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#2112035 - 07/03/13 07:33 AM Re: July Piano Bar [Re: Inlanding]
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Regarding "Misty"...

I've tried playing it some but there have been so many great performances of it over the years it's hard to do a "plain vanilla" take on it that doesn't sound kind of dull. I wish I had the improvisational talent to take a tune like that off in a totally different direction. Oh well, as the old saying "Ars longa, vita brevis, baby."
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#2112082 - 07/03/13 10:08 AM Re: July Piano Bar [Re: Inlanding]
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My piece this month is I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues. This is an old time song (written in 1932 by Harold Arlen and Ted Koehler), and I'm an old time guy, but somehow I don't remember hearing it till maybe five years ago or so, when I happened across a recording of Louis Armstrong and Jack Teagarden having a grand time with it. I've wanted to play it ever since, so here it is.

I am playing from a lead sheet, unaccompanied.

(Note: wish I could sing!)

I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues


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#2112085 - 07/03/13 10:19 AM Re: July Piano Bar [Re: Inlanding]
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Ed,

I didn't know that tune but I like your sort of lazy, swinging feel to it. And a great finish!
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#2112233 - 07/03/13 02:29 PM Re: July Piano Bar [Re: Brent H]
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@ PeterWS
What das it mean not you? Either way it sounds great! I enjoyed it very much.


@ BillM
I enjoy listening to you. Your cover is emotional but not overly. I like this balance!
And by the way – your Shirt is funny 

@ Riddler
Love this song! My music teacher in school played it for a play of our school troupe of actors. I had forgotten this, you bring me back this memory! Thanks!

Ok, here is my first recording for a bar.
It’s Schumanns first loss. I was as nervous as for my first recording for Ecco Fatto Café so the record has a few shakiness, but I think it will getting better with the time.

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#2112236 - 07/03/13 02:37 PM Re: July Piano Bar [Re: yester]
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yester,

Lovely performance. Very good dynamics, especially.

I really like Schumann, thanks for choosing this one as your first Piano Bar posting. What's on for next month ;-)
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#2112249 - 07/03/13 03:12 PM Re: July Piano Bar [Re: Inlanding]
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Ed~ You did great work with that old standard, I Got A Right to Sing the Blues. Love your rich chord choices and the upbeat, steady slow swing you bring. Sounded to me like you were having a great time playing it.

yester~ Schumann is one of my favorites. You did a great job with his First Loss and linked the dynamics and pulse of the music very nicely. You play with pretty relaxed hands - good work.

Glen
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#2112257 - 07/03/13 03:31 PM Re: July Piano Bar [Re: yester]
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Yester - It was me playin`. But I`m NOWHERE NEAR OLD ENOUGH to remember this when it first came out . . .honest
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#2112261 - 07/03/13 03:39 PM Re: July Piano Bar [Re: BillM]
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BillM Good balance between piano and vocals here. And some enviable touches along the way. A great job as always. Elvis`s stuff had a lot o` heart.
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#2112266 - 07/03/13 03:47 PM Re: July Piano Bar [Re: Riddler]
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Riddler Laid back bar room music. Complete with smoky atmosphere from days of yore. One sometimes resents Government legislation ... .Enjoyed this, man. Bluesy from start to finish.
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#2112267 - 07/03/13 03:50 PM Re: July Piano Bar [Re: yester]
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yester - Ya did superbly well. Lovely sounding piano; what is it?
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#2112287 - 07/03/13 04:09 PM Re: July Piano Bar [Re: BillM]
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BillM

I usually like everything you do, but this last one was in a category of its own. I really enjoyed this EP tune ... and could see that you were really into it too. The piano work was as outstanding as the singing. Thanks for making my day!
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#2112362 - 07/03/13 06:33 PM Re: July Piano Bar [Re: JimF]
yester Offline
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@ Peterws
Oh, now I got it! English is hard to learn for me and I often misunderstand things. Thanks for explanation and being patient.

My piano is a Kawai MP 10. Love it a lot. A “real” piano is just a dream because I practice only late at night. But in this case the Kawai is a very good alternative.

Brent H and Glen

A big thank you for your kind words, they are really motivating myself!
I love Schumann, practicing him is always fun.
Think I try a Bach piece next time, but unfortunately practicing Bach is hard work for me, much more than Schumann…


Edited by yester (07/03/13 06:34 PM)
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#2112430 - 07/03/13 08:43 PM Re: July Piano Bar [Re: Riddler]
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Riddler - this flows nicely. You took your time with this and gave it a blusy, soulful touch. I like the big finish.
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#2112442 - 07/03/13 09:19 PM Re: July Piano Bar [Re: yester]
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Yester - well done. I am not familiar with this piece but your performance was both expressive and lyrical. A very high quality video.
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#2112451 - 07/03/13 09:30 PM Re: July Piano Bar [Re: BillM]
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Thanks to Inlanding, Yester, peterws and JimF for taking the time to listen to and comment on my Elvis rendition.
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#2112501 - 07/03/13 11:33 PM Re: July Piano Bar [Re: Inlanding]
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lots of great music so far this month smile Here's my submission for the month. My own arrangement of Whispering Hope. I used a lead sheet from a hymn fake book.


Whispering Hope
https://www.box.com/s/xk6bpixh8a8gjflctvyq
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#2112505 - 07/03/13 11:43 PM Re: July Piano Bar [Re: Inlanding]
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I just want you all to know that I always listen to this piano bar. Although I don't say much. I very much enjoy listening to music. Everyone has musicality in what they do. No matter, mistakes or whatever. It's the musicality I listen for and enjoy.

