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This is a collaboration between atwood1956, kcsaito, iG.STUDiO, and drlaine. The piece is actually an extended version of "Summer Place," written by Tom Atwood, and originally released last month with Japanese pianist Keishi Saito (kcsaito). Some comments on that piece suggested it was too short, especially after the lengthy intro, so an extended version was written and performed with help from iG.STUDiO on tenor sax, drlaine on drums, kcsaito on additional piano, and atwood1956 on keyboards.

The new title, "fresh green in summer," came from a phrase in an email Keishi sent describing the photograph used as artwork for this piece. A lovely photo, and lovely music from each of those who agreed to help with this 'worldwide' collaboration.

(By the way, the World Jazz Project welcomes all newcomers. Our hope is that others will use this project to post jazz collaborations. Contact any of us. We're looking for work!)

Photo taken near Mt. Tanzawa (Japan)
by Keishi Saito, who describes it as a photo of 'fresh green in summer.'
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Hits: 5788
Comments: 23
Fans: 8
Plays: 431
Downloads: 262
Votes: 19
Uploaded: May 04, 2005 - 10:45:59 AM
Last Updated: May 08, 2005 - 07:40:49 AM Last Played: May 30, 2018 - 11:11:24 AM
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Hardware:
Casio Privia PX-300, G5 (Atwood)
Roland pc300, iMacG5 (Saito)
Slingerland drums, Istanbul cymbals, iBook G4 1gh 14", M-audio pre mobile, Behringer mixer, Behringer tube mic pre, 2 Russian tube condenser mics (Laine)
Yamaha "CustomZ" tenor saxophone YTSZ82, Otto Link Super Tone Master 10* mouthpiece, Vandoren Traditional #3 reed, RadioShack 33-3004 dynamic microphone, FastTrack USB, iMac G4 800Mhz/1GB RAM (iG.STUDiO)
Software:
GB1
GB2, Jampack 4 (Saito piano)
Comments
TobinMueller said 4947 days ago (May 4th, 2005)
Butterflies
This is such a nice texture, so delicate and unhurried. Like butterflies at dawn. The addition of the sax solo is marvelous. Wonderful mix and performances. However, the 2-chord groove doesn't lend itself to a good ending, and as you trade 4s between sax and piano, there is no playing off each other and the song sort of just stops. But while in the middle of it all, it is pure heaven.
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Tom Atwood said 4947 days ago (May 4th, 2005)
Butterflies
Thanks Tobin. (I'm replying to your comments, although under this new format, I'm not sure exactly how to do it...) I would like to get Ilya and Keishi under the same roof together to record this. I think then they would have no problem trading 8s. The ending did prove problematic, might work better with a fade. Who wrote that 2-chord groove anyway?
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SlimGirlFat said 4947 days ago (May 4th, 2005)
Outstanding
Im totally in awe of you guys on this track..

blown away by the sheer talent..
Slimmie
BlackLily said 4947 days ago (May 4th, 2005)
such a beautiful track

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BlackLily said 4947 days ago (May 4th, 2005)
such a beautiful track

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BlackLily said 4947 days ago (May 4th, 2005)
such a beautiful track
makes me think of butterflies and frogs (which I love)

sorry bou the multiple posts...
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Peter Greenstone said 4947 days ago (May 4th, 2005)
Superb
This just keeps getting better and better. So wonderful to hear these great performances. This is a delightful convergence of musicians on a great piece of music. Top notch, guys, really.
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Mcboy said 4947 days ago (May 4th, 2005)
kool...
kool.......
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Tom Atwood said 4947 days ago (May 4th, 2005)
Thanks
Mcboy for giving this a listen before it was posted. We discussed your suggestion but since Ilya is sick and can't blow we decided to post as is and fade the heat.

Peter, Lily, SGF, thanks for listening and for your kind words.
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said 4946 days ago (May 4th, 2005)
I'm Looking Forward to Hearing More Songs from this Group
Relaxing without being too smooth. I like the textures and the pace. For some reason I can't put my finger on, those repeating synth sounds (mostly in the first half and were in the original piece also) remind me of a revolving door.
WorldJazzProject said 4946 days ago (May 5th, 2005)

The World Jazz Project thanks you, Mungo. Don't let the revolving door hit you on the way out...
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Jim Bouchard said 4946 days ago (May 5th, 2005)
flutterbyes
Very nice and relaxing yet eccentric.
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Anonymous said 4946 days ago (May 5th, 2005)
nice and also different
i like this very much ... especially the piano ... the drums appear to be nicely done as well ... the synthesizer sounds are coolness ... however i would have desired to hear the drums and bass combined with it earlier ...

and the sax solo is truly, truly SEXY! what a sound ... and excellent expressive in the playing ...

this piece appears to go from one episode to the next ... in a way that is free flowing ... at the first i did not think it "hung together" so well but as i listened further, it made better sense ...

pleasant work in the extreme!


blues mongerer said 4944 days ago (May 7th, 2005)
Fantastic!
I'm new, but coolest thing I've heard yet on MacJams.

A "9" in my book. Only a 9 because drlaine was buried in the mix!
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WorldJazzProject said 4944 days ago (May 7th, 2005)
Re: Fantastic!
Thanks blues mongerer. We prefer to think of drlaine's drums as tastefully mixed, subtle, leaving one pining for more of his lovely brushwork. He is fantastic.
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Mystified said 4943 days ago (May 7th, 2005)
cool and collected...
Really nice collaboration here, all!
So carefree and cool...swirling and swaying...

Niiiiiice!
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aclarke said 4943 days ago (May 8th, 2005)
Sweetness
perfect Sunday AM relaxation groove. Outstanding
collaboration!
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Doadars Uncle said 4942 days ago (May 9th, 2005)
Very warm
Deep sounds. Good flow. Unexpected rhythms.
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Peter Greenstone said 4941 days ago (May 10th, 2005)
Just noticed this down to 7.6
The bombers have been all over the place. Lots of songs on
the WP list took big hits today. I can't believe this one has
been whittled down to a 7.6. Who really knows? No graph to
show the spread of votes.
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ka-klick said 4894 days ago (June 25th, 2005)
This does add more substance
Glad you got some more folks involved. Jazz needs to be
collaborative and organic. Ending sort of trails off w/o
resolution, but then again maybe so does summer :-)

Nice work guys.
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sky shoes said 4830 days ago (August 29th, 2005)
I just keep listening
All the transitions flow like sweet wine to one great sip to
savor. Yowza
dude I threw down two tens
I got chills
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Noel Project said 4786 days ago (October 12th, 2005)
A most excellent effort
...of all involved. And a beautiful composition!
It is both impressive and inspiring to see what collaborations of this kind
can bring about--which of course encourages us here at the Noel Project
in our own endeavors.

(The name "World Jazz Project" has a nice 'ring' to it, too :)

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The World Jazz Project sounds big, but is actually a small collaboration of MacJams artists from around the world. Current members include atwood1956, kcsaito, iG.STUDiO, and drlaine. This group was formed to record an extended version of "Summer Pla... [see more]

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