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When I heard the first 3 notes of this one, I immediately had ideas. My goal was not to make myself sound stupid playing against professionals like Mark, so I kept it really simple and modest (didn’t want to step on any toes on such a great one, recorded on an ipod--amazing ). So, I didn’t use the whole kit, only a snare and brushes and no click track…all improv (Live sound). My goal was to add subtle value, and not drop kick bombs through out the song. I thought about waiting, but I couldn’t help myself as it is such an honor to work with Mark!


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jdholliday said 2322 days ago (December 17th, 2010)
firsties!
and rightly so since I was there in chat for this discussion! You are the man! Great job Scott!
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scofugate said 2321 days ago (December 18th, 2010)
You were my friend!
Glad we thought of this as it was a blast!!
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H3nry said 2322 days ago (December 17th, 2010)
Proper jazz trio now.
Has the cool vibe of a trio who respect each other's talents. The brush work is a great addition. Adds propulsion without obscuring the melody, the mark of a great drummer. Nicely done, all three!
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scofugate said 2321 days ago (December 18th, 2010)
Thank
you for the kind words, those guys are pro's and it was an honor
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Ibstrat said 2322 days ago (December 17th, 2010)
Incredible
job on this, I love your playing! Only thing that I don't like about this track- the guitar player seems to be making quite a few mistakes ha ha. Thanks very much Scott!
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scofugate said 2321 days ago (December 18th, 2010)
Mistakes
I wish my mistakes were like yours!!hahaha, (undetectable)
Thank you so much for letting me in on this! I hope to do many more!!

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Elevator_Funk said 2322 days ago (December 17th, 2010)
....
Hey man, this is really cool. Perfect playing for this song. Did a good job of making it fit into the mix too!
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scofugate said 2321 days ago (December 18th, 2010)
Thanks Man
I put all 3 of us in a room w/ space designer. Very little room.
Thanks man!!
Great to see you back around these parts!
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edpdx said 2322 days ago (December 17th, 2010)
Rip off!
Great stuff!

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scofugate said 2321 days ago (December 18th, 2010)
Thank
you sir!
Glad you liked it!!!
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scofugate said 2321 days ago (December 18th, 2010)
Thank
you sir!
Glad you liked it!!!
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Moviz said 2322 days ago (December 17th, 2010)
Oh Yes!
Now we're talking..... wonderful Trio we've got here Scott LOL.... sounds as though you were 'all' in the same room.... great accompaniment on both bass and drums.... two of my favourite MJ'ers... got to love it, Regards M
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scofugate said 2321 days ago (December 18th, 2010)
Thanks M!!!
I used a bit of reverb, to "try" to make us sound as if we were in the same room.
Thanks for the words and glad to hear from you!!
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magnatone said 2322 days ago (December 17th, 2010)
Rip off 2.0
OOH - this is fabulous SCOTT! i like your subtle approach - and man, it's hard to sit still listening to this! GREAT job, i'd love to hear lots lots more of you and mark and his ridiculously good bass player friend kickin' it together!! (how about it boys??)
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scofugate said 2321 days ago (December 18th, 2010)
subtle approach!
I wanted to give a backing to these guys, they are the ones that really shine, it was an honor to VJam with these guys,
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PeterB7858 said 2321 days ago (December 17th, 2010)
Value added
Hey Scott, You have added great touch to what was already a fantastic listen. It does indeed sound like you were all there together playing live. Cool vibe. Regards, Peter.
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scofugate said 2321 days ago (December 18th, 2010)
Thanks man!
Just a bit of reverb on the whole track and small small amounts of compression..I thank you for the comment!!!
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rok41 said 2321 days ago (December 17th, 2010)
Very....
cool Scott nice feel. Mark sounds great on this, bass player is sounding good too!
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scofugate said 2321 days ago (December 18th, 2010)
I agree!!--and thank you
That is why I am so humbled to but something here in the background for them!!!
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dave_b said 2321 days ago (December 17th, 2010)
Rip off 2.0
Perfect drums to go along with an already great jam!
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scofugate said 2321 days ago (December 18th, 2010)
Thanks Man!!
Glad you liked it now and then!!
they are great!!
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DarkPlanet said 2321 days ago (December 17th, 2010)
Organic Jam
Great guitar notes and chords, the drums and bass roll along very nicely, good choices Scott! Your playing is magnificent.
This has a one room feel to it, no one would guess that the drums were added in a separate session miles away. Lovely bass solo! Top notch guys!
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scofugate said 2321 days ago (December 18th, 2010)
TOM!!!!
Whats up man! thanks for stopping by!! Theses guys are great and it is always an honor to jam with Mark. My goal was to add my $.02 without messing things up for them.. I just put a but of verb on the track as a whole, and I used 2 room mics along with a 57 on the snare. That kept an open feel on my side...Mark used an ipod ...hahaha,shows how my skills are nowhere theirs!
Thank again TOM!!!

