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Leaves of Autumn (with Groove Hounds)


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Philip18

 Genre: Smooth Jazz

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I often practice by taking a chord progression from a standard song and improvising over it. This started with the chord progression of Autumn Leaves. I eventually came up with an alternate melody line, and thought it would be good to get another guitarist in to provide variety and interest. Who better than Stan Gadziola? I sent Stan a file with my parts there, with gaps for him to fill. I suggested he might like to get the Groove Hounds in on it, too. This is what came out of that. It's just what I was hoping for! My thanks to Stan, Donnie and Rob for their work on this, and Stan for the mixing duties, too. I hope you enjoy listening.

Guitars (left): Philip Gardner
Guitars (right): Stan Gadziola
Drums: Donnie MacNeil
Bass: Rob George
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Uploaded: Apr 24, 2014 - 04:46:45 PM
Last Updated: Apr 24, 2014 - 04:48:31 PM Last Played: Dec 01, 2017 - 09:06:47 PM
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Fire_Angel said 1327 days ago (April 24th, 2014)
What a beauty.
Lovely guitar, plenty of subtlety in there which I personally prefer to shredding. Nothing wrong with shredding of course, I like to hear it in small doses, but this is preferable for me personally. Latin influences abound and give it a lot of movement, so lots of reasons to like it.
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Philip18 said 1326 days ago (April 25th, 2014)
Thanks
Movement and subtlety - I'll take that! Thanks for listening and for the comment - much appreciated!
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Garni said 1326 days ago (April 24th, 2014)
Leaves of Autumn
Really loving this collaboration guys!
Such a pro production.

G-)
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Philip18 said 1326 days ago (April 25th, 2014)
Hi Gerald
That's great - thanks for stopping by!
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alackbass said 1326 days ago (April 25th, 2014)
Leaves of Autumn (with Groove Hounds)
It was only a matter of time before someone would have the good sense to sit in with the Groove Hounds!
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Philip18 said 1326 days ago (April 25th, 2014)
Sittin' in
Pretty sneaky of me - bathing in reflected glory :-)! Thanks for stopping by, Andrew - your support is much appreciated!
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PeterB7858 said 1326 days ago (April 25th, 2014)
Leaves of Autumn
Wonderful interplay between you two. Philip playing the smooth melody man and Stan channelling a touch of the George Benson's :-) Rob's bass lines are mighty tasteful and Donnie keeps things kicking along nicely. A fine listen and a fine collaboration. Thanks, Peter.
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Philip18 said 1325 days ago (April 26th, 2014)
Thanks
Glad you liked it and the contributions from all the players - see you soon!
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rok41 said 1326 days ago (April 25th, 2014)
Leaves of Autumn
Excellente' - What a cool confluence of musicians on this. I'm obviously a big fan of both Philip, Stan and the Groove Hounds. I feel like I am sitting in a smokey jazz cafe, very live feeling. This is killer guys!
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Philip18 said 1325 days ago (April 26th, 2014)
Hi Chris
It's been a while since cafe's have been smokey over here, but the music continues! Thanks for the support, Chris.
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FEEL said 1326 days ago (April 25th, 2014)
Wow
What a great production. Everything sounds pro Philip. I'm quite impressed with the musicianship of all involved.
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Philip18 said 1325 days ago (April 26th, 2014)
Thanks
It's always good to send off an idea and see it come back fully realised, which is what happened here. Thanks for the moment, John - much appreciated!
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MarkHolbrook said 1326 days ago (April 25th, 2014)
My speakers
jumped off the table as this got fired up! Outstanding. The guitar is so perfect, tone, timing, ah... just spot on. So nicely done guys!
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Philip18 said 1325 days ago (April 26th, 2014)
Thanks
They're great compliments, Mark - thanks for that!
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KCsGROOVE said 1326 days ago (April 25th, 2014)
wonderful collab
two guitarguys together :-)
excellent song and fine playing, gentlemen!
very much enjoyed!
KC
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Philip18 said 1325 days ago (April 26th, 2014)
Thanks
Glad you enjoyed it, KC. Thanks for listening and for the comment - much appreciated!
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grah3am said 1326 days ago (April 25th, 2014)
What a contrast.
I was just listening to Sam's "Independence", featuring Stan too. Splendid stuff.
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Philip18 said 1325 days ago (April 26th, 2014)
Featuring Stan
You can't go wrong getting Stan along, Graham! Thanks for listening and for the comment - much appreciated.
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JazzIsTvRicky said 1325 days ago (April 26th, 2014)
I truly missed your Magic Phillip!!!!
And this is so naturally you baby, still you remind me of Wes...Phillip the Great an inspiring and talented soul..play it man, love your left turns of notes felt so very deeply....

