appreciate it.
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michaeljayklein said 2499 days ago (June 27th, 2010)
Good job!
Well done guys and thanks for the front row seat!
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alackbass said 2499 days ago (June 28th, 2010)
Sure,
But don't forget to put a little something in the tip jar.
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michaeljayklein said 2497 days ago (June 29th, 2010)
Sorry 'bout dat!
"Sticky fingers"!
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awigze said 2499 days ago (June 27th, 2010)
juz luvs a good jam
great cat herding Andrew... I think you've really cooked something up here! thank you for making me aware of Mr Jerry. Maybe I can take a vacation now? Everyone did great on this. Ok, we must do this live now.... right? This was fun, but ... well, you know what I am talkin about!
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alackbass said 2499 days ago (June 28th, 2010)
No Cat Herding
You guys made it easy. Everybody sent nothing but gold so mixing and editing were relatively easy. Yeah, Jerry and I have collaborated on six songs posted on my page.

The River of Time
Answer to My Prayers
Let it Be Me
You're My Woman
She's All Mine
A Light Went Out

He has two more posted on his own page. You should check them out. And thanks again for helping with this one.
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ramonaji said 2499 days ago (June 27th, 2010)
excellente.
lovin every second...
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alackbass said 2499 days ago (June 28th, 2010)
Been Too Long
Good to see you again Ramona and thanks for stopping by to listen and comment.
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PrototypeEightyOne said 2498 days ago (June 28th, 2010)
yo
wow, very cool. clear, clean, crisp mix. Very bright and energetic! Love that tone and effect on the guitar at around 3:00, and the Sax blew me away! Love the vibe I get off of this, much enjoyed! Great work to all involved!
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alackbass said 2498 days ago (June 28th, 2010)
Thank You
Both sax players nailed it, I agree. That guitar would be Fran's slide. It is an extremely cool sound. Thanks for listening and commenting.
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preference said 2498 days ago (June 28th, 2010)
blues 2 the max
man, its good to hear some talented musicians on this site. the sax is on point, and the back track definitely gives a great funk vibe. and whoever is on the keyboard broke it down, i should definitely get back to playing the keys. oh yeah, the guitarist is on point too :]
great track.
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alackbass said 2498 days ago (June 28th, 2010)
Thanks Man
I hear talented musicians here every day. The keys are all paddler (Rich) and I agree, he did a great job. Thanks for listening and taking the time to comment.
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rok41 said 2498 days ago (June 28th, 2010)
This is a community jam...
Great work by everyone, has am Aquarium Rescue Unit, Derek Trucks thing happening, love it. The bass really holds it all together, nice job Ryan!
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alackbass said 2498 days ago (June 28th, 2010)
Thank You Sir
I'm sure Ryan will take a look at the comments at some point and be quite pleased by your kind feedback. Thank you from all of us.
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crissew said 2498 days ago (June 28th, 2010)
Very nice work
Great blues jam guys. Excellent stuff. This is what macjams is all about. How Effing Amazing is awigze. Is there anything he can't play to? Is there a collab he isnt involved in? What an amazing talent. Not to take away from everyone else, you guys rock. He just finally hit me with the critical mass.
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alackbass said 2498 days ago (June 28th, 2010)
Thanks Charles
I think we all agree Andy can do it all. We're all glad you like it and thanks for stopping by to comment and listen.
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Hydrogen3 said 2498 days ago (June 28th, 2010)
LOVE the blues
what a great Jam! Nice combo of keyboard Sax and guitar percussion! well done.
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alackbass said 2498 days ago (June 28th, 2010)
Thanks Much
We all appreciate you stopping by to listen and comment.
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edwarke said 2498 days ago (June 28th, 2010)
Sunday Blues
Sunday morning brunch sitting outside on Columbus Ave. in NYC listening to these blues drinkin' champagne & eatin' Eggs Benedict
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awigze said 2498 days ago (June 28th, 2010)
yummy
that smells good from here... thanks!
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TERRAPLANE said 2497 days ago (June 29th, 2010)
what an awesome way to Showcase
some great talent here at MacJams! enjoyed much thanks,,T
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alackbass said 2497 days ago (June 29th, 2010)
No! Thank you!
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Sigmund said 2497 days ago (June 29th, 2010)
Blues Jam @ MacJams
This totally rocks - great music; great performances - just one great collaboration!
Hats off to all players on a blues hit!
Sig
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alackbass said 2497 days ago (June 29th, 2010)
Thank You
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jdholliday said 2497 days ago (June 29th, 2010)
This is the coolest thing ever!
you should get a video of everyone playing their parts and make a video of the virtual macjams jam band! great job by all involved, this is topnotch stuff from a topnotch guy! Great job Andrew!
And everyone else!
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alackbass said 2497 days ago (June 29th, 2010)
Great Idea
But i have no idea how to run IMovie. Thanks for listening and leaving a comment. I always appreciate your support.
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magnatone said 2497 days ago (June 29th, 2010)
Blues Jam
Lordy - it doesn't get much better than this! thanks to all of you!
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alackbass said 2497 days ago (June 29th, 2010)
And,
they don't come much kinder than you. As always, thanks for the support.
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ktb said 2497 days ago (June 29th, 2010)
jam on
Great to see hear how this gelled. Richard's (Paddler) keys are sooo dam good. Stellar contributions by all.
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alackbass said 2497 days ago (June 29th, 2010)
Thank You
I wasn't sure if this was going to go the jam route or try and find a vocalist to make it a song. Then I heard paddler's piano solo and decided to go the jam route. It was just that good.
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ooppym said 2497 days ago (June 29th, 2010)
Thanks for sharing
Enjoyed and downloaded for car.
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alackbass said 2497 days ago (June 29th, 2010)
Thank You
There is no greater compliment than the download.
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ste said 2497 days ago (June 29th, 2010)
fun
jam. sounds like all enjoyed. cool to listen to.
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alackbass said 2497 days ago (June 30th, 2010)
Thanks Mate!
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Pete_NB said 2497 days ago (June 29th, 2010)
Now that's a jam
Just a bunch of guys at the top of their craft. Smooth stylings and tasty chops abound!
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alackbass said 2497 days ago (June 30th, 2010)
Thanks
Glad you dug it and thanks for listening.
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Ibstrat said 2496 days ago (June 30th, 2010)
I'd
love to walk into a club and hear this! That bass is killing me, and some outstanding solos!
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alackbass said 2496 days ago (June 30th, 2010)
The Bass!
"That's my boy!" says his proud papa!
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Daugrin said 2496 days ago (June 30th, 2010)
Taste Tone and Tenacity
The three "ts" are all over this one. Great job! Made me wanna
play.

