Reviews for "Cookin'
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permalink Sun, Nov 7, 2010 @ 1:00 AM
a flute and a swing drum come in, then a Les Paul or archtop lazily joins in. At some point a bass walks in but I hardly noticed it.
GON sings sweetly, and then SackJo joins in in total unison.
A couple of near harmonic notes from the guitar, the flute is back.
Now SackJo sings a bit of jazz in a duet with herself, as the bass walks around tastily. It strikes me that’s her too!
GON is back, and emphatically. This is a tasty duet so far.
The bass does more tasty walking. And now we’re getting some tasty plunking away from must be Haskel.
A duet on the verse this time, and that tasty chorus is back. It is all very understated… cooking with the burner on low.
Yeah, that was a nice tasty simmer from the Mixin Kitchen
permalink Sun, Nov 7, 2010 @ 1:04 AM
susan, this is tasty! taking your own approach to this track seemed to work out pretty darn well. your vocals are the spice!
gotta sleep now. i don’t want to! will resume listening in the a.m. first thing!!
|MC Jack in the Box||
permalink Sun, Nov 7, 2010 @ 1:06 AM
Sounds great! Love the flute (but you know that already…)
permalink Sun, Nov 7, 2010 @ 1:11 AM
All I can say is “You’ve done good SackJo”. This is one fine secret mixter!
permalink Sun, Nov 7, 2010 @ 1:31 AM
You made a great remix listening it for the second time. Love the flutes and backing vocals. You really can do it all, you are an inspiring artist!
permalink Sun, Nov 7, 2010 @ 1:36 AM
Absolutely adorable classy cocktail music produced and performed in the best possible way. And it’s groovy.
Great vocals from the both of you and so refreshing to hear GoN’s voice in an unexpected musical setting.
Haskel’s guitar is spot on for this mix.
I love it!
permalink Sun, Nov 7, 2010 @ 1:36 AM
Susan this is swinging cookin and singin, jazztastic, great mix
permalink Sun, Nov 7, 2010 @ 2:34 AM
Susan this is so smooth and laid back…relaxing.I love your complementary vocal harmonies (panned left I think). And the guitar bits are divine.
permalink Sun, Nov 7, 2010 @ 2:54 AM
So relaxing ;)
permalink Sun, Nov 7, 2010 @ 2:54 AM
Nice one Susan! It all goes so beautifully together! Love the flute and the guitar And your duet with GON is just great
permalink Sun, Nov 7, 2010 @ 3:38 AM
The elements fit together really well! Much enjoyed!
permalink Sun, Nov 7, 2010 @ 3:44 AM
Dig your beatnik jazz cafe sounds, Susan. Snaps!
permalink Sun, Nov 7, 2010 @ 4:25 AM
Wonderful wonderful. A bass based jazz chill groove with sweet upfull song. Love it. By the way - “…anything we create reveals something about ourselves.” I’m glad you said that.
permalink Sun, Nov 7, 2010 @ 5:20 AM
Really nicely put together -like this a lot - thanks for using the sample.
permalink Sun, Nov 7, 2010 @ 5:42 AM
I’m grateful you didn’t made a dance track of these great vocals. I love this jazzy taste, the natural sounds, and well chosen samples. (i must look under the samples menu finally:)) You’ve done good work with mixing too, nice work, congrats!
permalink Sun, Nov 7, 2010 @ 6:42 AM
Mixin Kitchen, Cookin and Singin’, Sj22 and GON ah yes, all of my favorite things rolled up into one. Your limitations? What were they? I must have missed that bit. Great Job. GON and Swing, to my recolection this is a new musical genre for GON!!! (smile) Good work.
Sing It Susan. Well I never saw that coming. Very mellow, great arrangment and the best bit was your singing.lovely harmonys and interpretation of the pella. Ive had it on 5 times already,, im actually gonna bake a cake in your honour,, almond and orange,, made with homemade marmalade, well its only right!
