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The Trombone Blues

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A bit of an experiment with emulating the sound of an old record... I've been listening to too many old jazz recordings.

Trombone, whistling, tenorhorn, the kazoo (don't ask) near the end, and the hardly-noticeable zither supplementing Banjo played by myself. Piano is the Honky Tonk from EWQL Goliath and the drums (i.e. woodblock taps) are loops out of Spitfire Albion. I might upload a higher fidelity version later for comparison...

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*Bnnwooo* (That opening, just *bravo*)

Pretty good, I like it. But in the sense of kind of 'video game style loop' (yes I am aware it is not a video game song ~_o) it doesn't really loop because of the cut at the end, I mean the kind of 'snowy' sounds do loop amazingly but...meh...other than that it's great! (A bit disappointed that it didn't loop the way I thought it would how ever <;], but what can you do other than listen to that awesome trombone?)

samulis responds:

Yeah, the track isn't intended to loop. Lol, I dunno why I checked the loop box, haha. I'll uncheck that now. :P

Oh gods, this sounds like something straight out of one of Sidney Bichet's 1930 Albums, full of improvised jumble and whatnot. Especially love that (pseudo?)-half cadence at the end with the kazoo.
There are a couple of latency issues with your trombone playing and the track, but it's barely noticeable, just nit-picking. Now it's time to study moar jazz sam!

samulis responds:

Bleh. Get out. :P

Actually the latency stuff was kinda my fault. The piano part starts right off and I couldn't quite get enough time to prep for the flutter-tongue gliss of evilness so I had to bump everything over and record the trombone track with a lead-in. it probably didn't line up fully. Plus it was 2 AM.

I'm surprised no one has gone crazy about how it ends on the IV chord. :D

Very great Sam, very clever haha :P

samulis responds:

What, did you find the cowbe-, I mean uh, Kazoo? ;)

Haha yeah ..this is fun.
I’m picturing someone on their porch whistling away on their rocker along to their favorite tune being played on a phonograph.

samulis responds:

If I could spend my life doing that, I would be so happy.

Fun to listen to! You have captured the 20ties flair quite well :D Keep on the jazz!

samulis responds:

Thanks Chris! I'm really getting into this... maybe I can find some other people and jam! :D

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4.65 / 5.00

Dec 4, 2013
1:18 AM EST
File Info
1.9 MB
1 min 4 sec

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