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Examples of Jazz Music (with some Funk) - composition,
recording and performance by Lee Nicklen

Afro Blue
"Afro Blue" is a jazz standard composed by Mongo Santamaría, perhaps best known in its arrangement by John Coltrane. I had never ever played this song before this recording. No music was written out and no chords read. Everything you hear is purely improvisation and following the band live and unrehearsed.
Musicians playing: Lee Nicklen on piano, Helleanor Webb on sax and flute, Simon Hill on bass, Graham Sowerby on drums, Will Rumfitt on trombone, and Neil Bogart on congas and percussion.

DURATION: 3:35 | SIZE: 8.4 MB | CREATED: 27th June, 2010

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You Missed One Thing by Lee Nicklen
This is an imrovisational piece of music inspired by a record from a band called The Lyman Woodard Organization - Saturday Night Special album (1975). Everything you hear is played 'as live' and pretty much unrehearsed - using a Fatar Studio 900 weighted keyboard. All was recorded on the fly 'as-live' using an old copy of Steinberg's Cubase.

DURATION: 3:41 | SIZE: 3.6 MB | CREATED: 14th February, 2011

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Rhodes '73 by Lee Nicklen
Yet another imrovisational piece of music. Everything you hear is played 'as live' and unrehearsed using a Fatar Studio 900 weighted keyboard. The sounds come from the essential Scarbee Mark I 1973 Rhodes piano sample set. All was recorded on the fly 'as-live' using an old copy of Steinberg's Cubase.

DURATION: 4:33 | SIZE: 5.22 MB | CREATED: 7th November, 2007

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Truffle Hunter by Lee Nicklen
This is a LONG imrovisational piece of music, originally written for fun, and finally finished off for a small Australian games company who created a corporate Flash game for marketing purposes and commissioned me to complete it. It is primarily funky bass and steady drums with Rhodes piano, with a splash of Hammond C3 and some psych synth and delay. The almighty Fatar Studio 900 weighted mother keyboard was of course used to play all parts, including drums and bass. All was recorded on the fly 'as-live' using an old copy of Steinberg's Cubase.

DURATION: 7:47 | SIZE: 18.2 MB | CREATED: 28th March, 2010

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Intermission by Lee Nicklen
A quirky - if not a somewhat 'cheesy' flavour, low tempo, laid back, emotional jazzy piece. Everything you hear is played 'as live' and unrehearsed using a Fatar Studio 900 weighted keyboard. All was recorded on the fly 'as-live' using an old copy of Steinberg's Cubase.

DURATION: 1:38 | SIZE: 3.06 MB | CREATED: 10th April, 2011

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Piano Malmsjö by Lee Nicklen
A solo piano composition - with an improvised structure and thoughtful expressive movement. Everything you hear is played 'as live' and unrehearsed using a Fatar Studio 900 weighted keyboard. Recorded pretty much on-the-fly 'as-live' using an old copy of Steinberg's Cubase and the Malmsjö Acoustic Grand Piano library triggered via GigaStudio.

DURATION: 4:23 | SIZE: 6.1 MB | CREATED: 14th February, 2009

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Heavy Hammond by Lee Nicklen
This piece of music was recorded as a live jam, and basically a little warm-up routine - as the machine was left recording - I simply jammed with myself! Everything you hear is played by me.

DURATION: 09:26 | SIZE: 9.28 MB | CREATED: 28th April, 2010

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Calypso Electronique by Lee Nicklen
This piece of music was originally composed for a comany who needed some music writing for one of their projects. This song is an upbeat piece with a calypso style beat. Everything you hear was played 'as live' using a Fatar Studio 900 weighted keyboard. The sounds comes from various sample sets run under Tascam's Gigastudio and was recorded using Steinberg's Cubase.

DURATION: 3:59 | SIZE: 5.48 MB | CREATED: 2nd October, 2003

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I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free by Lee Nicklen
I'm sure many of you all will recognise this wonderful piece of music. It was originally composed by the late Billy Taylor who unfortunately died a little later on after I recorded this short version. Everything you hear was played (including the drums) 'as live' using a Fatar Studio 900 weighted keyboard. The sounds comes from various sample sets run under Native Instruments' Kontakt and was recorded live using Steinberg's Cubase.

