Instead, I tried it out on my alto sax and realised immediately how similar it was to 'Take Five'. I feel pretty lucky in that a lot of different audiences were coming to the track from various routes, and maybe something due to YouTube's algorithm boosted its popularity! Full On Lockdown: Musician Laurence Mason puts together this off the wall idea meshing together two of his biggest musical heroes, Dave Greenfield of the tough 1970's proto-punk band The Stranglers with the oh so cool 1960's jazz of Dave Brubeck. The extended version also features a longer solo section from myself. This means you can get a natural sounding keys track without the stress of having to nail the recording each time. I started off by sampling the drum intro from a 1964 live version of the Dave Brubeck Quartet performing Take Five. 02. I wanted it to sound like it had been recorded decades ago, so I went with a very low-fi set up of resting an SM-58 microphone on the edge of the desk whilst playing into it. It's haunting beauty really struck me as a child and I used to think of it as 'the ship song' and thought it was about some kind of ocean adventure. I then play the MIDI file back through my keyboard and record the audio outputs from that. So I think people were searching for The Stranglers songs as response to that. We exchanged a few emails back and forth about what he wanted to release. THE TAKE VIBE E.P. Musician Laurence Mason puts together this off the wall idea meshing together two of his biggest musical heroes, Dave Greenfield of the tough 1970's proto-punk band The Stranglers with the oh so cool 1960's jazz of Dave Brubeck. - Golden Brown 2. Take Vibe E.P. Take Vibe E.P. The Take Vibe E.P. I wanted to do a cover of Golden Brown after hearing of Dave Greenfield's passing. Reaching almost 3 million views on YouTube and described by Craig Charles as 'quite excellent', Laurence Mason’s reworking of The Strangler’s 'Golden Brown' has been a hit. Initially I wanted to do it on this antique harp I have been restoring over the past couple of years, but it’s unfortunately still not playable. Posted 9th October 2020. I chopped it up in Logic Pro X into groups to create a drum loop, similar rhythmically to Golden Brown. After a few weeks of it being on YouTube, I received a message from Paul Murphy (Jazz Room Records). We caught up with BA (Hons) Music (Classical) graduate Laurence to learn more about the inspiration behind the reworking, and understand how his grounding as versatile multi-instrumentalist shaped the track’s creation. - Walking On The Moon 2020. I tend to be really interested in something incredibly specific and this’ll take up my entire interest for a week or so until I’ve learnt what I feel I need to do about that subject, before moving on. © 2020 Leeds Conservatoire. He wanted a longer version – something over 3 minutes long. I’ve always been quite fickle when it comes to dividing my time to a particular area of music. I did Music Technology at A Level, and soon after finishing Sixth Form and starting at Leeds Conservatoire, I bought my own recording gear so I could continue with my interest in this area whilst studying on the Classical degree programme - worried that I’d miss it otherwise! Laurence Mason 599,671 views. Starship Orchestra - New York, New York (Columbia 1980) 05. Here's my humble tribute to it.Website: http://www.christineharp.co.ukFacebook: http://www.facebook.com/harpistchristinepalethorpeInstagram: http://www.instagram.com/harpistchristinepalethorpe I definitely wasn’t the first to realise the similarities between the two tracks, as there are a number of versions on YouTube with bands switching between the two pieces. - "GOLDEN BROWN" C/W "WALKING ON THE MOON" ... Saxophone: Laurence Mason, Bass: Josh Cavanagh-Brierly, Drums: John Settle, Piano: L. Mason. Dave Brubeck - Golden Brown (Extended Mix) I enjoy playing along to this track so much I went ahead and put together a quick extended version of the amazing remix done by Laurence Mason English (US) Discover more of Laurence's work via YouTube. When I record keyboard parts, I play them in through MIDI to create the piano roll, so that I can edit anything I didn’t like, whilst aiming to keep it as natural as possible. 2020. After a huge response on Youtube, this now gets an official release with on the flip a take on the Police's "Walking On The Moon", From harpsichord to harp. All rights reserved. Then learning of it's actual more sombre meaning later in life it took on a whole new level of aching sadness. 4 months ago. The bass part was sequenced into Logic Pro X before playing the piano part in. "Law & Order" Born Bad (TV Episode 1993) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. Registered office as above. I love Dave Greenfield's clever and utterly unique keyboard parts and I really think this song lit up the musical parts of my brain early on and made a big impact. by Take Vibe E.P., releases 09 October 2020 1. It’s this accumulated knowledge and experience of different subject areas – jazz, arrangement, music technology and listening to lots of genres and types of music, which has essentially met in the right combination for this particular reworking of the track. I never get tired listening to Dave Brubeck's quartet & … The Take Vibe E.P. 2:20. ) and made the drum loop by chopping up the intro and turning it from 5/4 into the 3/4 – 4/4 groove that Golden Brown has. Registered company number 07596410. After a huge response on Youtube, this now gets an official release with on the flip a take on the Police's "Walking On The Moon", https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/j/jazzr_005_take_vibe_ep/01_golden_brown_feat_laurence_mason.mp3, https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/j/jazzr_005_take_vibe_ep/02_walking_on_the_moon_feat_laurence_mason.mp3, LAST WORDS / FANFARES (ALTERNATE VERSIONS), LA CHASSE AU SNARK (THE HUNTING OF THE SNARK. I also utilised it to explore different areas of music I found interesting – experimenting, multi-tracking and exploring on my own terms. - Walking On The Moon 2020. I’m always looking to expand on what I already know, and what I don’t know. Take Vibe E.P. Musician Laurence Mason puts together this off the wall idea meshing together two of his biggest musical heroes, Dave Greenfield of the tough 1970's proto-punk band The Stranglers with the oh so cool 1960's jazz of Dave Brubeck. I posted it as a tribute to Dave Greenfield (The Stranglers’ keyboardist), following his passing earlier this year. Odyssey - Our Lives Are Shaped By What We Love (Mowest 1972/Extravaganza Japan 2016) 07. Take Vibe E.P. Hi Tension - Peace On Earth (Island 1978) 06. There’s definitely some similarities – they're in the same key; both a wonky lopsided jazz waltz, with an uncommon time signature (5/4 for Take Five, and 3 bars of 3/4 and a bar of 4/4 for Golden Brown). The upright bass sound is sequenced from Logic, and the piano part was played in using one of the piano sounds from a Nord Electro 5D. Graduate’s reworking of ‘Golden Brown’ is a hit. I used it as a really effective practice tool, recording myself to get that audience and distanced perspective as to how you sound. For the vinyl release there’s also a B-side, which is a version of ‘Walking on the Moon’ by ‘The Police’, attempting to emulate the baritone sax sound of Gerry Mulligan. 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