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THE ALBUM IS AVAILABLE TO BUY ON iTUNES (USA & UK/EU) NOW




THE ALBUM IS AVAILABLE TO BUY ON iTUNES (USA & UK/EU) NOW

Buy the album here (ONLY £7.99p / $9.99 USD):

http://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/blues-jazz-album-ii/id347199699

UG Blues & Jazz Album II band page: http://artists.ultimate-guitar.com/bluesjazzalbumii/
The charity: Tipitina's Foundation
Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/bluesjazzvariousartists
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Blues-Jazz-Album-II-from-the-ultimate-guitarcom-Blues-Jazz-Forum/233120404631
ultimate-guitar.com News: http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/news/upcoming_releases/blues_jazz_album_ii_by_ug_community.html

Congratulations and thank you to all those involved!
Last edited by strawforest007 at Jan 14, 2010,
#3
I'll see what I can do, making an original that suits the album will be hard though. As I suck at vocals and no drummer/bassist will be a pain...

Guess I could pull a "Robert Lockwood" and put down two rythm guitar tracks.
#4
I'd love to take part in this. The deadline suits me perfectly, plenty of time to put something decent together!
#6
I'm in
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#7
I will do something, hopefully. It will not be blues as such. I expect it will be more like an electro/trip hop version of John The Revelator. I'm not doing anything straight up blues though I don't think, unless me and a friend do a bit of slide guitar/delta stuffz.
#8
Sweet, I am thinking I am going to go for some British or Electric Blues. Maybe alongt the lines of John Mayhall and the Bluesbreakers.

I will keep you guys informed.
#9
I like the album art you've got already
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#10
I'd love to participate. I'll try and work on some sort of acoustic/electric blues original, but my blues writing is... meh.
#12
Yeah, why not! I'm out of the duels so I should have plenty of time to come up with something.
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#13
The microphone I was waiting for(SM57) finally arrived, meaning I can actually record without sounding awful now. I haven't tested it(I intend to later tonight) to make sure it's lag-free with my M-Audio Fastrack interface unlike my old mic was, but if it is then definitely count me in!

I also know two indie graphic designers, if you'd like I can see about getting one of them to do the artwork.
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#15
aye why not, irish blues did no harm to nobody, count me in!
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#16
Quote by necrosis1193
The microphone I was waiting for(SM57) finally arrived, meaning I can actually record without sounding awful now. I haven't tested it(I intend to later tonight) to make sure it's lag-free with my M-Audio Fastrack interface unlike my old mic was, but if it is then definitely count me in!

I also know two indie graphic designers, if you'd like I can see about getting one of them to do the artwork.



I will be unfortulantly recording with my Rock Band Mic. The quality is suprisingly not that bad( all of my profile tracks are done with it.)

I might try my hand at direct in recording again, but that is all dependant on how my laptop will act.
Last edited by whitenihilist at Sep 17, 2009,
#17
This line-up is shaping up nicely already!

When all your tracks are done, I'll need a high quality copy, (UG apparently only supports 128 bitrate tracks) something between 192 and 320 is preferable, but this is not totally essential, just focus on the music first, but keep a high quality copy if you can and email it to me. I'll only need this if the whole charity album thing gets sorted out. I'm asking the top brass at UG for some assistance on that side of things as well.

If you guys could have a think about the charity you think this would be good targetting that would be cool too. I was thinking it should at least be a music related charity.

Any and all ideas are most welcome for this project, it's open for all of you.
#18
I upload all my songs in 192kb/s - it just says you can't upload files with a higher bitrate, but it lies!

Nice idea btw (the charity thing), aren't there a lot of programs that give instruments and/or music lessons to poor children? That would be quite suitable.
Why not listen to my songs on my profile?
#19
Quote by nico42
I upload all my songs in 192kb/s - it just says you can't upload files with a higher bitrate, but it lies!

Nice idea btw (the charity thing), aren't there a lot of programs that give instruments and/or music lessons to poor children? That would be quite suitable.



Arrgghh I have been nerfing my bitrate all for naught. >.<

I am going to try a higher bit rate next time I make a track, be it for this, or round 3 of the Duels (here's hoping)
#21
I'd like to have a go at the album cover. I'm a graphic designer by profession so I'll have a look at putting something together when I get some spare time.
#22
I'll join, I'll try and submit some jazz since most people are doing blues.
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#23
i'll definataly tell my band and see if we can come up with something so count me in
#25
I'd like to join, too. Don't have been that succesful with composing till now, but I am thinking of an jazz song. It's quite good that we may use other instruments because I think I'm much better on my saxophone then on guitar.