DURATION: 1:14 | SIZE: 1.80 MB | CREATED: 13th February, 2011

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Voyageur Francais by Lee Nicklen
This particular music sprung itself upon me whilst composing a slice of music for a firm whom I had already done several pieces for. This partiucular song has a deep gypsy-French vibe to it. Everything you hear was played 'as live' using a Fatar Studio 900 weighted keyboard. The sounds comes from various sample sets run under Tascam's Gigastudio and was recorded live using Steinberg's Cubase.

DURATION: 1:27 | SIZE: 1.66 MB | CREATED: 11th March, 2003

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End Of Summer Jazz Thrills (no beat) by Lee Nicklen
Here we have a song written in just a short while. Everything you hear was played 'as live' using a Fatar Studio 900 weighted keyboard. The sounds come from various sample sets, such as the Scarbee Mark I 1973 Rhodes piano run under Tascam's Gigastudio. All was recorded on the fly 'as-live' using Steinberg's Cubase. This version has the backing beat/loop removed.

DURATION: 1:24 | SIZE: 1.95 MB | CREATED: 23rd August, 2003

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Right Left by Lee Nicklen
This short recording is a completely imrovisational, and focuses on making use of the left [bass] hand along with a fairly complicated rhythm to hold down as well as the right hand being free. Everything heard is played 'as live' with both hands .

DURATION: 1:52 | SIZE: 3.58 MB | CREATED: 4th February, 2011

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End Of Summer Jazz Thrills (with beat) by Lee Nicklen
Here we have a song written in just a short while. Everything you hear was played 'as live' using a Fatar Studio 900 weighted keyboard. The sounds come from various sample sets, such as the Scarbee Mark I 1973 Rhodes piano run under Tascam's Gigastudio. All was recorded on the fly 'as-live' using Steinberg's Cubase. This version includes the backing beat/loop.

DURATION: 1:24 | SIZE: 2.23 MB | CREATED: 23rd August, 2003

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Equivocal by Lee Nicklen
Yet another imrovisational piece of music. Everything you hear including drums, bass and guitar were all played 'as live' using a Fatar Studio 900 weighted keyboard. The sounds come from various sample sets run under Tascam's Gigastudio, featuring the delightful Swedish Malmsjö Acoustic Grand and the essential Scarbee Mark I 1973 Rhodes piano. All was recorded on the fly 'as-live' using an old copy of Steinberg's Cubase.

DURATION: 2:53 | SIZE: 3.96 MB | CREATED: 2nd October, 2004

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Okse by Lee Nicklen
This piece of music was recorded live and completely improvised and unrehearsed - as you can tell by some of the bass notes played by the left hand in certain places. The sound comes from Native Instruments Kontakt using the Scarbee Mark I Rhodes piano.

DURATION: 2:02 | SIZE: 1.97 MB | CREATED: 13th February, 2011

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Improve One by Lee Nicklen
This piece of music was recorded live, completely improvised and unrehearsed. This song was influenced by Airto Moreira's early 60's/70's colaborative work. The sound comes from the Scarbee Mark I Rhodes piano.

DURATION: 2:33 | SIZE: 2.92 MB | CREATED: 22nd May, 2003

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BC Instrumental Test by Lee Nicklen
This piece of music was recorded live, completely improvised and unrehearsed. This is basically a test arrangement for a band I used to play in called Baby Charles. The sound comes from the Scarbee Mark I Rhodes piano and pedal vibes.

DURATION: 1:02 | SIZE: 2.95 MB | CREATED: 28th April, 2010

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Sum Funk by Lee Nicklen
This piece of music was recorded live, completely improvised and unrehearsed in about 1 hour. This is basically a really fast arrangement for fun.

DURATION: 2:30 | SIZE: 3.5 MB | CREATED: 7th February, 2009

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Rhodes Jammed - (16th October 2004) by Lee Nicklen
A solo piano short improvisation piece. Everything you hear is played 'as live', unrehearsed and unhindered using a Fatar Studio 900 weighted keyboard. The sample source/sounds used are the Scarbee Rhodes sample set via the GigaStudio software sampler and Cubase for recording. Recorded quickly on-the-fly; live - using an old copy of Steinberg's Cubase and the "Alicia Keys Piano" (Yamaha­™ C3 Neo grand piano) library triggered via Native Instruments Kontakt.

DURATION: 1:34 | SIZE: 1.8 MB | CREATED: 16th October, 2004

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