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#190053 - 04/18/07 10:46 AM Video Clip of gig
Anonymous
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Hi,

I know this is unrelated to arranger keyboards, so forgive me for that.

A friend brought a video camera to a gig my band JazzItUp did last week. Click
HERE to have a look and listen.

Hope you like it,

Dave

P.S. Any guesses on the changes being played under the familiar melody? We did the actual song earlier in the evening and our sax player threw in a little of the TV theme into his solo. So for this last song of the evening we decided to do the complete merging of the two songs.


[This message has been edited by WDMcM (edited 04-18-2007).]

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#190054 - 04/18/07 10:54 AM Re: Video Clip of gig
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Great stuff...love the tune..."Meet the Flinstones"...nice arrangement...cool call and response with the sax.

Ian

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#190055 - 04/18/07 10:56 AM Re: Video Clip of gig
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Nice job Dave and group!

Btw, any new arranger products upcoming from Gem?

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#190056 - 04/18/07 11:21 AM Re: Video Clip of gig
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Nice job. It's so nice to see an honest-to-god TWO-handed piano player these days.

chas
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#190057 - 04/18/07 11:26 AM Re: Video Clip of gig
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Yeah, chas.... You all know my views about HAVING to give up my left hand to the tyranny of inputting chords over and over again, when a Chord Sequencer would mean you only have to do it ONCE, and then you can go and play two-fisted for all the subsequent choruses.

Anybody that CAN play two-fisted should be screaming for this 'feature' but the silence is deafening! Surely there can't be THAT few two handed players here..?
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#190058 - 04/18/07 11:29 AM Re: Video Clip of gig
Stephenm52 Offline
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Cool stuff!!

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#190059 - 04/18/07 11:33 AM Re: Video Clip of gig
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YABBA DABBA DO! What fun!

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#190060 - 04/18/07 12:44 PM Re: Video Clip of gig
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Great and very energic performance! What is your keyboard setup? I could recognize the Promega 3 (I wouldn't expect you to play anything else ), but what is the small keyboard above it?

Kind regards,
Tommy

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#190061 - 04/18/07 12:49 PM Re: Video Clip of gig
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Hi guys,
Thanks for the kind words.
To comment on Diki's post, I use Piano Mode on the Genesys almost exclusively when playing with styles. Piano Mode scans the entire keyboard for chord recognition. And I also assign a footswitch to Chord Freeze which basically defeats the chord recognition while the switch is engaged making it possible to play all over the keyboard and be as wildly erratic as I want without the auto-chord changes going crazy.
Chris, I am sure there will be another pro arranger/workstation coming, but I know of nothing at this very moment.
Best Regards,
Dave

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#190062 - 04/18/07 01:23 PM Re: Video Clip of gig
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Excellent, I thoroughly enjoyed it! Great playing. Thanks for sharing.

Graham
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#190063 - 04/18/07 01:37 PM Re: Video Clip of gig
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Nice KB chops, thanks for sharing.

Glenn

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#190064 - 04/18/07 01:47 PM Re: Video Clip of gig
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Thanx for sharing Dave the pro sounds real nice WTG!!

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#190065 - 04/18/07 01:53 PM Re: Video Clip of gig
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Great GREAT stuff ... thank you ...
t.
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#190066 - 04/18/07 03:07 PM Re: Video Clip of gig
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Dave,

Thanks for the clip. Good work. I'll try to get down to see you soon. Tell JB I said "hi".

Diki -

I love to play my left hand chords. I spent an entire lifetime attempting to master theory. You know, there is a lot of imagination and creativity that goes along with arranger playing. It's not about just playing chords.

However, I would like to explore the feature you speak of....

zuki
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#190067 - 04/18/07 03:57 PM Re: Video Clip of gig
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yes Dave !! I really enjoyed that. I also play my arranger in full piano mode.

Thanks for posting.
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#190068 - 04/18/07 08:32 PM Re: Video Clip of gig
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Hi Dave,

great stuff!!!
A joy to watch and listen to.
As always you demonstrated great chops on the keyboard.
Liked the Sax, Bass and Drums too.

Thanks for sharing.

Eric
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#190069 - 04/20/07 12:10 AM Re: Video Clip of gig
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My guess is Yard Bird Suite for the background changes. Clever work.

