Michael Guy | Without a Moment's Notice

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Without a Moment's Notice

by Michael Guy

Smooth baritone vocalise with a touch of bossa-nova follows a Coltrane-like bass & piano groove that starts a spontaneous cool-groove that smooth jazzes its way in minor with strings and organ backing & a slightly Keith Jarrett-ish tinged piano solo
Genre: Jazz: Cool Jazz
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This is not a piano only piece but really an ensemble song built up out of the basic track of piano and bass that was laid down in an April 2009 gig one evening. At that time I didn’t even have a digital workstation or multi-track recorder, so it was just recorded to my old faithful SONY 1997 mini-disc recorder in 2 tracks. Well one of the best things for me about Obama’s 2009 Stimulus Act that came in September was that I finally had a little extra cash, so I bought my first Fostex Digital Recorder. For me I appreciated being monetarily ‘stimulated’ and this music would not have been produced in digital if it hadn’t been for money to the ‘little guys’ – With my new Fostex Digital Multitrack I was able to finally do some production of my music in summer 2010 and this track came up to be expanded. I added a secondary piano part that is more harmonic, organ and string backings and I tried very hard to improvise in my little studio a vocalise melodic counterpoint that followed the bass line somewhat – I think I succeeded pretty well as it is not easy to double anything after the fact of recording. I have a baritone voice and I tried to add a touch of falsetto to it at spots. It is amazing how during mixing I was able to really add a smooth gloss to my sometimes rough vocal through the use of Foxtex’s very nice and accurate effects section. Maybe too much gloss but it helps in my case. I am sold on Fostex’s parameters in recording. No, they don’t give you a lot of “bells & whistles” but there recorders make a big difference in sonic presentation and you have to be sure not to abuse or add too much of their plug ins. Also, very intuitive. And the great thing about hardware recording is: YOU DON’T NEED A MOUSE!


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