“Trane Reimagined” - The Inner Dimensions of Sound
The latest video on the Charles Neuzil YouTube channel is a track I have entitled "Trane Reimagined." This track began as a cover of the John Coltrane composition, "Lonnie's Lament." This is a piece that I routinely perform as the Art of Jazz. I always enjoyed the tune, as it has this somber feel to it, and an extended Cm7 vamp in the middle, which allows for a lot of latitude while improvising.
However, it took on a life of its own, and it became something quite different from what I play as the Art of Jazz in different venues. I even integrated audio of William S. Burroughs discussing art and creativity. Synthesizers used on the track are the Korg Monologue, Behringer TD-3, and Arturia Drumbrute Impact. You will also hear me playing my King 3B+ trombone on the head and the improvisation.
I also use some sample loops for some of the effects, as well as percussion from the Ujam Groovemate One, a very cool vst.
I ended up revising and re-recording every part you hear in the track, even down the special effects.
I began searching for a copyright free video that I could use that would work well with the track, and found one, that with some editing, seems to compliment the music.
You can listen to an audio clip here on this website, and even download an mp3 version if you like.
Watch the full video here on the Charles Neuzil Music YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/pmFVRct1ijw
I hope you enjoy this one. "Trane Reimagined" was a lot of work, time, and effort to bring together, but I am pretty happy with the result.
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