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#1747501 - 09/06/11 02:14 PM Re: September Piano Bar [Re: ladypayne]
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LadyPayne,

Its a Small World is such a trip down memory lane for me. I was 11, and it was the WORLD'S FAIR! And it was the PEPSI/Disney exhibit! Ah, times were so different then it is hard to imagine. Thanks for reminding me.
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#1747519 - 09/06/11 02:52 PM Re: September Piano Bar [Re: ladypayne]
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Originally Posted By: ladypayne
Here's a submission from me. Recorded on my new zoom H1 recorder. Love the zoom! Sounds so much better smile

It's a Small World
http://www.box.net/shared/u0r4aikc2he0oo7fpise


We're at Disneyworld! Nice ladypayne and the recording does sound much better.
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#1747891 - 09/07/11 02:06 AM Re: September Piano Bar [Re: jazztpt]
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Thanks, all, for your kind comments. smile

Augustina; Never too early for Christmas songs IMO - Great job - loved all the arpeggios! thumb

LadyPayne; I loved that - terrific arrangement and playing! Which arrangement were you playing?

Jazzwee; That was a wonderful rendition of "Body and Soul"! smile


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#1748076 - 09/07/11 09:39 AM Re: September Piano Bar [Re: jazztpt]
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That was lovely, Ladypayne!!! Congrats on your new Zoom recorder. It sounded great!
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#1748078 - 09/07/11 09:42 AM Re: September Piano Bar [Re: Elssa]
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Elssa - A fun and creative performance. I like the way you layered the effects to create a one-woman-band one-of-a-kind arrangement. Nice.
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#1748082 - 09/07/11 09:45 AM Re: September Piano Bar [Re: jazzwee]
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jazzwee - A professional sounding recording and rendition. I love the understated backing and the way you let the this very cool melody just kind of ooze out. The slight echo on the brushes is a nice touch.
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#1748086 - 09/07/11 09:50 AM Re: September Piano Bar [Re: ladypayne]
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ladypayne - between your new piano and your new recorder you really have it going on now. A spirited rendition of an iconic and fun piece.
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#1748145 - 09/07/11 11:14 AM Re: September Piano Bar [Re: jazztpt]
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Elssa: The arrangement is in the following Disney book. I found the link on Amazon for the book I have. There are also some other very nice arrangements of some Disney songs in that book. The songs are not easy (maybe intermediate level) but they are fun to play and sound beautiful. I recommend buying it for anyone who loves Disney songs smile

http://www.amazon.com/Disney-At-Piano-Solo-Songbook/dp/0634004166/ref=pd_sim_b_1

If the link doesn't work the title of the book is Disney at Piano Solo songbook


Edited by ladypayne (09/07/11 11:15 AM)
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#1748324 - 09/07/11 03:05 PM Re: September Piano Bar [Re: jazztpt]
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I was going through my piano books this morning and came across an interesting piece that I've never heard before. Thought I'd share it:) The Audio Quality is kind of bad on this song. I might have to find else for recording other then my cell phone:) Anyways Enjoy!
It's called Harmony Grove by Greg Maroney
http://www.box.net/shared/qalkekca6h27lelq9n0h
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#1748396 - 09/07/11 05:13 PM Re: September Piano Bar [Re: jazztpt]
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A great assortment of fine musical presentations on the September piano bar so far!

Jazztpt, your playing does sound very professional… what are you doing on the beginners forum?

BenPiano, I enjoyed your piece, and your upright Kawai piano sounds great!

Bill, you never cease to amaze me with your excellent playing and singing! You should be a professional performer!

Augustina, I enjoyed listening to your piece!

Elssa, you are so good on the keys, it takes my breath away!

Jazzwee, I enjoyed listening to your presentation!

Ladypayne, your piece was very nice, as always!

I haven’t written any new songs lately, but I may write a new song about how great you all are on the ABF!!! laugh

Anyway, I may post something a little later on… I’m having a ball listening to your great music!

Take care!

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#1748647 - 09/08/11 01:47 AM Re: September Piano Bar [Re: Augustina]
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Originally Posted By: Augustina


I love David's version of this - thanks for playing and sharing!


Originally Posted By: jazzwee


Loved it! A very fine jazz production. I didn't sense any mistakes at all, and could listen to this all night long! thumb


Originally Posted By: ladypayne


We were just at Disney not too long ago and rode this ride many times - thanks for bringing that memory back! Your H1 sounds great! wink
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#1749228 - 09/08/11 11:34 PM Re: September Piano Bar [Re: jazztpt]
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I have to say that it sure seems like everyone in this month's Piano Bar have really outdone themselves! Excellent music, everyone.


jazztpt - Wow! You are really good... This is awesome, I loved it. Great way to open the piano bar!

