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Three Views of a View


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ktb

 Genre: Ambient

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McBoy sent me a file with some drums and spacy synth work, suggesting I have a go at fleshing it out. I added some bass & keys and then he added guitar, some cool flugelhorn by Tristan Jenkins, and mixed it down.

He aptly titled it Three Views as I think everyone involved interpreted something a little different in the same set of sonics.

Artwork courtesy McBoy
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Uploaded: Oct 01, 2007 - 09:23:55 AM
Last Updated: Oct 01, 2007 - 09:23:55 AM Last Played: Nov 12, 2018 - 06:04:13 PM
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Feter said 4096 days ago (October 1st, 2007)
Three Views of a View
Ahh such sweet floatin piano ..this is great
open spaces with multi colors .You always just
great with these piano riffs ..KUDOS my friend !
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Feter said 4096 days ago (October 1st, 2007)
Oops !!
sorry forget to mention how sweet to do a Colab
which what best on this place ...thats a flugalhorn?
why it sounds like trumpet .. ?? ... welldone my friends !
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Feter said 4096 days ago (October 1st, 2007)
Oops !!
sorry forget to mention how sweet to do a Colab
which what best on this place ...thats a flugalhorn?
why it sounds like trumpet .. ?? ... welldone my friends !
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ktb said 4096 days ago (October 1st, 2007)
Flugel
Feter, yeah that horn reigns supreme. Its a little more mellow than a trumpet. In the hands of Mr jenkins it sings. Thx for listening
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Bubowski said 4096 days ago (October 1st, 2007)
Dang!
This is really cool. I like the feel of the piece, traditional instrumentation but with all the little off kilter bits. The flugle-horn sounds great and the piano is very nice. Great job was done by all.

--Graham
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ktb said 4096 days ago (October 1st, 2007)
off kilter
Graham, it was McBoy's spooky synth work that set the tone. As well, I think Tristan and I did our parts separate and then McBoy blended them (as only he can do... hehehe :-).
'apppreciate you taking the time to check it out
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spitlogic said 4096 days ago (October 1st, 2007)
Very jazzlike
I like the horn in this. I would probrably think of this more as nujazz, but with the different textures you've added it could pass (but thats just my humble opinion). All around I would say this is a very realxing, well mixed piece of work.
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ktb said 4096 days ago (October 1st, 2007)
nujazz
Mitchell, ditto on the genre's. We started in Ambient but the end result is closer to jazz. I also love the horn, it's the sustaining thread.

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spitlogic said 4096 days ago (October 1st, 2007)
translation
Liberator of the Opressed
or
Of the opressed we liberate

Something to that effect.


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said 4096 days ago (October 1st, 2007)
Somewhere in a star cruiser
...on the non-stop run between Earth and Babylon 5, in the first class section, a space alien combo is playing in a posh bar. Planets drift by the ports while a creature with more arms than eyes plays a delicate keyboard that looks like it might be breathing on its own. The drums are sentient creatures who love jazz, and every now and then pastel-colored pipes, like organic organ pipes, hiss colored steam into the air that reasonates in time with the keyboard.

The horn player, however, is from Earth. Hey, all the really good ones are.
ktb said 4096 days ago (October 1st, 2007)
breathing on its own
Rik, this wonderful comment made my day. I'm a big sci fi fan and this just created the greatest imagery. Your comments are as creative as your music.
Thanks for trip.
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said 4096 days ago (October 1st, 2007)
Nice !
Very Nice Job Here KTB, the piano sound just great, the beats are so cool ! Thanks for sharing


ktb said 4096 days ago (October 1st, 2007)
cool beats
Yeman, thank you for pickin out that cool swing drum line. I forgot to ask McBoy if it was real or not. Its a delicate feel.
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peacepiano said 4096 days ago (October 1st, 2007)
Cool/Complex
Sounds almost like it came together the other way around. The piano and bass hold the mix together well. The horn is a little reminiscent of Chuck Mangione, but he played over very different sound beds. Cool tune, I'd say too complex for ambient, more like jazz to me :)

