Dizzy Gillespie Quintet f/ Skrillex - One Note Samba (1968, RARE!!)

April 1, 2015 8:43 PM

Long considered a forgotten masterpiece, this meeting of master jazz artists took place almost 50 years ago in Munich, leaving the audience speechless. Features Skrillex on the Wobble Bass, James Moody on flute, and Lalo Schifrin on piano

Note: This is not a remix or a mashup of audio recordings; I started from scratch with chord charts, and played each of the instruments myself one by one.. Because you know, I had 4 hours to spend on an April Fools gag today and was totally not procrastinating on something way more important and time-sensitive

posted by jake (11 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite

This is fantastic. Really captures the feel of the era. Are those real instruments or synths?
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 9:56 PM on April 1, 2015


Synths! Played with an electronic MIDI saxophone(!!!?!) My day job mostly involves making virtual instruments sound as lifelike as possible; Indie games rarely have the budget for full live studio recordings (though I do get to hire live players occasionally, like this month! YAY!)

It's not as painstaking and tedious as it used to be, though, since modern virtual instruments are amazingly dynamic and responsive, you can pretty much play intuitively and it'll sound pretty convincing.

The times we live in!
posted by jake at 10:38 PM on April 1, 2015 [2 favorites]


I'm fairly familiar with your composing and producing, but I really had no idea you had performance chops like this! It all has a fantastic feel.
posted by ignignokt at 7:02 AM on April 2, 2015


Flagged as Fantastic in hopes of attracting some podcast love.
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 8:44 AM on April 2, 2015


I kept expecting a drop but the nice little wobble indulgence toward the end caught me off guard. Jaunty!
posted by Abon Sapi at 9:45 AM on April 2, 2015


Stunning.
posted by maxsparber at 1:36 PM on April 3, 2015


Yeah, this is really fantastic. I've been away from MeFiMusic for a while, and I come back to this and, honestly, I don't think I'm worthy.
posted by The World Famous at 4:07 PM on April 3, 2015


This is craaaaaazy good.
posted by cortex at 11:23 AM on April 6, 2015


Wow.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 2:57 PM on April 8, 2015


Damn, son! ....aaaand there goes my stock again. It's a fire sale over here.
posted by Doleful Creature at 10:50 PM on April 21, 2015


Wow. This rocks hard.
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 11:02 PM on May 6, 2015


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