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Heavy Sky (Creole Night) w/Awigze


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rok41

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Heavy Sky was another one of my early releases here on MJ's and I have decided to give it a "tune up". I asked Andy to contribute sax and as always he gave me what I was looking for. I cleaned up some of the peripheral "loopage" that I originally used and added rythym guitar. I also removed my original bass solo over the bridge section and added a guitar solo instead, which I think raised the dynamic level quite a bit. I still play the bass solo section up top with my 73 Jazz and groove on the bottom with my Lakland 5594. Thanks again to Andy for his smooth moves!
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Uploaded: Jul 24, 2010 - 12:29:48 PM
Last Updated: Jul 24, 2010 - 12:29:48 PM Last Played: Oct 22, 2017 - 09:31:32 AM
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fasteddie said 2676 days ago (July 24th, 2010)
Oh man!
This is dynamite!

Cool groove you guys got here. I still can't get over that bass! Killer!

Awesome sax accompaniment.

Great collab.
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rok41 said 2676 days ago (July 24th, 2010)
Thanks Michael
It is always fun working with Andy, thanks for the nice comment!
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richard13 said 2676 days ago (July 24th, 2010)
Sweet!
Nice tune up: very groovy and mellow. Thanks.
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rok41 said 2676 days ago (July 24th, 2010)
hey Richard
Thanks for dropping in, I appreciate it.
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michaeljayklein said 2676 days ago (July 24th, 2010)
Great Jumpin' Butterballs!
I'll second Eddie's proclamation as well--this was divine guys!
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rok41 said 2676 days ago (July 24th, 2010)
Michael, thank you sir!
On behalf of Andy and I, we appreciate the listen and critique.
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RAVENS said 2676 days ago (July 24th, 2010)
Cool
Yanno, I'm getting a flash-back of Miami Vice. This sounds so awesome, love love love it! You guys are great together...

RAVEN ;-)
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rok41 said 2676 days ago (July 24th, 2010)
Thanks Ravs...
We're rocking it Crocket and Tubbs style!
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jdholliday said 2676 days ago (July 24th, 2010)
I knew you were
gonna take macjams by storm when I heard your first posts Chris,
and you couldn't have hooked up with a better guy than Andy, what dramatic improvement to what was already pretty darn good, the guitar lead was a great choice and Andy's sax fits perfectly, great job guys!
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rok41 said 2676 days ago (July 24th, 2010)
Hey JD
That's a nice compliment...as you know, it is easy to get motivated when you surround yourself with such great, talented people like the ones on MJ's. On behalf of Andy and myself, I thank ya!
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Char said 2676 days ago (July 24th, 2010)
Evocative
of a steamy night in a city that is full of intrigue and mystery. I think I haven't felt as transported by a piece of jazz as this, here and now. You sound excellent together. Well done. :)
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rok41 said 2676 days ago (July 24th, 2010)
Wow Char...thanks!
That is a heck of a compliment!...I love that you really evaluate the mood of the song...I think that many people forget that when listening to a performance of any kind, including me. Sometimes we get too caught up in the technical aspects of our art to really "listen". Thank you so much on behalf of both of us.
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dave_b said 2676 days ago (July 24th, 2010)
Heavy Sky
Great groove, pro bass, guitar and sax. Excellent!
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rok41 said 2676 days ago (July 24th, 2010)
Thanks Big D.
We appreciate the compliment!
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alackbass said 2676 days ago (July 24th, 2010)
Heavy Sky (Creole Night) w/Awigze
Straight to the iPod gentlemen. Love the tasteful bass solo. As always Andy adds loads of class. Nice guitar solo shred master!
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rok41 said 2676 days ago (July 24th, 2010)
(smile)
Yeah, just don't ask me to play that guitar solo live.....I can't tell you how many takes that took...I almost needed a new hard drive.
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awigze said 2676 days ago (July 24th, 2010)
surprise surprise
Is this the song I played on...? WOW, Chris, this is totally different, but I have seen you do this before... taking the instrument and editing as if it were your own. I like that. And that spine melting bass... love this stuff. Keep 'em coming my way! And the guitar solo is stellar.... Cliff Dweller!
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rok41 said 2676 days ago (July 24th, 2010)
Andy,,,
Again, thank you so much for the great playing. I usually have in my head what I want to do, and thats why I asked you to play all over it. As always, I am looking for a hook, which you nailed. I knew as soon as I heard that sax riff that that was the hook I was looking for. I am always fearful that my editing might rub you the wrong way, and I appreciate your flexibility! Great job Andy!
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RochaMalhada said 2676 days ago (July 24th, 2010)
Oak Cliff?
My mom & dad grew up there in their teens...

Hello from Hurst!

This groove turned out really nice, and with wiggy on the sax - what a great guy.

. - Harold
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rok41 said 2676 days ago (July 24th, 2010)
Homeboy...yes I am from he Cliff!
I actually live in Keller these days..small world! Thanks for stopping in!
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Reggie_Pole said 2676 days ago (July 25th, 2010)
Great groove
Very sleek sound. Pro mix. The guitar solo sounds good, not that I have anything against bass solos. Well done, gents.
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rok41 said 2675 days ago (July 25th, 2010)
Reggie
Thanks as always for your nice comment!
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mvh9591 said 2676 days ago (July 25th, 2010)
Very Nice___
Great track. Loved every note - playing was exceptional.