Thanks
Bill
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ktb said 4094 days ago (October 3rd, 2007)
way around
Bill, appreciate you taking the time to comment. McBoy's original file had the excellent swing feel and the fx sounds. It was interesting to try and create something that would slide in between the two. When he added Tristans horn it really got sparked
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Sentinel said 4096 days ago (October 1st, 2007)
Jazz
by any other name. Astonishing mixture of sounds, jazz playing and ambiance. Great music!
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ktb said 4094 days ago (October 3rd, 2007)
wow
Neo, many thanks for the kind words!
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Z293 said 4096 days ago (October 1st, 2007)
I was getting worried
about you, I thought you were getting like me and not producing anything new. It's always nice to have some friends to give you that push and you have some talented friends. Good to hear you again.
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ktb said 4096 days ago (October 1st, 2007)
talented friends.
which i would count you among them :-)

Right you are/were? I am in somewhat of a creative freefall. Not having any flashes of my own racing to get on my hard disk. I'm glad MB sent this my way.

I'm also gonna troll with the soundbed, you and Jim Bouchard helped me with. Posting that next to see if I can get a vocalist to join our little experiment.


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Estella said 4096 days ago (October 1st, 2007)
sci-fi jazz
that would be my category if I had a gun to my head.

Lovely: the drums at the beginning really drew me in. All the sounds are beautiful. Keyboards, guitars, otherworldly pipe/reed sounds, etc.

I don't know that I have words of criticism, except to ask about the ending, and what led you to that choice. It wasn't otherworldly enough compared to the rest of the piece.
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ktb said 4095 days ago (October 2nd, 2007)
sci-fi jazz
Two of my fav things welded together :-) As to the ending, I'll let MB tackle that one. I myself always struggle with that. Usually I just fade. Wish I was better with that. Thx for lending an ear
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echoroom said 4096 days ago (October 2nd, 2007)
Relax!
This has a chilled feel, but with an edge... almost like flicking through radio stations and finding parts that fit (does that make sense??). Lovely production - this ounds totally live. Cool drums and wonderful key work, boys!

steve
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ktb said 4095 days ago (October 2nd, 2007)
flicking stations
exactly Steve. Esp at the very beginning. There's a space where its waiting to land. Apropos. Always great to see a comment from you. thx
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Reinholt56 said 4096 days ago (October 2nd, 2007)
I enjoy the jouney through this.....
I enjoy listening to the journey through this piece of music.

Very interesting and effective.

Well done to all.

Paul.

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thoddi said 4095 days ago (October 2nd, 2007)
cool jazz
Opens kind of in several directions, as a sort of a warm up ahead of a concert. Then you meet up at a point as you where playing together on that concert. Sometimes you fly off in different directions again, just to meet up further out in the time line. There are so many brilliant details in this.

Great tone in that horn, and the genius choices of guitar tones and ways of playing from mcboy, held together by the gentle touches of the keys.

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ktb said 4095 days ago (October 2nd, 2007)
different directions
Thor, Echoroom suggested flicking the radio dial. I'd ditto that and your comment re: meeting up. Thanks for listening
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Rebsie said 4095 days ago (October 2nd, 2007)
Nice view
A fine interweaving of strands ... very creative and full of changing textures.
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ktb said 4094 days ago (October 3rd, 2007)
thx
Rebsie, it was fun as well. One of those jams that comes together rather quickly and w/o too much angst.
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Macaudion said 4095 days ago (October 2nd, 2007)
Wildly floating like a tethered balloon...
It must have been a fairly cool piece to begin with, John cuz you guys have shared three pertty cool takes on whacha heard -

Nice work!

I loved the way this sort slinked ya way way out, but kept ya close enough in, so as not to loose grounding -
Strangely coherent and beautifully rendered.