Ben - What a lovely secretary tribute. You may be giving Einaudi a run for his money here. smile You are very talented - loved the video, too!

Bill - Your accompaniment on Natural Woman has a Billy Joel feel to it - but, it's all you! I love how you always make each song your own.

Augustina - We Three Kings - Never too soon for Christmas music. smile This is such a beautiful arrangement, and you played it beautifully, too.

"Harmony Grove" - Oh, I like this a lot - a new one for me.

Elssa - This is another favorite of mine. Perfect "cool" music for our hot September here! Another great tune from you!

jazzwee - Holy, moly cool - I think your "Body & Soul" is the most melodic tune I've heard from you. Absolutely went to my soul! Very tasty. Whatever mistakes are there, this listener couldn't discern them. Excellent! You've really upped your game with this one.

Ladypayne - Disneyland here we come! Great playing. I like the arrangement with the various changes throughout. Nice recording! Congrats on the H 1!
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#1749254 - 09/09/11 12:43 AM Re: September Piano Bar [Re: jazztpt]
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Well, jazzwee, that was so laid back that it's the last thing I'm listening to tonight. You're a pro, man.

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#1749264 - 09/09/11 01:08 AM Re: September Piano Bar [Re: CMohr]
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Originally Posted By: CMohr
Ben - What a lovely secretary tribute. You may be giving Einaudi a run for his money here. smile You are very talented - loved the video, too!


Thank you, CMohr, and everybody else for the very kind comments! blush

This really was a special project for me and despite my thinking on how this would turn out, I'm pretty happy with the outcome.

One camera was new, because I thought my Flip camera sizzled out and was toast, so I bought a new one. It turns out that the Flip just needed a time out and it came back to life. The third camera was borrowed.

I also was fortunate to be able to borrow one tripod (I have one myself), but didn't have a tripod for the third camera, so a step ladder was recruited for for the Flip camera, which balanced precariously on the top step. ha The funny thing is that that I think that darn old Flip camera still captured the finest video quality over the other two perched atop their fancy tripods!


"The secretary*" was certainly a loved person, so I wanted to make this special in her memory. I liked the idea of showing the inner workings of the piano, since secretaries are so vital yet often go unnoticed to the uninformed. Also, I liked the action of the hammers on the strings, very reminiscent of a typewriter, which she was very familiar with.

Amazingly, she also knew shorthand, but I didn't quite know how to translate that to video. ha Really very cool. The first time I saw her use this I was stunned! (it's like a foreign language).

Again, thanks for all the nice comments - they are very much appreciated!


* - the newer and more PC title, "administrative assistant" didn't sound quite as nice for a title.


Edited by BenPiano (09/09/11 01:15 AM)
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#1749301 - 09/09/11 03:09 AM Re: September Piano Bar [Re: jazztpt]
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rnaple, BillM, Elssa, BenPiano, ladypayne, Rickster, CMohr, Cathy -- thank you much for your nice comments!
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#1749636 - 09/09/11 02:37 PM Re: September Piano Bar [Re: jazztpt]
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Thanks to Rickster & CMohr for your very gracious comments.

Jazzwee - I have listened to Body & Soul a few times now and it gets better with every playing - really really good.

Ladypayne - I have a real soft spot for Disney songs, lovely.

Augustina - Harmony grove , what a lovely melody , very well played and the quality is surprisingly good from a phone.

Here are a couple of snippets from the past.

My Funny Valentine

My first post on the bar was Emily by Jonny Mandel - here is an older version in a different key.

Emily
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#1749828 - 09/09/11 08:34 PM Re: September Piano Bar [Re: jazztpt]
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jazztpt - My Funny Valentine is one of my all time favorites - I really like the way you played this. Only a snippet?! I wanted more, though! Your "other" Emily is pretty darn cool, too!
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#1749879 - 09/09/11 10:45 PM Re: September Piano Bar [Re: jazztpt]
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LP - Wow! I’ve seen sheet music for this song before but nothing like this--and if I did I couldn’t play it (lol). All by yourselves, you and your sister keep me running to the library for Disney songs. Great job!

JazzPt.
– That was my idea of classic jazz perfection. You are a tribute to self-learners everywhere and great grist for my improvisation practice mill. Body and Soul evoked my idea of an archetypal smokey jazz café in the village. I loved the way you played My Funny Valentine with the bass, but I'd love to hear you do another take adding your son’s vocal to it.

