Originally posted by Sharmy:
hope your trip is going well.
I really like Urban Bike Ride. This really wouldn\'t work in L.A.. About 10 seconds into the piece I\'m a hood ornament. I\'ll stick to mountain biking around here. I love the urban swells, nice touch.
The snare at :59 sounds a little strong or mechanical to me. The harmonica? could use a little more personality. All in all very nice.
Ah, this style is where I have lived for many years. I like your piano playing, nice notes, nice feel.
There are some serious problems though.
Bass and Drums often don\'t lock and the loop used needs to be more flexable to make it work in this piece. Your drum loop is not tightly locked to itself. There is a rub between piano and bass at :14. Try to get loops you can cut up so that you can alter them as needed to match your ideas. Bass frequency is a little ringy. I try when doing Jazz stuff to keep the bass fairly dry as a general rule (Jaco etheral fretless stuff the exception).