Thanks for sharing,

mvh : )
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rok41 said 2675 days ago (July 25th, 2010)
Heavy Sky
Michael
Thank you, I am glad you liked it!
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moorlandt said 2675 days ago (July 25th, 2010)
So Pro
Holy cow, this is so professional! Fantastic how the pulsing bass is driving the song. Andy's sax is steaming hot & the whole thing is an absolute delicatesse.
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rok41 said 2675 days ago (July 25th, 2010)
Walter
Thank you so much for the nice compliment; on behalf of Andy and myself we thank you!
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SISTERS said 2675 days ago (July 25th, 2010)
killer
guys - this is so pro. from the opening blast of stellar sax to the end measures of beautiful bass, it's a totally delicious sound soup.
loved it!
anne
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rok41 said 2675 days ago (July 25th, 2010)
Anne
Thank you for the positive feedback, I love the term sound soup!
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billykirsch said 2675 days ago (July 25th, 2010)
Yeah man
I can hear that bass. Or should I say basses? Love 2 bassists bands: is that a sign of an attitude or what? You can play the guitar too Chris. And every song Andy touches is given a different aura.
Mix sounds loud and clear.
Great you decided to post it again.
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rok41 said 2675 days ago (July 25th, 2010)
Billy K
Thanks man! I appreciate all of your nice comments!
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867-5309 said 2674 days ago (July 26th, 2010)
ten
yes i too love the bass amongst all the rest -
the levels are great - and really enhances nicely here -
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with a ten year old singer . . .
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rok41 said 2674 days ago (July 26th, 2010)
Scott
Thank you for stopping in and for taking the time to listen.
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lengold said 2673 days ago (July 27th, 2010)
Just cranked
this up on the monitors and sounds fantastic. Great musicianship from the both of you.
Cheers
Len

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rok41 said 2673 days ago (July 27th, 2010)
Thanks
Len, I am glad you liked it!
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magnatone said 2672 days ago (July 28th, 2010)
Heavy Sky
oh MAN - this is FABULOUS!!! what a great combo of talents here - total DOWNLOAD - thanks!
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rok41 said 2672 days ago (July 28th, 2010)
Karen
Thanks so much for the great compliment, you rock!
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Moviz said 2672 days ago (July 28th, 2010)
Top Show!
This sounds fantastic.... was going to single out the bass, but how could anyone do that Andy's sax and all the backing guitar etc sound fab....great piece; love it Regards M
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rok41 said 2672 days ago (July 28th, 2010)
Maurice
Thanks so much!...Andy's sound is like butter.
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VicDiesel said 2668 days ago (August 1st, 2010)
Great groove
and great soloing, especially on bass. This sounds super.
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rok41 said 2668 days ago (August 1st, 2010)
Thank ya brother Vic
I appreciate your comment!
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MarkHolbrook said 2668 days ago (August 1st, 2010)
Andy delivers!!!
No doubt about that! This is cool to start with and add your bass and Andys sax and well what is not to like? Outstanding!
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rok41 said 2667 days ago (August 2nd, 2010)
I Think
this is my favorite!
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awigze said 2664 days ago (August 5th, 2010)
just dropped in
I think I left my coffee mug here, dropped in to grab it and for another listen
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rok41 said 2664 days ago (August 5th, 2010)
Haha
Well, this is a great place to leave it Andy!
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kassia said 2662 days ago (August 7th, 2010)
oh wow chris
this is excellent! andy's sax in there is just the right amount of pseudo-melody to jazz this piece up, but it doesn't take over, which is great. i love your solos throughout the piece and it has a great kicked-back vibe. very nice.
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rok41 said 2661 days ago (August 8th, 2010)
Hi Shay!
Thanks so much, it came together nicely.
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Calchas said 2659 days ago (August 10th, 2010)
How in Hades did I miss this?
Awesome tuneage. Exquisite bass playing and excellent demon sax accompaniment by Andy! LOVE IT!

Be well friend!
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rok41 said 2659 days ago (August 11th, 2010)
Thank you!
We appreciate the listen!
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yohmar said 2554 days ago (November 23rd, 2010)
Wonderful
Collab gentlemen
Awesome bass & smoking sax
more please
ty for sharing
love it
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rok41 said 2540 days ago (December 7th, 2010)
Thanks Yohmar!
I appreciate you stopping by for a listen.
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igorbass said 2340 days ago (June 25th, 2011)
wow
great bass playing!
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rok41 said 2339 days ago (June 26th, 2011)
Thanks
For the nice compliment Igor; especially from a cat with your great chops.
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TvRicky said 2124 days ago (January 28th, 2012)
Too Deep!
Love the opening drums of Gods flow into Bass of Ace and enters Sax to the Max. Here he gose Guitar King. Just 'Bad' and grooved to the nine's. I am digging this all around everyone is a "Star" here! Magnificent Production and Beautiful Composing.

A SincerelyZipped, TvRicky
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davisamerica2 said 432 days ago (September 14th, 2016)
Heavy Sky
Some fantastic music here. Your bass has always floored me, Chris, and Andy's sax is a jewel everyone wants in their songs. Great performance on a great song! That guitar solo is a killer too!
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