This Fall we will be touring North America behind our latest release, The Race Riot Suite. In addition to hitting the road with many of the same horns from the studio joining us live (ie: Peter Apfelbaum, Steven Bernstein, Mark Southerland) we’ve decided enlist the help of local horn players in your city by way of a contest.
We’ve made available the sheet music parts for the song The Burning for Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Trumpet, & Trombone.
We’ve also made available a version of the song The Burning, that has only the core quartet playing on it, no horns. In addition we’ve included the studio version of The Burning as heard on The Race Riot Suite official release for reference. Click here to download everything you need.
After learning the music, record yourself playing your horn part on top of the supplied quartet-only track (labeled HORNLESS) using the digital audio workstation of your choice (ie: GarageBand or Audacity, a free program). Simply import the hornless version of The Burning into your workstation. Then create a new blank track, arm the track, and then record yourself playing one of the supplied horn parts “with” the quartet.
Email your version of The Burning as an mp3 file to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Label your file as your first and last name (w/ a space between) followed by “burning” (ie: jacob fred burning.mp3). All submissions must be received by no later than November 14th, 2011. Please keep file sizes below 10mb. Please, no more than 2 submissions per person. By emailing your file to us you are waiving any and all rights associated with your track and giving JFJO full control of the recording forever.
Submissions will be posted to the contest’s SoundCloud page (http://soundcloud.com/jfjohorns) so you can hear what others have played
Winner(s) will be chosen by Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey and given the opportunity to play with us when we’re on tour in your city. The winner(s) will be billed as a special guest for the evening and will additionally receive a complimentary copy of The Race Riot Suite on CD. All entries will receive a special download of bonus digital tracks from The Race Riot Sessions and World Premier.
We’re is eagerly awaiting your entries. May the best horn win!
If you still need some help see the following resources:
· YouTube Tutuorial on how to record a track on top of an mp3 using Garage Band: http://youtu.be/g3-n3Ff148Y
· Download Audacity for free: http://audacity.sourceforge.net/
· Watch The Burning played live at the World Premier of the Suite at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center: http://youtu.be/bDGHssE4u6s
o This video features the original studio lineup of Chris Combs (lap steel), Brian Haas (piano), Josh Raymer (drums), Jeff Harshbarger (bass) plus horns players Jeff Coffin (Bela Fleck, Dave Matthews Band), Steven Bernstein (Sex Mob, Levon Helm), Peter Apfelbaum (Hieroglyphics, Don Cherry), Mark Southerland (Snuff Jazz) and Matt Leland (a founding JFJO member)
· Additional instrument parts may be available upon request – email email@example.com if you really want to enter the contest but play a different instrument and ask if it’s possible.