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    Sorta Alto Rag

    A solo for alto & piano in a Ragtime style.

    Gary

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    Hi Gary,

    A clever twisted rag you came up with! I really liked all of the chromatic modernism applied to a polar opposite genre . You really made it work and kept my ear interested (and my toe tapping, too!).

    Just one small suggestion: the sax seemed to slightly overpower the overall sound. To my ear, just a bit of a backoff on its overall volume would have put the perspective in perfect balance.

    A small issue, thoug... I thought this was a well-rewarded risk and executed very nicely. Kudos!

    Danny

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    Re: Sorta Alto Rag

    Thanks for listening, Danny. I just listened on speaker for the first time and I see what you mean about the alto. I only listened on headphones and the diffeence wasn't so pronounced.
    I used the 3rd alto in the JBB.
    Gary

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    Gary -

    I listened to this Rag several times, interspersed with listening to your "Suite of Change." I really like this one. It "sounds" to me in many ways. Also, there's something about it that hasn't quite hit me, yet. Something about it, as yet unrealized, makes me like it a great deal. I'm not sure if it's a technical element (jazz-like "quoting" of quasi ragtime in a "modern" piece?) or the melodic theme, or perhaps it's just that the whole thing holds together well for me.

    In any event, thank you for sharing this with us. It's a keeper.


    Joe

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    Re: Sorta Alto Rag

    Thanks for listening, Joe.
    I think that's the element of music that get;s to all of us. An unspoken message that we each interpret based on our own experiences.
    I actually have developed the wind piece more. It's already passed p. 1 without comment. It's newer title is A JESTER IN A WORLD OF KNAVES I, II & III.
    Gary

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    What a curious admixture! But then, I do like the unusual.
    Neat piece!

    Nice job on the writing, Gary. You need to work on the
    levels, though.

    Best,


    David
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    Re: Sorta Alto Rag

    Thanks for listening, David.
    I agree on the alto. I would have redone it, but it disappeared quickly.
    Gary

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    Gary

    A neat little piece.

    The piano does need some V's though.

    Well done


    Ron

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    Re: Sorta Alto Rag

    Thanks for listening, Ron.
    By V's, do you mean Five chords or what?
    Gary

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    Re: Sorta Alto Rag

    I don't think I've ever heard elements of rag used like this.

    You have quite a unique approach to music form.

    That sax is sure struttin' it's stuff.



    Phil

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