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Ferdi-B

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The title of this piece is borrowed from the lyrics of Frank Loessers 'My Time of Day'. A song that describes New York Cities atmosphere at 4 o'clock in the morning. 

 

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I found your {0 3 5 11} chords to be a little jarring in the beginning especially when used over the bass tones without prime representation.
Once this thing got past the prelude, it really grooved along well! The use of augmented chords all along was interesting and almost off balance, but generally resolved okay
Nice work!

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@Luis Hernández

Thanks for your kind words!

 

@Monarcheon

Thanks for commenting. However, I don't think set theory is a fitting tool to analyse this. There are no {0 3 5 11} chords. The first chord is a C#7(#9b13). Do you mean that sound to be jarring? I have attached the score. Please point out your criticism in the score, so that I can better understand what you mean.  

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Hey man, it's good. 

I like the balance of contemporary / traditional. Personally, it's a bit restrained - which is fine, I just like to hear more personality and energy. The build / shout from 3:10 was the best section, I was sad it was only 40-seconds long :P

I'm having trouble placing your main influences too -  who have you dug into?  I hear some Gil. 

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I love the juxtaposition of of type off chords, and I loved how you moved the melody, (focus) from instrument, very smooth.. Just the right amount of expectation and surprise..

That makes great music.. maybe not for everyone's taste.  But after so many years of listening to a certain class of music, it's great to find someone who can find that balance.

 

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Hey thanks for your comments!

@robinjessome

its difficult to pin down one influence. I definitely listened to a lot of Gil. However, Miles modal concepts in kind of blue were probably the most influential in terms of structure. I am also a composer of classical music. So that will always impact my way of making jazz greatly. 

@markstyles

Yes, I like to play with expectations of the listener. It is tricky though, as there are many different people and many different ways of making music. In a way what the listener expects is impossible to predict. Hence, I am glad that I was able to reach you!

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On 2/16/2017 at 0:01 PM, Ferdi-B said:

@robinjessome

its difficult to pin down one influence. I definitely listened to a lot of Gil. However, Miles modal concepts in kind of blue were probably the most influential in terms of structure. I am also a composer of classical music. So that will always impact my way of making jazz greatly. 

Fair enough. 

Who do you listen to?  Coming out of Gil there's the obvious Maria --> Darcy James Argue lineage I can hear as well. 

The classical influence certainly shows, which makes sense alongside Gil. Any Kenny Wheeler? 

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