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#190070 - 04/20/07 03:42 AM Re: Video Clip of gig
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Very cool indeed!
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#190071 - 04/20/07 06:05 AM Re: Video Clip of gig
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Quote:
Originally posted by FAEbGBD:
My guess is Yard Bird Suite for the background changes. Clever work.


Hey, we have a winner!

Thanks for playing.

Dave

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#190072 - 04/20/07 10:38 PM Re: Video Clip of gig
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SUPER KQQL,
thanks for sharing.
reminds me of the way WE USED TO PLAY back only 50 or 60 years ago
Best to you and your group. Keep on keeping on
Bebop
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#190073 - 04/21/07 02:43 PM Re: Video Clip of gig
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that was really early in the morning you were playing? beacsue i noticed that in the window behind it was darker at the beginning of the video, that it became lighter towards the end.

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#190074 - 04/21/07 04:40 PM Re: Video Clip of gig
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Quote:
Originally posted by Vadim:
that was really early in the morning you were playing? beacsue i noticed that in the window behind it was darker at the beginning of the video, that it became lighter towards the end.


Wow, I didn't even notice that! Actually the time was around 11:00PM. I guess the street lights must have kicked on during that song. Good observation.

Best Regards,

Dave

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#190075 - 04/21/07 10:06 PM Re: Video Clip of gig
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Loc: Florida, USA
Thoroughly enjoyed the clip. I was playing drums in jazz groups in the late 60's. Sold my drums in the 70's. But...if your drummer ever quits...let me know. I will get another set just to play with your group.
Eddie

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Wish I had your keyboard chops.

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#190076 - 04/23/07 12:26 PM Re: Video Clip of gig
Composer Ryan Offline
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I haven't been out here on the forums in a while...that was quite entertaining! I liked how you guys were all in sync with each other and had fun with the keys and sax. Nicely done and an entertaining selection of song!

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#190077 - 04/23/07 09:37 PM Re: Video Clip of gig
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Great clip Dave ... great band .... and fantastic keyboard chops !!!!!! You guys really have it down. I loved it.

Hey Wilma open this door!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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#190078 - 04/24/07 05:32 AM Re: Video Clip of gig
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Thanks to everyone for the nice comments. I appreciate it. Now if I can just get the band booked more.

Thanks again,

Dave

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#190079 - 04/24/07 10:22 AM Re: Video Clip of gig
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You the Man Dave! I'm sure if you came back to the Philadelphia area you'd get plenty of bookings. Seems to me that there would be a greater demand for Country music than your good Jazz where you are.

Dave,
How about you posting a tune or two using your Genesys XP? By the time I get round-to-it, Donnie may be retired.
Ciao,
Jerry

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#190080 - 04/27/07 07:49 AM Re: Video Clip of gig
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Quote:
Originally posted by Jerry T:
You the Man Dave! I'm sure if you came back to the Philadelphia area you'd get plenty of bookings. Seems to me that there would be a greater demand for Country music than your good Jazz where you are.

Dave,
How about you posting a tune or two using your Genesys XP? By the time I get round-to-it, Donnie may be retired.
Ciao,
Jerry


Hi Jerry,

If I can get the time over the weekend I will try to post a short video of the Genesys XP for you.

Best Regards,

Dave

P.S. I'm glad you enjoyed the video. And you are right, there are not too many venues for jazz around here and the clubs that are known for jazz are pretty locked up with house players. I have been struggling to get my group booked. A problem that I see is that the word jazz is actually a stumbling block for many club owners and patrons alike. I have tried to focus on tunes that are recognizable so more people will enjoy our music. But I think I made a mistake in naming the band JazzItUp. It seems that the word jazz either conjures up the stereotype of a frenzied jumble of fast notes being played by a drugged out old time bebop player or strangely these days the term is also used for something more close to hip hop. “!?!”
But I’ll keep forging ahead in the hopes that good music will eventually come back around into favor. I would love to come back to Philadelphia, I think. When I lived there I was in a great trio. Played mostly out of Real Book 1 and 2. And even if some of the patrons weren’t really into jazz, they were musically literate enough to understand the effort being made on stage and appreciated the accomplishment of learning to play an instrument well. And they were attentive and applauded. OK, enough complaining, I'm bringing myself down.


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#190081 - 04/27/07 09:11 AM Re: Video Clip of gig
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Dave...sadly, it's true. I have to really watch my reference to playing jazz, except at the "snoot" restaurants, where use of the term "jazz" is part of the image.

Russ

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