A Night In Tunisia
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I'd had this track in mind for some time but couldn't see how to approach it - until I actually did! It's another great jazz standard with that strong piano bass line. I put a House beat over the top, keeping the acoustic drums. I gave up on the guitar playing the main melody line, opting for synth instead. The solo fell into place quite naturally and, a couple of mixing hours later, it was done. Well as far as any track is done - they say you never finish a track, you just stop working on it! "A Night in Tunisia" or "Night in Tunisia" is a musical composition written by Dizzy Gillespie circa 1941-2 while Gillespie was playing with the Benny Carter Band.
Dizzy Gillespie / Jazz Standards
A Remark You Made
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A modern re-imagining for guitar of the Weather Report track from the Heavy Weather album. On it I take the melody line Wayne Shorter plays and I play it on guitar. Written by Joe Zawinul
Joe Zawinul / jazz
A Warm Summer’s Night with Friends
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The title says it all about this track! very simple piano, guitar drums. The solo is too long but it was done some years ago.
Benny Sutton / Smooth Jazz
Absent Friends
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Another more traditional jazz track on Chasing The Groove is Absent Friends. I was looking to swing and it seems to have worked. Basically a 12 bar blues structure I like to think it captures the spirit those early jazz groovers - the guys who were funky before James Brown, guys like Horace Silver and Eddie Harris.
Benny Sutton / groove
After Midnight
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Starts off as a jazz rock track with horns then changes to a sweeter jazz groove
Benny Sutton / Jazz rock funk R&B
After The Love Has Gone
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I have two versions of this, this one features the very talented Vocalatti
Earth, Wind & Fire / jazz funk
After The Love Has Gone
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Super smooth jazz INSTRUMENTAL version of the great EW&F ballad. You can't go wrong with EWF!
Earth, Wind & Fire / jazz funk
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Deacon Blues is another classic Steely Dan track off the Aja album.
Steely Dan / Jazz/rock
All Blues
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For this track I've gone back to my blues roots. The solo starts off very clean but soon descends into anarchy. The name of the preset I used on my guitar pedal is 'Bonamassa' that should tell you all you need to know! Seriously, the wah wah Rock Blues thing is how I used to do it. So now I have proven I still can get down mean and dirtay. All Blues is classic Miles Davis first appearing on the influential 1959 Columbia album Kind of Blue
Charles Mingus / jazz
All Funked Up (album)
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A collection of dance/disco tracks recorded in the 1980's remixed 2012. Musicians: Benny, Luke Tunney (Horns) Rom Parol (drums) Lyn Edmenson (Bass) Bernie and Maurice (Vocals) © BennySutton.com
Benny Sutton / Funk