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Permalink "Take Five" with Roland GR-20 Saxophone patch on a Strat

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Hi All,

If you haven't seen it on Youtube, here is my short take on "Take Five" (Dave Brubeck - 1959) with my Roland GR-20 using the Saxophone Alto patch and playing my Mexican Fiesta Red Strat.
I tried to get as close as I could to Paul Desmond's playing, but it is just impossible.
I hope you will find the experiment at least interesting.
I am using a very good quality midi file I found on the Net. I also posted the Dave Brubeck 1959 original so that you can compare the sound too.
We are i/2 tone apart, so it's not pleasant.

"Take Five - Abdel"

"Take Five - Original 1959"

Last edited: Jan 18, 2012 23:50:08

That's pretty slick

Kool..! (snapping both fingers)

METEOR IV on reverbnation

Shocked Bravo!

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Wow. Laughing sounds authentic.

Twisted Evil > Angel

Wow, this sounds fantastic... not just the patch, but the playing/interpretation. And this is coming from a guy who generally dislikes synthesized analog instruments. Well done!


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Really great Adbel! I tried that one myself once and failed miserably.

Pretty neat. Possibly evil ... but neat!

Nice one Abdel!

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Last edited: Jan 20, 2012 18:34:53

Good Job Abdel,

and considering he is just getting over an operation,
I think its amazing.

or did you do this before your operation.


Hi Jeff,

It was nice seeing you an the Surf folks at the Deke Geek show.

I did it a couple years ago.

Take care,

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