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This is not a TGIF song - it's an ARIFLR (All Right, It's Friday, Let's Rock!) tune! If you like a driving beat with heavy organ and synth solos, crank this one - it's about as "rocky" as Hackdaddy gets (so far)!

http://hackdaddy.bandcamp.com/track/sugarloaf-parkway
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Where's Hackdaddy this week?

Monday 4/21 8:30P-12:30A MONDAY OPEN JAM with Darryl Bykoff, Kyle Young, Michael Elliot and Hackdaddy - Towne Square Pub, Trevor, WI

Tuesday 4/22 TwoTimers rehearsal/recording session

Where's Michael Hackbert, Trumpet this week?

Wednesday 4/23 LGSO Brass rehearsal

Thursday 4/24 and Friday 4/25 rehearsals for:

Saturday 4/26 7:30P-9:30P FullScore Chamber Orchestra: Changing the World - Mark Rymer Tribute Concert, Village Church of Gurnee, Gurnee, IL

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Children's World is still one of my more favorite tracks. It is a cover of the Maceo Parker tune, and I think I struck a good balance between paying homage to his original arrangement and putting a Hackdaddy spin on it. Give it a listen (to all of it, please; it develops throughout, and some of the best stuff in the 5 minute track is around 4 minutes in), and let me know what you think.

Fleeting, innocuous comments should be left here on Google+, where they will be swept off the feed and become useless datapoints in about 37 minutes.

Intelligent, coherent, heartfelt comments should be left on the Soundcloud track, where they will be preserved with the track and be available for reference, appreciation and thoughtful discourse.

Please also feel free to visit the other tracks on my Soundcloud page and leave comments as you see fit. Thank you.

https://soundcloud.com/thehackdaddy/hackdaddy-childrens-world
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Island-beat arrangement of The Swan, from The Carnival of the Animals by Camille Saint-Saens.  Have a listen and please feel free to leave a comment, either here or on Soundcloud.
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Some Hackdaddy music for your Friday. Original Liner Notes are below; here is some additional information for the ADD types who can't stand listening to more than 15 or 20 seconds of a track before deciding that they know everything about it and and whether they like it or not. Here's what you will miss:

:00 The track begins with a bass solo.
:42 Drums join the bass and they build rhythmically.
1:24 Atmospheric synth washes, solo synth statements and additional percussion.
3:08 Energetic, driving section with brass punches, rhythmic strings and more solo synth.
4:10 Recap of the atmospheric section.
5:06 Final short statement by solo bass.
5:21 The track ends.

Thanks and have a great weekend!

"Liner Notes": 7-11

7-11 is the first of what I would call a concept project; that is, creating a project based on a particular idea or “rule”. In the case of 7-11, the “rule” is that every measure is either 7 beats or 11 beats. Sometimes it’s 7/4 or 11/4, and sometimes it’s 7/8 or 11/8, but it’s always either 7 or 11. This concept, as you might imagine, is deliciously ripe with the rhythmic interplay often found in a Hackdaddy project.

7-11 turns out to be a bass feature, with solo bass bookending the track, as well as being a prominent driver throughout the track. There’s also some synth features to go with brass punches and ethereal strings. 7-11 is more or less an arch structure as far as material; sometimes slow, sometimes fast, but never half-fast (ba-dump-bump). Also, I want to be crystal clear that this track has nothing whatsoever to do with the convenience store chain of the same name; it’s just a coincidence.

http://hackdaddy.bandcamp.com/track/7-11
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Daughter texted me asking if I knew who Chris Botti is. She was with friends who mentioned him when she shared that I am a trumpet player. I suggested that she play "Swan Island" for them, as I think that is the track of mine that comes the closest to CB's style and sound. What do you think? http://hackdaddy.bandcamp.com/track/swan-island
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Cool track from The Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Many people may not realize that Paul O'Neill "borrowed" a few bars from the "Dies Irae" movement of Verdi's "Requiem" for this track.

Local folks have a great opportunity to hear a performance of Verdi's "Requiem" by the Southern Lakes Masterpiece Chorale and Orchestra this Friday, May 2, 7:30P at Elkhorn (WI) Area High School. It is an exciting piece that should not be missed!

http://youtu.be/IcFcr2oBQ7E
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Upcoming performances for Michael Hackbert, Trumpet:

Saturday 3/22 7:00P Lake Geneva Symphony Orchestra Gala - Riviera Ballroom, Lake Geneva, WI

Saturday 4/26 7:30P Full Score Chamber Orchestra Concert - Village Church, Gurnee, IL

Friday 5/2 7:30P Southern Lakes Masterpiece Chorale: The Verdi "Requiem" - Elkhorn Area High School, Elkhorn, WI

Saturday 5/17 7:30P Lake Geneva Symphony Orchestra Concert - Calvary Community Church, Williams Bay, WI

Please visit organization websites for more details and ticket information.

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Get your ‪#‎smoothjazz‬ ‪#‎jazztrumpet‬ groove going with Hackdaddy!

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I am pleased to announce the launch of the Michael Hackbert, Trumpet (MHT) site on Bandcamp! Similar to the MHT pages on Reverbnation and Facebook, this site is set up for my Orchestral, Chamber Ensemble and Musical Theatre activities.

The primary purpose for this site initially is to showcase my arrangements for chamber brass ensembles. The Music Tracks page has some Trumpet Ensemble music for listening and downloading, and (here's the exciting part) the Scores and Parts page showcases a number of arrangements, all in multiple instrumentations, available for purchase as pdfs by email.

The current MHT catalog reflects Public Domain Americana (folk songs/spirituals) and Liturgical (church music) selections. Depending on how things go, this may expand into licensed material. Also, an expansion into woodwind and string ensembles is planned for the future. Keep an eye out for regular announcements as new titles and more instrumentations are added to the MHT catalog!

Thanks for your support of Michael Hackbert, Trumpet and live music!

http://michaelhackbert.bandcamp.com/
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Starting off the New Year with this nifty collaboration with prolific keyboardist and good friend +Fran Schultz.  Free downloads available at Fran's Reverbnation site!

http://www.reverbnation.com/c./poni/253516226
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Thank you so much, Mike!  What a great way to ring in the New Year with this collaboration!! You're the Best!!  xoxoxoxo
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