cut from Marco Minnemann album (with Chris Taylor)

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  1. John Czajkowski

    John Czajkowski Member

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    Three Trains to Tennessee (from Marco Minnemann album)

    http://www.soundclick.com/util/getplayer.m3u?id=6837156&q=hi

    or top o' the page:

    http://www.soundclick.com/bands/page_music.cfm?bandID=676119


    Here is track 4 (of 20) from my upcoming album with Marco Minnemann - West ZooOpolis. This track features Chris Taylor at the very end on the beautiful Moog/Guitar melodic solo, Kevin Freeby on bass, and of course, Marco on drums. The first “train” is my Ernie Ball Morse into an Egnater COD, second train is a Fender custom shop Tele B-bender (borrowed from my good friend Victor Rocha) into a VOX and the third train is Chris!

    This is from my contribution to the Normalizer 2 project where composers, Trey Gunn, Mike Keneally, Alex Machacek, Mario Marino and I are each writing an entire album over Marco’s 51-minute demanding drum solo. I have been finished with my album since June and have been engineering and helping Mike Keneally record his all summer. We just finished tracking Mike’s two days ago, and Marco just emailed me that he is now done out there on the road somewhere. When they are all done, we will release the group on Abstract Logix. The release date is set for early Jan 2009, and I hope we can keep to it! Since the album won’t be released for a few more months, I suppose it’s time for me to start coughing up some samples.
     
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    Wow - majestic, beautiful, epic. Lovely stuff - thanks for the clip.
     
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    5 Stars all the way Pro. JC ...
    Chris Taylor's talent never ceases to blow my mind ...

    And your playing is coming at us from many different angles ... & most excellently
     
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    Thanks fellas, hopefully, this one goes down fairly chill and sublime in contrast to the ridiculous multimeter patterns Marco does at the end. I just tried to find the simplest/lowest common denominator when composing around his drum solo to make it feel somewhat "normal."
     
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    I must get me a ticket for that ride.....
    Great stuff John.

    Chuck
     
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    I live right by the Hermitage Nashville Star Train station. Bravo, you a crazy man.:BEER
     
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    Love it.

    Thanks to you and everyone involved.
     
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    Thats an amazing journey you are on John great playing by everyone and of course the writing is ace. Good luck with the album. :AOK
     
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    both of you guys killed it man!
     
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    taht is some great playing and music. I really dug it!
     
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    Sounding great john.

    Two of you are on top form. Quite ride.
     
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    Simply astounding accomplishment John. To make a cohesive musical statement around a drum solo is staggering.... Yet you have done it. You da man....

    And Chris is an alien!! Superbly melodic as usual.
     
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    thanks for takign a listen guys :)

    Thanks so much Scott. This is exactly the challenge with this project. I really tried my best to make things gel as much as possible over as big a section as possible. Sometimes, finding the simplest common denominator in all Marco's multi-meter and polyrhythmic was not too hard, other times it was a leap of faith - like at the end of this one where Chris is playing. it was so fun to really collaborate with Chris on this, and one other section. It was effortless, and his voice adds such a wonderful dimension here.
     
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    Thanks so much, Mike. I was thinking about your comment and reminded of a qoute by Stravinsky where he said that the composer who restricts and refines his choices ultimately discovers the most freedom. Well, being forced to write over a drum solo (and vowing not to edit it one bit) restricts your choices a littel bit!

    cheers,

    J
     

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