Soon – The First Noel by Zdenko Ivanušić, this is a famous traditional English Christmas Carol. This song is arranged for electric piano, alto or tenor saxophone and string orchestra with optional flute and glockenspiel. Mixing and mastering is done by Krešimir Petar Pustički, viola player and professor at Zagreb Music Academy, also an extraordinary sound engineer. Continue reading
Down by the Riverside by Donna Lee Saxophone Quartet is a well-known African-American spiritual. Its roots date back to before the American Civil War, though it was first published in 1918 in Plantation Melodies: A Collection of Modern, Popular and Old-time Negro-Songs of the Southland. Continue reading
Mother Popcorn by Funk Elastic feat. Nikola Marjanović is a song written by James Brown and Alfred “Pee Wee” Ellis, recorded by James Brown Orchestra and released as a two-part single in 1969. Mother Popcorn (You Got to Have a Mother for Me) has a groove and structure similar to Cold Sweat, but a faster tempo and a greater amount of rhythmic activity give it a more funkier quality than the earlier song. Continue reading
Mercy, Mercy, Mercy is a jazz song written by Joe Zawinul in 1966 for Cannonball Adderley and it appears on his Mercy, Mercy, Mercy! Live at “The Club” album. The song is the title track of the album and became a surprise hit in February 1967. Mercy, Mercy, Mercy has been covered numerous times. Continue reading
Besame Mucho by Funk Elastic, (Kiss Me a Lot in English translation) is a famous bolero written in 1940 by Mexican songwriter Consuelo Velázquez. It is considered to be one of the most popular songs of the 20th century and one of the most important songs in the history of Latin music. This arrangement is based on Artie Shaw‘s version from 1953 and is more on the cha-cha groove side. The featuring solos are on tenor saxophone and piano. Continue reading
Evident (remastered) avant-garde jazz by Donna Lee Saxophone Quartet, was originally released on the Four Odd (2005) album. This is contemporary / avant-garde jazz composition featuring soprano saxophone solo.
Four Odd Reload by Funk Elastic, this is a jazz-lounge mood tune in a form of minor blues with mixed time signatures, featuring electric bass and tenor saxophone solos. This is a new version of a composition originally released in 2006 on the Lost in HTML album, listen to the original version at YouTube. This version features Robert Lajić on electric bass and Zdenko Ivanušić on tenor saxophone. Continue reading