East Of The Sun West Of The Moon

February 28, 2010 10:21 AM

This is a cover of the jazz standard. I sing and play upright bass, and have a buddy on guitar.

I've always had a thing for jazz musicians who get on the vocal mic even though they don't have near the voice training/practice they do on their instruments. There's charm in the often thin, nasaly, slightly out-of-tune performances. A buddy and I were in the studio brainstorming songs to do and grabbed a vocal mic.

posted by nonmyopicdave (4 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

Well this has set my mood for the rest of the evening! The instrumentation is really great and your vocal is more innocent and charming than thin, nasaly, slightly out-of-tune.

This sounds like something from a movie in which you definitely get the girl!

(BASSFIGHT? Ha, kidding, you're the King!)
posted by snsranch at 4:40 PM on March 1, 2010

Thanks for posting, this felt intimate and a bit like a secret. Great playing by both of you.
posted by edlundart at 9:18 PM on March 1, 2010

Thanks! I think "innocent" and "intimate" are good descriptions of our little duo. We keep rediscovering that less is more so we end up playing these classic tunes just straight up. No irony. No flash. And with fewer and fewer notes each time. I'm not sure this is going to get us fame and fortune, but it sure makes for satisfying performances.

Believe it or not, we found a drummer who matches the aesthetic. She's not super fluent in jazz drums, but she plays so sparsely that she doesn't show her ass.

(Bassfight! You're immortalized in the lyric snsranch!)
posted by nonmyopicdave at 9:46 PM on March 1, 2010

Nicely done.
posted by AppleSeed at 7:48 PM on April 17, 2010

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