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This is without a doubt the silliest, happiest and loudest tune I have ever produced. Seriously.
It started nearly a year ago with me toying around with the Oxygen controller, where I picked a bass line, two corresponding chords, added some MIDI drum loops, and then it was just sitting on my hard drive for forever, or up until a couple of weeks ago, when I hooked up my EWI and started playing over the riff.
All of a sudden I ended up with a short melody and then it hit me.
I knew exactly whom to call, being a long time fan of both of my co-players, "mbehar" and "B. Flat".
And the guys delivered. Mori replaced my clunky MIDI bass with the juiciest acoustic bass riff ever and threw in a classy solo as well, Donald supplied me with a rhythm guitar ride and a spectacular gypsy style solo; both contributions were to die for.
I can't neither get rid of a silly grin on my face, or stop bouncing, if I walk, when I am listening to it :).
Thank you, guys - you've made my day on this one!!!

Enjoy =)

Ilya "iG.STUDiO" Gerasimenko (tenor sax, AKAI EWI4000S, Oxygen8), Mori "mbehar" Behar (bass), Donald W. "B. Flat" Doyle (guitar).
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Hits: 3891
Comments: 13
Fans: 14
Plays: 119
Downloads: 191
Votes: 5
Uploaded: Oct 11, 2008 - 01:39:09 PM
Last Updated: Oct 29, 2008 - 12:22:18 PM Last Played: Jun 17, 2019 - 10:58:16 AM
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Hardware:
Ilya "iG.STUDiO" Gerasimenko (tenor sax, AKAI EWI4000S, Oxygen8), Mori "mbehar" Behar (bass), Donald W. "B. Flat" Doyle (guitar).
Software:
Garage Band
Comments
thetiler said 3935 days ago (October 11th, 2008)
perfect for what we need
happy music, stuff like this can get us through all the ugly things we read in the paper and the internet.

Thanks for sharing
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iG.STUDiO said 3934 days ago (October 12th, 2008)
I work on the net...
...had to make it happy =) Thank you!
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said 3935 days ago (October 11th, 2008)
definitely dancin.
Party to music by, this. It is loud, but like a good way.

. - Harold
iG.STUDiO said 3934 days ago (October 12th, 2008)
=)
Thank you very much for support! Glad you liked it. Jam on!
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composerclark said 3935 days ago (October 11th, 2008)
1. Phew! 2. Whoah
Phew! I was starting to get an uneasy feeling when I read that this was built on a bass loop -- not that I have anything against loops, but the sound of the bass was incredible, and I was thinking "whoah! You can get bass loops to sound like this?" until I read that mbehar did the bass, which explains why it sounds so fantastic.

It's all really well done, and as you say, very happy, and there ain't nothing wrong with that!
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iG.STUDiO said 3934 days ago (October 12th, 2008)
there's nothing like...
...a real acoustic bass in a capable hands, which can make it really walk (or strut) =) - thanks to Mori for that.
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Bass2x said 3935 days ago (October 11th, 2008)
Nize!
Groovin'!
This is one happy tune, amigo.
No better acoustic bassist than Mo!
Y'all sound terrific. Nice work.
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iG.STUDiO said 3934 days ago (October 12th, 2008)
Thank you!
I hear ya... Mori is da man...
Thank you!
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Feter said 3935 days ago (October 11th, 2008)
Optimistic Strut
Man !!! what a live music is this ...the bass the horns
the guitar (just so special my friend) ...this totally
wild wild ...Deepest bow !!!
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iG.STUDiO said 3934 days ago (October 12th, 2008)
Thank you!
=)
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Char said 3935 days ago (October 11th, 2008)
Bouncy
is the word. Gotta dance: Grab a girl and twirl. A little flirtatious eyelid batting and we have the beginnings of a night to remember. Thanks, all.
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iG.STUDiO said 3934 days ago (October 12th, 2008)
Oh, yea...
;) :) =) 8)
Thank you!