Did I understand it correctly that there will be a voting for the songs like in the blues duels? Then it wouldn't be that bad if I won't get anything composed, but the great amount of time gives me hope
#26
Quote by Jazzman91
I'd like to join, too. Don't have been that succesful with composing till now, but I am thinking of an jazz song. It's quite good that we may use other instruments because I think I'm much better on my saxophone then on guitar.

Did I understand it correctly that there will be a voting for the songs like in the blues duels? Then it wouldn't be that bad if I won't get anything composed, but the great amount of time gives me hope


I don't think you'll have to compose some complicated jazz piece, aren't standards allowed?
Either way it would rock to have some saxophone on there!
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#27
Quote by nico42
I don't think you'll have to compose some complicated jazz piece, aren't standards allowed?
Either way it would rock to have some saxophone on there!


Yeh, a standard would be okay... but something own would be even better. This CD would be something that give me interest to compose sth. (ein Ansporn, du bist ja auch deutsch )

I've got a few pieces that are quite useful, some baselines or melodies. I just've got to get all those things together.

However, maybe I would be in need of a professional drum player, cause I just play a bit cajon and that wouldn't sound that good on a CD...maybe someone could play the drum line with metronome then and I record the rest... but just wait what I get composed...
#28
Jazz or blues standards are not allowed as they are in most cases classed as covers. Covers are not allowed.

Traditional songs are allowed, that is songs that don't have any known composer - but again I would personally steer clear and write your own composition. It would be a dire shame if the album got stopped for minor copyright infringement. If you're not sure if the song is written by anyone, I'd advice you still to not 'cover' it. Better safe than sorry.

If you're covering a track from the public domain (free from any copyright) that's fine.

As we're not whittling down to one winner, the voting system will be different to the blues duels. Chances are that everyone signed up should get at least 1 track on the album. This depends how many more people sign-up as there are unlimited spaces - we want a really good album.

The album sure needs a few more jazz tracks though!
#30
Has anyone come up with ideas for the charity? I've had a scout around the web and found this: http://tipitinasfoundation.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=Page.ViewPage&PageID=494

Basically it supports blues & jazz musicians locally (mainly kids/young adults), passing on the old traditions through free workshops and giving out instruments etc. A non-profit organisation. Good idea?

If we can get a shortlist of possible charities together that would be top banana (just chip-in with ideas)...
Last edited by strawforest007 at Sep 18, 2009,
#31
Well I submitted to the original attempt of this why not, I'll do it again I'll submit "Bozzetto Corto", it's on my profile. Cheers.




#32
Quote by strawforest007
Has anyone come up with ideas for the charity? I've had a scout around the web and found this: http://tipitinasfoundation.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=Page.ViewPage&PageID=494

Basically it supports blues & jazz musicians locally (mainly kids/young adults), passing on the old traditions through free workshops and giving out instruments etc. A non-profit organisation. Good idea?

If we can get a shortlist of possible charities together that would be top banana (just chip-in with ideas)...



I did a little searching around and found that one too, I second it.
#33
Quote by strawforest007
Has anyone come up with ideas for the charity? I've had a scout around the web and found this: http://tipitinasfoundation.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=Page.ViewPage&PageID=494

Basically it supports blues & jazz musicians locally (mainly kids/young adults), passing on the old traditions through free workshops and giving out instruments etc. A non-profit organisation. Good idea?

If we can get a shortlist of possible charities together that would be top banana (just chip-in with ideas)...


1. That link doesn't work for me.
2. While I do like this charity, New Orleans, a vitally important city for Blues and especially Jazz, is still in disrepair, while Bono can be a bit of a prick(I love his singing, but the man paid upwards of $1,700 a few years ago to get his hat flown first-class to Italy, otherwise he wouldn't go onstage with Pavarotti for charity, he's a hypocritical nut), The Edge's Music Rising charity definitely also seems like a good one to consider to me.

Granted they do have huge commercial support via U2, Green Day, and I believe also Arlo Guthrie, Bruce Springsteen and Bob Dylan though, so they'll not be as hurt by our support going elsewhere as the one you mentioned would be.

Also, four questions;

1. How are we going to sell it?
2. If our means to sell it costs money, who pays for it?
3. Can I make more than one track? Because I'd really love to put as much as I can into this.
4. I'm working on an EP of original material to sell under my own name. Can I include tracks I plan to put on that as well?
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Last edited by necrosis1193 at Sep 19, 2009,
#34
Quote by necrosis1193
1. That link doesn't work for me.
2. While I do like this charity, New Orleans, a vitally important city for Blues and especially Jazz, is still in disrepair, while Bono can be a bit of a prick(I love his singing, but the man paid upwards of $1,700 a few years ago to get his hat flown first-class to Italy, otherwise he wouldn't go onstage with Pavarotti for charity, he's a hypocritical nut), The Edge's Music Rising charity definitely also seems like a good one to consider to me.

