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Cantaloupe Island-Backing Trac

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Jan 2, 2011 | 12:52 PM EST
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6.6 MB
2 min 55 sec
4.11 / 5.00

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Rated 4.11 / 5 stars
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"Cantaloupe Island" is a jazz standard composed by Herbie Hancock. It was one of the first examples of a modal jazz composition set to a funky beat.
This is just the backing track for it, as part of my "Jazz Masterclass" forum thread.
Introduction 8 bars, then structure repeats 5 times, last with an outro.

Composed by Herbie Hancock.
Track arranged and sequenced by Mihai Sorohan in 2011.



Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Us3 would be proud. Flip Fantasia, baby!


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Nice rendition of this awesome track! I've been struggling to find a good free backing track for this one, so thanks :D

As mentioned in another review, it's not very fancy, but I find this kind of style really fits as a backing track.

sorohanro responds:

Glad that you like it :)


Rated 5 / 5 stars


smooth olskool jazz. reminds me of the jazz i've listnened when i was little on my dads records. thank you for the nice memories =)


Rated 5 / 5 stars

I love Herbie...

...Thought much of his songs sound the same, as example of this song right here sounding much like Watermelon Man.

But who am I to judge anyways, they sound great, so it doesn't matter!

For the interpretation, you go for the safe side, since it's a standard backing track, and it's way OK to do so.

Diggin' the Hammon, it's a shame though there wasn't any trumpet, thought it probably didn't suit the style anyways!

So good job with that, I'll try to find a way to record a solo over this anytime soon.

Samuel H├ębert

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sorohanro responds:

Thanks for review.
I think trumpet would fit there very good, I even plan to record one, but the main reason of making this is to provide a backing track for others to put their solos :)
I look forward to hear your solo.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Pretty Nice

Love the flow of this its sweet keep it up

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sorohanro responds:

Thanks :)