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Shifted down to the key of G minor with a C in the bass.

More Naima

As you may know, I am somewhat obsessed with the song Naima by John Coltrane. For those who would like to wander down a jazz alley consisting of nothing but people playing nothing but Naima, as I did tonight on Rhapsody, here’s a playlist.

My Rhapsody Playlist

You have to have the service, which is great if you like other people’s music and are willing to sit at your computer and listen, neither of which I am. But, you never can tell when you might be at someone’s house who pays the $10-15 dollars a month to have unlimited access to music at their computers. I only listen to music while I walk, or if my kids are playing. That’s why I prefer podcasts. But that’s just me. This experiment with 33 versions of Naima has been terrific. I highly recommend it if you can spend the time. I only listened to the first 24 bars or so of each. Can you imagine what Barry White could have done with this song if had set his mind to it? Breathless…

Naima #17

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Extended. There is some tuning problems at the end. The last two chords are a 7/4 major to an 8/5 major. I’m going to have to look into that some time…

Trumpet Song #16 – Naima

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Today I corrected the tuning of the bass flute, which was as much as 50 cents sharp on some low notes. I still need more fine tuning. It is hard to tune a sample with such deep vibrato. On the plane from Denver to Omaha I was able to get close. More accuracy will require some quiet time.

Trumpet Song #15 – Naima

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Just a small change of instrumentation from alto flute to bass flute, and an adjustment from 24+24+24+24+8 to 48+32+48 in the bass finger piano.

Trumpet Song #13

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I wonder what happens when I give up on those University of Iowa brass samples and switch the the tried and true finger piano, alto flute, and harp samples? I guess I’m just not but out to make slow music. The faster it goes, the more I like the sound.