For those who don't know Jango, it is an internet 'smart" radio similar to Pandora and some other internet based music sites. A smart radio is a player that plays music similar to examples the listener selects. For example, the listener chooses Joe Satriani and he or she will hear Satch mixed in with similar artists like Blues Saraceno, Gary Hoey, and Rob Balducci. (Check out Rob Balducci if you want to hear a whammy Wizard; the guy is incredible.)
Jango is somewhat unique in that new artists can add their music to the mix and select artists as "similar" (or similar in marketing taste), thus having their music mixed in with the music selected by the listeners.
I have been using this service for a while...............
I was cleaning up some projects and was really impressed with some of the musicianship that went into simple bass sketches I started. As a raw amateur, from time to time I come up with a unique bass part, but I simply don’t have the talent to play the songs the way I hear them in my head. Yeah, I’m satisfied and I’m having a great time playing them, but it would be cool to hear some of my raw ideas interpreted and played by some of the really good bass player from Kompoz (you know who you are!)
As I was listening, I wondered what it would be like for one of the really great bass players to play my parts and add their color and creativity.
One thing that continues to amaze me about Kompoz is the number of really great songs that come from the collaborations. This weekend I spent a couple of hours listening to some of my older collaborations in Logic Pro, muting the bass and playing along for fun. It got me wondering. How many of us actually play our songs once they are wrapped up and far down the publication list. I rarely do. I had to re-learn some of my older stuff.
I know, I know, best is different for everyone. I got your attention didn't I?
This is really a chance for people to demonstrate the style of music, and particularly bass playing, that we are naturally attracted to. The worst case is we might hear music we never heard. The best case is we learn the likes.......
With A LOT of help from fellow Kompozers, I took five SLV projects and walked them all the way through production and commercial distribution. I got the OK from all the musicians who made these tunes possible. Thanks guys!