Former user wrote on 1/8/2015, 8:22 PM
Title: Nightshade
Artists: NYC Griff
Album: Nightshade

Hello Fellow Music Lovers!

I hope everyone brought in 2015 on a high note.

Here is a little number with Jazz and Funk elements.  I am not going to belabor you with all of the technical aspects that went into the creation of this song.  Briefly, Wurlitzer (electric), Fender, [piano and bass], Session Horns Pro, Chris Heins Winds <flute> etc.).

I figured this piece would be a good way to begin the year...

Hope you find the tune pleasurable.



MuggeMaker wrote on 1/9/2015, 12:31 AM

Hi Griff,

very jazzy number! I loved it.

Great kick off 2015!

Best regards


P.S. The sax is from "Jubel".

Spartano wrote on 1/9/2015, 1:44 AM

Sehr schöne Musik,

das Flötenspiel gefällt mir sehr Gut,

lg, von Spartano!

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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.


Former user wrote on 1/9/2015, 3:29 AM

Very good track

Former user wrote on 1/9/2015, 5:43 AM

Hello Griff,
we understand that jazz and 'just in your soul.
You are one of the greatest expressions of the genre.
Congratulations and good in 2015.


cornsy2008 wrote on 1/9/2015, 6:07 AM


I cant actually comment on the track as i non listener to jazz.

im not sure what i can say.

i respect jazz as an ARTFORM and i come from huge family of jazz lovers and soul music.

Jazz was that type of music i avoided as a child and even now i avoid it.

Jazz "feels" to down and depressing to me.

If the intention of jazz music is intented to depress me then it sure does work.

i feel depressed and just dam right bored with it.


Im talking about jazz a "whole" artform.

my parents were ella fitzgerald fans and the duke,tommy dorsey.,and charley barnet. 

i suppose that is why i dont listen to jazz to many bad memorys.

I DO LOVE SOUL though griff always have always will.

i give you 5 stars based on "HIGH CLEAN GOOD QUALITY SOUND"

the fact is people can not respect one type of music with out respecting all over types of music. Because they all come from each other and even some times there combined to make even the "cynic" stop to listen.

" ALL MUSIC IS AN ARTFORM" and i refuse anyone to tell me any different."


all the best to you.

from alan.



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What happens when life breaks down?

When there is systemic contradiction?
My name symbolized all that was corrupt to society.
His name symbolized all that was pure.

And I was being hailed in the embrace of the man who was pure.

And these inviolable sanctities were preserved in those ten words.

And it is the de-sacralization of all of these that has put us in the mess that we find ourselves.

Isn't it true, alas it is much worse.

A person may end up believing in anything.

You know, if that human acceptance does so much for you and me.

Think of what it is when God himself puts his arms around you and says

"Welcome home".

What love is this?

It is God's love.

And no other love can be defined until that love has properly been understood.




If you can’t make the trip to my studio yourself, don’t worry I now have my brand new Online Mastering Service. Many of my customers are happy to leave me to it, and my wide-ranging experience ensures that you can trust me to make sound judgements on your behalf – no pun intended!

The services on offer include both attended and unattended (online) mastering, vinyl cutting, re-mastering, editing and restoration. For further details please message me here.

A gorgeous room full of lots of lovely equipment isn’t going to cut the mustard unless it’s in the hands of an experienced creative engineer who understands your music and how to get the results you’re looking for.

I personally have been mastering for over 14 years now.
i have remixed and engineered for alice deejay.

Please note home mastering and studio mastering are not the same. This is a misconception. the process is different,and while the sound of the polished track may seem the same to the NAKED EAR so to speak actually sound different to the trained ear.

THE TRACKS I WILL BE UPLOADING WILL BE ONLY "HOME" MASTERING. (fast process). music maker defaults are ok but not polished. 

most people are not concerned about the mastering there more comcerned about the FEEL.

i do not work for free so please do not sent me tracks to be mastered (for free). my time is not cheap.


there are some rules that are just plain idiotic. What are some examples of this behavior, why do people do it? Is it because (This is my assumption) they are afraid of the unknown? They are afraid of taking risk? Or is something that happens during the "nurturing" phase of life with overprotective parents. Maybe it's even a genetic thing.







from alan.





GBTraveller wrote on 1/9/2015, 6:53 AM

Hi Griff,
that is once again a great interpretation of music from a music direction ! Artform describes it in a nutshell !
Musically 'm just a very curious person and musically open to anything !
Your pieces are always like a little expedition for me!
I especially love to you !
Super work my friend !

