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Shoulder Jam

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Mystic Michael, May 28, 2016.

  1. Mystic Michael

    Mystic Michael Hip No Ties

    Apr 1, 2004
    New York, NY
    In the spirit of sharing, and for the benefit of anyone here who's never heard my stuff but might like to, I thought I'd start to post a few recordings from my SoundCloud collection, i.e. all original material, consisting of collectively-composed songs, singer/songwriter demo tunes, plus at least one flat-out, 100% improvisation session.

    The following is in that last category. This was recorded nearly 14 years ago in a NYC rehearsal studio, with three other players - guitarists Todd Amodeo and Bob Ross, and drummer George Batista. Todd named it "Shoulder Jam" (I know that has some kind of cultural or literary significance, but darned if I know what it is).

    FYI, the groove really starts to get going in earnest by about the 9:43 mark. If I have any criticism of my own playing (and I usually do), it's that it took me so long to find the groove, and that I didn't focus more on staying in the pocket. Oh, well. Maybe that's why they call it 'just jamming'...

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  2. Bob_Ross

    Bob_Ross Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 29, 2012
    Whoa, thanks for posting this...and for reminding me of the drummer's name! You ever hear from Todd since then?
  3. Mystic Michael

    Mystic Michael Hip No Ties

    Apr 1, 2004
    New York, NY
    Bob, I'm going to move this dialogue to direct message mode, so as not to distract any unsuspecting passers-by who just wanted to listen to the jam. Expect to receive my ping shortly...

  4. Gibbsite17

    Gibbsite17 Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2014
    A lot of interesting music in there, Mystic Michael. Thank you for sharing. It sounds like you guys were having a great time. Would love to hear how your playing or musical tastes have changed or progressed over the years.
  5. i like this quite a bit
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