Gimme Five!

Former user wrote on 3/25/2016, 1:17 AM
Title: Gimme Five!
Artists: GRIFF
Album: Gimme Five!

Hi Folks!

Just a little upbeat tune that I pulled from my archives.  After languishing on my hard drive for quite some time, I finally found the time to polish it off.

Hope you enjoy the listen.



I'm quite pleased that the sharp-eared musicians here have picked up on my little "experiment" involving some of the "disharmonic" and "disparate" passages, phrasings, notes, and rhythms contained within this tune.  As a sort of "disciplinarian" when it comes to harmony and structure, doing this (intentionally) was much more difficult than I imagined.   (Some keys slightly off and drums just a half beat behind).  Makes for some very interesting listening.  Thanks guys.




Gryami wrote on 3/25/2016, 2:19 AM

Hi Griff,

Now this is interesting.  You have presented an "off key" approach to this composition. More contempary, correct me if i'm wrong,  Overall I found this to be quite typical of your jazz skills, and the overall composition is good.

Great stuff!!



Edit:  Something not right here, unable to give stars.

Former user wrote on 3/25/2016, 2:43 AM

Hi Griff!

It´s Jazz Time, yeah! Fantastic journey into my second favorite genre of music! You are a master of feelings and this piece goes into my hearth! Great Mister I give you five - five stars! It´s a little bit smother, like your other tracks but I like it too! Thank you for sharing! Have a nice eastern!


best wishes and regards


Gryami wrote on 3/25/2016, 2:54 AM

Hi again Griff,

Now can vote, 5***** for you.

tgfmusica wrote on 3/25/2016, 4:08 AM

Bellissima esecuzione, veramente bella, mi piace, complimenti, saluti da tgfmusica, Gianfranco, ciao

Former user wrote on 3/25/2016, 4:10 AM

Hi Griff,
Your hard drive contains some real pearls of music, this jazz is cheerful but very high class, great sound.


Nickillus wrote on 3/25/2016, 4:24 AM

Absolutely stunning, Griff.  Back with a bang and then some.  That slightly detuned gutiar against the off beat rhythm section.  So, so good.  Pure gold all the way.  As usual you make it sound so easy - but then that's what being a master allows you.

That hard drive of yours is in serious need of a spring clean to dust down the undeniable treasure trove of unpolished gems that you have there.  The majority would no doubt still thrill our ears, even without your final polish.  Your incredibly high standards deny the masses their ambrosia.

Awesome - to use a now slightly passe, youff favourite.


GBTraveller wrote on 3/25/2016, 7:05 AM

Hi Erol,
I can only repeat myself, your work will always have a very high demanding on the listener. Of course, music is always a question of good or personal-flavor, only some people simply have no real concerns demanding what music. The mainstream music is a bit like McDonald's or Burger King, hardly nutritious but all shuffle things in purely.

I love authentic food and music.

Very good job Erol.

Greetings in the USA


NorbertSN wrote on 3/25/2016, 8:42 AM

Hey Griff,

oh yes...disharmonies and harmonies...going well together here. Very well.

So well that I fell in love with this wonderful Jazz track straight away.

You're the master of Jazz, and it so shows here. No doubt at all.

5* and Fav for me to be reminded how Jazz needs to be.

Many thanks for this upload from your obviously rich Hard Drive!

Best regards, Norbert

Former user wrote on 3/25/2016, 10:35 AM

This kind of music is your world, it is therefore clear that every note that is part of the song, has a jazz line that is inside of tea.
I thank Tea Sandro, I approached this style of music that did not listen.
and now with great pleasure listening to every part of the track in order to deepen my knowledge.
musically I find this track very comprehensive and of the highest musical value.
Griff dear, very well.
excellent composition, which I really appreciated


Former user wrote on 3/25/2016, 1:58 PM


TetleyAnderton wrote on 3/25/2016, 3:22 PM

I really like that hard drive of yours.  And I love that last note. 

Former user wrote on 3/25/2016, 5:52 PM

Anyone thinks it's easy, but it is not, break up and out of tune to have a structure that is extremely difficult, is not the same as having desentone to harmonize equal notes to finally intone, in short, jazz is an art teacher where skills flaunt and you have them; well done and very pleasant to the ear

Beamish-Spartano wrote on 3/26/2016, 8:48 AM

Schöne Klasse Jazz Musik,

Lg, von Joachim.

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Hallo Musikfreunde,  jeder hat mal Probleme mit das Abmischen seine Musik der eine weniger als der Andere, ich Biete euch an für ein Kleine Betrag, das Abmischen eure Musik zu Übernehmen, bei Interesse bitte Hier oder in mein Solo Profil Anmelden, Alles andere werde ich euch bei Interesse Informieren, herzlichen Gruß Spartano!  

Maboe wrote on 3/26/2016, 11:40 AM

One more amazing jazz piece from our friend in NYC. I enjoyed and love this and you get all my five stars.

You should let us listen into your archive many times more.

