Morning Dance (Cover)

Former user wrote on 4/5/2015, 4:09 AM
Title: Morning Dance (Cover)
Album: Morning Dance

Hello Fellow Musicians & Music Lovers:

I want to take this time to thank those who have expressed their concern and well-wishes.  I truly appreciate your generous and heartfelt words.

As most of you know, I was involved in an automobile accident about a month or so ago.  Since that time, I have been resting and recuperating from some fairly nasty injuries. 

The good news, however, is that I am healing at a faster rate than my doctors (or anyone else for that matter) anticipated.

This song is a cover of one of my favorite Smooth Jazz/Jazz groups, Spyro Gyra.  The song, "Morning Dance", was released in 1979, and was a Top 40 hit in the United States for eight weeks.  To this day, this song remains one of my all-time favorites.

I assembled a bunch of VSTs to render this track: Embertone Chapman Trumpet, Addictive Drums 2, True Piano x64, SI Strings (Cakewalk), Trilian Bass, Ample Guitar L.

Acually, I basically completed this tune almost a year ago, but simply put it in a folder and forgot about it.

So folks, here is my tribute and rendition of, "Morning Dance".  Hope you enjoy...



Spartano wrote on 4/5/2015, 4:48 AM

Ja, das ist dein Musik Still, sehr schöne Lockere Jazz Musik,

genau das Richtige für ein Ostersonntag,

Sehr Gerne angehört,

Ich Wünsche dir noch sehr schöne Ostern Tage,

Lg, von Joachim.

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Mein Künstler name ist Spartano 301, meine Freunde nennen mich Joachim, meine Jahrelange Erfahrung in der Musik ist das abmischen ( Mastern ) der Musik.

Mein Musikstill ist sehr breit gefächert, Trance, Dance, Pop, und Rock.

Musik ist für mich ein wichtige Teil meines Lebens, und es macht Spaß immer neue Musiker kennen zu lernen,

lg, von Joachim.


Edi-no1 wrote on 4/5/2015, 5:37 AM

Hi Griff,

morning dance would be desirable for my bad condition after yesterday's feast.. too much Easter cake.

I'm really happy that you are feeling well now.

It's very good, that you recalled about this folder. It's as to put the money somewhere and forget about them .. and for in the year time to find them unexpectedly. What a joy!!! Your song is like a treasure. Great piece of music, it was a pleasure to listen to your smooth tones.

Take care, Edyta

Trommel-Herbert wrote on 4/5/2015, 9:56 AM

Das habe ich gerne gehört und es gefällt mir sehr gut.

Ich freue mich, das es dir wieder besser geht und die Tasten nicht mehr sicher sind
vor deinen flinken Fingern.
Ein sehr schönes Stück Musik.

Dirtzilla wrote on 4/5/2015, 10:32 AM

Stop keeping the great stuff in the folder, we need to hear it.

This is great work and I know you put some time in to it.

Great Track Grip


Piazzini wrote on 4/5/2015, 11:58 AM

Hoi Griff

I am really happy that I hear something from you again.

I hope you're well and that you yourself have recovered well.
Since I unfortunately do not have much time at the moment, I am somewhat less common on magix.
But, with such wonderful jazz music, it gives me all the more fun to comment.

cozy and melodious jazz music ..... very happy to hear.

en liebe gruess vom


gerrycix wrote on 4/5/2015, 12:12 PM

Hello Griff
I am happy that you restored quickly and above all you're good, I enjoyed listening to your song and I think it's a grand return with your jazz particular very end ... great job !

Ciao David

Nickillus wrote on 4/5/2015, 2:53 PM

Woohoo - Griff back in the pack, and with a knockout offering as usual.  I remember Spyro Gyra.  I have the vinyl somewhere, but haven't had a turntable for an age and a half.  Consequently I've not listened to them probably for as long as that, but recall their effervescent brand of music.  Yours has more meat somehow, but just as much energy.  It's your outstanding keyboard work driving the whole thing of course.  Fabulous.

I'm with Dirtzilla about that folder . . . . . . . it needs to spring more leaks - pretty please.

tgfmusica wrote on 4/5/2015, 4:49 PM

Molto bello e molto ben fatto, questa è roba che va forte, complimenti, saluti da tgfmusica, Gianfranco, ciao 5*

Gryami wrote on 4/5/2015, 5:48 PM

Hi Griff,

Good to see you back. 

I don't remember the original version, probably due to the fact that it is only recently that I have started to embrace jazz.  I found this version very vibrant with a good mixture of instruments.  I thought perhaps the first half of the track is a little over zealous with the piano, and thought that it needs to be pushed back a little.(my opinion only).

Overall, I quite liked it and sounded a little different somehow from your usual comps, but very nice.

Take care,


TetleyAnderton wrote on 4/5/2015, 6:35 PM

Nice job on this.... I like your version, you push it a bit more but you did it just ever so lightly. 

gospelbj1 wrote on 4/6/2015, 12:05 AM

Hey Griff,

Welcome back...answered prayer!!!!

Spyro Gyra is one of my favorite groups as well.  You did a great job on covering "Morning Dance,"    Love it!  What a way to bounce back buddy!!!