Daug
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alackbass said 2496 days ago (June 30th, 2010)
Thanks Man
I'm glad you liked it. We all appreciate you stopping by to listen and leave a comment.
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Ed Hannifin said 2496 days ago (June 30th, 2010)
It all starts with the bass....
At least for me.

The groove is totally infectious.... That there are cool solos on top is icing on the cake....

The mix sounds great on my system, very clear, present, and uncluttered despite the number of participants...

Gratefully added to the iPod....
alackbass said 2496 days ago (June 30th, 2010)
Thank You Ed
My biggest fear was a cluttered mix. So your comments made me feel better about probably my biggest contribution to the project. And thanks particularly for your kind words regarding the bass. Makes a father proud.
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abfkingsport said 2496 days ago (June 30th, 2010)
The King
Wow, what can I say? This is perfection in motion. This is quite the ensemble of musicians and I would expect nothing less from you all. Excellent work, everything is spot on, on fire!
The King
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alackbass said 2496 days ago (June 30th, 2010)
Thank You
That's very kind of you. We all appreciate you taking the time to listen.
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jibes said 2496 days ago (June 30th, 2010)
What
can I say that hasn't been said already. Just glad to be here to hear.
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alackbass said 2496 days ago (June 30th, 2010)
Thank You
And we're glad you came here to listen.
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Dadai.2 said 2496 days ago (June 30th, 2010)
OK now...
this is a jewel... Andy on that sax (I'm a bit envious of his talent in that department)... what a great vibe... the Paddler on organ, no surprises there as he somehow can do it all. Kudos to all on a very... very... need I say it again... a very pro instrumental. Shades of Duane Allman on that guitar solos, by the way.