JazzIs, cool
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Philip18 said 1325 days ago (April 26th, 2014)
Magic
Very kind of you, Ricky, but I think a lot of the magic on this one comes from Stan, Donnie and Rob - they've taken something skeletal and added flesh. Those soft-touch octaves and flashing runs of Stan's reminded me of Wes, too. Great to hear from you!
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Bob Rodgers said 1325 days ago (April 26th, 2014)
The
perfect combination, great to hear you playing with the Groove Hounds Philip.
Lovely guitar work from you and Stan, tasteful use of notes and a great production.
This was a musical treat, very much enjoyed.

Bob
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Philip18 said 1325 days ago (April 26th, 2014)
Thanks
I'm very happy with my night with the Groove Hounds, Bob! Stan is always great, and the more I listen to this, the more I appreciate what Donnie and Rob bring to the tune - they're responsible for a lot of the drive it, I think, Thanks for stopping by and for the comments - much appreciated!
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groovehounds said 1325 days ago (April 26th, 2014)
Leaves of Autumn
On behalf of the hounds we thank you for inviting us along ... we had a lot of fun being able to play on something different for us ... a good challenge and a the results were rewarding.
Cheers Philip
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Philip18 said 1325 days ago (April 26th, 2014)
Hey, Stan
It's always a pleasure to work with quality musicians, Stan. This turned out even better than I hoped - and my expectations were high! I think I might be knocking on that basement door again...
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Vic Holman said 1325 days ago (April 26th, 2014)
Leaves of Autumn
excellent song. with the groove hounds band backing up... well it doesn't get any better then that
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Philip18 said 1325 days ago (April 26th, 2014)
Thanks
Start with a good chord progression, add a bit of a melody, then get the Groove Hounds to do all the real work - it works for me! 😄 Thanks for stopping by, Vic.
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sammydix said 1325 days ago (April 26th, 2014)
so warm
and full. one of those songs that takes you away for a while. you got the full GH sound and man did it work well.
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Philip18 said 1325 days ago (April 26th, 2014)
Thanks
I was excited when the tune came back from the Groove Hounds, Sammy - they're done a great job with it!
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Moviz said 1324 days ago (April 27th, 2014)
I've
used that chord technique too in the past Philip and just look what a beauty came out of your tinkering......great work by all; so pro, regards M
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Philip18 said 1324 days ago (April 27th, 2014)
Thanks
Glad it, Maurice - I was pleased with the way it turned out! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment - much appreciated.
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DWL said 1324 days ago (April 27th, 2014)
An inspired choice
of collaborators :-)

Lovely work guys. Splendid playing from everyone.

