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So you wanna get some Funk ?

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Jazz Ad, Oct 26, 2003.


  1. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Chicken !!!

    Get it and tell me what you think. :)
    It's a bit messy, crappy recorded and it hasn't been mastered yet.
     
  2. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    Nice! you even got the soul intro in there :p

    I likee.
     
  3. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Yeah, the Soul Intro is a must-do. :D
    I don't play Jaco's parts though. I just made up mine and stole him a few ideas.
     
  4. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    Yeah, I have a recording of "the chicken" too, from my senior show, I just listened to it again, it's really not that good at all. (didn't do the soul intro :p)

    That night I took a lot from jaco, Though generally when I play it I just kind of flirt with his ideas.

    it's a very very fun song though.
     
  5. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    toms_river.nj.us
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    w00t! :bassist:

    Killer track Jazz Ad! Sounds like a great group of players you've got there.
     
  6. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Thank you. :)
    It's a modular band.
    There are initially 9 musicians.
    Drums
    Percussions
    Keyboards
    Guitar
    Trumpet
    Tenor sax
    Alto sax
    Trombone
    Bass.

    Now, we rarely are all together due to agendas.
    So, we modify structures on the fly depending on the present musicians.
    Trombone and percs were not present for this gig.
    It's a very open ensemble, kinda like a jam band.
    The style we play fits very well for this kind of band.
    Basically, we take 70s jazz tunes and funkify them.
     
  7. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    toms_river.nj.us
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    :cool: sounds like a dream gig!
     
  8. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    It is. We're all in it for the fun and mostly experienced musicians, so we don't really question the others' choices.
    I never got told what to play.
    We define structures, riffs and changes together and then trust others for their own part.
    I haven't seen a fight in 2 years 1/2.

    Wanna get more ?
    Soul Power, with presentations since it was the last song of our set.

    Le Phil du rasoir, check for mystakes there are a few nice ones. :D
     
  9. Hey, I have a 9-piece funk band that plays 70's jazz songs!

    I have a recording of the Chicken too, as a mere 7-piece. I'll post it to pointbeing as soon as I make 250 more posts there.

    You know, I would become a supporting member here if it came with 50MB of web space or something. I don't know what the hardware setup is for talkbass, but hard drives cost like $1 per Gigabyte.
     
  10. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    That's great. It looks like we got about about the same idea. :)
    What musicians do you have ?
     
  11. I think we have the exact same lineup, except our guitar player never actually plays with us since he lives in LA now. Between the horns and the percussion, there's no real need for a guitar, so we haven't filled the spot.

    Here's the setlist from the last gig

    Hip Hug Her - Booker T
    Outta Love Again - Van Halen (with Long Train Running - Doobie Brothers as the solo section)
    Godzilla - Blue Oyster Cult (Halloween special!)
    Mercy, Mercy, Mercy - Joe Zawinul
    Cissy Strut - The Meters
    Red Clay - Freddie Hubbard
    Swamp Cooler - original
    Stratus - Billy Cobham

    Sanford & Son - Quincy Jones
    Cataclysmo - original
    Suck It - original
    Povo - Freddie Hubbard
    Go Go - Galactic
    Know Your Enemy - Rage Against the Machine
    The Chicken - Pee Wee Ellis

    The rock tunes are reworked, obviously.
     
  12. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    :(
     
  13. Please I have to hear it!!!

    If you can post it, a happy camper I would be!

    I love the chicken by the way!! Thanks a lot...
     
  14. OK, I put a copy of Know Your Enemy on that Soundclick page, too. It's a live recording with guitar, keys, sax (a different guy than in the other two recordings), bass, drums.

    The keyboard player wrote a melody for the verse, which is normally played in harmony by the horn section.

    I pretty much play the same 4 measures throughout the song. Sometimes I get itchy; but I don't think this was one of those times.
     
  15. Aaron

    Aaron

    Jun 2, 2001
    Bellingham, WA
    I'm in my school's funk group which consists of:
    -Bass
    -Synth/organ
    -Piano
    -Drums
    -Percussion
    -2-3 guitarists
    -4 singers
    -tenor sax
    -trombone
    -bari sax
    -trumpet

    Oddly enough, it never really sounds cluddered.

    I generally prefere small groups, but playing in a 16-peice has its moments.