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  • Recordings from my latest project (very jazz-ish)

    This is with two local legends (drummer and bassist) and myself and a vibraphonist as the soloists/comp'ers.



    These are just straight up live recording of a few songs (we are up to about 3 hours of music so far).



    The vibe is a melodic-free-less-is-more-dynamic-thing, with a WHOLE LOT of listening to each other. The drummer and bassist are solid as ****************, and myself and the vibes player try and create one sound together as in we will often play in each others space to strengthen the moment as well as distance ourselves to create a wider harmonic sound. We also try to develop "hand offs" from melody soloist to soloist, to melody. You can tell we are all listening to each other and are going for a "musical-soulmate" type sound.



    The mix of music goes everywhere from Pat Metheny, Gary Burton, John Abercrombie, Chick Corea, Oregon/Towner, Allman Brothers, originals, standards, classic pop stuff, etc...



    Regardless, other than the one page lead sheet, it's all improvisation...as a group though, not just as a soloist. We are just getting out to play live these days. We did a few private/corporate parties over the holidays and are gearing up for our first public appearances. We aren't in this one for the money (although, we'll probably still make more money our first time in at venues that Chicken Monkey has played multiple times, but that's a given) but instead are playing places that dig this music. With the background/experience depth of this group, where we play is nothing but our picking and choosing.



    Anyways, enjoy one original and two pop tunes...



    http://test.mikedodge.com/mvdmusic/m...seaofrains.mp3

    http://test.mikedodge.com/mvdmusic/m...zabethreed.mp3

    http://test.mikedodge.com/mvdmusic/m...anegyptian.mp3
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    Music is nicely executed (if overlong and rambling) but the gratuitous cheap shot at Chicken Monkey just makes me think - "yeah, what a dick".
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    • #3
      Maybe I'll just leave this here:








      The series launches this week with a stripped-down version of The Northern Skies, a talented and energetic folk-rock outfit led by Eric Engblade. It continues with Mike Dodge
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      • #4
        I liked it.

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          I'm sure we all remember where this left off...well we played that gig last night. Every table was full from 5:30 to 90. I think I can honestly say that the tip/perk we received on top of our rate was probably more than CM is going into the gig for. Yes, killer night. Were you there CM???

           

          Oh and here is us doing John Abercromie's Timeless...

           

          http://test.mikedodge.com/mvdmusic/miked/mythinplace/timeless.mp3

           

          Enjoy

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          http://www.mikedodge.com
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          Hint for online instructors...play the example in it's entirety, THEN talk about it for 5 minutes.

          The only good liberal is a...well, we're still trying to figure out the answer to that one.

          Uma is a motorik.

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          • cx04332
            cx04332 commented
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            Nice mix.  Good tones. Good interplay between the musicians. 



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