Greeting Freddy

Former user wrote on 1/9/2015, 7:36 AM

Hey Bud

You got another funky good one here. You sure have the right touch for this kind of jazz!

Wurlitzer electric was my very first electric and it was an ugly white that left a ding mark (and there were many because I carried it back and forth to gigs) every time I bumped it on something.  It did the job and I wish I still had that sucker.

This is off topic but the first piano I had after I got married, we got for $25 and spray painted it black (not the keys LOL) Ahhh, dem were the days, my friend........

Love this tune and I like the current title better than the original one you mentioned.

Your pal,


Former user wrote on 1/9/2015, 8:34 AM

Hi Griff!

A moment earlier I heard the song from Freddy and you! Fantastic piece! Yeahhh man, that here is also an fantastic piece of great jazz and funky music. I love this music so much! Great playing and arranged! A little bit from Dave Grusin Sessions fron TV, I´ve seen for long time ago! My Buddy, that is so great what you can do with music! Standing orvations and thank you for that and for sharing with me. 5 BIG SATRS and the FAV too. It´s so amazing and fantastic, really! Congrats Griff!


I sent you all of my best wishes and greetings

regards Bernd

DanielsAnimations2014 wrote on 1/9/2015, 11:17 AM



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tgfmusica wrote on 1/9/2015, 11:32 AM

Questo è buon jazz, buon ritmo e flauto meraviglioso, complimenti, 5* da tgfmusica, Gianfranco, ciao

stuallan wrote on 1/9/2015, 11:40 AM

Hi Griff,

As we say in Canada - It's a beauty eh?  You really nailed this one! Funky drums. popping bass, wonderful winds and those always wicked keyboard riffs.

Right into the fav's it goes!


Super job as always.

Best Regards,



BERNARDPH wrote on 1/9/2015, 11:57 AM

Hi my friend
It is music very well achieve to start the new year.
The party trumpet and copper is generally very well made.
The Syncopated piano part ensures a very good feeling
The mix of instruments and mixing gives us a very "relaxing" music
I like very much and thanks for sharing

Former user wrote on 1/9/2015, 12:24 PM

Hi! nycgriff. Für mich war alles dabei. Dein "Nightshade" hörte sich gut an. Gut gemacht.

LG / aces-e37

Former user wrote on 1/9/2015, 1:58 PM

Music always very refined and quality.
this is a piece of pure jazz, maybe two years ago I could not even listen to it and now I do it with great pleasure.
You in this genre are a great


info4u2 wrote on 1/9/2015, 9:32 PM

Nice piece, feels tight but loose enough to improvise - great start to new year. thanks


pinodisola wrote on 1/10/2015, 4:41 AM

E' hai fatto bene ad iniziare con queto tua musica e bellissima tu sai che aspetto una tua base per cantare insieme a te ciao amico mio sette più bravooooooooooo Pino

