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Happy Juneteenth, SOTW! Here's one of my favorite ballads, written by one of my all-time musical heroes, Herbie Hancock. The original version of "Alone and I" is great, of course, from Herbie's debut solo album, but Mark Turner's take on "Ballad Session" is a really influential recording for me. I've also been producing a lot of ambient electronic/instrumental music lately, so I adopted that kind of vibe for the track I built to play along to.

I love the changes on this tune, they're haunting and beautiful.

 

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Beautifully done, that is one amazing ballad! Great tribute!
 

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Very nice. Thanks for sharing.
 

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Dig :)



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Thanks, all!

As awful overall as this pandemic crisis has been, it HAS gotten me in the habit of recording and posting videos more regularly. And in turn, that's gotten me working on a bunch of beautiful tunes that I haven't played enough over the years. I'm grateful for a little silver lining these days!
 

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Fabulous stuff.
I hope you're happy with the comparison, but it reminds me of the Haden/Brecker/Mehldau/Blade 'American Dreams' a bit. In a great way. Congratulations.
And yeah, great tune - I really didn't know it. Cheers.
 
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