Granted they do have huge commercial support via U2, Green Day, and I believe also Arlo Guthrie, Bruce Springsteen and Bob Dylan though, so they'll not be as hurt by our support going elsewhere as the one you mentioned would be.

Also, four questions;

1. How are we going to sell it?
2. If our means to sell it costs money, who pays for it?
3. Can I make more than one track? Because I'd really love to put as much as I can into this.
4. I'm working on an EP of original material to sell under my own name. Can I include tracks I plan to put on that as well?


Hi necrosis, the website is temporaritly down. Here's an alternative page about Tipitina's Foundation: http://goneworleans.about.com/od/music/p/tipfoundation.htm

As regard to your questions:
1. This is in discussion with UG with options open.
2. Again, in discussion - options open.
3. Yes (Rule 5, first post)
4. That would be a no. Reasons: it may breach your record contract, the prices of this album and your EP are likely to be different if by chance someone buys both and discovers the same track they may not be too happy, it conflicts that your track(s) will be for sale commercially and for charity. Alternative versions would be fine though, say if one of your takes don't make the EP cut.

It will be difficult to keep everyone in the light about what is happening with regard the whole charity selling thing as there are many more questions being raised by UG and myself about it too. We are doing our best to find the most appropriate way to go about it and at the very worst we will still have our album anyway. For those who wish to keep tabs on the discussion between myself and UG, take a look in my blog for the conversations so far. This will be constantly updated so I can avoid repeating lengthy replies in this thread.

At this time I would stress it is more important to focus on recording the tracks first as it is important not to rush into offering the charity an album that doesn't exist yet.

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Quote by strawforest007
Hi necrosis, the website is temporaritly down. Here's an alternative page about Tipitina's Foundation: http://goneworleans.about.com/od/music/p/tipfoundation.htm


Hmm...disregard my previous suggestion, I'm liking this more than Music Rising now.

As regard to your questions:
1. This is in discussion with UG with options open.
2. Again, in discussion - options open.


Alright then, please do tell me as soon as you know something.

3. Yes (Rule 5, first post)


=D

4. That would be a no. Reasons: it may breach your record contract,


Don't have one mate; the internet is awesome to the point that nowadays with a good mic, a recording program, a drum machine and a bass or octave pedal, you can record some music and put it on things like cdbaby and tunecore without being signed. Just as well even if the recordings I make at home with my SM57 don't sound good enough for a debut solo EP, my vocal teacher said if I ever wanted to do some serious recording, she could use some local contacts to get me a discount at a local indie studio I don't recall the name of. ^_^

the prices of this album and your EP are likely to be different if by chance someone buys both and discovers the same track they may not be too happy,


Hmm...true.

it conflicts that your track(s) will be for sale commercially and for charity.


Also true.

Alternative versions would be fine though, say if one of your takes don't make the EP cut.


Excellent then, that should work.

It will be difficult to keep everyone in the light about what is happening with regard the whole charity selling thing as there are many more questions being raised by UG and myself about it too. We are doing our best to find the most appropriate way to go about it and at the very worst we will still have our album anyway. For those who wish to keep tabs on the discussion between myself and UG, take a look in my blog for the conversations so far. This will be constantly updated so I can avoid repeating lengthy replies in this thread.


With that I shall subscribe to your blog.

At this time I would stress it is more important to focus on recording the tracks first as it is important not to rush into offering the charity an album that doesn't exist yet.



Very true, not holding to my lazy bastard traditions I should probably get working now rather than waiting to the last week like I usually end up doing.
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Last edited by necrosis1193 at Sep 19, 2009,
#36
Crap, I'd like to contribute Straw. Problem is... I suck at composing . Although I'm not bad at improvising, in my 4 playing years I still haven't managed to write a single song .
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#37
Quote by urik
Crap, I'd like to contribute Straw. Problem is... I suck at composing . Although I'm not bad at improvising, in my 4 playing years I still haven't managed to write a single song .


No problem, but if you do come up with something just let me know.


salmon philippe - your track(s) don't have to be brand new. It could've been recorded 20 years ago for all I care, as long as it is not a cover or part of a publicly released album it's fine.

I should also make it clear that bands are allowed too!
Last edited by strawforest007 at Sep 20, 2009,
#38
Had a bit of time this evening just to put something together for a possible cover.



I've used Tiptina's for now just as an example (from what I've read, it would be a great choice anyway) so that can change if need be. Let me know if I'm on the right track with it, I can always come up with more ideas.

(Sorry if it's a bit big!)
#39
That looks fantastic!! I wish I'd spent more than 5 minutes on my efforts. That really looks great - I've added it to the band pictures (see 1st post for link).
#40
I'd just like to vote now in favour of Hunter.
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