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Another Long Day (featuring Awigze)


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rok41

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Another Long day was one of the first things I posted here on MJ. It was originally very sparse and can still be heard in it's original form on my profile. After hearing some of the great collaborations and stellar musicians here I asked Andy (Awigze) to throw some sax down for me....well, he did. He sent back the track and I mixed it down with the original. I also altered the feel a bit by recreating the drum track. Andy did a phenomenal job as always and I am happy with the way he put a "new shine" on one of my favorites. Again, the bass and harmonics are played on my 62' Reissue Jazz Bass and the key sounds are from my X3.
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Uploaded: Jun 30, 2010 - 06:36:21 AM
Last Updated: Jun 30, 2010 - 06:36:21 AM Last Played: Feb 21, 2017 - 11:05:10 AM
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michaeljayklein said 2465 days ago (June 30th, 2010)
Beautiful!
And I only hope Andy plays that well on the track I just whizzed off to him this morning (I'm sure he will). Very well done guys, and perfect for this morning's sunrise.
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rok41 said 2465 days ago (June 30th, 2010)
Thanks Michael!
I thought it turned out well, Awigze can turn em out for sure, he got this back to me in a day or two. Looking forward to hearing your collab.
Check out my latest song called Long Day 2015 (w/awigze)
awigze said 2465 days ago (June 30th, 2010)
Chris
Hey man! I really like this mix... When you said you were going to put it all back together I had no idea what you were going to do with, even extending some notes (I think) You even caught my flubs. dig the echo at the end of the phrases. This song when I first heard it was great and it was like all I had to do was squeeze the sax a little. Sounded like we were going to wander off into another one of your great songs at the end... maybe we should do this some more... [nudge nudge]
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awigze said 2465 days ago (June 30th, 2010)
oh ya
and I dig that bass... I could listen to that style of playing all day. dig the new percussion. it kicked it up a notch.
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rok41 said 2465 days ago (June 30th, 2010)
Andy
I had fun working with your track, I did extend a few notes and used echo and volume panning to enhance some lower, subtle volume "gems" that weren't out front originally. The melody line was just what I had envisioned and it has been in my head for three days! I would love to work with you again soon, thanks for making my first collab a good one.
Check out my latest song called Long Day 2015 (w/awigze)
davisamerica said 2465 days ago (June 30th, 2010)
Chris...
well this turned out just great...excellent mix in of andy's sax and the keys and bass are just a velvet cool ride... like this a lot guys!
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rok41 said 2465 days ago (June 30th, 2010)
Thanks DA
Collabing is cool! Thanks for the kind words.
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Gaylen75 said 2465 days ago (June 30th, 2010)
Great
Nice way to wake up this morning. Smooth all around.
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rok41 said 2465 days ago (June 30th, 2010)
Gaylen
I appreciate it, thanks for the nice comment.
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dave_b said 2465 days ago (June 30th, 2010)
Another Long Day
Smooth as silk and some amazing chops from both Chris & Andy.
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rok41 said 2464 days ago (June 30th, 2010)
Thanks Dave!
On behalf of Andy and myself, we appreciate the nice comment!
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sheilad said 2464 days ago (June 30th, 2010)
this is
very enjoyable to listen too. I think Andy can create magic anywhere he goes. Very smooth
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rok41 said 2464 days ago (June 30th, 2010)
Thanks Sheila
from both of us!
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jdholliday said 2464 days ago (June 30th, 2010)
well as you know
I love your work and this music, and Andy is awesome, nice collab!
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rok41 said 2464 days ago (June 30th, 2010)
JD
Thanks!

