After great feedback from some very creative people, I have made a few changes. It has a quicker introduction, a defined B section, better recording, and an overall shorter version. I think I am going to leave it alone at this point for awhile and concentrate upon some other creations that I am working on. Looks like about a six to eight week time frame to get one of this songs right. Finally I do like aspects of both versions so I will keep them posted, but overall I think the second version is better and more defined. Thanks for all the feedback. Keep it coming. It is nice to know that I am not dead yet.
Slight Winds released its first recording under the name Slight Breeze; however, there was already a group with that name. Hence the name change. Currently to purchase the original recording you must search for Slight Breeze. There will be additional recordings in the future that will accurately display the new name. Thanks for your interest and purchases. This helps me continue with recording in the future.
In Slight Winds first CD release during the Fall of 2002, he blended two voices of one saxophone to create unique arrangements and improvisations. Working upon his favorites from Duke Ellington, Thelonius Monk, and Miles Davis, Slight Winds implemented some unique duets that provided fresh new interpretations with definite limitations and purposed omissions. In addition to these Jazz standards are some fun versions of well known Christmas carols and a version of Over the Rainbow.
This sound was created during his saxophone works at Wake Forest University and has rarely been replicated by others, and this is probably with good intention. Today Slight Winds is creating digitally recorded ensemble tracks by blending voices of different saxophones one at a time. It is creating that saxophone ensemble sound with modern technologies from Pro Tools. The works from Jazz Duets might appear on future albums as freebies to fans. Please inform if you would like that.
Slight Winds recently published its first for profit recording under the name “A Slight Breeze”. This digital recording saxophonist performed a unique interpretation of J.S. Bach’s French Suite No. 5 in G Major, BWV 816: IV. Gavotte. Using the Pro Tools Suite, an M-Audio Box, and music theory concepts, the saxophone voices of two altos and a tenor create a dance like atmosphere of the Bach era. This unique interpretation from the Bach era maintains the bold rich sounds of the saxophone voices that one would hear in great quartets of the day. You can sample and hopefully purchase this at iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby, Google Play, and many other venues for your listening pleasure.
Currently published under the name A Slight Breeze (Will soon be Slight Winds see about section for more information.)