Thanks guys.

D
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alackbass said 2496 days ago (June 30th, 2010)
Thank You
From all of us.
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psexnyc said 2496 days ago (July 1st, 2010)
Phreekin' Phenomenal
Wow!! Smokin!!! Hot!!! Ice, Ice Baby!! Wooo Wheeee!! Yessir!!
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alackbass said 2496 days ago (July 1st, 2010)
Cool Man!
We are glad you dug it!
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CIASM_ZENABI_ said 2495 days ago (July 1st, 2010)
jam
tight playing with cool groove. nicely spaced instruments. sax man let us have it. guitar tone nice. bass on the money. laid back but with dancability. 2nd solo (slide) more cheeky. track not too long. cheers
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alackbass said 2495 days ago (July 1st, 2010)
Thanks
Glad you liked it. We purposely kept each soloist to one chorus so it wouldn't get to long. Something like this could go on forever. So you have too show some discipline. We appreciate the listen.
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ted23 said 2495 days ago (July 1st, 2010)
Oh yeah
groovin with that bass by your son. Thats top!
everyones oozing fun on this. Pick up instrument, close eyes, feel groove, nod head, tap feet and play. Very groovy.

alackbass said 2495 days ago (July 1st, 2010)
Thanks
"Pick up instrument, close eyes, feel groove, nod head, tap feet and play." Whoever imagined a time when a group of musicians could do that via email? Thanks again for stopping by to listen.
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Feter said 2495 days ago (July 1st, 2010)
Blues Jam
Fillmore east ...with super star blues rockers
what can be better than that ...You Rock !!!!
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alackbass said 2495 days ago (July 1st, 2010)
Thanks
I tried to get us booked on a bill with the Allman Brothers Band and Santana. But it appears we were about forty years too late. Thanks again for taking the time to listen and leave a comment.
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hackneybloke said 2495 days ago (July 2nd, 2010)
jam
excellent stuff...reminded me of average white band from the get-go. perfect balance and mix....the only thing lacking was some cool vocal track...just one verse.
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alackbass said 2494 days ago (July 2nd, 2010)
Thanks Man
I did consider seeking a vocal. But like I said in the description,


"One of those jams when nobody onstage can think of a proper tune to play and nobody wants to sing. Typically in those situations the rhythm section sets up a groove and everybody gets a turn to solo."

I'm working on a followup and do plan to include a vocal. Are you volunteering?

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ConnieO said 2494 days ago (July 2nd, 2010)
Blues Jam
Marvelous jam guys!
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alackbass said 2494 days ago (July 2nd, 2010)
Thank You
We're all glad you liked it. Thanks for stopping by.
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Outtaorbit said 2494 days ago (July 2nd, 2010)
My kind of music......
Funk'n A... nicely done
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Thanks
It's much appreciated.
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lengold said 2494 days ago (July 2nd, 2010)
Congratulations...
on getting together this amazing collaboration. Everyone playing their part perfectly. Great sounds.
Cheers
Len