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Dadai.2 said 3935 days ago (October 11th, 2008)
Bring on...
Tito Puente... Ricky Ricardo... and Ilya.
I'm bouncing too.
Well done
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iG.STUDiO said 3934 days ago (October 12th, 2008)
Thank you :)
=)
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peacepiano said 3935 days ago (October 11th, 2008)
Playing Around
Jazz is kind of slang for playing around, isn't it? Sure sounds like you guys are having a lot of fun playing playing along with these latin rhythms. Jazzed up!

Thanks
Bill
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iG.STUDiO said 3934 days ago (October 12th, 2008)
exactly...
...if unsure, call it jazz... I do it all the time =) Thank you!
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ktb said 3935 days ago (October 11th, 2008)
whew
Ilya, pure joy. closed my eyes and swayed
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iG.STUDiO said 3934 days ago (October 12th, 2008)
Thank you!
=)
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timothy devine said 3935 days ago (October 11th, 2008)
the real deal
Nice
everybody.
The bass intro is just a vacuum sucking in the listener.
Delivered to the sweet, very hip sax solo.
Guitar is amazing/ i would have wondered what to play over this and 'B' found the exact right thing, and so well done!
Is 'B' playing the rhythm guitar too/sweet jazzzzzz
bass solo is primo /that man is incredible
hello Mori!
such a great arrangement, top to bottom, with the big finish!! Awesome!
The melody is so solid, and well executed, memorable and infectious...

Sax always rules with me and Ilya is tops!
What great arranging here
the horns, and the song as well.
as you can tell,
i loved this
thanks
tm
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iG.STUDiO said 3934 days ago (October 12th, 2008)
you are too kind...
...but I'll take that! =)
Thank you!

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davajonah said 3934 days ago (October 12th, 2008)
I never dance...
... but I could be tempted! Fantastic stuff. I've taken a DL, thank you. :)
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iG.STUDiO said 3934 days ago (October 12th, 2008)
Thank you!
...that was my plan from the very beginning... =)
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B. Flat said 3934 days ago (October 12th, 2008)
How
fun and groovin' is this tune! Ilia, I loved collaborating with you and Mori on this. You have a lovely sound on sax. The final mix is outstanding. And the flow of the tutti sections into the solos is perfect. The bass from Mori breaks it up and then the arpeggio section lets us enjoy the chord progression before we plunge back into the head. Kudos, my friend!
I'll work with you anytime anywhere!
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iG.STUDiO said 3932 days ago (October 14th, 2008)
I will take you up on your offer :)
...and thanks for the advise on the mix! Will jam for sure!
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Alannah said 3933 days ago (October 13th, 2008)
SALSA .. ya ya ya ......
SALSA ya ya ya ..... I did "eventually" chance to listen to this ..... I opened it yesterday ( and had to save it for later ) ... and found it here all opened up for me tonight .... 3:30 a.m. and oh HOW DELICIOUS indeed !!!!!! OK .. shhh buy this one did indeed come together nicely ..... I feel like breaking out my dancing shoes ..... (the red ones) and my flouncy dress and dancing ... hmmmm all I need is a nice hunky chunky muscley (how does one spell that anyway?) dancing partner .. know anyone? .....
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iG.STUDiO said 3932 days ago (October 14th, 2008)
Salsa is is, then =)
I can see it as a salsa, totally (recipe: just add claves and sprinkle with agogo bells). Glad to make you happier! Thank you!
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Elevator_Funk said 3900 days ago (November 15th, 2008)
sweetness...
If you guys had a regular gig and came thru my town I'd be first in line for tickets! Thanks for posting.
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iG.STUDiO said 3897 days ago (November 18th, 2008)
=)
thank you =)
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Name: Ilya Gerasimenko
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Long story (waaay too long), and not very interesting. Born in Eastern Europe (Belarus), moved a lot, lived in Moscow, Cincinnati, Cleveland, worked in a different areas (all sorts of design: industrial, graphic, web), ended up in New York. Always pl... [see more]

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