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Old 05-18-2011, 04:47 PM   #1
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A video of ass-kicking and name-taking

I was just reminded of this video a few days ago, and thought I'd share. It's me and a trumpeter having too much fun on stage. Reasons you should spend the 8 minutes to listen to it all include: (i) the trumpeter -- my god, Nick is good at what he does -- and (ii) that you like me.

I wrote this over winter break as part of my ongoing project, "Just Water and Sunshine," the goal of which is to fuse various forms of distinctly American music with other musics, sometimes equally American, but not always. This particular piece was intended to mix blues scales and gypsy scales into one piece. As I was writing it, I realized I needed -- NEEDED -- a trumpet, so I called up my friend and this was set into motion. Things added: Latin jazz, film noir. So this is the gypsy blues noir latin jazz song that I wrote, and pulled a fan-freaking-tastic trumpeter in to solo on. He'd only even heard the music through three or four times, and he kept up with the key/scale changes (which at parts came every few seconds). I hope you like it. Lyrically, it just shows my disenchantment with organized religion and philosopher kings, and my obsession with John Henry.

TL;DR: This is the gypsy blues noir latin jazz song that I wrote, and pulled a trumpeter in to solo on. I hope you like it!

Feel free to tell me all my failings so I can do better next time, because that's what I'm posting here for. If I want praise I can always go to my close friends, who are too kind to say mean things.
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Old 05-19-2011, 11:27 AM   #2
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From the thread title, I was expecting something more like this:

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Old 05-19-2011, 11:42 AM   #3
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I liked it. Don't really have much in the way of critiques, but I thought it was pretty awesome.
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