Wednesday, May 23, 2018

NEW "Underwater Improv" Piano Concerto 3 Movements, Dixie Arrow, Palancar, and Baja by Jim Baugh

“Underwater Improv”
 A three movement piano concerto written and performed by Jim Baugh in May of 2018.

All movements are set to underwater film. The composer improvises arrangements based on his interpretation of the underwater scene. This is quite unique in the world of New Age, Ambient, Acoustic or traditional piano concertos.

This music is influenced by various artists from the Windham Hill Genre as well as Jazz artist Pat Metheny, Kit Watkins, Patrick Moraz, Bruce FordFyfth and Keith Emerson.

First Movement Dixie Arrow Start time :25 (Filmed by Captain JT Barker)
Second Movement Palancar 17:38 (Filmed by Ben Baugh)
Third Movement Baja 24:58 (Filmed by Ben Baugh)

Piano controller performed on was a Yamaha KX88 played through a Roland JVX1080. Mastering Adobe Audition. Film editing, mastering and color grading was done in Premier Pro and DaVinci Resolve.

"Underwater Improv" 
3 Movements are as follows
Dixie Arrow
Hatteras NC

(Canyons, tunnels, reefs)
Cozumel Mexico


First reviews and reactions coming from music lovers, musicians, and producers. Here are a few samples from social media, Facebook and the Music Reel Review and Social Group.

long dives in to the raw emotional shards of extended composition with no pop structure in sight. This piece floats and wafts, sometimes sad and buoyant to be broken by the quick flourish and bite of the trill fish, darting between the semibreves and bottom ooze. I think that it is adventurous and bold, it does indeed remind me of some of the drama of Beethoven and is more European to me in its currents and eddies. I could talk of production and sound sources but not today, l just want to listen and be washed by my mother the deep mysterious sea. Bravo.  ~ David Hill

Nice job Jim. ~ Mike Meyer

For late night listening, I quite like it and I am always impressed by anyone who can actually make piano keys actually "tinkle". Improv skills really show! Also, it's simply beautiful! ~ Michael Sirois

Man that was so good I just had to rub my face to help come out of the trance so I could try and compose some thoughts on what I've just heard. Without even the need of a title of any imagery I was immediately drawn under the waves, bubbles floating around my head as I swam deeper and deeper into this piece. There were some truly masterful parts counterpointed by "wash over me" phases that worked so well as a whole. Can you tell, I quite liked it?  ~ Ray Chapman  

Nice video man and great playing, good work, keep it up ~ Andy Dawson

Absolutely beautiful.. realizing I don't typically listen to anything less than 30 minutes, but I figured what the heck I really don't have a lot going on in my life so I decided this one time .. seriously amazing piano and shows the bar as of right now has been raised by more than several degrees .. I actually never did lose interest straight thru. ~ Ray Pitts

Beautiful. Mesmerizing, I love it! ~ Janice Lewis

Love George Winston. December is a holiday staple around my home. As such, you can imagine I really enjoyed the piano work here. Very beautiful and very relaxing. Can’t say I honestly listened to the entire piece, but what I did listen to was beautiful (about 10 minutes)I’ll be back for the rest. Nice. ~ David Becker

This is very good ! You really captured the feel of the water. ~ Mary McEwan

I've given the concerto a listen. It is really quite nice. I like the inclusion of band elements in the 2nt movement. And again, the use of effects, which I've not heard you use prior.. reverb, delay.. is handled very well. Enjoyed this a great deal!!  P.S. Your technique is really stunning...whether used for subtlety or bravado. ~Richard Lumpkin

A wonderful composition, performance and video. Top marks for me Jim. Well done! ~ Douglas Williams

I was overloaded by fish-school & glissandi, & decided to eliminate the visuals, & immediately memories of Keith Jarrett's improvisations on piano came to mind. Another movement arrives, & here the atmospherics contribute, connection to 3rd movement, Jarrett full chords played with gusto & glissandi reprise. Your command of the keys is sublime. Finishing with a spiritual surprised. ~ James Pembroke

Beautiful music Jim! ~ Adam Abbity

Monday, May 21, 2018

Black Drum Tournament 2018 Eastern Shore Chris Bait and Tackle JBOTV

Jim Baugh Outdoors TV has been filming the last 9 days this years black drum tourney and there really have been some awesome fish weighed in. Once we finish the show we will post it on our JBOTV Channel, for now is a run down of the events for the week. Tight Lines, Godspeed, JB

Captains Meeting

How to clean Drum
How to COOK Drum / Recipe

Friday, April 13, 2018

"Green Flash" appears over the Chesapeake Bay after Sunset April 12, 2018 filmed by JBOTV

The elusive “Green Flash” is an atmospheric condition where due to refraction, the curvature of the earth the atmosphere causes the light rays of the sun to separate into different colors. A green or green yellow flash sometimes can be seen as the sun dips below the horizon. This is a rare occurrence to see and one we have been chasing for many years to capture on camera. So, once again after setting up our cameras to record the sunset we then proofed the footage in the studio. To my shock I immediately saw what seemed clearly to be a green yellowish flash, actually it was a double flash, the first and second occur at these timeline points. The conditions were as follows, super clear night not really a cloud in the sky. In a distant horizon you can clearly see the sun drop below the horizon, then a green yellow bloom just above where the sun set (no clouds). The second is clearly seen and the upper arch is visible fairly high off the horizon, then quickly moves down to the horizon.

