Wednesday, May 23, 2018

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

P R O T E C T   O U R    O C E A N S


“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, nautical, 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.


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The new MP3 of the full "Underwater Improv" concerto is now available via Pay Pal here on the JBO Blog Site. A full DVD with special features will be released 2019 and available worldwide that will include the full concerto and a special live concert.


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


Palancar
(Canyons, tunnels, reefs)
Cozumel Mexico

Baja
Mexico


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First reviews and reactions coming from music lovers, musicians, radio, music reel review, social media and producers.


2d movement


3d movement/Finale





The music sounds great. Very moving piece of music, classical in style with a new age feel, the video goes well with it.
Steve & Chrissie Owm
~One World Radio UK





Really amazing!! ~Santiago Vera, Italy  

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, Australia 


It's the best and it made my day, God Bless you. ~ EM Nestsoul, Cape Town South Africa


Nice job Jim. ~ Mike Meyer, USA 


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, Denmark 


An amazing composition, sounds and performance. Well done with this Jim. ~ D William, USA


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, United Kingdom 


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


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, USA


Beautiful. Mesmerizing, I love it! ~ Janice Lewis, USA


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, USA


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


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, USA


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


So Soothing,  I Loved It! ~ Eva Winters, USA


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, Brisbane Australia


Beautiful music Jim! ~ Adam Abbity, USA


I can’t look at the ocean without thinking about how we’re killing it. The frenetic pace of the playing stirred me. ~ Trudy Fielding, Sydney Australia 


Really nice film, keep up the good work! ~ A.D. USA

Well this is cool. A beautiful stirring piece full of emotion and possibly angst. you've hit the reaction mark, with this, loved the sweeping addition of the strings and orchestra washing away behind the frantic keys. Some beautiful highs and lows and superbly glued together for a truly dramatic experience. It had to be about water. Great stuff. ~ Alan Pullen, Strawberry Records Australia



Great job JB! ~ Betcie Thrift, USA


Amazing underwater footage! ~Vielen Dank, Germany


I Love your music! ~J. Sweard, USA


After several weeks of travel, I finally had enough internet service to watch Jim Baugh's musical video composition. From the first few moments I was totally enthralled. The music truly accentuated the beauty of the underwater video. A true master piece of music bringing the video to life. Very nicely done. ~ Jack Normand, USA


I couldn't listen to all of it Jim but what I heard was just magical. ~Carol Ratcliffe , Oakham United Kingdom

WOW!!!  Music and diving both incredible! ~ Louise Tutka Scott , USA


Absolutely amazing Jim...CONGRATS and keep it going! ~Ernest Mathewson, USA    

Totally awesome! You are truly a man of many talents! Congratulations! ~Joyce Dick , USA


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