A new composition for me Titled XYZ. This features Beth Gottlieb on Mirimba John Santos on Percussion, Jerry Navarro on Upright. I just did synths a few minutes ago and will probably edit when ears are fresh
Just added Chris West on Flute hope it helps complete the tune. Let me know what you think (I need to do the complete mix) just want it to right before I complete https://soundcloud.com/zkeys-music/xyz
Updated mix today, and I’m getting with flutist today to see where it goes
Thanks everyone!!! It gives me some encouragement to complete this stuff, was sorta scared about not using a drummer, but with by Cuban percussion brother playing and your kind words I think I may be okay
You are probably right and I have been thinking the same. It actually plays the melody along with flute but I didn’t use it again at end. I am torn about it, but thanks for pointing it out!!! It is still a work in progress
That’s some sublime playing. Great combination of instruments, and I really loved the percussion as opposed to drums - made it light and delicate.
Having said that, I kept on being reminded of a sort of Return to Forever vibe, and I could definitely hear this same piece with a crackling Stanley Clarke and Lenny White type rhythm, especially if you repeated the speedy synth playing. Lovely recording as well.
You can probably tell that I love Return To Forever from my writing. I wanted to do a project w/o drums to see if it would work and have the space to play more freely. I will probably cut all these tunes again with a drummer and electric bass player. I have performed some of them live that way I am thinking I will lose the horn sound in middle during piano solo, do you think it takes song out of character? Just not sure about that part
It’s been great not using Vsti synths, wish I had a grand piano though. It’s the only thing I am missing in studio now…It’s been a long road putting together all these vintage instruments 2 200a Wurlitzer, Rhodes Suitcase, B3 with 122 and 45 leslie (that gets me most of my work) hohner clavinet pianet duo. (I have XK3c also that I don’t use much but still love it, makes it hard to get rid of). Also a few great Synths…