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On the joy of coffee, the composer's best friend.

This is for a small jazz band of piano, bass, drums, violin, clarinet, trumpet and trombone. I may have posted this before but I don't remember and I don't see it anywhere, so ... here it is. 😊

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I totally agree with you on the coffee.. I love to have a cup and work on music..  Oh yes..... the music.....  Nice piece, clear smart arranging.  I like the piece a lot - my only criticism is I would like to hear the drums a bit louder, horns EQ'd a tiny bit (shelve low end).   A very old trick, is to listen your piece, and very gradually at a consistant speed lower the volume.Notice which instruments drop out first, and how long it takes each instrument to drop out.  Go back, and adjust volumes (very gently)..  You are never going to get them all to fade out together. 

Make mixes of each, then decide which works best.  Great piece and arrangement

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Mark, I can always use mixing tips because I just don't have the right critical ear for it. You mention the fadeout, which is interesting, because the piece was originally written for a strict three minute length and the fade was short and a bad fade. So subsequently I added another twenty seconds to it by way of looping the existing ending. If you listen closely you can hear the loop. You may also notice that I stole some of the chords near the end from "Where Were You When I Needed You" by Stevie Wonder. Thank you for your comments!

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