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Topic: "Top Hat"-Jazz instrumental

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    "Top Hat"-Jazz instrumental

    All Garritan Jazz & Big Band 3 instrumentation
    Sequencer/studio-Samplitude Music Studio 2008

    Written, arranged & performed by John Bowen


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    Re: "Top Hat"-Jazz instrumental

    This is a very nice, easy-listening piece, John. It sort of fits the mood I'm in today, having just completed the fanfare... but I'm not going to write another fanfare on this piece!

    But you do have some nice thematic material to work with in this one... something people can hum or sing in their heads after they hear it, which is not true of much of my music.

    Please keep up the good work!

    Arvid Hand

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    I enjoyed the work as well.

    "Top Hat" sets a great stage; relaxed, loose, and a bit of glamor and charm.

    Liked the "brassy" growl at times.

    Very nice...

    "...Wiktor's a Jekyll-Hyde personality..." - Lycos Music

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    Re: "Top Hat"-Jazz instrumental

    I liked the easy, laid-back swing of this piece,
    John... it's the kind of thing you can just kick
    back, close your eyes, and float with.

    There's an unpretentious character about this,
    real and down-to-earth... nice job on it.

    All the best,

    David Sosnowski

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    Re: "Top Hat"-Jazz instrumental

    voclizer -

    Nice composition, John. It's been a while since I've listened to anything like a moderately sized jazz ensemble with a 3 of 4 or 5 horns. It's fun writing for these sized ensembles. I liked the voicings that you gave your horns. I also liked how you thoughtfully arranged your piece as a jazz piece. It's a nicely developed arrangement.

    Have you ever performed it live? I would LOVE to hear this piece played by live musicians! (I miss going out to pubs to hear good jazz music. It's been a very long time. . . )

    Thanks for sharing your music, John.

    Music and humor are healthy for the soul.

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    Re: "Top Hat"-Jazz instrumental

    Quote Originally Posted by efiebke View Post
    Have you ever performed it live?
    No. I haven't the means to do so.
    Thanks for taking the time to listen and comment. Glad you like it!

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