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alackbass said 2494 days ago (July 2nd, 2010)
Thanks Len
It was actually pretty easy, particularly when working with such amazing talented people. I just sent out the rhythm track to everyone and they sent me back mp3 files of their contributions. I dropped each into their own separate tracks. A little editing here, a little mixing there, a pinch of automation, and just of touch of master EQ and compression, and there you have it. Thanks for stopping by to listen and comment.
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dave_b said 2494 days ago (July 2nd, 2010)
Blues Jam
Back for another listen. Kicks a** man, radio ready!
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alackbass said 2494 days ago (July 2nd, 2010)
Thanks
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Skean said 2494 days ago (July 2nd, 2010)
Hum!
I must have been sleeping, I almost missed this one.
Nice band with your great mixing skills, sweet as sugar, dig it.. Cheers
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alackbass said 2494 days ago (July 2nd, 2010)
Thank You
You wouldn't have missed it. I knew you'd get here sooner or later. And now that you have, let me say we all appreciate you stopping by to listen and leave a comment.
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sloparts said 2493 days ago (July 3rd, 2010)
I thought I commented on this a while ago,
but I guess not. Sorry for being so late to the party, and what a party it is. Got some Mighty Mighty fine players doing what they do best, rippin' it up.

Almost sound more like a Soul Jam then a Blues Jam, but either way this is a killer track.

Ryan's Bass line anchors the whole thing, along with the Drums you developed for it. Then you add Rich's Organ and E-Piano, Ziti's Guitars and Andy's Sax, and you're own fine playing and you have a Blues/Funk/Soul jam the likes of which you'll only hear in one of those club jams at about 3am when everyone wants to go home, but nobody really wants to leave, cause the band is at the top of there game.

This is the time in the course of a bands night of playing, where they stop playing for the crowd and start playing for the joy of playing, for themselves.

Wonderful, awesome work from all you guys.

Kudos to The Band
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alackbass said 2493 days ago (July 3rd, 2010)
Thanks Ed
I think you summed this up nicely. Thank you for the very thoughtful comments. We appreciate you coming to the party and I think being fashionably late just makes you cool.
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lilmom said 2493 days ago (July 3rd, 2010)
sorry so late
I commented quickly on chat while I was listening but forgot to comment here. Anyway it will make Ed feel better for not being the last commentor. I'm late to the party but I think it will be going on for quite awhile. What a an awesome collab this is. So much talent all together - it boggles the mind!
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alackbass said 2493 days ago (July 3rd, 2010)
Thanks
The whole time I was working on this I was thinking you should organize a jazz collaboration like this one. And like Ed, you're fashionably late which just makes you cool.
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lilmom said 2493 days ago (July 3rd, 2010)
oh goodness.
I wish I had the know-how to do that!
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alackbass said 2493 days ago (July 3rd, 2010)
Sure you do!
Lay down a piano track with maybe just some drums and bass. Make it multiple choruses. Send that out to some of your favorite MJ members and invite them to solo over a chorus. If you tell each which chorus to play over then all you have to do is wait for the mp3 files of each solo to arrive in you email. Place each in a separate track and mix. So easy Andrew can do it.
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DarkPlanet said 2493 days ago (July 3rd, 2010)
Does not get any better!
The effort and collaboration has really paid off here, not a note out of place and everything is so smooth and creamy! Gentlemen you deserve top honors!
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alackbass said 2493 days ago (July 3rd, 2010)
Thank You
We are all honored by your comments. Thanks again.
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Jarvoid said 2493 days ago (July 3rd, 2010)
Well cool dudes,well
cool.Love this wsound,reminds me of the opening track "Love for Sale" on Well Kept Secret by James Last....a total change of pace and style for him and this is as equally welcome a listen.And damn me ,if those drums are a loop then i give up trying to program them.Ecellente to all concerned.


