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Freddie the Freeloader

Me and my Swedish guitar player friend Gus are working on a jazz guitar/bass duo project. In this rehearsal recording we play one of the easiest jazz songs ever written and still somehow manage to fuck it up (NFSW, some swear words at the beginning). Also, the furnace is running for pretty much the whole take. Sorry about that.
posted by CarrotAdventure on Feb 11, 2019 - 1 comment

2016 Buh Bye!

I, for one, welcome our new 2017 overlords. Written and recorded on a Zoom H4, New Year's Day 2017.
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Jan 2, 2017 - 4 comments

Schwankfeld's Blues

Off of my combo's demo, this is a 12 bar blues I wrote in college, the changes are a little... non-standard. [more inside]
posted by Gygesringtone on Oct 14, 2011 - 4 comments

Hymn to the Preciousness of Human Frailty

Here's a new recording I made last night. It's a song of my own composition. I feel like it's a strong interpretation, and I think my style is becoming more personal. [more inside]
posted by koeselitz on Oct 9, 2011 - 1 comment

Frystgh

A 59 second original jazz tune. [more inside]
posted by kozad on Aug 17, 2011 - 7 comments

HAPPY HOUR CAN LAST ALL NIGHT (Instrumental)

A little bit of Jazz topped with a few blues riffs on a funky little plate placed on a table of natural ambiance. [more inside]
posted by The Audio Invasion on Nov 15, 2009 - 3 comments

Last Orders (aka Tom Waits For No Man)

Another one from an acoustic-based set recorded some time ago now. A giant cliche in a way, I suppose - but it has a kind of addled charm... [more inside]
posted by MajorDundee on May 27, 2009 - 1 comment

Too Blue

"This was an improvisation, actually the second take (Blue 2, or "Too Blue"), during which I had the memory of the Monterey Jazz festival firmly planted in my head, remembering the incredible musicians and music I heard all over the fairgrounds, playing jazz, soul, and lots 'n lots of blues…" ~ Laurie Z.
posted by Zebra Productions on May 26, 2009 - 5 comments

Mean to Me

Back to practicing new repertoire with my freakishly adorable guitarist Barry. Yay! Sooo, here's a pretty straight and peppy little version of an old standard tune by Fats Waller. [more inside]
posted by miss lynnster on Oct 17, 2008 - 6 comments

real book

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 on May 6, 2007 - 2 comments

After You Get What You Want, You Don't Want It (piano/vocal)

Another 2006 CD rehearsal. I love timeless lyrics... and this 1920 tune by Irving Berlin captures human nature perfectly. It was repopularized by an arm-swinging Marilyn Monroe in the 1953 film Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. The Nat King Cole Trio did it better though.
Piano fabulousness by the astoundingly talented (and now Grammy Nominated!) Tamir Hendelman

posted by miss lynnster on Jan 24, 2007 - 3 comments

Love Me or Leave Me (bass/vocal)

Ok, so here's my spin on another old song. This Walter Donaldson/Gus Kahn composition was first featured in Florenz Zeigfield's 1928 Broadway musical Whoopee, starring Eddie Cantor & Ruth Etting, who took the song to #2 on the charts. In 1955, Doris Day starred in a biographical movie about Etting called "Love Me or Leave Me" & her updated rendition became a giant hit. Flash forward to 1967... Nina Simone turned this hokey old Ziegfeld tune into a completely reworked masterpiece of piano & voice (download link is at bottom). My own version (heard best live, I think) is definitely inspired by Nina's, but it could never compare to hers -- I just do my own thing & try to make it my own a bit. It's a fun song to do... audiences seem to love it. Incredible basswork once again provided by bass God Chris Conner.
posted by miss lynnster on Jan 20, 2007 - 10 comments

Cry Me A River

Happy Sunday, hive mind! Well, I haven't been performing jazz much since moving to the Bay area. I'll confess, I've missed my musicians in LA (see song title) & just haven't found my niche/comfort zone up here yet. For a while, I was commuting down South to work on a CD but it got to be too difficult... so my musical life has been in limbo & this year I REALLY hope to change that. If you folks say you'd like to hear more mp3s, I do have some. And hey... if there's someone out there who would seriously like to collaborate with (or hire) this chick singer... I'm all ears and open to advice. I also take requests! :) I miss singing for people... (Incredible basswork courtesy of the fab-u-lous Chris Conner, my dear friend)
posted by miss lynnster on Jan 14, 2007 - 12 comments

Autumn Fell

Blues Lounge Rock - from my band's 2006 demo.
posted by OverlappingElvis on Jul 19, 2006 - 4 comments

Scarlet Blues

I originally wrote this for two purposes: my A Level Music, and the soundtrack for a short detective film I was making at the time. It is performed by a local youth big band and features Lotto on lead trumpet. I'm playing bass clarinet in there somewhere, prizes if you can hear it.
posted by Orange Goblin on Jun 30, 2006 - 3 comments

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