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Scott Jones



Joined: 17 May 2004
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Location: St. Louis, MO USA

PostPosted: Mon May 17, 2004 8:56 pm    Post subject: Share YOUR music with the FORUM Reply with quote

Hello,

My name is Scott Jones....

First of all THANK you to Scott Henderson for your incredible playing and music, you have always been an inspiration to my own and I'm glad I get this opportunity to talk with fellow fans about your music and related subjects!!

I’m so excited to see this forum created......it’s about time!!!

I thought this went pretty well in Allan's forum, so I thought I'd get it going here.....

I always loved hearing clips from players in forums all over the world, and especially when we all have such a great role model as Mr. Henderson as common influence......

I thought I'd get it going, but let's post clips, be encouraging, do some cyberjamming, just plain and simple: listen and respect one another, sharing our music......after all we didn't become musicians to hide it under a rock...eh?


Anyway......

A bit more about myself:

I'm 38 years old...My life itself has taken some crazy turns (losing my first wife to cancer, back in 1997), and now I am re-married with a 19 month old daughter....life could not be better!

I'm really fortunate...music (playing, writing, recording, arranging) is all I do for a living...

My main musical styles are fusion, jazz, prog, blues...but I play just about everything, not to limit myself...

My influences are very diverse, but fusion being the main thing:
Scott Henderson is absolutely the biggest(not just because I’m here), Mike Landau, Pat Metheny being the main ones...

I taught guitar and theory privately for 4 years from 1992-1996, going to students homes...had to streamline my schedule (when my 1st wife started to get REALLY sick, before her death) and just I don't do it on a regular basis anymore...

In 2002, I was very fortunate to have my CD “released” on Allan Holdsworth's label, Gnarly Geezer Records...

From that release, I received some great feedback from Steve Vai, Brett Garsed, Derryl Gabel, Shane Theriot, Greg Koch, Rusty Cooley...

In 2003, I switched labels and was officially signed to Progressive Arts Music, and
re-released the C.D. in October 2003.

For this re-release, I went back into the studio and wrote 3 bonus tracks, and beefed up the guitar parts and the overall mix, making it a much better disc...(I also enhanced the C.D. with about 80 minutes of bonus mp3s in CD-ROM format, and 3 live video clips)

I was very fortunate to have released this new version to some very encouraging reviews...


HERE are those reviews:

http://www.progressiveartsmusic.com/scottjones_reviews.htm

I'm fortunate to have been in Keyboard magazines Discoveries column, Recording magazine's Reader's tapes, Music and Computers magazine's Spotlight column.

I have recently lined up Dave Weckl's keyboardist Steve Weingart and hopefully Steve Vai's drummer Virgil Donati, as well as producer/engineer Anton Pukshansky, for the next C.D. that I will be writing and recording this year, Anton is a Grammy award winner for his work on Santana's "Supernatural", and with this release, I hope to break new ground with this release.

I will, in the meantime, be releasing a straight-ahead jazz C.D. before the next “official” release.


Here's a random sampling of my music...

ORIGINAL FUSION (from my C.D. “Freedom”)
Give It Time Scott Jones © 2003 Freedom PAM-1022

Unreleased stuff:

STRAIGHT AHEAD JAZZ
Sjones-GIANT STEPS 2004 my take on the Coltrane tune

SHRED
44 Seconds with Virgil Donati (an unreleased jam I did over one of Virgil's solos from his CD "Stretch")

JAZZ/BLUES
Sjones-Jazz/Blues

FUSION BALLAD
Sjones-Beck-like Ballad a bit of Beck, Henderson and Holdsworth on this...