So on a super clear evening, there did not seem to be any clouds that would cause some sort of reflection or anomaly. In all the years I have been chasing sunsets, this is the first time I have ever seen this type of artifact, anomaly, or Green Flash. There could also have been some sort of weather condition far away that was not visible to the naked eye that could have caused this effect. Only God, Nature, or a good meteorologist could know for sure. (In that order)

We were fortunate to be filming in 4K and output the project in a 1080 resolution. This enabled us to create a two camera/shot effect without affecting the resolution. The camera was a hero 4 silver mounted on a gorilla grip. POV was on the lower Eastern Shore at Mermaid Bay Beach looking west across the Chesapeake Bay of Virginia.

Whatever it was one thing is for sure, it was a beautiful sunset. More to come.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Over 1,350,000 people annualy and now celebrating 1000 subscribers to JBOTV on YouTube!! Plus some top subscriber pics!

WOW! What a weekend it has been! Jim Baugh Outdoors is proud to announce it’s 1000 subscriber to our JBOTV YouTube Channel! The JBOTV media machine includes Social media (Three Facebook pages and Twitter) , 6 Jim Baugh Outdoors web sites and blogs plus our JBOTV channel on YouTube which now boats over 1000 subscribers and growing rapidly.
We were very fortunate to track down and find out exactly who was the 1000 subscriber and believe it or not, this was not an easy task. So we want to introduce you to the awesome couple who jointly subscribed to JBOTV. A couple of outdoors loving folks who are quite the outdoorsman, or should I saw outdoors…woman? I think so!!
Marjorie and Wayne just outside Denver Colorado
Without further adoo, let me introduce to you our 1000 subscriber Ms. Marjorie Moore and her partner Mr. Wayne Bradby!!
Marjorie Moore Subscriber #1000 JBOTV
I had a chance to speak with them and here is a little bit about our 1000 subscribers!

   Where are you from? 

   Everywhere…army brat…lived everywhere from Washington state to Italy.  Born in OK.  Marjorie-NJ.

Where is your favorite place to travel?
   Anywhere there are fish. Favorite places include Africa and Maui/Kaui/  

  Favorite all time recipe?

Crayfish etoufee and potstickers. Will put mine up against any restaurant! (not trying to brag, but both dishes are that good!) Marjorie makes some mean ox tails!
Owner of Acrylic-Werks polish…best product on the market for multiple surfaces on boats (eisenglass, hull,  outboard motor housing, stainless steel rails, etc.), auto, and aircraft. and also consultant to Elder Resource Benefits Consulting, which helps veterans and surviving spouses obtain a benefit from the VA called Aid and Attendance, which can help them pay for home care or assisted/independent living facilities.
Favorite hobby?
 I’m assuming that’s supposed to be hobby…as hoppy sounds beer-related. Travel, fishing (kayak-fresh and salt and fly fishing) , cooking and drinking, photography

What is your favorite body of water?
       Depends on time of year and what I’m targeting. Blessed to live in the Virginia Beach, VA area where we usually have something going on year round. On the salt side…favorite target is reds and speckled trout, but love tangling with big blues during spring run and then stripers (when the bother to show up) in the fall/winter months. We also have a ton of freshwater opportunities within a short distance to the house. All kayak fishing for the most part unless I get an invite from a boat owner. For fresh, I’m liking citation sized catfish. (have 4 citations in past two years for channel cats)

 Tell us about your social life, lots of outdoor related travel?
       Marjorie loves to fish almost more than me. She’s been more of a shore/surf fisherman, but now has a kayak and will  be joining the plastic navy soon!
I am one of the founding members of the Tidewater Kayak Anglers Association, which was founded around 2004. I have been the treasurer since it’s inception and, for the last 12 years, have been the tournament director for our annual “Fish for Charity” kayak fishing tournament. This is one of the largest and longest lasting charity tournaments in the nation and supports two groups, Heroes on the Water and Project Healing Waters. Both groups using fishing related activities to help veterans and their families going through rehab and trying to assimilate back into the civilian community. Am very proud that we have raised over $100,000 to help these groups.  and  Our local HOW chapter is very active and has monthly outings for veterans and their families at no cost to them!

What would you like JBOTV to film more of?
Get you on a kayak for a show!
Thanks Wayne and Marjorie!!
While JBOTV is certainly appreciative for our viewers in the USA over the past 30 years, it is great to know that our JBOTV channel is now reaching viewers all over the world. This is just a sample of 10 channels out of the over 1025 subscribers to Jim Baugh Outdoors TV. Fascinating stuff!

1 Brazil
Nelson Lang

2 Chesapeake Bay USA
   3 United Kingdom
Scott Tilley

4 Berlin Germany
5 United Kingdom
The BBQ Chef
   6 United States
Realistic Fishing
7 United States

Amped Anglers

8 Sydney Australia
Travel with Tom Park

9 United States

Ernest Mathewson
10 Hungary

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