I do have to mention....Bill.... your off white T shirt with the dog on the back drinking a beer....It's much cooler than Elvis' white leather. smile
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#2112654 - 07/04/13 07:03 AM Re: July Piano Bar [Re: ladypayne]
Brent H Offline
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Originally Posted By: ladypayne
lots of great music so far this month smile Here's my submission for the month. My own arrangement of Whispering Hope. I used a lead sheet from a hymn fake book.


Whispering Hope
https://www.box.com/s/xk6bpixh8a8gjflctvyq


Very nice. I especially liked the middle section with the broad arpeggios in the left hand and octaves (I think?) in the right.
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#2112672 - 07/04/13 08:07 AM Re: July Piano Bar [Re: Inlanding]
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Inlanding - Very atmospheric. Your improv sounded a little more structured than usual (and a little celtic in spots). Lovely work.
Brent H – a great song
Inlanding – I just love your band. It’s nice to hear you play structured pieces
Peterws - very, very classy.
Bill – A great rendition.
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#2112690 - 07/04/13 09:15 AM Re: July Piano Bar [Re: Inlanding]
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Will have to have a listen to some of these tonight... interested to see what people have shared.
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#2112904 - 07/04/13 04:32 PM Re: July Piano Bar [Re: ladypayne]
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@ ladypayne
don't know the tune but it's real lovely. Your arrangement feels like celebratory and exalted, little bit of christmas athmosphere. Great!

@ BillM

Thanks a lot for your kind words!
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#2112915 - 07/04/13 04:57 PM Re: July Piano Bar [Re: ladypayne]
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ladypayne
Sounds like an old Methodist hymn. . . .Now will the congregation please stand . . . .an old fashioned style with this reminiscent of stuff I`ve heard years ago. At churches I went to . . and played at! Enjoyed!
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#2112955 - 07/04/13 07:06 PM Re: July Piano Bar [Re: Inlanding]
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Great start of the piano bar this month too!! I'll be back with my comments on your pieces shortly.


Here is my own piano arrangement of the song "In Dreams" from the movie "Lord of the Rings". My kids helped me with the vocals.


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#2112963 - 07/04/13 07:28 PM Re: July Piano Bar [Re: Inlanding]
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Amaruk - priceless!
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#2113148 - 07/05/13 08:55 AM Re: July Piano Bar [Re: Amaruk]
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Amaruk - this is an outstanding piece of work. Your kids are so cute and do a remarkable job of staying on pitch. They must have inherited their dad's musical talent. Once again I'm blown away by your creativity.
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#2113216 - 07/05/13 11:51 AM Re: July Piano Bar [Re: Inlanding]
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Thanks for the kind words, Newman. So glad you enjoyed the music!

ladypayne~ Very nicely done. Your sense of time and playing grows by leaps and bounds. Great piece of music.

amaruk~ what fun you had accompanying your boys - very touching. They are a joy. I always enjoy your music choices and submissions. This is, as Newman says, priceless!

Glen
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#2113223 - 07/05/13 12:20 PM Re: July Piano Bar [Re: Inlanding]
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Glen, your first two were very peaceful, soothing improvisations. I especially liked the second one. Left me feeling calm, all is well with the world. smile I also enjoyed your improv’s on standards – very laid back, swinging, with good lines. I kept recognizing parts, thought I knew the songs, but… then realized I was wrong. Oh well.

Brent, great old tune, well played, well sung.

Peter, love that song, heard the man play it himself a few times, many years ago. Loved your reharm’s, also those parts with both hands playing an arpeggio in unison. Great ending!

Bill, another great old tune, tastefully sung and played. You are really good at this!


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#2113274 - 07/05/13 02:05 PM Re: July Piano Bar [Re: Amaruk]
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Right nice man - d`ya kids get any extra pocket money for that? or was it an audition for future . . .
Bet there`s loads o` good tiny musicians hiding in that piano waiting to be heard. . . fun isn`t it? . .
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#2113307 - 07/05/13 03:44 PM Re: July Piano Bar [Re: Amaruk]
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Amaruk - What a wonderful, creative submission. And the kids sounded terrific. I loved the way you cut from the movie to the kids against the same background, and then back again, just like they were in the film. I'm still smiling. smile
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#2113309 - 07/05/13 03:48 PM Re: July Piano Bar [Re: Inlanding]
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Inlanding - You really managed to capture Einaudi's magical feeling in your performance of his piece here. Loved it. I really like Einaudi's music and I your performance was top notch! Your improvised ending is spot on as I can't tell where it starts… I liked your Side In piece too. For some reason it reminded me (very remotely) of the great song "Lonely Man" featured on the old TV series The Hulk. Great job!! Thanks for sharing!

Brent - What a great tune! Great singing and great playing too. Well done!

Peter - I really loved it. Your piano playing is first class as always! Who wrote this piece? Thanks for sharing!

Elvis…. I mean BillM - What a treat that was! I am amazed how well you can cover pieces like this. It is hard to tell them apart from the originals… Your voice is so good that I often forget to notice what a great piano player you are. Your fingers really dance on over the keyboard and you make it look so easy at the same time! Thanks for sharing!

Riddler - This piece is new to me. Great arrangement and playing!

Yester - Lovely playing!! I really like your way of mastering the dynamics in this piece. Looking forward to hear more from you here in the bar.

Ladypane - I have never heard this piece before but it was great! Loved the glissando! Thanks for sharing!
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