Jarvo.
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alackbass said 2493 days ago (July 3rd, 2010)
Thanks
The loops are actually two measure recordings of a real drummer I downloaded from drums on demand. Now that I learned I can subdivide measures lower than 1/4 note, it's a lot easier to make things sound natural. We're glad you liked it and thanks for stopping by to listen and comment.
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VicDiesel said 2493 days ago (July 3rd, 2010)
Uptempo
No shuffle here. This has energy and everyone is in top form! Very enjoyable.
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alackbass said 2493 days ago (July 3rd, 2010)
Although
I do love jamming on a good shuffle in G. Maybe next time. Thanks for stopping by to listen.
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FEEL said 2492 days ago (July 4th, 2010)
Nice Jam
Great collaboration from all. A bunch of candy to the ears. Especially loved the slide. Clean mix...Enjoyed
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alackbass said 2492 days ago (July 4th, 2010)
Thanks
Thank you! We appreciate you stopping by to listen and comment.
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mvh9591 said 2492 days ago (July 4th, 2010)
Blues Jam @ MacJams_____
Excellent!

Enjoyed - Thanks for sharing,

mvh : )
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alackbass said 2492 days ago (July 4th, 2010)
Thank You
For stopping by to listen!
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woofer3 said 2487 days ago (July 10th, 2010)
nice playing
Much enjoyed, great sound.
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alackbass said 2486 days ago (July 10th, 2010)
Thank You
We all appreciate you taking the time to listen and leave a comment.
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claypotts said 2487 days ago (July 10th, 2010)
Slick!
At 5:30 am I'm playing this beauty and it's doing what it's doing...pumping my soul for a brand new great day!

Bless your talent!
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alackbass said 2486 days ago (July 10th, 2010)
Thank You
We're all glad you enjoyed it and thanks for stopping by!
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Fredriksen said 2485 days ago (July 11th, 2010)
;)
yes yes yes.... Oh I like this. Great jam track. :)
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alackbass said 2485 days ago (July 11th, 2010)
I'm Glad!
Thanks for the listen.
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richard13 said 2477 days ago (July 19th, 2010)
Me too, me too!
This is stellar, fellers. Great work, Andrew in putting it together. Thanks for the d/l.
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alackbass said 2477 days ago (July 19th, 2010)
Thank You
We love being downloaded.
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BirdmanWayne94 said 2388 days ago (October 16th, 2010)
Sweet...
... funky and bluesy jam. There's a lot goin' on here and it sounds like everyone had a blast! Great collab. :)
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alackbass said 2388 days ago (October 16th, 2010)
Thanks Again
Yeah, this was strictly for the fun of it!
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Char said 2374 days ago (October 30th, 2010)
That is
SPECIAL. Only the best for you. Thanks.
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alackbass said 2373 days ago (October 31st, 2010)
Thanks Char
We appreciate you coming back for a second listen.
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SISTERS said 2359 days ago (November 14th, 2010)
lotsa stars!
oooooo - I LOVE THIS.
it's so full of energy, and the dynamics happening between the voices are wonderful. andy's sax starting this off gave me an image of a barnyard of chickens conversing in cool jazzy henspeak.
enter paddler's solo - it's seemingly understated but full of deliciousness. excellent blowing, andy! 2:26 and the big guitar guns come in. WOWZER - spicy hot with a touch of afterburn.
love the magical bit from 3:16 to 4:02. and the next voice to follow is a deep throated guitar - way good with the sustained sax behind it. did i mention the Bass is Beautiful? it is! enjoyed every drop of this one, gents.
anne


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alackbass said 2359 days ago (November 14th, 2010)
Thanks Anne
Wow did you listen deeply. Glad you dug it. Had you been in the house that night we certainly would have had you sit in. I bet you sing a mean "Chain of Fools!" Thanks again we appreciate it.
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SISTERS said 2359 days ago (November 14th, 2010)
DON'T TEASE ME NOW
I bet you sing a mean "Chain of Fools!"
*****
let's!
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BlueAttitude said 2258 days ago (February 23rd, 2011)
Yeah!
Love it, sax is great, keys are great ... guitar ... very good work by all involved :)
~Dave
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alackbass said 2231 days ago (March 23rd, 2011)
Thanks Dave
So kind of you to drop by for a listen!
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say said 642 days ago (July 29th, 2015)
Blues Jam
What a GREAT collab !!! Awesome! so glad I came across it ! THANKYOU all
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