MODERN CLASSICAL
Sjones-Modern Classical

COUNTRY
Sjones-COUNTRY PICKIN' TUNE

SMOOTH-NYL0N-FINGERSTYLE-JAZZ
Sjones-Sanborn Smooth Jazz Jam

FUSION
Sjones-Holdsworth tune (my take on the Alan Pasqua classic covered by Tony Williams Lifetime with Allan Holdsworth)

FUNK
Sjones-FUNK GUITAR DEMO

TAPPING
Sjones-Legato Jam mostly tapping on this one

O COME EMMANUEL
Sjones O Come Emmanuel PERFORMED LIVE AT MY CHURCH (my arrangement with a "Matrix" and "Evanescence" feel...this is totally based on the soundtrack of "Revolutions" and an Evanesence song) I'm the arranger/orchestrator/director/guitarist, electric sitar with choir, orchestra (horns, strings), full contemporary rhythm section; - (there is a tapping solo around 5:00)

BLUES
Sjones-BLUES

FUNK/FUSION
Sjones-Brecker Funk Jam

LATIN-NYLON-FINGERSTYLE-JAZZ
Sjones-St. Thomas Jam-the Sonny Rollins tune “St. Thomas”

OLD SCHOOL HENDRIX-STYLE SOLO GUITAR
Sjones-Hendrix-ish Solo Piece

JAZZ SOLOING FROM THE STYLISTIC APPROACHES OF SCOFIELD, METHENY AND HENDERSON (Well, sort of)
Sjones Nardis My take on the Miles Davis tune. I played it as three different approaches, one solo after another in the same track: as Scofield; as Metheny, and the last one as Henderson (with a bit of Landau)...the reharmonization and chord voicings are in the Holdsworth approach.

G3-ish BALLAD
Sjones-Satriani/Vai-ish Ballad

SOLO JAZZ GUITAR (JOE PASS-LIKE)
Sjones-arrangement of Jobim's "Wave" in the style of Joe Pass

ORIGINAL MODERN ROCK
Sjones - "On the Way Down" Sjones© 2002 (an original Modern Rock song written with my co-writer and vocalist Mindy back in 2002)

PLANET X-LIKE TUNE w-VIRGIL DONATI
Sjones-Planet-X-like tune (an unreleased song I wrote over three of Virgil's solos from his CD "Stretch"....I'm playing guitar, bass and keys)

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Anyway, just a handful of clips to give you an idea.....

Thanks for the opportunity to share.....glad to be a part of this forum!!

(There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t listen to Scott’s music.)

Peace,

Scott
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scottl



Joined: 17 May 2004
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Location: Cherry Hill, NJ

PostPosted: Mon May 17, 2004 9:11 pm    Post subject: Re: Share YOUR music with the FORUM Reply with quote

Scott Jones wrote:

(There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t listen to Scott’s music.)

Peace,

Scott


Thanks Scott! I listen to your music too!!!

Laughing Wink

( I know you meant Scott #1 - just teasin)
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kirk95
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Joined: 14 May 2004
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PostPosted: Mon May 17, 2004 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This thread should be renamed.......

Great guitar players named Scott!

Two of them are right here!


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simeon



Joined: 19 May 2004
Posts: 10
Location: London UK

PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2004 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok - it's tough following the jonesboy, but here goes anyway...!


From Mechanoia (2004)

Another World

We Dream of Ancient Spires

From The Assessment (2003)

Roswell

Intron

From Realms of Elements (2001) (soundscapes)

Above the Mountains, Below the Stars

Realms of Elements

Mokjack funk band - rough mixes...

Boogie With the Monkjack

Shake Everything You Got

Mongoose funk band (now defunct)

Get Hip With the Mothership

Giant

Some odds and ends...

Freeway Funk

Orion's Belt

cheers!

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Scott Jones



Joined: 17 May 2004
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Location: St. Louis, MO USA

PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2004 5:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ust did this one.....

I thought I'd share it....

It is all completely tapped......no picking......

More of a fusion, Holdsworth-ish approach than my other takes.....

Sjones-GIANT STEPS 5-20-04

Hope you enjoy it!

Smile

Peace,

Scott
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ma36scott



Joined: 18 May 2004
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PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2004 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Scott Jones wrote:
ust did this one.....

I thought I'd share it....

It is all completely tapped......no picking......

More of a fusion, Holdsworth-ish approach than my other takes.....

Sjones-GIANT STEPS 5-20-04

Hope you enjoy it!

