My Love Supreme / Homage to John Coltrane
Perhaps my best jazz track ever. Inspired by Coltrane’s masterwork A Love Supreme, my bass line employs a slightly different figure, but you'll surely recognize it’s origin.
This is a long track. 12:00. The saxes come in around 6:00 when the first six minutes are repeated adding three saxophonist tracks. 1/Sensual Sax 2/Sensual Sax transposed down an octave 3/iFretless Sax, layering soprano, bari saxes plus bass clarinet. I was really a bit stunned at how the saxes reinterpreted the piano lines of the first six minutes. Hardly recognizable as the same tune!
The bass is iFretless. Two drum tracks: Soft Drummer and (using the SoftDrummer midi track) a Micrologue hip hop drum kit. A single, unembellished track of Ravenscroft Piano (proving to me, once again, that it is a fabulous software rendering.
Used Harmonic Exciter on the Sax tracks. Very helpful. That was about it except for Waves UltraMax on a couple of parts. No problems mixing this in Cubasis. Sensual Sax is very stable.
Please trim the bass to your taste. It works great on my Roland hps, but a little shallow on the old Apple ear buddies. I hope you dig this one. It made me remember why I became a jazz player.