Cheers

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Philip18 said 1324 days ago (April 27th, 2014)
Splendid
High praise, Dick, and I thank you for it! Your support is much appreciated.
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stratcat said 1324 days ago (April 27th, 2014)
Super
cool. Love the jazzy tone on your guitar. Like the mix of acoustic and electric. The mix and mastering are all pro.Like the harmonies at the end with the two guitars. Awesome job Phillip. Thank you.
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Philip18 said 1324 days ago (April 27th, 2014)
Thanks
Glad you liked what you heard, Bill! Thanks for listening and for taking the time to comment - much appreciated!
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jfisenne said 1324 days ago (April 27th, 2014)
Leaves of Autumn
I guess I'm not familiar with Autumn Leaves (or its chord progression) because this sounds original to me. I'm hearing some real nice guitar playing both left side and right side headphones. Drums and bass are spot on. Nice mix and very pleasant listen!
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Philip18 said 1323 days ago (April 28th, 2014)
Autumn Leaves
That's the beauty of good chord progression - there are so many possibilities for a melody! Thanks for the supportive comments on the playing - much appreciated!
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LisaHawbaker said 1323 days ago (April 28th, 2014)
Enjoyed this
guys. Nice work.
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Philip18 said 1323 days ago (April 28th, 2014)
Thanks
Glad you liked it, Lisa - thanks for stopping by!
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Dadai.2 said 1323 days ago (April 28th, 2014)
Golden...
This is an example of collab inspiration at its best. The call - response, the simultaneous riffing blended together so well. Excellent palying!
Philip18 said 1322 days ago (April 29th, 2014)
Thanks
Glad you enjoyed it, Jack. I was certainly pleased with with the Groove Hounds brought to this one! Thanks for stopping by.
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Ultrabeast said 1322 days ago (April 29th, 2014)
Improvisation
I do the same thing. Nice to see someone like me here! :)
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Philip18 said 1321 days ago (April 30th, 2014)
Thanks
There are a lot of good chord progressions in the world! Thanks for stopping by.
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Jarvoid said 1317 days ago (May 4th, 2014)
Very nice ..
classic jazz sound ...love it ....django esque in parts and James Last Guitars agogo in others and all excellent for that cos' I love both
(don't knock James !! )and this fusions it altogether in one earthy punchy jazzy package ....bonzer ...

chris
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Philip18 said 1316 days ago (May 4th, 2014)
Thanks
Glad you liked the different elements of this, Chris. Thanks for listening and for the positive comments - much appreciated!
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MikeRobinson said 1316 days ago (May 5th, 2014)
Now, this is smooth-jazz at its finest!
Expertly played, creatively arranged, and well mixed throughout.   The ending feels a bit abrupt and awkward as the sails of the boat suddenly deflate and the boat is becalmed.
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Philip18 said 1316 days ago (May 5th, 2014)
Thanks
Glad you enjoyed it Mike! IN retrospect, probably should have made the piece longer and let all the Groove Hounds step out a little - something for the future! Thanks for listening and for the comments - much appreciated!
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scaustrita said 1316 days ago (May 5th, 2014)
Leaves
WOW!
the mix is perfect
the contrast between the two guitars is so smooth

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Philip18 said 1316 days ago (May 5th, 2014)
Thanks
Thanks for listening and for the great comment - much appreciated!
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paul f. page said 1315 days ago (May 6th, 2014)
Groovy Beat...
I don't know enough about rhythm styles, but this is sort of bossa-nova-ish in my ears. Such smooth guitar work playing off of one another with those slick melodic lines and counterpoint. And the bass just keeps it all together in such a tight package. Plenty of virtuosity going on here to make this an eminently satisfying track to listen to. My only nit is its brevity. I could easily stand another couple of minutes without getting tired, maybe jacking the whole thing up a notch in pitch a couple of times along the way to give a bit more "lift" to the number. This was really cool, though, and I enjoyed not only the song itself, but the masterful way you've all collaborated and ultimately mixed the piece. You guys are such pros! Superb.
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Philip18 said 1314 days ago (May 7th, 2014)
Thanks
I appreciate the detailed comment, Paul and glad that you liked all the different elements of this one. It is short for a jazz improvisation piece - next time! Thanks for listening and for your support - much appreciated!
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racerat said 1313 days ago (May 8th, 2014)
Leaves of Autumn
Soooooo tasty. Pro mix. Swanky rhythm section. Sexy leads. What's not to like?
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Philip18 said 1312 days ago (May 9th, 2014)
Thanks
Kind words - and much appreciated. Thanks for stopping by. Cheers, Philip.
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Name: Philip Gardner
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Played folk guitar then learnt jazz guitar in the 70s. Worked in folk joints, then pubs, restaurants and reception centres in bands, duos or solo. Now enjoying the opportunities that the digital age supplies to write and record.... [see more]

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Smooth jazz is generally described as a genre of music that utilizes instruments (and, at times, improvisation) traditionally associated with jazz and stylistic influences drawn from, among other sources, funk, pop and R&B. Since the late 1980s, it h

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