I hope you got my email friend, I think there is still something there vocally, we just need to get together and tweak a couple of things positionally. If you want to send me the >track, I can edit it to fit. I also have some other things in the work that I would like to use your vocal chops on.
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CIASM_ZENABI_ said 2464 days ago (June 30th, 2010)
long day
laid back and mellow. nice playing, well produced and mixed. cheers
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rok41 said 2464 days ago (June 30th, 2010)
Ciasm
Thanks for taking a listen!
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magnatone said 2464 days ago (June 30th, 2010)
Another Long Day
ooh, i am SO enjoying this!
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rok41 said 2464 days ago (June 30th, 2010)
Karen,
I am glad you enjoyed this. It is one of my favorite songs and Awigze really warmed it up. Thanks as always!
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alackbass said 2464 days ago (June 30th, 2010)
Another Long Day (featuring Awigze)
I was at work when I fanned this. But because I remembered the original version you posted, I knew this new version with Andy would be great as well. Now I'm ready to listen all the way through.

Great use of harmonics as an accompaniment. Too many bassists use harmonics only to play solo pieces that more often than not come off as rip-offs of Portrait of Tracy. But here the harmonics take on the role of a sparsely played electric piano. The tone and phrasing of the bass line is killer. And Andy makes it a tune. Dig the funk at the end.
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rok41 said 2464 days ago (June 30th, 2010)
Andrew
Thanks as always for the insightful comments. The harmonics really ring out on this and I am sure made it a bit tricky for Andy to play around those tones, he really did a nice job. I wish I would have funked it up for another 16 measures at the end!
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jdholliday said 2464 days ago (June 30th, 2010)
wow
I checked this out earlier at work but just listened on my new headphones, Andy really nailed it! great mix Chris, you really did a nice job here, I said this was a nice collab earlier, but this is more than that, it's really very good, one of the best instrumentals I've heard here!
I'm guessing the abrupt ending was a snafu?
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rok41 said 2464 days ago (June 30th, 2010)
Wow, thanks JD
Being my first collab here, I was surprised at how easy it was to swap files. I had a lot of fun working with Andy's track, moving a few things here and there, duplicating tracks, using ech ond panning. Fun stuff!
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jdholliday said 2463 days ago (July 1st, 2010)
I guess the abrupt ending
was on my end, sorry!
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Dadai.2 said 2464 days ago (June 30th, 2010)
One question...
How does Andy get the time to record his saxophone for so many collabs??! It blows my mind. Kudos Andy... you're a star on that horn.

Great atmospheric tune. Mellow and semi-dark. I dig it........ thanks.

D
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rok41 said 2464 days ago (June 30th, 2010)
Good question...
I am glad he fit me in his schedule. Thanks for the nice comment.
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awigze said 2463 days ago (July 1st, 2010)
Jack
thanks for the compliment. means a lot coming from you sir. The time comes from having excellent nearly completed files to work with, like this one. The ideas are so well conceived that it comes very easily to noodle out a part. Then the burden goes to the producer, in this case, Chris who decides what sticks and what doesn't. I generally record when I am at the house by myself. I know this is difficult for many with kids. My kids are grown and there are times when I will take a day off when my wife is at work and I'll work on 3 or 4 and spend all day on it. I just love doing it.
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RAVENS said 2464 days ago (June 30th, 2010)
Smooth
Wow, this was just jazzilicious! Love everything about it, perfect as I sit back and drink my coffee. Excellent collab!

RAVEN ;-)
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rok41 said 2464 days ago (June 30th, 2010)
Thanks Rav!
From the both of us, we appreciate you taking time out of your evening to check it out.
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richard13 said 2463 days ago (July 2nd, 2010)
Very sweet!
This is just so mellow and easy to listen to. Andy is definitely a magician; and you're no slouch. Thanks for the d/l.
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rok41 said 2463 days ago (July 2nd, 2010)
Richard
On behalf of both of us, thanks!
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MarkHolbrook said 2463 days ago (July 2nd, 2010)
Late again!
Another great sax tune that I missed!!!! I'm sorry guys but didn't see this fly by.... The backing is stunningly smooth and Andy's on top sax is gorgeous!

