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Hi all,

Unfortunately we couldn't find a host for this month, so I will just post a quick idea for keeping us busy, but I won't be very active as a 'real' host picking a tune and commenting on everything. Would be nice if we can play that role together. :)

I have been a fan of Gypsy jazz since I got to know about Django Reinhardt & Stephane Grappelli and the Hot Club de France many moons ago:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quintette_du_Hot_Club_de_France

So for this month B&I TOTM I would like to propose to play whatever song you want, but with a Gypsy style backing track.

Many of those backing tracks can be found on the Tube, for instance here:
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=gypsy+backing+track

I can for sure join with many old tracks (no new recordings from me, I lost my place to make recordings).

Let's see what you guys come up with this month. :mrgreen:
 

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Here are the first two clips I ever recorded with a Gypsy backing (back in December 2011):

1. - 'All Of Me' (STM Florida no USA 10* - La Voz medium):
https://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=11269857

2. - 'All Of Me' (STM Early Babbitt 8* - Fibracell 3):
https://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=11269856

I was still experimenting regularly with mouthpieces and reeds and my dislike of plastic reeds comes also from above experiment with the EB 8*!
 

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Thanks Alan and I love that James C. clip (always good to see him on tenor, especially when imitating Lockjaw Davis!). :)

Would be great if you could also join with a take this month, it has been some time ago.
 

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Will try Pete but summertime here with golf, etc. I am out a lot also have moved to a place where the neighbors are close and no cellar. I am looking into materials to soundproof a spare room but may be a while yet.
 

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Will try Pete but summertime here with golf, etc. I am out a lot also have moved to a place where the neighbors are close and no cellar. I am looking into materials to soundproof a spare room but maybe a while yet.
I'm afraid I'm out also.
Heading overseas on Saturday morning for 3 weeks.
Won't have a horn with me.
I still hope to be able to check in on occasion and see what's happening though.
No worries gents, golf and holiday are better than working on the TOTM! :)

And I can fill the month with all my old crappy Gypsy recordings anyhow! :bluewink:
 

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I'm afraid I'm out also.
Heading overseas on Saturday morning for 3 weeks.
Won't have a horn with me.
I still hope to be able to check in on occasion and see what's happening though.
What, not even a Soprano ? Ah well, have fun in Marching Powder Land !
 

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Francisco, very nice and swinging version of Sweet Georgia Brown and you managed the high tempo quiet well.

But the backing didn't have much to do with Gypsy! :bluewink:
 

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Just an experiment ...

Marmaduke

Gypsy ... another genre bites the dust ... :(
Fantastic Brendan, really liked that one! :)

Great solo too, especially the false fingering around 1:50 and at the end. Did you play this solo improvised, or did you read it from paper?
 

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Did you play this solo improvised, or did you read it from paper?
I don't know where you'd find that noise written down !! :lol:
I think your listening skills have diminished (no pun) since you've lost your practice space !! :bluewink: :mrgreen:
 

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I think your listening skills have diminished (no pun) since you've lost your practice space !! :bluewink: :mrgreen:
I actually listen more since I can't practice anymore! :bluewink:

But really nice solo Brendan, it's worth writing down. :)
 

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I actually listen more since I can't practice anymore! :bluewink:
This "temporary situation" has gone on far too long ... time for a solution. :whistle:

But really nice solo Brendan, it's worth writing down. :)
Thanks, but I know bad when I hear it !! :bluewink:
I tried recording a faster tempo version, but it was a real mess. :cry:
 
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