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To Claire by thsantac w/ awigze


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I begged Thierry to let me record on this. The horns at intro are midi and are nuanced in a way that I could not reach the magic place in Thierry's mind to where I could actually replace them... being a sax player, I hear them and I think that I must do that... but each note was carefully placed and conceived and somehow made the song as strong as it is. This song captures profoundly the expression of love for another. Thierry never really told me about Claire or how things worked out. I think the song expresses a part of a healing in his heart. I respect that and it influenced the way that I approached the song. My wife's mother's name was Claire and in her memory I tried to relate these feelings of loss. And my father (also departed) gifted me the alto sax that you hear at the solo. He never really heard me play in the way that I do now.
There are Tenor Saxes near the beginning as fill and alto sax solo starts at 3:55

Thierry had this to say on the song: To Claire

Music dedicated to my wife and the beautiful life I wanted to offer her when she was still believing I was able to succeed.

Quite the same structure than my previous upload.

Drums are loops (with personal adds).

Thanks to Tom (toveco) for his help and the sound of the piano track.

Main key : E
Tempo : 90
Time : 7:30

Thierry Santacana
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Uploaded: Dec 07, 2013 - 06:31:21 PM
Last Updated: Dec 07, 2013 - 08:22:21 PM Last Played: Apr 10, 2017 - 03:43:50 PM
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Doug Somers said 1237 days ago (December 7th, 2013)
Some pretty intense emotions here
This piece seems to do a lot of exploring, and its depth is marked by the layers and sounds that come and go as though searching for something. I think your interpretation is wonderful, especially when you let loose and really let things come out raw. I can understand in the different textures the feelings that flow through a relationship and form a story that is lived vividly.
Lovely piece and well put together!
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awigze said 1237 days ago (December 7th, 2013)
thanks Doug
My feelings about this song as well... for it to have the sax solo near the end there could have been no other treatment....
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racerat said 1237 days ago (December 7th, 2013)
To Claire
What an amazingly emotional track and a moving story to back it up, The quote "Music dedicated to my wife and the beautiful life I wanted to offer her when she was still believing I was able to succeed." Really put the hook in me to give this a hard listen. Incredibly depth and color. Thanks so much Andy.
RR
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awigze said 1236 days ago (December 9th, 2013)
The emotion
The emotion and the musical genius of Mr Santacana drew me to this great song. I hope all is going well for him.... and you. Thanks!
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alackbass said 1237 days ago (December 8th, 2013)
To Claire
Beautiful!
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awigze said 1236 days ago (December 9th, 2013)
Andrew
Thanks sir....
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Henke said 1236 days ago (December 8th, 2013)
Thanks
Anyone succeeding in having me like, or, as in this case, even love, a jazz song, earns quite a lot of cred. This is brilliant, excellent playing full of emotion. Thanks for the download :-)

Take care,
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awigze said 1236 days ago (December 9th, 2013)
Henke
We are honored by your download!
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sammydix said 1236 days ago (December 8th, 2013)
i think
you can hear the emotions from both parties throughout the song. feelings grandly captured.
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awigze said 1236 days ago (December 9th, 2013)
Sammy
The song demanded that I dig pretty deep for the solo... I was very happy that he allowed me to post it here.
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davisamerica said 1236 days ago (December 8th, 2013)
intensely
fragile .... yes it is. Wonderful track.
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awigze said 1236 days ago (December 9th, 2013)
Jack
Fragile... seem to be the best word to describe this... fragile but full of surety.
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magnatone said 1236 days ago (December 8th, 2013)
To Claire
beautiful work Andy
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awigze said 1236 days ago (December 9th, 2013)
Karen
I am happy that you were able to hear this work by Thierry. I approached him the highest humility and in awe of this work... I am very happy he ok'd the song for my post here. Thank you Karen!
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sschedra said 1235 days ago (December 9th, 2013)
Andy
This is heavenly! Listening to the solo, I can't believe that you couldn't handle the other parts, but what do I know. I got a sax in trade once. That and my experience with the flute taught me that I should stick to instruments I can bow, strum, pick, pluck, press and strike. I do digress. I am moved by the work here and the subject Thierry's short description confirms the bittersweet truth of losing someone you still love. I should have asked you to play on my latest rocker, but I was too shy. If you want to give it a go let me know and you can post it on your page. It is referenced here for the LSP challenge (Cheap Tricks). A real pro effort here.
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awigze said 1235 days ago (December 9th, 2013)
Stephen
It wasn't a matter of hitting the notes on his parts... I think mostly it was a time commitment... I also didn't want to go back and forth in using too much of his time to the point of frustration on his part... I did try- but I do know that he spent a great deal of time on them and I had to use a sort of subjective diplomacy not to imply that I could outdo them... Afterall it is his creation and he has some emotional currency in the tune... I responded on your Cheap Tricks tune - on the sax work- to create a dialogue at least. looking forward to it.
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Bob Rodgers said 1234 days ago (December 10th, 2013)
A
beautiful song Andy, very much enjoyed.

Bob
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awigze said 1199 days ago (January 14th, 2014)
Thanks Bob
soemtimes all we need is air. Thierry gave it.
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slopartner said 1234 days ago (December 10th, 2013)
To Claire
Great stuff...........Love the sax! (Of course!)
awigze said 1199 days ago (January 14th, 2014)
Jeannie
Love you, of course.
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egobandit said 1231 days ago (December 13th, 2013)
its an exploration
such beautiful notes really takes the soul when the drums kick in it just shines on now thats love!
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awigze said 1199 days ago (January 14th, 2014)
ego
I really want to give this song some space.... less is more, perhaps? I like that transition too.
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oldlibmike said 1230 days ago (December 14th, 2013)
Haunting
This has a very nice structure and buildup to the climactic solo. Very well performed and it is indeed a very well thought out composition.
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awigze said 1199 days ago (January 14th, 2014)
mike
I think that is what attracted me to the song when I first heard it. I jsut tagged along.... glad Thierry let me throw donw on it.
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Charday said 1223 days ago (December 22nd, 2013)
well done old friend!
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awigze said 1199 days ago (January 14th, 2014)
Chardays
Thanks... we are old friends, eh?
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