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The Space Between Us

(Intro edit). This is the first 6 minutes of a 25 minute improvisation that won't all fit in a 10 mb file. [more inside]
posted by Devils Rancher on Sep 16, 2011 - 6 comments

A Slight Groove

Just a little organ-bass groove with a garageband drum loop. [more inside]
posted by Doleful Creature on Aug 18, 2011 - 1 comment

Frystgh

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

Dust

Archival. Sometimes I surprise myself. Stick with it for a while - it's a grower. [more inside]
posted by MajorDundee on Jun 8, 2011 - 3 comments

Ain't Misbehavin' (#3)

Another cover of this awesome song, which I will be playing until the day I die. I'm getting damned good at stride piano if I do say so myself.
posted by koeselitz on Apr 28, 2011 - 7 comments

Jazz Waltz

A study based on a tutorial in Keyboard magazine. [more inside]
posted by AppleSeed on Mar 28, 2011 - 1 comment

On The Sunny Side Of The Street

I am tired of having a cold. I miss singing too much. And I was thinking... gravelly voices are cool, right? So I finally gave in to the urge; here's me singing and playing my old organ on the old standard by Jimmy McHugh and Dorothy Fields. One take, no mixing, all the crap left in just like I like it. Pretty sloppy, but at least it's got character.
posted by koeselitz on Mar 16, 2011 - 5 comments

song for Jasper

Two dear friends of mine recently had their first child. This is the emotional piano solo I recorded in celebration. I think it's kind of reminiscent of Keith Jarrett.
posted by koeselitz on Mar 11, 2011 - 3 comments

Blue Sketch #1

A demo of a composition of my own I'm working on. If you've got ideas on direction or structure or whatever, comments are welcome. [more inside]
posted by koeselitz on Jan 11, 2011 - 2 comments

My Funny Valentine

A jazz piano solo of the standard by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart. [more inside]
posted by koeselitz on Jan 10, 2011 - 0 comments

That's What I'll Do (For You)

A humorous little jazz number about humans that are in love with their pets. Part of a continuing New Year's Day song project I already posted to MeFi Projects. [more inside]
posted by kakarott999 on Jan 4, 2011 - 3 comments

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

An arrangement for solo electric guitar.
posted by gallus on Nov 26, 2010 - 20 comments

20202020

The first track finished in my NaSoAlMo/hometpng efforts. Long live November! [more inside]
posted by tmcw on Nov 15, 2010 - 3 comments

MelancholyReed

improvised jazz solo on accordion. Turned in for college credit as a melody exercise. [more inside]
posted by Jenkiins on Nov 5, 2010 - 0 comments

Säkkijärven Polkka

An improvisational rendition of the classic Finnish folk tune on piano and bass, folk jazz style. [more inside]
posted by motty on Sep 21, 2010 - 4 comments

Misty

I recorded this for a dear old friend who'd requested it; it has myself playing a really trashy old guitar and my wheezy accordion and singing. Yes, it's senselessly sentimental, but there's something sweet about it. [more inside]
posted by koeselitz on Sep 11, 2010 - 3 comments

Thaumaturgis

An Evening With... edition 3.3 brings you something a little different. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Jul 18, 2010 - 0 comments

Jazzsick

Mel Torme in hell. What started out as a tribute to Norwegian improv giants Supersilent became an outtake from Zappa's Lumpy Gravy. Kinda...
posted by Jonesisdying on May 17, 2010 - 3 comments

Solitude

It took Duke Ellington fifteen minutes to write this song, but it only took me four and a half to tear it apart. [more inside]
posted by koeselitz on May 15, 2010 - 2 comments

trio no 6

a free improvisation - trumpet, double bass and percussion. slightly groovy near the end. sort of. [more inside]
posted by peterkins on May 1, 2010 - 5 comments

My Funny Valentine

I wasn't able to take lessons like I planned, but I thought I'd post my take on the classic Rodgers and Hart song anyway, after a long hiatus. Hope you enjoy! [more inside]
posted by StrikeTheViol on Mar 10, 2010 - 1 comment

graffiti song

old/well-loved song. been meaning to throw this up for a while. jazzy ditty about the internetty world. needs a competent brass bit if anyone's interested. [more inside]
posted by es_de_bah on Mar 9, 2010 - 6 comments

East Of The Sun West Of The Moon

This is a cover of the jazz standard. I sing and play upright bass, and have a buddy on guitar. [more inside]
posted by nonmyopicdave on Feb 28, 2010 - 4 comments

Danny Steel - Private Eye

My new year resolutions included playing more guitar, playing with other people and ceasing writing rubbish songs - this affectionate pastiche of film noir and the work of a couple of old heavy rollers ticks at least a couple of those boxes. With apologies to Don and Walt. [more inside]
posted by MajorDundee on Jan 26, 2010 - 6 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

My Sister the Giant

I'm doing an album this month, and this is the first thing I've recorded for it. I think the album will be mostly or completely instrumental, but we'll see. [more inside]
posted by tmcw on Nov 6, 2009 - 3 comments

Workshy

An abstract and impressionistic take on the wonderful world of work. Or something like that. Whatever. Listening to it afresh from the distance of several years, I've no idea what the fuck I'm banging on about here. I was probably stoned out of my box at the time. Disgarceful behaviour for a doctor - tsk tsk. Another extract from the extensive but wholly disreputable Dundee Archive. NB: this product contains faint traces of jazz-lite.....
posted by MajorDundee on Aug 7, 2009 - 6 comments

Tubbs' Tune (seed)

