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Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis Collaboration # Third Stone from the Sun
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What if Jimi and Miles had collaborated in the 80's in the style of Jimi's "3rd Stone from the Sun" track? Marcus Miller would be the producer and playing double bass (he did a version on his Jaco album). I play or sequence all instruments on this pastiche in the style of 3rd Stone.
/ jazz rock ©2016
Tangiers
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An original composition that boogies along. I play all instruments, arrange, produce the track. From the One Man Band album.
Benny Sutton / Jazz funk boogie ©2016
Watermelon Man
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The classic Herbie Hancock jazz standard done in the style of Herbie's Head Hunters band. Features Mark Dorricott on Hammond organ.
Hebie Hancock / jazz ©2015
Dolphin Dance
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Dolphin Dance is a jazz standard by Herbie Hancock. from his 1965 Maiden Voyage album, though Herbie also re-recorded it in 1974 and again in 1981. I figured it was about time it was recorded again fresh for 2016! I play high bass, keys and guitar on this track. It's a sensitive composition so I resisted my usual inclination to do something rebellious when playing jazz standards. Dig the double bass solo at 2 mins 24.
Hebie Hancock / jazz ©2015
Milestones
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My version of this track is a mix of conventional interpretation and acid jazz! Milestones is one of Miles first forays into the developing modal jazz experiments. There's a high bass solo followed by a Jimi Hendrix style heavy rock lead guitar solo. I'm sure Miles would approve, he was the ultimate musical pioneer!
Miles Davis / jazz ©2015
Goodbye PorkPie Hat
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This track is composed by Charles Mingus originally recorded by his sextet in 1959 as listed below, and released on his album Mingus Ah Um. Mingus wrote it as an elegy for saxophonist Lester Young, who had died two months prior to the recording session, and was known to wear a broad-rimmed pork pie hat. It's been covered by many including Miles (hence the link to blue note), Joni Mitchell, Jeff Beck and other notables. I follow the Marcus Miller arrangement so I'm playing High Bass again.
Miles Davis / jazz ©2015
Blue In Green
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Another Miles Davis track from his landmark Kind of Blue album. On it I play my Nylon stringed electro acoustic again. Blue in Green's structure is modal. It has long been speculated that pianist Bill Evans wrote it, not Miles. See if you can spot my nod to 'So What' on it!
Miles Davis / jazz ©2015
Cantaloupe Island
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The classic Herbie Hancock jazz standard from 1964 as you've never heard it before. My version features a House beat to drive it along and some mix and mash Hip Hop style!
Hebie Hancock / jazz ©2015
Shining Star
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Classic EWF track. The first EWF track I ever heard and it blew my mind!
Earth, Wind & Fire / Smooth Jazz R&B Funk ©2014
Red Baron
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This was one of the breakout track when the album Red Baron was first released. Of course that had the late Tommy Bolin on, and Jan Hammer. It's a popular track to cover.
Billy Cobham / jazz funk ©2015