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A Night By The Fireside


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TFR

 Genre: Smooth Jazz

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The two us us getting together after a long break. John playing piano (using a Yamaha DX7) and me on guitar(s). I hope you enjoy listening!
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Uploaded: Oct 05, 2015 - 11:16:34 PM
Last Updated: Aug 09, 2015 - 04:52:57 PM Last Played: Mar 27, 2017 - 04:54:49 AM
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VicDiesel said 683 days ago (October 7th, 2015)
Fireside
A very pleasant tune, especially those 88s.

The mix sounds a little messy, and I think there are two sides to that. One is that those guitars contribute a lot of low-mid mud. Try cutting under 200Hz. Another thing that is cluttering up your mix is that basically everyone is playing the same rhythm. Try to find independent rhythms so that one instrument plays in the holes that another leaves.
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TFR said 680 days ago (October 10th, 2015)
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Food for thought there, Vic. This was put together in a bit of hurry - we'll see how we go net time with cleaner versions!
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Warren Smith said 683 days ago (October 7th, 2015)
Take on Two
John certainly explores the keyboard on this extended piece .. never running out of engaging variations. I can hear this as a wonderful alive addition to some social setting. Philip, your guitar work seems to be unusually muted here. I'm not hearing your expressive notes and riffs. That's fine .. but from the liner notes I guess I was expecting you to share the spotlight at some moment. You're being too shy here : )
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TFR said 680 days ago (October 10th, 2015)
Thanks
Next time, Warren! Thanks for stopping by and for the comments - good to hear from you!
Check out my latest song called A Night By The Fireside
PeterB7858 said 683 days ago (October 7th, 2015)
A Night By The Fireside
Welcome to MJ as part of a main act, John :-) Some fine piano playing on display. Creative and confident. The guitar work is mostly playing a secondary, comping role in this, which is what I'm sure you had planned, Phillip. Good first up post. May there be many more. Take care, Peter.
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TFR said 680 days ago (October 10th, 2015)
Many more
Just need the time to get things together...
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paul f. page said 678 days ago (October 12th, 2015)
Yes. Mostly piano...
Guitar is hard to hear in the mix. General piano playing isn't nuanced much, so it all sounds rather "the same" throughout. A lot of the same chord structure (I - IV) runs through the piece, effectively limiting the avenues for exploration that could have taken to improv in all sorts of other, interesting directions. Sorry for the negativity. Improv is a touch nut to crack. I hope you'll keep trying to find inventive ways to make interesting music.
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Name: John&Phil
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Two For The Road was the name under which John Paxinos (keyboard) and Philip Gardner (guitar) worked in reception centres, restaurants and functions. Time now to explore some music and share it with the MacJams community!... [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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