Have a nice easter my friend,


HellRaiser wrote on 3/26/2016, 2:19 PM

Jipiiieeh, you're a real master of fine jazz music!!! Every single instrument is great. I like it so much. High-five and five stars!

Pat_02 wrote on 3/26/2016, 6:57 PM

Bonjour mon ami,

j'en étais resté à votre dernière musique que j'avais apprécié, mais celle ci même si le jaz n'est pas ma musique de prédilection, je dois dire que ce morceau est vraiment très bien fait, très agréable à écouter et original .

un super mixage; et notamment un très joli son de guitare, mais de toute façon toute cette composition est superbe.

Bravo ! et comme disent certains, vous êtes le maitre du jaz.

je dirais que c'est un jaz "léger" à écouter, une musique douce et bien rythmée, ça swing à souhait aussi, et c'est vrai qu'il  y a de la "soul music" dedans, R' n B' par contre, pas tout à fait d'accord.

5 étoiles et plus pour ce superbe morceau, dommage d'ailleurs qu'il soit trop court à mon goût, on pu en profiter plus encore



emacor wrote on 3/28/2016, 4:39 PM

Hi Griff:

Long time no see...

Hope you're ok

As always you have a master piece in here, i think old habitts die hard  it's really a great work and notice that this is really where you are confortable!!!!

5 stars is not even close of what this work deserves...

All the best to you




djroar wrote on 3/29/2016, 3:28 PM

Hey Mr. Jazz 

Beautiful played and mixed, this track has it all. Some funk some exprimental, the bass line and the gitar sounds melts in great with the piano. By the way i am not a jazz expert  But a can hear as always from you, that this is pro work !!

Reagards from Roar 

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Music has always been part of my life. I started making music as a hobby for a couple of years ago. I work in an aluminum production plant, hard work but I'm not complaining.

Cheers Music friends :-)

Former user wrote on 3/29/2016, 4:10 PM

Despues de tener poco tiempo ,me mosqueo un Monton por perderlo de mal manera.

Ahora empiezo a vivir mi Tiempo escuchando esta Pieza de mi Tio.

Hola Griff,hace Tiempo que pase por aqui y si te digo la Verdad me arrepiento un Monton.

Esta Musica es maravillosa y tu eres un fenomeno.

No cometere ese Fallo mas Veces.

Un abrazo

tu sobrino

Roxall wrote on 3/29/2016, 9:48 PM

Great production values and clear skill, musicianship and construction.

Jazz is a strange beast and one that my ears are not really accustomed to, but I appreciate all music when created as art, from the heart. This is clearly that.


jjnicholls55 wrote on 3/30/2016, 4:42 AM

This is cool stuff my friend, I love it. Every instrument fits perfect and your keyboard skills top the peice off beautifully.



Sandro_Glavina_Channel wrote on 3/30/2016, 5:41 PM


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Sandro Glavina is an italian composer, named L'Uomo e L'Ombra. The choice of the name derives from the title of the album "L'uomo e l'ombra" of the band "Abstract Music Nuova Esistenza", an experimental group founded by Sandro Glavina together with his friends in the mid-70s.

In the period 2009-2022, L'Uomo e L'Ombra has done 84 albums. The compositions of Sandro Glavina are partly influenced by progressive rock. Sandro has developed a personal style with many experimentations and actualizations. He offers music beyond borders by intertwining different styles in crossover with each other. Prog, psychedelia, classical, post-rock, jazz, pop are some of the influences that dissolve in ambient atmospheres, citations of contemporary music and minimalist nuances. Sandro Glavina aka L'Uomo e L'Ombra plays the music using VSTI synthesizers, keyboards and adds some loops. Sandro isn't a professional musician, composes and plays music just for fun, but his works reach a good outcome, pleasant to listen. L'UOMO E L'OMBRA


SpriteBat wrote on 3/30/2016, 9:46 PM

Hi Griff. Sounds cool! I really like the complex rhythms. As an amateur drummer myself, I find myself enjoying things that are not easy to air drum to, haha. I guess it's because so much music out there has such a predictable beat, so a challenge is always refreshing. Plus, I just like complex music in general because it's more intriguing and provides much more entertainment in the long run.

I know what you mean - it can also be difficult for me to experiment with harmony and structure. Sometimes it just feels wrong and goes against my personality, but I do know it can be very useful at times, and this is one of those times. Great work. Best wishes.

ballabarr wrote on 3/30/2016, 9:59 PM

NICE work Griff i like the bass and you knoe your way whit jazz

pleasent saxsolo as well.Greate ending u get maximum grade ************************* etc etc

Have a nice day you and your love'd once

Reg Bengt

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Im from sweden 55 year's young play 4 instruments,(Drums is my main instr) guitarr,keybords,and some bassand im learning to play faceorgan (Harmonica) I make my musc self.I love icehockey and soocer,bean to cooking school,bean a sailor for 10 years,but not anymore hade my last ship 1993 and i miss that job  (cargoship) see the world and get pay'd for it,that's nice

(Pleace wright in english if u can no requirement just a wishes)