real book

May 6, 2007 10:10 AM

Hi, This is not what you can call a song : rather a collection of recordings pasted together. As in the Real Book, some standards are included. But this track also includes sounds taken from the real world, like a street scene, or rehearsals. It is a deliberate effort to try to match apparently unrelated recordings, from different sources. The Real Book, paradoxically, features charts for some idealistic land. Here, I wanted to use sounds both from the inside (music) and from the outside (raw field recordings) to see how ironically they are related and to provide some contrast. What you're about to hear : a saxophone playing Don Quichotte, a late night Dulcinea, two versions of a standard, and guitar comments.

posted by nicolin (2 comments total)

Maybe my summary wasn't attractive enough.. Well, give this one a chance : two versions of a duke ellington standard and basie blues changes are included...
posted by nicolin at 10:33 AM on May 9, 2007

i dig. 'sgotta real nice mellow feel throughout and the sax playing is endearingly loose and casual. i also like that the dialog isn't in english. makes it a perfect background for writing.
posted by es_de_bah at 9:38 PM on June 3, 2007

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