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awigze said 2321 days ago (December 17th, 2010)
so...
this is what you guys have been up too. Guitar has that full hollow body jazz sound. very cool... drums simple and cool to extra cool. good choice in playing styles.
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scofugate said 2321 days ago (December 18th, 2010)
They
make it easy Andy, It was so fun to just listen to mark as I did my little drum thing!
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michaeljayklein said 2321 days ago (December 17th, 2010)
Delicious!
I want you to be my drummer (sorry, I can only pay the basic rate however!). You guys make a wonderful, delirious combination--sensational this is! Thanks for keeping this style of music alive and kicking, all of you! (PS: Watch for a collab I'm working on with Mark in the near future). Michael
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scofugate said 2321 days ago (December 17th, 2010)
YOU
better count me in...lol
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announcer said 2321 days ago (December 17th, 2010)
Nice ambience to this
Good mix that blends all the elements well and makes it all sound like a single session. Good stuff. Of course it always helps to have Mark playing for you. :)
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scofugate said 2321 days ago (December 18th, 2010)
it always helps to have Mark playing for you. :)
I second that motion!!
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fasteddie said 2321 days ago (December 17th, 2010)
Nicely Ripped off ver 2.0
Yes, that bass kills.
This is the first time that I got to hear ibstrat's guit work on this. Very nice!
Scott... you da man. The brush work fits perfectly.

This is really great stuff! It has a nice vintage sound. I like that.
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scofugate said 2321 days ago (December 18th, 2010)
The Bass does kill man!
Thanks man for the comments. Mark is the Jazz king brother!!

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ShadowofNine said 2321 days ago (December 18th, 2010)
Superb
It swings on high....Bravo..
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scofugate said 2321 days ago (December 18th, 2010)
Swing
it does!! So fun to back them up as well.
Thanks man!!
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RAVENS said 2321 days ago (December 18th, 2010)
Sweet
I agree, Mark is fantastic. Guess what? So are you! I think this sounds wonderful, mellow & relaxing. Subtly worked here for sure, excellent collab guys!

RAVEN ;-)
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scofugate said 2320 days ago (December 18th, 2010)
Thank you Dani!!
Lovin your Christmas Spirit!!
They are great to work with, I agree....We gotta drag MJK in on one----heck you as well!!!!

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hackneybloke said 2320 days ago (December 18th, 2010)
hey scott
heard this the other day and loved it...then here you are raising it to another level. i love that brush work and the live feel. reminds me of those reinhardt/grapelli hot club tracks of old. excellent.
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scofugate said 2320 days ago (December 18th, 2010)
Thanks man!!!
Most think its easy, but there were a lot of takes for me...hahaha
Thanks for the lisrten!!!!
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crissew said 2320 days ago (December 19th, 2010)
Dang
How did I miss this one. This is awesome! Man you two are the dynamic duo. Incredible guitar and drums here. Tight and vibing hardcore. Love it! Thanks for the DL!
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scofugate said 2320 days ago (December 19th, 2010)
Thanks Charles!
Thanks for the comments man. I cant wait to get going on another collab man!!
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lengold said 2319 days ago (December 20th, 2010)
So lovely to
hear Mark's playing again - you have definitely succeeded in enhancing without detracting. Bounces along very nicely.
Cheers
Len

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scofugate said 2318 days ago (December 20th, 2010)
Thanks a lot
man!! It was fun to boot!!!
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richard13 said 2319 days ago (December 20th, 2010)
Nice one Scott!
Very restrained and a lovely addition.
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scofugate said 2318 days ago (December 20th, 2010)
Yes
Thanks for the comment..Fun!!
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egobandit said 2318 days ago (December 20th, 2010)
Smooth
Love the brush Im glad you restrained yourself! Ibstrat is an awesome player and the bass is right on target all together a great collab, Sounds like Im sittin in the front row of a small jazz club with my jaw open thanks!
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scofugate said 2318 days ago (December 20th, 2010)
That was my goal
Its very easy to just sit back and listen to him go...
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racerat said 2318 days ago (December 20th, 2010)
Rip off 2.0
Man I am ALL ABOUT THIS Song. Massively tasty is all ways.

Congratulate you on your restraint, must have been a b*tch!...;-)

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scofugate said 2318 days ago (December 20th, 2010)
Yes
It was man!!---But a treat to listen to him!
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Vic Holman said 2318 days ago (December 20th, 2010)
ripped
now it's officially a jazz trio. couldn't be anything other then brushes. sounds complete.
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scofugate said 2318 days ago (December 20th, 2010)
Brushes only
The classic Joe Morello brush pattern
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scofugate said 2318 days ago (December 20th, 2010)
Joe Morello
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNhnbx8lRY8
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tonestones said 2316 days ago (December 22nd, 2010)
Delicate brushes
Very nice. I really liked the original version of this. The brushes sound great . It sounds like you all three in the room. Great job!

