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This is a collab between me and Joaquim, a 17-year-old young man from Sweden. (Hence the title, "Trans-Atlantic Blues!") We sent AAC files to each other as e-mail attachments, and this is the result.

Me on piano, Joaquim on bass guitar (real) and trumpet (real).

I whipped up the drum track from loops and also a few "real" (virtual) hits now and then for the fills.

My piano software is Synthogy Ivory, which works with GB.
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Uploaded: Jan 03, 2006 - 07:46:06 AM
Last Updated: Mar 03, 2006 - 05:26:42 AM Last Played: Jul 27, 2019 - 09:39:04 AM
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caroline said 4979 days ago (January 3rd, 2006)
new year - new john stebbe!
plus one even! who could ask for anything more? not me!! thank you - it's a download xxx
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John Stebbe said 4978 days ago (January 4th, 2006)
new year - new john stebbe!
Thanks, Caroline.

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dreadmon said 4979 days ago (January 3rd, 2006)
Holy Smokes!
Man, this is super-tasty! That's real trumpet, isn't it? This is such a nice, fluid piece, it just takes me away - I could be sitting in the cafe in the French Quarter right about now, digging on this act and wanting to buy the record (I do see that you have a record out - stuff like this on it? You've made a sale) - my only kvetch is the drums, which I realize are canned, and the only reason that's a bummer is because everything else is so incredibly and wonderfully sweet! That said, the drums are well done, being what they are - though I would've loved to have heard a big ol' sustained ending - and if you're like me, programming or trying to loop those things is a real bear and comes off more fakey than not, so maybe it was best to end it as you did. All I'm saying is - this is a great "sit back and dig it" track - would love to hear it with real drums on a disc sometime! Awesome job, great colloboration!

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John Stebbe said 4978 days ago (January 4th, 2006)
Holy Smokes!
Yes, that's real trumpet -- a real delight to hear on a site like this. Thanks
for your kind words, Dread.

Yes, the drum track is canned. Your comments about it are appropriate. Real
drums are so much nicer.

Thanks for your interest in my CD!


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Scorpjammer said 4979 days ago (January 3rd, 2006)
Great number, guys!
I'm digging that Trans-Atlantic groove, John.

Great playing, Joaquim. You definitley have a wonderful future in music ahead of you. Keep up the good work.

Good job, you two.
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John Stebbe said 4979 days ago (January 3rd, 2006)
Great number, guys!
Thanks, Scorp. It's been fun collabbing with you, too.



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Aaron David said 4979 days ago (January 3rd, 2006)
Not Bad
I like it. Was it a person to person collab or over the internet (I'm assuming the latter). The only comment I'd make is that there were a couple spots that the instruments seemed out of step with the drums. Other than that, good job.
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John Stebbe said 4979 days ago (January 3rd, 2006)
Not Bad
Aaron David:

The collab was over the internet. I'm in Indiana, and Joachim is in Sweden.
It's really a thrill to play across the ocean like this, when just a few short years
ago, this was only science fiction stuff.

Thanks for your kind words.


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Joanna said 4979 days ago (January 3rd, 2006)
Yowza!
Ooh, but this is a tasty little number. Fantastic horn playing. And your
thrilling, trilling piano is always delicious. Just a wonderful collab, you
two!
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John Stebbe said 4979 days ago (January 3rd, 2006)
Yowza!
You're very kind, Joanna. Thanks.

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aclarke said 4979 days ago (January 3rd, 2006)
Live feel
Very nice. Sounds so much like a live recording. Great playful piano- solid
bass and wow, live trumpet. Can't say I've heard much of that during my
year at MacJams.

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John Stebbe said 4979 days ago (January 3rd, 2006)
Live feel
I know! Live trumpet -- who'd a thunk it? It's a blast to hear Joaquim.



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Cantor said 4979 days ago (January 3rd, 2006)
diggin' this groove!
Gotta love that Ivory! Nice job all around, and the mix feels live. I'd like to
actually hear a track of some people being served drinks in the
background. Is there such a loop? It would just add to the "live" sound.
And a little applause at the solo breaks. Snaps!
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Mcboy said 4978 days ago (January 4th, 2006)
hoooyeah.....
blues know no barriers, even distance.........great piano sound from that
ivory.....swinging........the young cat has what it takes too......barvo!
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rover101 said 4978 days ago (January 4th, 2006)
Jazz?
I suppose it's in that border territory - definitely one of the better
instrumentals I've heard at MacJam's (hey, I'm not even yelling "Get a
singer")
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Tadashi Togawa said 4977 days ago (January 5th, 2006)
The happy blues
Wonderful trumpet.
Beautiful performance of two people.
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kclements said 4975 days ago (January 7th, 2006)
Very Nice
Hello John -

Once again, very nice work. The trumpet sounds great and I really like the
interplay between the two instruments. There are just a couple of points
where the live and canned parts are not on the same beat, but it doesn't
distract very much from the performance. Overall great job - nice feel, I
like the spaces in between the solos. So many times, I have to remind
myself that I don't have to fill up every measure with notes. Sometimes,
silence is a better choice, and I like your choices here.
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cbsongman said 4974 days ago (January 8th, 2006)
I love it!
Wow, I can picture myself, along with my moll, gliding along the dance
floor, a Chesterfield and a very dry gin martini! Very cool stuff, I want to
hire a hot housekeeper who'll vacuum and dust along to jazz like this in a
very skimpy outfit
Nolan said 4973 days ago (January 9th, 2006)
Great playing
Great overall sound, production-wise. Even better playing! Top stuff.
That kid can play, as can you John. Very enjoyable.
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thoddi said 4972 days ago (January 10th, 2006)
Well done
17-years old, and a great musician allready:)
Nice work from the both of you.
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said 4920 days ago (March 3rd, 2006)
So authentic...
I almost ordered a drink! Nicely played and mixed. Bravo.
John Stebbe said 4920 days ago (March 3rd, 2006)
So authentic...
Thanks, Conductor, and everyone else that I should have responded to long
ago.

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stratcat said 4899 days ago (March 24th, 2006)
I like it!
I love swingin blues like this, great job. I like the fact that you can collab
with someone across the ocean. Shows the power of this site to cross all
barriers.
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John Stebbe said 4898 days ago (March 25th, 2006)
I like it!
Thanks, Strat. Yes, this global collaborating is quite cool.

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zenjo said 4895 days ago (March 28th, 2006)
Trans Atlantic Blues
Great live trumpet! Silky smooth piano (as usual). The most amazing part,
however, is the overseas e-collaboration that produced it. wow.
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John Stebbe said 4892 days ago (March 31st, 2006)
Trans Atlantic Blues
Thanks, Zenjo.



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alanfraser said 4882 days ago (April 10th, 2006)
Cool Jams
Part of me was wanting more players in the band but it was so cool the way you were talking to each other that I left that thinking behind. This is definitely how nations ought to be talking to each other. Great vibe and a great collab.
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John Stebbe said 4882 days ago (April 10th, 2006)
Cool Jams
Thanks, Alan, you're very kind. Yes, I too am so impressed with the way
MacJams can bring musicians together from around the world. If you
had told me five years ago that I would be doing musical collaborations
with people in Europe, I would have found that hard to believe. (Still do!)

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I am a public elementary school music teacher in Indianapolis. I also direct the children's choirs at our church. I love to play piano. I play solo piano jobs around town, and also lead a jazz trio (piano, bass, drums). I was born in 1959. ... [see more]

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