GBTraveller wrote on 4/6/2015, 2:50 AM

Hi Griff,

very strong cover version of yourself . Your playing on the keys is really impressive. Great dynamic executable and for me personally absolutely succeeded .
Pulling a downright the blanket from the body ........ ready for the morning dance ?
I am really pleased that it is much better to you again my friend !

wish you happy easter Griff

Greetings from Germany

Former user wrote on 4/6/2015, 4:27 AM

Hello Griff,
and 'a real pleasure to listen to your beautiful music.
You made a great return, with a jazz song of great quality ', as always you do.
Pleasant, flows well and also puts a lot of joy.
Bravo Griff, welcome back.


Former user wrote on 4/6/2015, 5:12 AM

Gefällt mir sehr gut, Super arbeit.


Maboe wrote on 4/6/2015, 5:57 AM

Heeeeeeeey Griff! Our goodfather of jazz is here again!

I´m so happy to see you´re feeling fine again. What a nice tune - I remeber it. Fantastically played as usual.

Bravo - and thank you for sharing this.


Former user wrote on 4/6/2015, 6:37 AM

dear griff, first makes me glad you I have communicated your health conditions that apparently are much improved.
logically it makes me happy.
As for the track, I do not know why the original, consider it your own and I can say without a doubt that you are a monster as always in this type of music.
Then in these days of fetsa everything that cheerful and joyful, doing nothing but good.
Listening to pleasant and that gave me a sense of freedom and happiness.
You're a great, shame about the distance that separates us, but with the music we are closer than you can imagine.
big one


Former user wrote on 4/6/2015, 6:54 AM

hi Griff

First of all, it's great to see u back and with such a great tune!  I have several CD's by Spyro Gyra and they are one of my favs also.  This is an absolutely wonderful rendition of their song!

I'm typing with my left hand because I have a half cast on my right and it will be some time before I can use my thumb.  That makes it really, really hard to play! Physical therapy starts on the 15th.  I guess I have a partially bionic hand because I  have a shiny new titanium thumb joint!  I guess I'll have to look around and see if I have any "back burner" songs yo put on here.

Needless to say, this sucker goes into my favs immediately! 

I hope to be contributing here before long


TheDJGrandfatherKoeddi wrote on 4/6/2015, 8:05 AM

sehr schöner Track

LG Dirk

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ich bin baujahr 1963 und Vater von 2Kindern und Musikverrückt

Mann nennt mich auch der Dieter Bohlen ohne Kohlen

Achtung !
Meine Songs entsprechen nicht den üblichen Hörgewohnheiten, sondern spiegeln nur meine persönliche Auffassung von Musik wieder.
Die Leute, die meinem speziellen Humor - den ich die Musik einfließen lasse - nicht folgen können, gibt es auf dieser Plattform ausreichend Mainstream zu hören.
Falls Dir oder Ihnen meine Musik gefällt, stell deine oder Ihre Anlage bitte auf Zimmerlautstärke - dein oder ihr Nachbar könnte anderer Meinung sein.

Viel Spaß beim Zuhören, Mut und gute Kopfhörer wünscht,

Euer Köddi


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"Ich sage immer die Musik ist das Blut der Weld"

"Ich sage immer las die Musik in den Adern erklingen"

Hardware: Arturia Analog Lab, Fame Mix-802 FX USB,  RH Sound Wirelese Mic. Receiver, I Mac, Windows 10 Server, Fame Keyboard, Fender Stratocaster, E-bass, Halbakustisch Gitare,

Software: Apleton, Sampledude ProX, MMX Productionssuite, Analoglab, ElectraX, Gladiator, Astraldreamer, Diva, Groove Generator, Tr808, Absynth,

Videobearbeitung -Video Deluxe 2016 Plus, Elemens, I Movie

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MuggeMaker wrote on 4/6/2015, 8:46 AM

I'm happy that everything is fine with you. 

Great comeback!

Love it. Funny Jazz music.

Sooo great! 

Kind regards


info4u2 wrote on 4/6/2015, 10:19 AM

Hello Griff

Pleased to hear your well on the way to good health, it is only when something like this happens to one that we realise how precious the loss could be -

If this track is one of your all time favourites no wonder you are recovering fast it is bubbling with energy.


Former user wrote on 4/6/2015, 12:40 PM

hi griff, it's a nice track, i like the feeling and the atmosphere

Leomax wrote on 4/6/2015, 2:57 PM

Hello Griff

nice work

i like it

lg leomax

Mr-Funbeat wrote on 4/6/2015, 3:41 PM


Great morning track   5*   

Former user wrote on 4/7/2015, 7:39 AM

Hello my dear friend!

For the first, it is very great, that you feel better and I hope your girlfriend too! What for an great musican, you are?! :-)) Fantastic journey to the begins with my first contact with Jazz! GREAT!!! GREAT!!!! GREAT!!!! I still remember - I hear this song from an other composer - Dave Grusin! I like him so much! But this interpretation from you is an big surprice for me! You choose the right instruments and play very, very well! Thank you for the great moments and you do a fantastic work! All stars from heaven and it goes to my FAV!!!! Very great job, my friend!


Big greetings from the Lake of Constance and feel fine

regards Bernd