Super smooth.... Downloaded.
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rok41 said 2462 days ago (July 2nd, 2010)
Thanks Mark!
We appreciate the nice compliments.
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Outtaorbit said 2463 days ago (July 2nd, 2010)
Goodness.......
Can it get any better..... nicely done... beautiful mood setter
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rok41 said 2462 days ago (July 2nd, 2010)
Patrick
Thanks! great job on Outrage by the way!
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awigze said 2462 days ago (July 2nd, 2010)
outtaorbit
whoa boy!
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ste said 2463 days ago (July 2nd, 2010)
well
done. a truly nailed tune
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rok41 said 2462 days ago (July 2nd, 2010)
Thank you Ste...
We truly appreciate it!
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Hickling_Stan said 2462 days ago (July 2nd, 2010)
Just so smooth
So relaxed i might have to knock off work now...it is friday afternoon over here!! Really enjoyed this. Cheers to you both. Mark
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rok41 said 2462 days ago (July 2nd, 2010)
Mark
Thanks for stopping in, on behalf of Andy and I, thanks for listening!
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SmokeyVW said 2462 days ago (July 2nd, 2010)
ooo
cool and smoooth

thanks!
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rok41 said 2462 days ago (July 2nd, 2010)
Thanks!
Smokey VW for listening.
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lilmom said 2462 days ago (July 2nd, 2010)
OMG!!!
This is so beautiful!!!! Your original track and Andy's soulful sounds make such a great combo and really tell a story! You should both be proud! This is a keeper
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rok41 said 2462 days ago (July 2nd, 2010)
lilmom!
Hi Sylvia
I am very happy with the way Andy interpreted this, some people just have that ability feel it! Thanks again!

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Daugrin said 2462 days ago (July 2nd, 2010)
Welcome Home Chris
Soulful and certain, the bass playin here is inspiring. I'm digging those chords as well. With Andy dancing on the wave there is no way to loose, the backing is sweet, made me want to play!
I hope you will continue to share you work here, very encouraging to hear a Jazzman in the house. MJ is a lot of things, we can use your help keeping the jazz lamp burnin! Welcome home!

Daug
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rok41 said 2462 days ago (July 2nd, 2010)
Daug
Thank you on behalf of both of us, I appreciate the kind words. I am not really a "jazzer" per say, but am really inspired by the greats and love groove oriented music, no matter what the genre. This was a ton of fun, thanks for the encouraging words!
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davisamerica2 said 2462 days ago (July 2nd, 2010)
This is excellent Chris
You have definitely mastered your instrument, and this is a very nice tune. Love the way those keys come in. Andy's sax is perfect for this. The sax and bass make the perfect duo when done right, and this was done right. Thanks for the post. Terry
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rok41 said 2462 days ago (July 2nd, 2010)
Terry
Thanks, Andy nailed it! I was concerned that here would be some clashing of noted with the harmonics but Andy played right over and around them beautifully...really did a great job.
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Alannah said 2462 days ago (July 2nd, 2010)
Dreamy ......
.. and relaxing .. and oh so jazzy .... andy sax never lets ya down either ..... nice mix !
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rok41 said 2462 days ago (July 2nd, 2010)
Alannah
Thanks dear for stopping by, and for the nice comment!
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Ren-Tin-10 said 2462 days ago (July 2nd, 2010)
Another one...
...for my favs list! Thanks for sharing!

