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#449821 - 04/03/18 09:57 PM Montuno's A Day in the Life of a Fool
Mark79100 Offline
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Montuno.......this is another "keeper" for me. I like the tune and I like the way your band presented it.

A question here. Is that you playing the piano ride in the middle of the song? It's really tasty. Doesn't reach out and smack you in the face. Smooth, gentle, part of the steady flow of music that makes this rendition so listenable. Horn player too....."sweet and gentle"

Mark


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Black Orpheus (A Day In The Life Of A Fool) - Montunaman in Synthzone.mp3 (49 downloads)


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#449946 - 04/05/18 08:48 AM Re: Montuno's A Day in the Life of a Fool [Re: Mark79100]
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Yep, Paul is an awesome keyboard players, I had the privilege seeing him live many occasions in the past
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#449982 - 04/06/18 04:55 AM Re: Montuno's A Day in the Life of a Fool [Re: Mark79100]
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Wow, thanks so much Mark for listening to this after all these years. Yes, I recorded the piano part with a GEM digital that a friend lent me. The bass and percussion were just plain old auto accompaniment from a Tyros 2. The trumpet player was a neighbor of mine. He actually has played with some big names acts in the gospel and R&B circut but his jazz playing is pretty smokin’

I’ m glad you reminded out this track. I feel it’s unfinished. I’d like to go back and recorded a live bass and percussion section and maybe put a vocal too.
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#449983 - 04/06/18 04:59 AM Re: Montuno's A Day in the Life of a Fool [Re: Mark79100]
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Hey Tye! Thanks man. Where you’ve been! ?!
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#450050 - 04/07/18 11:26 PM Re: Montuno's A Day in the Life of a Fool [Re: montunoman]
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Paul....I'm an acute subscriber to the saying: "give credit where credit is due." That was really fine playing....your piano "ride"....it fit right into the slot. My version of the song is good but a little too aggressive.

Here's your song with tempo cut in half. I studied it to hear your jazz licks. Maybe someone else would like to hear what you were playing also.

I find it to be interesting that you share traits with others I've recently mentioned here........Don Mason, 124, Jim (Zuki) and anyone I left out. You're humble folks and you all generate good music and civility and warmth in personality. I'm wondering which comes first......the character traits or the good playing? Which leads to which?

Mark

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#450057 - 04/08/18 05:20 AM Re: Montuno's A Day in the Life of a Fool [Re: Mark79100]
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Mark your playing was good and let's stop there.

John C.

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#450063 - 04/08/18 10:21 AM Re: Montuno's A Day in the Life of a Fool [Re: bruno123]
Mark79100 Offline
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Originally Posted By bruno123
Mark your playing was good and let's stop there


"Good" doesn't mean a "hill of beans." It's how you connect with an audience. I'm very flashy with my music. I "connect"........but I'd rather be playing like Jim and Paul.

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#450068 - 04/08/18 03:34 PM Re: Montuno's A Day in the Life of a Fool [Re: Mark79100]
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Mark - I wish I had those fast “ flashy” fingers of yours!

But thank you so much for really taking the time to listen to my music. You know, us "semi pro" "weekend warriors" types like me make these CD's with the idea of giving them out to our friends, family, and perspective
clients. We're pretty much lucky if someone listens to our music a couple of times. The CD's end up in a land fill or lost in cyber space. I'm truly honored a professional such as your self would take notice to my music. Thanks bro!


Edited by montunoman (04/09/18 06:08 AM)
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