Vespers

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  1. cdaloia

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    great job chuck! i love the laid back vibe of the tune and the changes were really nice. not sure what you mean about the market. it's definitely too hip for "smooth jazz" radio.
     
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    Jack,

    Thanks, glad that you like it.
    I guess I was wondering about the smooth jazz scene.

    Been listening more to your CD.
    People should really use phones if they don't have a serious system so they don't miss all of the sonic goodness! Very cool Jack, best of luck!

    Chuck
     
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    thanks chuck- that really means a lot coming from someone with huge ears like yourself!

    you might be able to sneak vespers into the smooth jazz scene but the changes seem a little too hip to me (which is a good thing). most of the music that i've heard on those cd 101-type stations are very banal and unimaginative, two things which your tunes are definitely NOT.
     
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    Got it, thanks.
    I appreciate what you're saying.

    Chuck
     
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    Beautiful I love this kind of stuff, Art Bernstein has a great feel ................Luv it. :AOK
     
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    As always Killing it Chuck. Lovely stuff.

    No ideas about markets, but I'll have any album from you.
     
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    beautiful. i'm not much for labeling things, i'd call it george.
     
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    Chuck,
    I like it. But i don't listen to smooth jazz. So it ain't that. Sneakin maj7 aug chords in on smooth jazz can be a police offense so just be careful. The tune has a wide eyed open feel to it that i hear more in metheny and a little in Donald fagens' writing.
    It has that lovely quality of not being too bothered about it's own beauty.
    It doesn't try. It just is. I love that. Lovely playing chuck.

    Mike
     
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    i think it's more of a kevin than a george
     
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    Over here in Central Cost CA .. smooth jazz is ruled by Metheny, Benson, RIT, Carlton etc.
    Not to mention Kenny Burell, Wes and Grant Green..
    The smooth jazz stations play the "smooth" cuts by these guys all the time ....
    So it's really sort of hip ...

    Think Chuck has a good chance with his great new, catchy material .. At least around here

    Oh, and I play smooth jazz for a big part of my living ...
    I actually get gigs when I tell folk I play smooth jazz tinted with a Latin or funky flavor ...

    So be nice my good brothers ...:YinYang
     
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    I know nothing about that scene, but i know good music when I hear it. Great music, I enjoyed it very much.
     
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    I never hear 'smooth jazz' as i've heard here on the smooth jazz channel in your music joseph. I do sometimes hear the odd thing that is lovely on smooth jazz without realising i'm listening to that channel, so the fact that i don't give it more of a chance could be my loss. Maybe because i hear many of your things 'raw' so to speak, which is the very element that a lot of smooth jazz seems to lack.

    Sorry Chuck, forgive the brief detour,

    Mike
     
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    Thanks for listening and the feedback guys.
    It's nice playing with a clean traditional sound. It's really a different instrument w/ OD. Both are great. I love the guitar.......

    Chuck
     
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    There are varieties of smooth jazz. The Wave here in LA probably won't play it cause half the time they are playing great smooth jazz artists like Diana Ross and Boz Scaggs. The other half are the real smooth jazz guys who are known quantities. Occasionally a new artist squeaks in. The good news is there are other outlets which would consider this smooth jazz like Digital cable and subscription radio where smooth jazz has a more broad meaning. I hear great tunes on our digital cable all the time, Stern, Pat, Grusin, Carlton etc etc and the tunes are the full length versions and are hip. No Diana Ross btw, they seem to know the difference. I doubt there is a ton of money in their use but there is an outlet.

    Love the tune btw, nice changes and the tone is beautiful.

    BTW it seems creating a smooth jazz cd is a losing proposition unless you back it up with live dates. prepare to spend more than you earn between CD production and promotion.
    Paul Hardscastle seems to be the exception as I do not believe he tours much or at all.
     
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    Thanks for your response Craig. Glad to hear that you like it.
    Don't know if this stuff fits the mold, they're just tunes that I have.
    Def not going to be touring but would like to find a home for this group of tunes. I'll post more.
    I'll look into the digital stations. Thanks, I never even thought of that!

    Chuck
     
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    Sounds like Chuck to me
    Whatever the genre... the taste just rips on through

    HJ
     

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