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PINO D'ISOLA Pino d'Isola (al secolo Pino Maiolo) nasce artisticamente negli anni '60 ad Isola Capo Rizzuto (KR), suo paese natio. E' il cantante e il batterista del suo primo gruppo "THE LOVERS"con la sua chitarra già scrive e compone le sue prime canzoni come "Sabrina", "Ritorna l'estate", "Non lasciarmi" ed altre. Trasferitosi a Milano, nel '66 entra a far parte del gruppo "I MAD BOYS"
Nel '82 esce il suo primo LP dal titolo"UNA SERATA SERENA" Edizioni LA PALMIERAMA di Milano
Pino incontra Giuliano Taddei (autorevolissimo autore di testi per Sanremo, Castrocaro, Zecchino D'Oro) con il quale nasce un sodalizio musicale eterno e molto produttivo: dal singolo DONNA AMORE
"DONNA AMORE" del 1983 (che riceve il premio da "La lega delle casalinghe"), passando per la produzione di diversi successi, fino ad arrivare alla scrittura di numerose canzoni per bambini. In questi anni sono frequenti le sue apparizioni come ospite su radio e TV locali. La sua popolarità cresce così come il suo impegno come cantante in giro con I FOLK 2000. "SENTIMENTO D'AMORE"
Nel 1987 esce l'album " LA MIA MUSICA con un pò di bon...gusto" Edizioni CARAMBA di Milano Come hanno riportato giornali e settimanali del settore, Fred Bongusto così come Bruno Martino sono sempre stati per Pino D'Isola dei punti di riferimento poiché molto vicini al suo modo di cantare "confidenziale". Da questo momento in poi sono sempre più frequenti le apparizioni di Rino accanto a Pino: la presenza del figlio nei suoi spettacoli gli permette, infatti, di interpretare al meglio i suoi brani fondendoli con le nuove tendenze musicali.
La grande occasione arriva per Pino nel 1990 quando ha l'opportunità di pubblicare un suo disco con la prestigiosa Casa Discografica "Fonit Cetra". Il titolo del disco è "CIAO":
PINO D'ISOLA & RINO Il 21 Aprile 1990 può essere considerata la data di nascita del duo musicale, riceve un significativo premio dall'Assessorato al Turismo e Cultura del comune di Isola di Capo Rizzuto. Il premio, intitolato "OMAGGIO A UN CALABRESE ILLUSTRE"
cita: " A CHI CON IMPEGNO E PROFESSIONALITA???HA RAGGIUNTO AMBITI RISULTATI, PORTANDO OLTRE I CONFINI DELLA CALABRIA, IL MESSAGGIO E LA CULTURA DELLA NOSTRA TERRA ???. Nel 1997 Pino riceve dal comune di Milano una medaglia per la sua canzone "TRAMMINANDO PER MILAN", originale dedica alla città che lo ha adottato.
Come autore Pino continua a scrivere canzoni incontrando nuovi personaggi in particolare: uno a livello internazionale, Carlo Alberto Rossi, musica va..................grazie a tutti Pino

Edi-no1 wrote on 1/10/2015, 12:03 PM

Hi Griff,

very impressive track to begin the year... jazz is not my genre (I usually listen to rock/metal music and synth pop) . I love the sound of live intruments (like guitar or piano) and your music has a soul .. great feeling 

It was a pleasure to listen your tune.




Dirtzilla wrote on 1/10/2015, 1:15 PM

Hi Handle,

 Great Job.  This is a nice way to welcome in the New Year. The mix is as always  nice and clear with a sweet arrangment to boot. Looking forward to your next project.



Happy wrote on 1/10/2015, 1:20 PM

Hi Grif. 

How smooth and groovy the rytmen and sounds swirl! Exelent Arrangement! Very easy to enjoy and chill out to! 


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Here to listen be inspired and improve own skill in music making and mastering etc. 

Mostly make music with a movie ongoing so much of the tracks will be more soundtrack'ish than actual club/dance orientated. Sadly Iam yet to un-skilled in the process of making the actual moving pictures/movies. 

I really appreciate the nice feedback. Makes a happy Happy. 

Must admit that my deutsc/german is stinking and cant translate comments in that launguage very good. 

Please keep comments in english, unless its very very bad critism, then please use Deutsc ;P 


My movie projects are located on youtube as I cant get to upload here. 

Please veiw and comment. 

Piazzini wrote on 1/10/2015, 1:50 PM

Hoi Griff

you are my personal grandmaster of jazz. You just feel for the tone and dynamics in this music.

This instrument choice, I find great.
Because of you, I've noticed that I liked jazz flute very well.

Bravo, I like your gentle smooth jazz.

en liebe gruess vom


Maboe wrote on 1/11/2015, 7:57 AM

Hi Griff,

I could repeat all what Stu has written. I enjoyed listening so much!!!!


gerrycix wrote on 1/11/2015, 12:42 PM

Hello Griff

Very....very... excellent work , my friend !

Super !!!!!

Ciao David

Farstom wrote on 1/13/2015, 9:50 AM

yes it is a good beginning

cool        cool       cool

well             done

       i like it

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I know nothing about music. Only listened .. Using technology also makes possible for me to be able to make music.

  I am also into photography amateur.

I'm not here for stars score but coment with advice for improvement of my music.

at my coment on music of others, I remain honest. this must be mutual .

I give my voice just as public and not as someone who knows something from music.

 I'm open to all criticism. I want to learn something



gospelbj1 wrote on 1/13/2015, 2:06 PM

Hey Griff,

Yes started 2015 out with a bang!  Love this to pieces.  Love the mix of jazz and funk...kind of an urban versus suburbs piece.  I totally enjoyed this and it's getting added to my favs!!!  Well done, my friend, well done.  This is a "breakout" year for you creatively.  I can't wait to see what comes out of the "Mind of Griff" next!!!