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Released: May 23, 2018 | 6:59 PM
Category: Jazz
Application: GarageBand
Loop Use: No loops

File Type: .mp3 [use AAC]
File Size: 10.26 MB

Plays: 245
Downloads: 4
Weekly Plays: 1
Weekly Downloads: 0
Statistic reset day: Wednesday

License: Commercial derivatives allowed; contact artist for permission
This recording is dedicated to Neil Clark 1952 – 2018

Of all the musical relationships in a band, the connection between the drummer and bass player is the most important, it can also be the most contentious (with famous stories of conflict being legion), but when it goes right, I find the connection with the drummer in the group to be the most profound, invariably leading to an exceptionally close friendship from this special collaborative connection, melding your sense of time with another person in this way, creates a unique bond. Last week we lost my friend Neil Clark with whom I anchored the rhythm sections of several bands. Neil appreciated that he and I spoke the same language, since I am also a drummer; he liked it that I was able to easily communicate my ideas to him for my compositions in the recording studio. Sadly, last week we lost Neil as I was working on the finishing touches of this track and, since I had been so inspired working on the drum part to the tune, I would like to dedicate the recording to his memory. Though I cannot hope to ever match his power and ferocity on the kit, I hope this music will bring some comfort to those who knew him. He leaves a huge void in our lives, rest in peace, Neil; I love ya, man!

Listen to Neil’s amazing drumming on Seven Steps To Heaven: https://www.icompositions.com/music/song.php?sid=221796
& Outsider: https://www.icompositions.com/music/song.php?sid=222042

I fell in love with this classic Sam Rivers’ standard a few years ago and decided to do a solo multitrack recording of it to demo several arrangement ideas from different playing situations.

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gold6821 Artist Very nice.
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28 days ago
RubyDubidoux Moderator

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mre,

Lovely dedication to your friend.

Surround yourself with the memories.

You've surely captured the feeling and sent the vibs onward!

Elaine smiley

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28 days ago
toveco Artist

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Ah, Nice sounding Jazz piece smiley

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27 days ago
EmmaPeel Artist

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beautiful, sir grahame! i needed this whole thing. RIP neil.
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27 days ago
Neumuzik Artist

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Nice tribute and wonderful music to boot.
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27 days ago
Aamp Artist

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Nice clarity and mood in the music. I'm sorry for your loss.
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27 days ago
EdPlus Artist

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Really soulful, heartfelt sincerity in your music--loved the playfulness of the drums, lots of poly-rhythmic snare fills, off-time accents, etc., really cool stuff!!! I'm sure Neil Clark is smiling!!! smiley smiley smiley
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26 days ago
Dorothy_Wilson Artist

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Lovely tribute and fine production.. really heartfelt. Enjoyed sorry for your loss.
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24 days ago
ScottieJames Artist

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Very nice rendition and a wonderful tribute! Enjoyed it immensely. May your friend truly rest in peace. My condolences.
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24 days ago
mre Artist

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Thank you, friends for your listening, comments and condolences. smiley
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24 days ago
pharmakeus Artist

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Nice jazz
sorry for your loss
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