SEEKINGRhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Keyboard, Piano, DJ.
Tenor/Alto sax player. Experienced musician and reader. Interested in funk, groove, jazz, latin, swing band, big band etc. Also, dance ibiza D.J work.
Currently looking for a guitarist and drummer to form an acoustic Jazz lounge band. Also, interested in teaming up with any other brass players.
Played in various ska, soul bands and brass sections for years gigging. Playing at the moment as solo artist with backing.
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- Member since:
- Jul 28 2008
- Active within 1 week
- Level of commitment:
- Very Committed
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- More than 3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 2-3 nights a week
In no particular order...kamikaze Washington, Moon Hooch, Sons of Kemet, Too many zooz, Leo P, Grace Kelly, Sonny Rollins, Charlie Parker, Coltrane, Sinatra, new jazz, jazz FM, glen miller, Afro Beat, Sun Ra, Fela Kuti, Afro-Futurism, Sly and the family stone, James Brown, Maceo, groove, Stevie Wonder, Earth wind and fire, Kool and the gang, Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitz Gerald, Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, Big Jay McNeely, Koda Shintaro, smooth jazz, laid back lounge, American songbook, latin and Cuban bands etc, world and folk...I could go on
- Rhythm Guitar:
- Background Singer:
Mikes and stands, amps, saxophones (Alto and Tenor), clarinet.
PA system, backing tracks and mixing desk.
Car and will travel - London, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Cambridge - home counties, further
Creep-RadioheadA jazz version of Creep - Radiohead
Dark WaterNew Album of electronica dance music...
Light WavesNew Album of electronica dance music...
Vanishing SunsetNew Album of electronica dance music...
Eternal sun rise
Eternal sun riseUsing the alto sax on this dance track. Great addition to a D.J set. All music composed, engineered and recorded by myself.
Take Five (alto Sax)
Take Five (alto Sax)My take on the classic Take 5, originally performed by Paul Desmond with the Dave Brubeck trio back in 1959. Still sounds fresh and inventive today. I played this on my alto sax (rather than my usual tenor)and whilst the 5/4 time is a tricky one to play with, lets just say it was more a case of take 6 or 7 to come up with a version I am happy with.
Girl From Ipanema
Girl From IpanemaA track from upcoming smooth jazz tracks being added. Kick back and listen to smooth bossa nova of The girl from Ipanema. The famous version of 1964 sung by Astrid Gilberto and epitomised by the master of smooth tenor sax man Stan Getz
Game Of 'Ska' Thrones
Game Of 'Ska' ThronesA laid back ska version based on the theme from the awesome Game of Thrones TV series. All instruments - bass, guitar, saxs, clarinet, drums and percussion, arrangements and recording done by yours truly. This production is not for sale, redistribution or copying, sole purpose for personal use and study by 'Moon in Joon'. All rights reserved by Varèse Sarabande publishing and composer Ramin Djawadi.
Baroque-O-bama-rama-dama-llama-bama...ding-dongA challenging piece of music to put together, inspired by the composers of the Baroque era such as Bach, not a style of music that was familiar to me and an enjoyable learning experience. 3 saxes; I took the pitch down on the tenor sax to make it sound like a baritone, added tenor and alto
ShazoomA rocket ride to oblivion. Slight diversion from the path of Jazz. Techno dance beats taken from my 90's dance inspired influences The Prodigy, Senser, Groove Armada etc. Indian percussion of tabla and manjeera. Instruments: Drum programming, percussion, manjeera, bass, guitar, tenor sax all played by yours truly.
Yo! StevieBrass section led tune ode to Stevie Wonder. A blend of Alto, Tenor saxes and Clarinet, with strong drum beat and funky bass line. All played, written and recorded by yours truly.
Depth of Delusion
Depth of DelusionA dark, exploration into jazz, with rhythmic afro jazz inspired beats and lines. Giving the tenor sax permission to explore its percussive voice, backed by clarinet and a double bass vibe throughout.
I want to believe
I want to believeI wrote this traditional style jazz ballad in homage to all the jazz ballads that have influenced me as a saxophonist. Gershwin's Someone to watch over me sung by Ella Fitzgerald comes to mind. Hopefully that feel comes across, with clean guitar and Tenor sax I have kept it simple. Though, I think it is crying out for vocals, so that version is on its way...