BillM - Billy Joel eat your heart out! “You make me feel” period!!!

Ben - Another tribute to self-learners and to someone who could give a lie to the old adage,” Rome wasn’t built in a day.”

Augustina – Loved the bell-like voice you chose for the opening. I never noticed the similarity between this song and “Scarborough Fair” before, but something about your harmonies and rhythms evokes the medieval feel of that song in a way that enriches both from the association.

Elssa - This is my favorite of all the songs you’ve done in a while. The song may have its limitations, but your playing doesn’t. It gave me goose bumps!


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#1750149 - 09/10/11 11:52 AM Re: September Piano Bar [Re: jazztpt]
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I've put this on the forum a number of times but... it's been ten years.... hard to believe.

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#1750154 - 09/10/11 12:03 PM Re: September Piano Bar [Re: jazztpt]
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ladypayne - there was some nice left hand work there. I saw the small world video running in my head smile

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#1750221 - 09/10/11 02:43 PM Re: September Piano Bar [Re: jazztpt]
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I woke up this morning and there was a nice brand new casio wk-500 keyboard in the living room for me! Its 76 keys, so not a full size piano but its an upgrade from the one I had and its much cooler! I can even record songs on it^_^ An early Christmas present:) Anyways had to share my good news^_^
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#1750247 - 09/10/11 03:20 PM Re: September Piano Bar [Re: jazztpt]
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How exciting, Augustina! You must be in piano heaven right now. Enjoy!
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#1750274 - 09/10/11 05:07 PM Re: September Piano Bar [Re: Augustina]
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Augustina,

Thats amazing..Christmas songs in September.. Though the tempo is not upto the mark, you played it well, and the version of song is really good.
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#1750437 - 09/10/11 11:47 PM Re: September Piano Bar [Re: jazztpt]
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jazzwee, dare I say that this is an elegant rendition of Body and Soul? I have always considered this one of the more elegant sounding standards, and you have made it evenmoreso.

ladypayne, that is a fun version of Small Sorld. Great job.

Augustina, I have ot heard Harmony Grove before. Nice piece and a nice job playing it. Your cell phone records piano better than mine (yes, I've tried it).

jazztpt, I love your little snippet of My Funny Valentine. I want to hear the rest. Your improv on Emily is wonderful, too.

Peyton, Thanks for the reminder. We must never forget that day. A couple of days ago I heard Glenn Beck on his radio program interviewing a reporter who was there that day. She told of the woman she stopped from running back toward the towers because her husband was in them. She recounted the heart warming reunion when the husband, covered in ash and debris, found his wife and the cheers of the onlookers as they were reunited. Beck became so emotional that he had trouble finishing the segment, and I found myself driving with a few tears in my eyes as well.

Augustina, congrats on the new instrument.
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#1750877 - 09/11/11 07:33 PM Re: September Piano Bar [Re: Peyton]
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Peyton - this is one of my favorites of yours. Not only for your wonderful singing and accompaniment but for the honest and heartfelt way you express your emotions through this song.
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#1751485 - 09/12/11 05:30 PM Re: September Piano Bar [Re: jazztpt]
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Originally Posted By: jazztpt


Sounds great jazztpt -- how long ago was this? Maybe you could have made the intro rubato with some frills for interest. Lots of empty space in this tune for just a single chord stab smile...Loved the solo. So at ease with those fast lines. But you cut it short! I wanted to hear more.
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#1752441 - 09/14/11 01:31 PM Re: September Piano Bar [Re: jazztpt]
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I'm listening to this months recordings as I'm typing. Jazztpt nice way to start the thread with an excellent piece of music.

Meanwhile here is my monthly contribution, hope you enjoy:

sorry about the awful camera angle.

BenPiano, what a lovely tune you created, beautifully played. I like the video aswell.


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#1752585 - 09/14/11 07:25 PM Re: September Piano Bar [Re: jazztpt]
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Groucho Marx - I enjoyed that a lot - very pretty, and nicely played.

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#1752788 - 09/15/11 07:04 AM Re: September Piano Bar [Re: jazztpt]
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GM, Very nicely played. You play it with such ease and grace I thought at first you may have written it.

I iknd of like that camera angle... smile


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#1753392 - 09/16/11 08:02 AM Re: September Piano Bar [Re: jazztpt]
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I'll throw another log on the fire. This is a cover of a cover that was done by Augustina in Recital #21. I have never seen the movie but really like the song.

I got that "Matched Third Party Content" message when I put this up but YouTube didn't tell me to remove it. I hope you like it.

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