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    SuperDry [Big Band JABB] [New Mix as of May 1]

    SuperDry

    New MP3 recording of my Big Band piece.

    SuperDry Score and MP3 File

    Any pointers on making the mix better will be most welcomed.

    Note: Revised Mix uploaded late April 30th/Early May 1st.


    Thank you,

    Ed
    Last edited by Ed Sharpe; 05-01-2007 at 12:10 PM. Reason: updated information.
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    Re: SuperDry [Big Band JABB]

    It moves along nicely! Brings back a lot of memories, let me tell you. Thanks for this one, Ed. It's a reminder of why I bought JABB!

    For mixing? Maybe some placement, putting sections in different places on a stage, then listening to how you think they should balance. Beyond specific mixing techniques (given clearly by some really talented people here), it's purely a subjective judgement . . . what and how something sounds "good" . . . and each of us would listen to it from a different place, literally and figuratively.

    Keep swingin' !!!

    Joe

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    Re: SuperDry [Big Band JABB]

    You are using the same "changes" (chordal progressions) as in the old jazz standard "How High The Moon". Is that deliberate?

    Larry
    Larry G. Alexander
    www.alexandermusic.com

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    Re: SuperDry [Big Band JABB]

    Strong chart and a great tune, Ed; though I think I've
    complimented the writing on this before, probably in
    chat.

    I've got this up on my fancy JBL's, and the mix sounds
    great, on the overall... clear, clean, crisp, well delineated.
    The one thing I'd mention, perhaps, is that it sounds
    just slightly "distant"... as you know, I'm not the best
    guy around to discuss sound treatment, so -- take that
    with consideration of the infirmities of the source... lol.

    I'll tell you, you've really come a long way with JABB;
    there are parts of this that would just about fool me!

    All my best,




    David
    www.DavidSosnowski.com
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    Re: SuperDry [Big Band JABB]

    Quote Originally Posted by Larry G. Alexander
    You are using the same "changes" (chordal progressions) as in the old jazz standard "How High The Moon". Is that deliberate?

    Larry

    Good catch Larry, you are the only the second person in five years to pick up on the chord changes. SuperDry is in that long line of writting a new "head" on top of "standard" changes.

    Ed
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    Re: SuperDry [Big Band JABB]

    Quote Originally Posted by jmpaquette
    It moves along nicely! Brings back a lot of memories, let me tell you. Thanks for this one, Ed. It's a reminder of why I bought JABB!

    For mixing? Maybe some placement, putting sections in different places on a stage, then listening to how you think they should balance. Beyond specific mixing techniques (given clearly by some really talented people here), it's purely a subjective judgement . . . what and how something sounds "good" . . . and each of us would listen to it from a different place, literally and figuratively.

    Keep swingin' !!!

    Joe

    Thank you.

    As for placement, so yo mean move a whole section to one side of the other? Or individual players?

    I do know there is no "depth" difference between the the horn sections.
    //
    // Ars longa, vita brevis
    // http://edosbear.blogspot.com/
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    Re: SuperDry [Big Band JABB]

    Quote Originally Posted by etLux
    Strong chart and a great tune, Ed; though I think I've
    complimented the writing on this before, probably in
    chat.

    I've got this up on my fancy JBL's, and the mix sounds
    great, on the overall... clear, clean, crisp, well delineated.
    The one thing I'd mention, perhaps, is that it sounds
    just slightly "distant"... as you know, I'm not the best
    guy around to discuss sound treatment, so -- take that
    with consideration of the infirmities of the source... lol.

    I'll tell you, you've really come a long way with JABB;
    there are parts of this that would just about fool me!

    All my best,


    David
    www.DavidSosnowski.com
    .
    Thank you. I will work on the "distant" issue, I think some of the issue is that everything is at the same "depth", Need to work out how to make hte trumpets sound father back (behing) the other two sections.
    //
    // Ars longa, vita brevis
    // http://edosbear.blogspot.com/
    //

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    Re: SuperDry [Big Band JABB]

    Quote Originally Posted by Ed Sharpe
    Thank you.
    As for placement, so yo mean move a whole section to one side of the other? Or individual players?
    I do know there is no "depth" difference between the the horn sections.
    Precisely. Leading Stage (Jazz and Show) Bands for many years, I'm used to sections being distinct when their parts are distinct, which are the parts that "play themselves." The band leader is mainly a timekeeper. Then, when sections need to blend, or polyphonic passages need to be balanced, the band leader is the conductor. Easier to do if sections are separate, and clearly defined.

    I guess I'm suggesting you don your Walter Mitty suit and lead the band. Then take the nuances you brought out and sketch them into your notation. You already did most of this, from what I've heard . . . but if the 1st Trombone is blowing in the Lead Alto's ear, it's hard for the Alto to stick to his chart. Make your decisions based on your place as band leader . . . you won't go wrong!

    And it's still a nice, swinging arrangement.

    Joe

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    Re: SuperDry [Big Band JABB]

    Joe:

    Thank you.

    I have uplaoded a new mix to the same location.

    Ed
    //
    // Ars longa, vita brevis
    // http://edosbear.blogspot.com/
    //

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    Re: SuperDry [Big Band JABB]

    Quote Originally Posted by Ed Sharpe
    Joe:

    Thank you.

    I have uplaoded a new mix to the same location.

    Ed


    (foot tappin' throughout . . . )

    Great! It played back through my JABB, and it cooked!





    Joe

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