The vocals were a little bit too dry for the mix of the instrumentals, in my opinion. Maybe it's just the mix in general...it sounds too real in the forefront! Hahahahaha. I guess I like hearing a slightly more cavernous club ambience. Anyways, nice groove and great assortment of brass. You're so lucky to get to work with live players so often. I thought the lyrics had awkward pacing, but they still worked. Welp...in the end it's a really nice song!
The vox is still a WIP for now, I did them last minute at my apartment instead of at the studio because of some stupid scheduling issue. It was insane that we got it done quickly enough to show off the film the song was in the very next morning. Thanks for the feedback, I'll be working on these things more this week. Also I was going for more of a feel that the recording was from 1940-1950. On my website I made vinyl versions that make it sound pretty authentic--- http://www.matthewpablo.com/archives/new-jazz-film-score-11-17-13
Very well done - reminds me of several (fitzgerald and miles davis) versions of "my funny valentine". Cant say more than: THIS IS BEAUTIFUL! Everyone of the team did a great job. No weak points. Maybe we could compose some jazz together someday!
All the best and keep it up!
You nailed my influence of this track! I've actually spend some time re-mixing the vox as it was kind of rushed. You can see updated versions, other jazz tracks we recorded, and bonus "vinyl" versions as well! Thanks for your review. Here's the link. Enjoy! http://www.matthewpablo.com/archives/new-jazz-film-score-11-17-13
The trumpet's melody in the beginning really reminds me of Miles Davis on My Funny Valentine. Really well done composition. I'm really impressed. I also watched the film on your website, and let me say that this was amazing as a song for a film, as it really captured the essence of the shots. magnificent. thanks for making this :)
Thanks! I'm glad you liked it, and the film as well. It's important to understand sometimes what some things are for since the compositional concepts will be more geared towards complimenting a film or a game.
Just awesome, Your right the vocals are what was missing in the instrumental version. Please give my compliments to everyone who put in the hard work it took to make this.