I am so glad (and relieved) that you enjoyed this track Eugene. Your singing is just sooo darn fine I was really concerned about messing it up. It was fun to harmonize with you though, that’s for sure! And an orange/almond cake sounds absolutely delicious!
permalink Sun, Nov 7, 2010 @ 12:12 PM
that’s luverly. so easy, should be a hit for sure.
permalink Sun, Nov 7, 2010 @ 2:43 PM
Susan, this is just so amazingly good: original, cool, clever, unexpected …. ! What a terrific idea to set GoN’s pell to the most deliciously laidback, jazzy b/t with the most deliciously jazzy vocals from SJ herself. I’m speechless (some people would be glad about that!). xxxx
|Down With Ben||
permalink Sun, Nov 7, 2010 @ 3:04 PM
Love this! Very cool laid back vibe, like an easy Sunday afternoon drive… Totally digging it, Susan…
permalink Sun, Nov 7, 2010 @ 5:33 PM
This is a very nice surprise—-Nice and loose which is just as it should be. Excellent and perfect vocal additions from you and great guitar from Haskel. Very cool Sackjo
permalink Sun, Nov 7, 2010 @ 8:39 PM
Love the lazy groove in the verse. I could put that on a loop and just daydream away.
permalink Mon, Nov 8, 2010 @ 5:00 AM
This is really very well done. The vocals, the jazzy feel, the mixing, the smooth sound of the instruments, and the melodies all impress. It’s really remarkable that you accomplished all this in the short time frame of a secret mixter setting. I like this kind of jazz-pop setting for a song very well. The mixing skill you brought to this one really stands out.
To have any suggestions about the mix is almost irreverent, as I could not have created this mix if I worked for months. But I’ll still offer these couple of things that I thought as I listened. I liked that the initial appearance of the female vocal came in panned a bit to one side, but I thought it would have sounded a bit better if it had
been only mostly panned to one side with some on the other side (maybe a second track with a slight pan left to accompany the first track with the strong pan right). Also, some of the “sing it” refrains might have sounded even better with the horn underlay punched on each “sing it!” Those are just matters of taste, though, and do not affect the solid quality of the mix.
You’ve really developed into a great mixter—this is fabulous work.
I really appreciate your thoughtful and detailed comments. I definitely wanted to do more with horns but had a hard time finding the right samples, particularly in light of the fact that my time was so limited for this go-round. I seem to often have panning issues — I don’t know if I’m not hearing it, or perhaps there’s an issue with my gear so it’s not pronounced as I mix… I need to be mindful of that. And thanks for your encouraging words.
permalink Mon, Nov 8, 2010 @ 5:05 AM
Jazzy, sexy and cool. GON vocals are always 100% on point and your Vocals shine just a bright.
Your productions is flawless.
I love this mix SJ. Putting this one in my Ipod.
permalink Mon, Nov 8, 2010 @ 9:32 AM
For me there is a direct and strong connection between ‘mixing and cooking and love. Sackjo embodies the connections with this track.
So mellow and natural, nothing else matters. Just “Sing-it” Yum…
permalink Mon, Nov 8, 2010 @ 6:30 PM
This is really charming! It has such a live, adhoc, recorded after dinner feeling. Makes me smile!
permalink Wed, Nov 10, 2010 @ 10:29 PM
What some people can come up with in two weeks, given all the limitations imposed by jobs and health issues. Amazing! What an excellent vibe this track has. This is probably one of my favourite remixes from you.
permalink Sat, Nov 13, 2010 @ 6:07 AM
Oh, Susan. Another great example of your incomparable talent to create such jauntily great music. Excellent!
permalink Fri, Nov 19, 2010 @ 4:29 PM
Well, if you were actually nervous when you put this together it doesn’t show, you weaved these stems together like a pro. (sorry that rhymed). It makes me feel like Im in California for some reason. Hard to explain. Great production!
permalink Mon, Dec 6, 2010 @ 5:01 PM
Whoa, a month has passed and I forget to say how great this is. The guitar part was simple, but your ideas and how this was put together are terrific. Cool bass playing…and vocals too!
permalink Fri, Nov 9, 2012 @ 3:35 PM