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scofugate said 2316 days ago (December 23rd, 2010)
Thanks Steve!
The magic of Space Designer..haha. He recorded with an ipod with amazing quality,,,so so cool.
Thanks for the comment man!!
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kevmikwa said 2316 days ago (December 23rd, 2010)
Brushes
Very impressive work with the brushes, Scott. The distinguishing mark of a drummer with touch. Nicely recorded, too. I agree with your approach as well, as detailed in your description ("kick bomb" avoidance). I might have liked to see some of that later (or the occasional riveted ride hit) to set off the sections a bit, but it certainly sounds great as you've recorded it.

My MIDI rig is great with most beaters (sticks/hotrods/mallets, wood/plastic/felt kick beaters and so on), the true brushed snare is barely represented. I know there are some brush-swirl articulations, but they would probably be hard to work with as they need to be swept at a certain pace and all. If I wanted to record something like this, I'd have to get out a real snare, my real brushes and a mic. Oh, and I'd need to get my kids to leave the house.

Thanks for sharing this one.
scofugate said 2316 days ago (December 23rd, 2010)
Thanks mike!
I agree with all you have said man. I wanted it to sound like....."let's work on this guitar lick I came up" approach. Thanks for the comments man, means a lot from you bro
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SCJohnson59 said 2315 days ago (December 24th, 2010)
I keep expecting ...
to hear a Kelsey Grammer voiceover! :) This is swinging and not at all what I expected!! You should try to get in touch with michealjayklein (a helluva singer here) he'd EAT THIS UP! :D
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SCJohnson59 said 2315 days ago (December 24th, 2010)
and not for nothing ...
the bass player is COOKIN'!!!! :D
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scofugate said 2315 days ago (December 24th, 2010)
Gotta
Love the good ole MJK!!
T agree the Bass burns it up!!
Thanks for the comment..
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Carrie71 said 2315 days ago (December 24th, 2010)
Wow Scott
Great job! This is crazy good! How did I miss this? Awesome!
scofugate said 2315 days ago (December 24th, 2010)
Y thank you
Kudos goes to Mark!! I just laid down a brush pattern / fills just to jam with him and his bass friend.
Thank you so much!!!!
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ramonaji said 2313 days ago (December 25th, 2010)
magic
baby! magic!
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Char said 2311 days ago (December 28th, 2010)
The whole piece is
perfectly mellow and naturally assured. Fine work. Well done, trio. Thanks.
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papag said 2310 days ago (December 29th, 2010)
Stand back
This is some smokin stuff! I had to turn it up to get the "club" effect. Almost asked my wife to come in and smoke a few cigarettes :) Crazy bass action and smooth drums proved a perfect foundation for the crystal guitar work.

Thanks for the dl :)
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speedonl said 2309 days ago (December 30th, 2010)
Yeah!
Rock on, Dude, this is great!!!
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KCsGROOVE said 2309 days ago (December 30th, 2010)
Great drumming!
Really dig your drumming here, great use of the brushes! Man, I know who to turn to whenever I need brushes :-) I only got brushes as loop, which i don't really like
Cool work on da guitar and the bass as well
Fine trio here!
Enjoyed!
KC
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scofugate said 2309 days ago (December 30th, 2010)
Any
Time my friend!!You know where to find me!!
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composerclark said 2308 days ago (December 31st, 2010)
Jumping Jehosaphat!
This is perfect! Your contribution to this track is spectacularly good! I'm going to play this for my 9-year son, who is learning the drums, as an example of how much can be said with just one drum and brushes... Incredible!
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scofugate said 2308 days ago (December 31st, 2010)
Thanks a lot!!
I do love doing brushes,
This is such a great comment, you get that kid swirling the brushes and he will do fine! Its all about making the song sound the best it can, not yourself.

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Relic67 said 2307 days ago (January 1st, 2011)
wow
great jazz tune...
top notch playing and production!
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scofugate said 2307 days ago (January 1st, 2011)
Thanks man!
I love this change up. Mark actually recorded this from his ipod...So cool
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billykirsch said 2305 days ago (January 2nd, 2011)
Jazz & brushes
This is so good! It sounds like the trio was playing live and all together. The brushed drums are just perfect for this piece. Awesome performance from everybody.
Your restrained playing is admirable, but I missed a bomb (at least one ;-)
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Alannah said 2301 days ago (January 6th, 2011)
All of December ....
... was a blur to me ... sorry I missed this one ... most excellent as usual ....
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Bob6stringer said 2283 days ago (January 24th, 2011)
Talent + Taste = Fuga-liscious.
I just deleted my comment to fix a typo and forgot to copy it! The gist: Sounds like a live performance. The music was of course great before the drums entered but Scott, you are both talented and tasteful. I think that covers it!
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TvRicky said 1880 days ago (March 3rd, 2012)
Suble Value is here my man
60's true feel here. Lounges, Hustlers, Ladies of the Night. This is where it takes me. Experience flowed from the feel of the piece. Sounds of history revealed for me. Great feel piece memorable melodies emerge and I'm grifting back into the time of my growing experiences. Fantastic Production and performance.

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