This is a modest little theme recorded (badly) way back when that could be taken by a jazz combo and used as a blowing vehicle - it could be stretched out, modulated and pulled around at will. It's no more than a sketch really - but that's all it needs to be. If there are any jazzers amongst the community who want to use it - be my guest. Dedicated to the late, great Brit saxophonist Tubby Hayes.
posted by MajorDundee on Aug 5, 2009 - 5 comments

Desafinado (English Lyrics)

Just dashed this off on another computer for some Brazilian lady friends, thought some on MeMu might enjoy...a little rough, but it fits! Piano by David Beebee. [more inside]
posted by StrikeTheViol on Jul 19, 2009 - 1 comment

Suenos

Recorded a couple of years back, this was inspired by a visit to the house of the late composer Manuel De Falla in Granada, Spain (a wonderful city). At the risk of immodesty this one has some of the best "lead" acoustic guitar playing I've recorded to date. For those with no Spanish "suenos" translates as "dreams" [more inside]
posted by MajorDundee on Jul 17, 2009 - 18 comments

Femme Fatale

Skeedly Scoodly doo-bee a-scoo-boop WHOA ba-deedly doot-'n doo-wow. [more inside]
posted by askmeaboutLOOM on Jul 3, 2009 - 6 comments

Brubekujah

Stealing the 5/4 shuffle from Take Five and injecting it into Leonard Cohen: non-trivial. [more inside]
posted by cortex on Jun 11, 2009 - 23 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

Take Five Take Two

I posted a playalong for Take Five which I recorded a little while back. This is me playing along. I'm kind of new to the sax. [more inside]
posted by motty on May 19, 2009 - 2 comments

Take Five

Since I recently started learning alto sax, I've been trying to learn the well known Paul Desmond standard Take Five, but don't have a playalong for it. So tonight I made one. This is it. [more inside]
posted by motty on Apr 20, 2009 - 2 comments

Late Thaw

I'm neither a jazz writer nor a jazz singer, but that didn't stop me from trying. It's part of an album I'm gradually releasing online. [more inside]
posted by NemesisVex on Mar 24, 2009 - 1 comment

Tea For Two

Lately I've been in a mood to sing vintage romantic standards in a very straight up way. Some day I want to do a version of this song inspired by Anita O'Day. This ain't it. You can still feel free to dance, though! [more inside]
posted by miss lynnster on Feb 24, 2009 - 2 comments

How Long Has This Been Going On

Rehearsing some totally new Gershwin torch songs. Well, not new for the Gershwins. They're pretty dead. New for me, though. :) [more inside]
posted by miss lynnster on Feb 17, 2009 - 7 comments

Circus

Bare bones demo of a song I'm working on about the circus. Thoughts would be appreciated.
posted by jhighmore on Feb 14, 2009 - 4 comments

stopping by woods

Back in either middle school or high school, in music class, I wrote my very first melody with a classmate named Mathias Knutzen. The assignment was to take a text from one of our books and create a song with it. We chose Robert Frost's poem and came up with this pseudo-jazzy tune. I always liked it, so I kept the "digital chord sheet" around and played it from time to time. More than 15 years later, here now is a brand new recorded version -- complete with brushed drums and falsetto background vocals. [more inside]
posted by edlundart on Jan 20, 2009 - 5 comments

Damn The Man

A quick demo I recorded last Thurs/Fri. Slow building, pretty layered guitar & tom tom-driven indie-jazz type stuff. [more inside]
posted by self on Jan 11, 2009 - 5 comments

Fruit Truck

Imagine a truck full of fruit, hauling ass down a long, winding road. It's driver, eyes red and glowing with hate, oblivious to the trail of oranges and grapefruits he leaves behind... [more inside]
posted by Brettus on Dec 31, 2008 - 2 comments

But Not For Me

Hope to revisit this one day-- piano by the talented Wang sisters: http://www.youtube.com/user/lipatti [more inside]
posted by StrikeTheViol on Dec 1, 2008 - 1 comment

Nuts on the Go

Hi! I was trying to calibrate my microphone in an iso booth (okay, okay, a walk-in closet) and my hyperactive puppy was all like "NO! PLAY WITH ME! HEY! I AM NUGGET! HEY!" So I took him in the closet with me, sang a song to entertain him (he sat quietly, tilting his head, possibly terrified), then set it to music. [more inside]
posted by jake on Nov 15, 2008 - 6 comments

Go Gadget, Go!

A jazzy version of the Inspector Gadget theme song. Apologies in advance if it gets stuck in your head. [more inside]
posted by csimpkins on Nov 12, 2008 - 12 comments

A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes

Yes, it's Disney, with some nice jazzy guitar as background courtesy of Adrian Holovaty...I tried to add a few touches of my own, I hope you enjoy.
posted by StrikeTheViol on Nov 11, 2008 - 1 comment

Say It (Over and Over Again)

I'm a big fan of Frank Loesser's lyrics and Jimmy McHugh's melodies, so I decided to add a few to my repertoire. When I'm learning new songs, I record myself a capella to see how my voicings are sounding and what I need to work on. It's bare, but I thought this turned out kind of sweet.
posted by miss lynnster on Oct 25, 2008 - 4 comments

Heavy Boy

Possibly the geekiest use of "Nature Boy". [more inside]
posted by eurasian on Oct 22, 2008 - 10 comments

That's All

I'm jumping back into music with both feet right now, so here's another rehearsal recording for your listening pleasure. This sweet tune was introduced by Nat King Cole back in 1952. You young whippersnappers probably remember it from elsewhere though. Sigh. [more inside]
posted by miss lynnster on Oct 18, 2008 - 0 comments

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