So it looks like I have the ability to embed audio files, which is sweet! I should post more jams on here.
Here is a recent one (1/25/15) that’s a pleasurable odyssey based on the Steve Miller Band classic “Fly Like an Eagle”. The recording from this session had several issues, so this mastering leans heavily on the room mics. Don’t judge my audio quality here. But the playing is pretty awesome I think. I’ll call out my highlights to make it a more interesting listen:
start-2:45 guitar driven intro opens it up
3:50 some cool delay time changes while playing, culminating at 4:02 (these knob turns produce a high pitch sound that’s like lasers or record scratches)
4:45 nice buildup into the guitar solo handoff
5:37 interesting scale/tonal guitar soloing
6:28+ bitrate distortion on the horn, most obvious at
7:20+ trumpet/bass/guitar all sync up on unison line, sweet descending bass chords at 8:13 while the guitar is pitched shifted up
10:07 intense bitrate dips on the horn, leading into huge guitar delay section
11:22 dynamics come way down for a nice chill section. Singing bowl taps come in at 11:33+
12:54+ slow guitar swells of new chords build into the next section, neat bass vibes
15:00 snare drum comes back, ending the slow buildup, 1/4 chord switch begins
16:21+ pretty happy with this soloing
17:11 phrase that jumps up/down, then 17:31 descending phrase that jumps down for final note: both these are “outside my box” figures that were gratifying to hear. New vocab.
18:34 meaty guitar punctuation that’s cool
19:28 first identifiable “into the future” riff from Fly Like An Eagle… I can trace tiny moments of the rhythm for a couple minutes prior but they are quite camouflaged
19:39 incredibly triumphant “Time keeps on slippin / into the future” this moment,oh yeah. And the switch to the 4 chord halfway through seals the deal.
21:06 very mysterious, reverbed-out “into the future”
21:34 new feel on the drums opens up another chapter of the jam
21:52 cool descending guitar riffs with the Steve Miller “doot-doos” from the intro the to tune, using the harmonizer although faint
22:49 “Time keeps on slippin” with a totally unreasonable amount of delay
24:23 “most people think that / great god will come from the sky / take away everything / and make everybody feel high” Bob Marley quote, played with ascending notes instead of the way he actually sings it. Hard to hear this but I really enjoy it when listening
24:42+ cool repeating line on the guitar and varied staccato trumpet trickery; I really dig the complexity and the bounce through this section
25:48 drums switch over to hip-hop style rimshot feel. I’m a sucker for this type of groove. Open 5ths on the trumpet harmonizer
29:29 self-proclaimed “scale-wankery” on the guitar closes out the final section.
All in all, it’s a pretty killer jam with a lot of creative quoting and unusual choices in terms of the soloing phrases. And just because, here’s this awesome album cover with the “Fly Like An Eagle” theme to it, from an earlier session…