A very cool piece, Mister Sirs! Thanks! Dion
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ktb said 4094 days ago (October 3rd, 2007)
tethered balloon
Dion, what a wonderful comment. You have as much gift for word as you do your music. It was indeed, an excellent sound bed to work with. Lots of ideas started the moment I sat down and played along
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Mcboy said 4095 days ago (October 2nd, 2007)
john
many thanks for co-composing this music.....i had originally put this together when garageband first came out....i penciled in the bass line.....moped around with the piano sound.......but the synth and eletrical bits are still unchanged...the drums were redone....but u took it right where i envisioned it to be......it is always fun bringing an old track to life with a new set of clothing.....many thanks for your creativity...big ear....and of course playing.......
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ktb said 4094 days ago (October 3rd, 2007)
new threads
MB, my pleasure. I'm happy you kept me in mind. I haven't done a lot of playing recently and this was a joy to work with. Its motivated me to brush off some old files and dress them up like wise. Hope we can do more
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DWL said 4095 days ago (October 2nd, 2007)
Miles of fun
it's the flugelhorn wot does it.

Cool playing and arrangement guys.

Cheers

Dick
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michael2 said 4095 days ago (October 2nd, 2007)
great
at first I was thinking Sun Ra, and then the change comes in to highlight that beautiful piano part. i really like this very much. I wouldn't call it nu-jazz (as that has some bad connotations for me), but this is more experimental in my eyes. really amazing job guys.
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guitapick said 4095 days ago (October 2nd, 2007)
Just tooooo....
.......cooooooollllll, you guys.

Instant download...
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ziti said 4095 days ago (October 2nd, 2007)
huh??
huh???

how the hell does THIS work???!!! Man thats cool as hell!!! i need to listen to this a few times.....hehehehe...very cool, all of you wackos
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ktb said 4094 days ago (October 3rd, 2007)
how
yes agreed, a little whacky outside fun
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said 4094 days ago (October 3rd, 2007)
Live

It sounds almost like live improvisation by connected people .
Always moving with great colors .
bud said 4094 days ago (October 3rd, 2007)
Very cool start and break
then it just keeps getting more interesting. I like the experiment. Everything works together well and holds it's own space as well. Sweet flugelhorn and tasty piano. It's great hearing a real wind instrument here - something rather rare. I like McBoy's little chordings at the end too.
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ktb said 4094 days ago (October 3rd, 2007)
real wind instrument
I couldn't agree more. I'm a little suprised there aren't more horn guys @ MJ. Thanks that the ones we have are among the best. 'preciate you listening
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Ibstrat said 4093 days ago (October 4th, 2007)
I'd call that jazz
That is really cool!Very creative-I love the flugelhorn.Great work on this.
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said 4090 days ago (October 7th, 2007)
Wow
bown away The mixture is perfect. I'm lovin the background Fx Of course the horn the guitar the piano All great. Downloaded thanks!
Ed Hannifin said 4085 days ago (October 12th, 2007)
I feel like a better musician...
...just from LISTENING to it...

Neat on-and-off-ness to it all, great sort of sketched feel that seems to capture something truer than something more one-dimensionally unified...

Great tones, performances, space...

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timothy devine said 4084 days ago (October 14th, 2007)
what a gerat find
This is the best thing I have come across in a while.
The improv is my first love. You three have captured some great playing here.
The horn solo, exchange with the guitar, half way in, sounds like your in the room together.

The piano stuff here is unreal. Happening. Put together real nice. Groovy!
In the spirit of jammin (I wanna jamin wit u), men I commend you for your desire to go such a place and perform such daring stuff.
very very nice
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paralax said 3926 days ago (March 19th, 2008)
jazz club funk
jazzy and funky at the same time far out man.

Terry
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tokai said 3905 days ago (April 9th, 2008)
three
very good, fantastic musicianship. Great groove and smooth production.
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Ambient music is a loosely defined musical genre that incorporates elements of a number of different styles - including jazz, electronic music, new age, rock and roll, modern classical music, reggae, traditional, world and even noise.

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