Smile

Peace,

Scott




wow. Bravo Scott!! I suddenly feel the need to go practice Smile

PLEASE don't ruin my day by telling me that was all off the cuff??

(grinding my teeth as I head back to the shed)

Scott H(ughes)
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Scott Jones



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PostPosted: Wed May 26, 2004 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ma36scott wrote:
Scott Jones wrote:
ust did this one.....

I thought I'd share it....

It is all completely tapped......no picking......

More of a fusion, Holdsworth-ish approach than my other takes.....

Sjones-GIANT STEPS 5-20-04

Hope you enjoy it!

Smile

Peace,

Scott




wow. Bravo Scott!! I suddenly feel the need to go practice Smile

PLEASE don't ruin my day by telling me that was all off the cuff??

(grinding my teeth as I head back to the shed)

Scott H(ughes)


Sorry to ruin your day...

Wink
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scottl



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PostPosted: Wed May 26, 2004 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent!!!! That was my fave version from you yet Scott. The feel worked great in it and your ideas were terrific!

Scott
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fusion58



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PostPosted: Thu May 27, 2004 6:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here are a few rough mixes (no mastering done yet) from a project I've been working on. No shred solos or serious blowing going on--mostly just emphasis on the compositions.

1) "Jasmine" (Contemporary "trying for airplay" Jazz Wink )

http://www.humboldtmusic.com/Music/jasmine_final.mp3

2) "Designated Driver" (Fusion)

http://www.humboldtmusic.com/Music/driver_final.mp3

3) "Kicked to the Curb" (West Coast Funk/Jazz)

http://www.humboldtmusic.com/Music/curb_final.mp3

4) "Glen's Song" (Contemporary Jazz Ballad/Eulogy)

http://www.humboldtmusic.com/Music/glen_final.mp3

Musicians:

Drums--Ralph Humphrey (Frank Zappa, Wayne Shorter, The Outsidemen)

Bass--John Leftwich (Rickie Lee Jones, Sergio Mendez)

Keys--Larry Steelman (Jennifer Warnes, Dianne Schuur, Former K.I.T. department head)
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PostPosted: Thu May 27, 2004 7:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
STRAIGHT AHEAD JAZZ
Sjones-GIANT STEPS 2004 my take on the Coltrane tune


Dig it!

This one kicks butt!

Good work, Scott!

Smile
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Scott Jones



Joined: 17 May 2004
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Location: St. Louis, MO USA

PostPosted: Sun May 30, 2004 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey there!

I somehow wondered off into listening to Django this last day or so, and thought it would be cool to try something in that style.

Here is my take of the jazz standard “All of Me”, played from a Django-esque approach.

I intentionally mixed this kind of dark, and radio-ish to capture some of the vibe.

I did all the parts myself: guitar, mandolin, and bass

Sjones - “All of Me” (as Django) NEW MIX

I hope you enjoy it!

Peace,

Scott
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wintomato



Joined: 21 May 2004
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 03, 2004 9:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

fantastic players. thanks for posting your stuff, good listening.
Mine are on my website, just click on the "www" sorry about the photo! some of the tracks are a bit old, and the recent stuff is more commercial work and the producers dont let me post it until they are released. but am working on some fusionesque tunes for my own self gratification, need to get them out of my system.

love that django style tune, you seem to have captured his technique well, love that bend. And giant steps, nuts, that tune has been taunting me for a while now, can you just tell me, it could be a stupid question, but is it best to think of tonal centres rather than chasing the chords, i have been trying to learn all the chords and chase the changes.

cheers
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russ



Joined: 13 Jun 2004
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 13, 2004 7:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I see what have a bunch of great players on this forum! I was already familiar with scottl and scottj from other boards - great players and great guys!

I have some music online too - not a whole lot yet, but go to my site and check it out if you like!
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Andy Logan



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 14, 2004 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whats with all the Scotts???? It cant just be conicidence that theyre all great players either....hmmmmm






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PostPosted: Thu Jun 17, 2004 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's a link to the mp3's on my website. Hope you all enjoy.

http://www.johnredden.com/mp3.html
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