SEEKINGVocalist, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Soprano, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Trumpet, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Other, Vocalist - Alto, Trombone.
I'm a composer who tends toward funk and/or avant-garde music. I like many different genres. I've written songs in the funk, blues, and jazz genres. At times, I incorporate some odd time signatures into my work (7/4, 5/4, 27/8, 11/8, etc.).
I'm currently seeking musicians to help me record a portfolio of my work. I'm looking for people who can sight read and who can also do some improv work. I play sax, and am also interested in gigging with this outfit. I'd like the group to have a soul band/horn band layout (guitar, bass, drums, keys, vocals, horns) I've played in many bands over the years.
- Screen name:
- Matt Carpenter
- Member since:
- Jan 05 2012
- Active within 1 week
- Level of commitment:
- Very Committed
- Years together:
- 42 years
Parliament, Zappa, Stravinsky, Alice In Chains, John Zorn, Egg, Classic Chicago (the Terry Kath years), Funkadelic, etc....who knows...all sorts of stuff.
Members Of Band
I'm currently seeking horns (trumpet, trombone, saxes), keys, bass, guitar, drums, vocals for funk/soul/jazz/blues, etc. type music.
I have some PA equipment, and a friend of mine has recording equipment and has recorded demos before.
In Your Arms
In Your Arms Genre: R&B
I envision this one with Latin percussion and a horn line. The rendering here is all MIDI that I scored out by hand (with the exception of the percussion rendered by Band In A Box). It begins with a horn section intro. The vocals are represented by the piano line.
I Candy Genre: Progressive
This piece is written around a riff I came up with 20+ years ago that involves bars in 7/4, 5/4, 7/4, 4/4, and 4/4. I've done a variety of things with this riff for a variety of bands. This is just the bass and drums for an idea I had in mind. The horns, etc. are not one this one.
Ethan Brand Genre: Blues
This is a blues song written in 11/8 (alternating bars of 6 and 5). Again, this recording only has the bass part and the drums. I have lyrics/vocals, and some other parts for it, as well.
A Locke of Your Hair
A Locke of Your Hair Genre: R&B
This one is rendered all in MIDI. I scored it out by hand. There is a piano part representing the vocals, as well as some piano chords. The song revolves around the bass line.
Doin' It Genre: R&B
This is a song I used to perform with a band of mine. This record is just a drummer and bassist, as well as me playing 3 different horn parts I pulled out of thin air (the old band had three horns that would play chords I wrote...I had to replicate something like that on the fly, in one take for each part). No vocals are on this recording. I'll upload another copy with vocals.
Droning of the Rain
Droning of the Rain Genre: R&B
This is a Band in the Box MIDI rendering of a song of mine I scored by hand. The organ represents the vocals, and the music ends right before the bridge.