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I am happy to have been asked to select the B&I TOTM for April 2018: thanks Peter.

I've chosen "Insensatez" (translated to "How Insensitive" in English, although the Portuguese word really means 'absurdity' or 'folly'); it is a bossa nova jazz standard composed by Antônio Carlos Jobim, loosely based on Frédéric Chopin's Prelude No.4 with lyrics by Vinícius de Moraes. The English lyrics were written by Norman Gimbel.

Scores, MP3 Backing , BIAB file are avaliable at this link:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/gzgizhrk0em8ke7/AAAbOqIXIwqSZt9J_YyOBKHka?dl=0

Numerous recordings of “Insensatez" can be readily found on Youtube. I have selected some videos, among wich some italians:

Musica Nuda
https://youtu.be/6fpMPXUugLw

Mina
https://youtu.be/Xjnj12xz-1s

Avion Travel
https://youtu.be/nZkrx12y2C8


some singers

STACEY KENT
https://youtu.be/nZkrx12y2C8

NOVA
https://youtu.be/D6BOY5iCiOQ

GRETCHEN PARLATO
https://youtu.be/rbz5vGcOgUM

ELLA FITZGERALD
https://youtu.be/Yx2s5INMOnQ

FRANK SINATRA
https://youtu.be/zao0iUhejH0

STING
https://youtu.be/Q0Et3KKeKUo


Some instrumental

STAN GETZ
https://youtu.be/-LW-kRFlVg0

DEXTER GORDON
https://youtu.be/3fw3JASHJ3k

WES MONTGOMERY
https://youtu.be/jdO6wP3CqqQ

PAT METHENY
https://youtu.be/1otriwDgYro

ART FARMER
https://youtu.be/Hp8YTblywaY


I wish you a lot of fun with this nice tune, looking forward to many posts.

Here is an old take of mine:
https://soundcloud.com/guido-creo/howinsensitive-20170731-02?in=guido-creo/sets/serata-bossa

Ciao :)
 

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Very nice feel in this recording Guido. I hear a strong Archie Shepp vibe going on in your playing.

Thanks Peter; after this comment I can also left my saxophones for ever :):):):)
 

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Thanks Peter; after this comment I can also left my saxophones for ever :):):):)
Don't do that Guido. Archie Shepp is getting older and older, your are still in your prime!
 

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thanks for listening.

How Insensitive
Hi Francisco, I hear a lot of noise at the start of the track.:|
Good exposition of the theme; you continue with a gentle and quiet solo and I perceive an improvement on your sound and emission but the noise disturbs.

Please, try to repost your trak.

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the background noise, yes, this has happened, I think it's a technical problem :) static maybe, it happens when I connect the computer to an amplifier I have here, in the future, I will try not to use the amplifier. Thank You.
 

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Hi to all.

I have buyed a new baritone, a LA Ripamonti Master (the entry model of Ripamonti) descendent to low A, and here is my first recording using it.

https://soundcloud.com/guido-creo/how-insensitive-20180403-1-baritone

I have played without using octave key (it need a little fine tuning and I'm not able to do it) and then forgive me for some squeack.

At first time the sax has seemed to me to have a very flat tuning but I think that the problem was my embouchure: the Keilwerth that I usually play want an embouchure and an emission much more relaxed. In this take the tuning seems to me decent.

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Baritone LA Ripamonti Master 5060v (satin finish) - Jody Jazz DV 7* - Hartmann Fiberreed Hemp M
 

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Guido, you still sounded a bit shy on the new baritone, I think you could use more air.. I like the lower register, the higher register sounds a bit bright / high baffle to me. How do you like the new horn yourself?
 

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Guido, you still sounded a bit shy on the new baritone, I think you could use more air.. I like the lower register, the higher register sounds a bit bright / high baffle to me. How do you like the new horn yourself?
Ciao Peter,

you are right, I have played the sax for four hours in total and the first 2 hours has been a nightmare: I was flat round an half of tone.

I have turned off the tuner and I have played for an hour on blues backing tracks, forcing me to folllow my ears: definitely better. :)

At this moment I prefer the old one (the Keilwerth): it has a larger "canneggio" (I don't know how to say in english) like my main sax, the Rampone & Cazzani Tenor and I can blow in a similar way; however I would like use the Ripamonti in the sax quartet for the low A and the more confortable ergonomy and weight.

I have to work on it. :|
 

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Hi,
I managed to record a track on alto flute today. As always with these jobim tunes, the changes are quite tricky and ist easy to be "slightly out of tune". However, the track was over before I realized.

https://soundcloud.com/taragot/how-insensitive-alto-flute
Nice take! Felt like you were holding back a little bit, especially on the melody. Just sing it. When you were tentative was when your intonation suffered. When you went for it all things (tone, intonation, phrasing/ ideas) improved a great deal...you should go for it more often. Keep it up :)
 

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Ciao Peter,

you are right, I have played the sax for four hours in total and the first 2 hours has been a nightmare: I was flat round an half of tone.

I have turned off the tuner and I have played for an hour on blues backing tracks, forcing me to folllow my ears: definitely better. :)

At this moment I prefer the old one (the Keilwerth): it has a larger "canneggio" (I don't know how to say in english) like my main sax, the Rampone & Cazzani Tenor and I can blow in a similar way; however I would like use the Ripamonti in the sax quartet for the low A and the more confortable ergonomy and weight.

I have to work on it. :|
Only use the tuner as a spot check. Have a reference tone going and use your ear. Staring at the tuner while you’re playing can get in your head and actually turn off your ears.
 

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Wow, a really good version me thinks! I really liked the soft sound here and obviously you are very good with improvising!

Hi to all.

I have buyed a new baritone, a LA Ripamonti Master (the entry model of Ripamonti) descendent to low A, and here is my first recording using it.

https://soundcloud.com/guido-creo/how-insensitive-20180403-1-baritone

I have played without using octave key (it need a little fine tuning and I'm not able to do it) and then forgive me for some squeack.

At first time the sax has seemed to me to have a very flat tuning but I think that the problem was my embouchure: the Keilwerth that I usually play want an embouchure and an emission much more relaxed. In this take the tuning seems to me decent.
 

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Thanks for listening and the tips, swperry1!
 
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