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Mixing Sessions – A recent conversation
Created on Tuesday, 24 July 2012 21:02
Who said what and to whom? … whose idea was that?
This is the flavour of a not uncommon conversation in the studio.
So recently Mjeb said something that just made me smile. But first a little context:
We were reviewing the latest mix for Even in a Lifetime. Going back a few weeks when I was recording my parts for the song Mjeb had come in and announced that he’d had a vision for rising melodic part at the end of the middle 8 and asked if I’d play it. We worked it out – starting point, finishing point, what scale it was based around etc. I laid it down and thought nothing further on the matter.
There’s a quote attributed to Miles Davis upon listening to Carlos Santana play. He paused for a moment said words to the effect “you need to go to NA. Notes Anonymous”.
Fast forward to last week and there’s talk of recutting the harmonica part that goes in the middle 8, around the rising guitar part, and here’s the quote:
But I can fit four more notes in there!
Nevermind “more cowbell” … more harp I say ;)