Cheers,
Jim
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rok41 said 2462 days ago (July 2nd, 2010)
Thanks Jim
Glad you enjoyed!
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Found_Sounds said 2462 days ago (July 2nd, 2010)
Hey cool
glad I found this.
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rok41 said 2462 days ago (July 2nd, 2010)
I appreciate it!
Glad you liked it!
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bud said 2461 days ago (July 3rd, 2010)
Right from the start I knew I was in for a treat
great bass tone and excellent lines. Smart to bring Andy on board - he always delivers the goods no matter what frame he's given.
Nice production - I like the little circuit dialog bits swirling in and out.
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rok41 said 2461 days ago (July 3rd, 2010)
Bud
I appreciate the kind words, MJ's is a great place to form musical bonds.
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PsalmsProgressions said 2461 days ago (July 3rd, 2010)
thanks for inviting me to hear this
nicely done rok41. the Rhodes or Wurlitzer lead is sweet, and the LFO strings patch is a sweet sparkle and just enough. Awigze always gives us some good sax. Thank you for the invite.
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rok41 said 2461 days ago (July 3rd, 2010)
Your welcome!
Thanks for listening!
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FEEL said 2461 days ago (July 3rd, 2010)
Love Harmonics
Nice sound bed for one of my favorite sax players to lay tracks on. Comes together nicely. Enjoyed!
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rok41 said 2460 days ago (July 4th, 2010)
Thanks FEEL!
Harmonics are our friend. Thanks for listening.
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Roxylee said 2460 days ago (July 4th, 2010)
Smooooooth...
Your tracks blend seamlessly. Much enjoyed the mellow.
You guys sound professional!
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rok41 said 2460 days ago (July 4th, 2010)
Thank you Roxy!
Appreciate the nice comment!
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jibes said 2459 days ago (July 5th, 2010)
a very
cool groove the is so chill! The sax is an excellent addition to a cool song.
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rok41 said 2459 days ago (July 5th, 2010)
Jibes
Thank you!
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VicDiesel said 2459 days ago (July 5th, 2010)
Yowza
That's some great sounding bass. I wouldn't have minded a whole bass track, much as I like Andy's sax.
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rok41 said 2459 days ago (July 5th, 2010)
Hi Vic
thanks for checking it out, the original bed format is still on my profile, could work with piano or guitar as well. ansy did a nice job of warming the track up.
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Loob said 2458 days ago (July 6th, 2010)
Me likes
Two thumbs up! Most enjoyable.
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rok41 said 2458 days ago (July 6th, 2010)
Thanks Loob
Appreciate you stopping by!
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Kicbal said 2457 days ago (July 8th, 2010)
The real deal
This is as pro as it gets. All the instruments work well and Andy's playing is stellar as usual. Wonderful laid-back composition. Do also like the bas chord overtones throughout.
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rok41 said 2456 days ago (July 8th, 2010)
Kicbal
Thanks for checking it out!
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lengold said 2437 days ago (July 27th, 2010)
Wonderful
Cheers
Len

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rok41 said 2437 days ago (July 27th, 2010)
Thank you Len
for checking out this version!
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hackneybloke said 2119 days ago (June 10th, 2011)
another long day
shades of grover washington around here....i like a bit of grover washington from time to time. your bass lines are always just the right amount of busy.....cool. loved those woodblocks at the start out on one side...and those little squeaks of sound you thrown in from time to time under andy's sax. really cool retro tune.
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hackneybloke said 2119 days ago (June 10th, 2011)
another long day
shades of grover washington around here....i like a bit of grover washington from time to time. your bass lines are always just the right amount of busy.....cool. loved those woodblocks at the start out on one side...and those little squeaks of sound you thrown in from time to time under andy's sax. really cool retro tune. love the transition at 3.38...oh yeah....we're into some cool and funky r&b....nooooo you faded out too quickly....let it cook a while....then out slowly.
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ktb said 2088 days ago (July 11th, 2011)
Another Long Day
Great to hear Andy stretch out here. Melody to spare. Love the way you record. As pro as anything I heard here. Cool pic
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rok41 said 2087 days ago (July 12th, 2011)
Thanks John
Andy's work is fantastic on this song and I really appreciate your comment about the mix.
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Born and raised in Dallas, Texas I have played bass professionally for over 25 years...just as a hobby these days, I have the day gig as well. I have a couple of great boys and played college football a different lifetime ago. I love music, all genre... [see more]

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