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Music Samples

A few examples of music produced at Jangada. 

Featured artist: Bad Idea Band with a live in-studio recording July 2023.

Lazy Daze

Step Two

These are the improvisations Fabio Fonseca and I have done here. They feature Fabio on his own company's Valente electric piano and The Lizard modular synth, as well as Moog Subsequent 37 synths among others. I'm on the Bosendorfer. Most of these are simply record-and-play improvs. Editing and fx are added in post later.

We took a simple progression and added percussion from Splice, a loop library. This was then assembled in one of my digital audio workstations (DAW for short) called Ableton Live, which excels at loop-style music. I also work in the Logic Pro DAW. 

Samba TrainStep Two
00:00 / 03:12

Straight-ahead blues featuring the Bosey piano and headlined by Fabio's great playing on Tokai Organ and his company's own Lizard Modular Synth. Originally 13 minutes I cut down to 5. See if you can hear the cuts - I can't!

Last CallStep Two
00:00 / 05:06

A song Fabio Fonseca and I did May 2019. This started as a long-form 30 minute improv, but then in June 2023 I took the raw recording and shaped it into this 6 minute piece. Some of the sound elements were taken from within the larger improv that sounded good but didn't have a place in the full piece, so I underlaid them to use as a soundbed at certain points. 

TheSwirlStep Two
00:00 / 06:10

An example of a very free-flowing improv in a major key with minimal chord changes to allow Fabio's synth skills lead this song in an evocative way. 

I Dreamt I Was Back In Brazil With My FamilyStep Two
00:00 / 05:04

I Dreamt I was Back In Brazil With My Family

Phil's Jazz BBQ outdoor performance

With the help of my good friend Bob Stanfield from The Cave in Clementon, NJ, we captured an amazing performance by a local jazz band headed by our wonderful friend Phil Derenbecher on drums. Let's call them The Phil Deren Quintet. The recording was edited over the next few months here at Jangada and kind of surprised all of us in how it turned out! Sometimes hard work pays off!


Live performance captured on a warm summer day. 

FootprintsPhil Deren Quintet
00:00 / 06:08

Song For My Father

...the trick in post was keeping the horns front and center. A few choice compressors helped immensely. 

Song For My FatherPhil Deren Quintet
00:00 / 07:24


...the drums here got special attention with Phil's tasty fills imparting a flavor I was careful to preserve. The raw tracks needed work to maintain separation, clarity and a sense of space.

EquinoxPhil Deren Quintet
00:00 / 06:40

Live Performances @ Jangada  

Here are a few examples of recordings done in our studio. 

New York State Of Mind

Promotional video was shot here for The Valente Electromechanical Keyboard, with a version of New York State of Mind performed by New York Native Ken Voison

Lazy Daze

Bad Idea Band

Lazy DazeBad Idea Band
00:00 / 02:51
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