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St. Thomas - Sorohanro

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Date
10/01/2008
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2.4 MB
2 min 7 sec
Score
4.04 / 5.00

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Author Comments

"St. Thomas" is perhaps the most recognizable instrumental in the repertoire of American jazz tenor saxophonist Sonny Rollins, who is usually credited as its composer. However, it is actually based on a traditional nursery song from the Virgin Islands, which Rollins' mother sang to him when he was a child.
I'm playing this tune with several bands for quite a while, now I took time to make a version all by myself, started as a backing reference track for my new Latin music project and ended on NG for "The 3 Instrument Challenge".

Mihai Sorohan - trumpet, piano, bass programing
Drum loops from "Siliconbeats"

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beemerk12ltbeemerk12lt

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Yeah Baby!

I think this could sound cool played by a drum and bugle corp, maybe at the halftime during a New Orleans Saints game.


sorohanro responds:

Maybe it will... maybe it will.
Thanx for review.


Zero123MusicZero123Music

Rated 5 / 5 stars

haha I played this xD

on my saxophone :P it's a great tune, well done for playing it so well ^^


sorohanro responds:

Thanx man.
Maybe we can make a collab on this one ;)


AuntjemimatronAuntjemimatron

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Nice

Bright and easy. : )

Dachampster, you're review was overworded and fairly unintelligible. Listenability = terrible word. Also, there is virtually no difference between 'okay' and 'ACCeptional', there are, in fact, synonyms.

Thanks but try harder next time.


sorohanro responds:

Eh, I don't mind people having their own opinion on my music. At least they have to listen to it to have an opinion, even a bad one.

Thanx for review and for the good mark.


DachampsterDachampster

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Okay, but...

Melody: 1/2
Bass: 1/2
Drum: 1/2
Effort: 2/2
Listenability: 2/2
Catchiness: 2/2
Smoothness: 2/2
Structure: 2/2
Instrument use: 2/2
Mood: 2/2
OVERALL: 16/20 = 8/10

Good: Nice smoothness and mood, and its a good catchy tune. I really liked the trumpet here. I also play the trumpet in my band.

Bad: It seemed at times the instruments didnt really match. Did you record most things using a metronome at the same time? Because that would help. The bass was okay, not exceptional. The drum sounded messy at times. The trumpet sometimes went off a bit, but thats what happens with live recording. It was a little too subtle, like the intensity of the last few notes was perfect. You should have used that bit of intensity throughout the entire song, to give it a bit more of a upbeat feel. Because in order for the song to be lazy and slow, you need more instruments than you did. I understand that this is for a 3 instrument challenge, but you can do more than that with 3 instruments and a drum.

Not bad though.


sorohanro responds:

Thank you for review.
About rhythm... well, what you might call messy is in fact the Latin way of arranging rhythm, accents don't fall on he first beat but on the last half of the 4-th beat, so the drums seem to go ahead the melody. That is what make people dance (I mean Salsa).

The recording is not made only using a metronome, in fact most of the track is sequenced.
Well, I suggest the you listen to some more Latin music (I recommend Michel Camilo, Arturo Sandoval and Paquito D'Rivera).
Hope you'll like more some of my other tracks ;)


ZorconZorcon

Rated 4 / 5 stars

good

You did a good job on ths.


sorohanro responds:

thanx for review