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Commercially available backing tracks
« on: July 03, 2010, 08:33:06 AM »
Here's a few I like:

Modal Mojo Dominant Modes Play-along Grooves In Jazz, Rock and Fusion   ~ Don Mock Dave Coleman Steve Kim
This is a $7.99 download from Amazon. I like these so much. Each track is a static dominant jam (no changes), but each one focuses on a different mode (Mixolydian, Lydian Dom, Phyrgian Dom & altered). They are good to get you thinking about the different alterations very fluidly, and they have enough motion to coax you to play with some motion, and dynamics.

Jamey Aebersold - vol 109, Fusion
A little '80s, but there are some fun ones, I like Back on the Track

Aebersold - Vol 54 Maiden Voyage
Impressions, Footprints, Summertime, H20-mellon Man, a couple blues. I like blowing over these tunes with a thick distorted tone  ;D

Aebersold - Breckers
Don't have this one yet. Looks fun

Aebersold - Randy Brecker
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Re: Commercially available backing tracks
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2010, 04:35:09 PM »
From Frank Gambale's message board:

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Guys,
My new www.playalongtracks.com is up and running..more groovy music minus one to play along to...in most cases I'm comping for YOU!!!
It's a work in progress and I will keep adding as time goes by...this has taken several years to come to fruition.

Have fun...tell your friends....

FG

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Re: Commercially available backing tracks
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2010, 08:27:27 PM »
The Steve Khan CDs have some great backing tracks. "Pentatonic KHANcepts" and "Chord KHANcepts" are both great books.
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Re: Commercially available backing tracks
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2010, 03:13:38 PM »
The Steve Khan CDs have some great backing tracks. "Pentatonic KHANcepts" and "Chord KHANcepts" are both great books.

Just ordered the latter a few days ago - waiting eagerly for the book to arrive. 8)

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Re: Commercially available backing tracks
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2010, 09:05:41 AM »
The Steve Khan CDs have some great backing tracks. "Pentatonic KHANcepts" and "Chord KHANcepts" are both great books.

Just ordered the latter a few days ago - waiting eagerly for the book to arrive. 8)

I've worked a lot from that book, he lays out a really usable chordal approach. His guide tone blues voicings, 2 & 3 note II-V-I, and modal voicings are extremely usable & hip, not the usual 4 & 5 note voicings you usually get from jazz charts, which IMO, are not usable in real life settings. I need to get the pentatonics one.

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Contemporary Chord Khancepts
Pentatonic Khancepts
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Re: Commercially available backing tracks
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2010, 09:11:49 AM »
From Frank Gambale's message board:

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Guys,
My new www.playalongtracks.com is up and running..more groovy music minus one to play along to...in most cases I'm comping for YOU!!!
It's a work in progress and I will keep adding as time goes by...this has taken several years to come to fruition.

Have fun...tell your friends....

FG

Sweet!

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Re: Commercially available backing tracks
« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2010, 01:16:41 PM »
I checked out those links and a lot of 'em sound really cool! The dominant vamps sound like a lot of fun, and they also have the major and minor modal versions of the set.
My only gripe w/ the Gambale site is it doesn't seem to let you preview all of the tracks before you buy(just a few "samples), which at almost three bucks apiece is a bit annoying.
....lame-ass, jive, pseudo bluesy, out-of-tune, noodling, wimped out, fucked up playing....

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Re: Commercially available backing tracks
« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2010, 08:35:31 PM »
The Steve Khan CDs have some great backing tracks. "Pentatonic KHANcepts" and "Chord KHANcepts" are both great books.

Just ordered the latter a few days ago - waiting eagerly for the book to arrive. 8)

I've worked a lot from that book, he lays out a really usable chordal approach. His guide tone blues voicings, 2 & 3 note II-V-I, and modal voicings are extremely usable & hip, not the usual 4 & 5 note voicings you usually get from jazz charts, which IMO, are not usable in real life settings. I need to get the pentatonics one.

Fuze-zone friendly links:
Contemporary Chord Khancepts
Pentatonic Khancepts


Very cool!

I'm looking forward to reading this book.

I ordered the book because I just gave some of Steve's records, namely "Eyewitness," and "Crossings," a fresh listen after many years, and I was really impressed anew by his chordal approach.

Should be great!  8)

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Re: Commercially available backing tracks
« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2010, 06:32:16 AM »
From Frank Gambale's message board:

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Guys,
My new www.playalongtracks.com is up and running..more groovy music minus one to play along to...in most cases I'm comping for YOU!!!
It's a work in progress and I will keep adding as time goes by...this has taken several years to come to fruition.

Have fun...tell your friends....

FG

I wasn't that psyched on the BTs that you could preview. Generic and not very HQ, and not fusion. But FG does some very hood BT's in the music minus 1 section of his site.