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Marastique

 Genre: Latin Jazz

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Written and performed by Graham Butchart and friends.

This is the first of four tracks hastily recorded around 12 years ago. I (Graham) do vocals, accoustic guitar, Greg Lyons on bass, Tony whatsy on sax, can't remember the keyboard players name the drummer was a no-show so some over bearing drum machine stood in. [Hate those machines!!]

I wanted to record six of what I think are my best compo's, ran out of money at four. There is one instrumental track, oddly no lyrics ever emerged. Anyway, I think you will like them, shades of Marastique ... but only shades.

Actually I was surprised but not dissappointed when I recorded those four songs. It was interesting how other people interpeted the songs, that was the most interesting part. I never expected them to sound the way they did. However, the instrumental was a blast. Greg Lyons was playing a six string fretless bass on that, and the next track.
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I think they're pretty legible
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Downloads: 94

Uploaded: Aug 28, 2008 - 12:49:22 PM
Last Updated: Aug 31, 2008 - 05:23:20 AM Last Played: Nov 12, 2018 - 11:01:50 PM
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Feter said 3731 days ago (August 28th, 2008)
What Do They Know?
WOW ...this is fabulous ...the vocal just so soulful
the whole setting the flute answers in the back ...
great Piano , just a super band playin here ..who need
GB with such band ...Hats off to you and welcome to
MJ so glad to find your music !!!
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Marastique said 3729 days ago (August 30th, 2008)
What do they know [title]
Thanks for the feedback Feter, glad you enjoyed the song and the music within. That track, being the simplest, was the first we recorded of the four. The remaining songs came out quite differently to what I had expected.
Therein lies the joy of making music with others.

Again, glad you enjoyed.

Grayfox

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jiguma said 3731 days ago (August 28th, 2008)
At last!
Gray, this seems to have taken ages to get approved, but I'm pleased it's now up.

I love the song - so cool. As you say, "shades of Marastique" - a little more sophisticated than we might have done in the old days.

I have to apologise for the less than perfect sound on this. Somewhere between your recording and my mp3 a bit of background noise snuck in - any one listening, please note that that was a post production error.

Hope to do some playing some time Gray.

Cheers from Oz to New Zillund.
Neil
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sloparts said 3730 days ago (August 28th, 2008)
Very cool track here Graham
Kind of reminds me of ARS (Atlanta Rhythm Section) in structure and feel. I can tell you've done this before, a lot.

Excellent mixing and production on this one. All the pieces fit together just like they should. Great vocal and melody line, but I think a little harmony here and there would have flushed it out some. Not that it really needs it, it's just great like it is.

Thanks for sharing this one, I look forward to the other 5 tracks.

Be well and be cool,

Ed
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Diviner said 3728 days ago (August 31st, 2008)
Very easy listening
And you are right about the drum machine however the whole track is really good and should be played in a cafe bar on a hot day.
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Char said 2166 days ago (December 10th, 2012)
The
drum machine sure was energetic. A great listen. Thanks, guys.
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Name: Neil, Gruz, Gary, Ian and Graham (l to r)
Location: Australia, New Zealand, Canada
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Five "young" musicians from a lifetime ago - still making music. This incarnation of Marastique played in the early 70s in Sydney's northern beach suburbs. After not seeing each other for 36 years we have finally sought each other out and Graham ... [see more]

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