Ascenzion (a.k.a.) Al Massey - Musician/composer/producer. Welcome to my musical world. Thanks so much for stopping by- Peace Profound
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Written for the October 2014 Clickers Club Challenge. A mixture of ole skool "jazzLatinR&BFunk" flavors brewed to aptness.
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An additional track from my jazz lite funk container, featuring Alto sax and hammond B3 organ. "Just like I keep on saying..."
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A "funk-bunk-cious" ride. Written/produced by Ascenzion. Guitars by JR Burney.
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A sax driven up tempo piece with a bit of jazz piano to be cool like that.
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Energetically written for the June 2014 Clickers Club Challenge. Say Whaaat?
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Ambient waves of attunement. Al Massey- soprano sax & bass guitar. JR Burney- rhythm and solo guitar. Produced by Ascenzion.
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Mysterious Gregorian chants of the lost abbeys. Al Massey - Rhythm track, Percussion, Strings. Falken Guitar, Chants/Choir, Synth Bass, Flute. Produced by Falken.
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Balmy sax riffs with sleek harmonious guitar licks populate this cityscape remix. Featuring Spinaceto on guitar.
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Inspired by the Dave Koz 2013 Summer Horns live concerts.
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A mid-tempo chilled groove, accented by sax and guitar melodies. Tremendous thanks to Spinaceto for making this track glisten with his superb guitar solo.
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Music written for the Dec 2013 CBC Egyptian theme challenge on Soundclick. This track represents the chaos of ancient Egyptian alchemy dating back to pre-dynastic times.
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Music written for the October 2013 CBC Halloween Challenge.
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Music written for the Aug 2013 CBC fable theme Music Challenge on Soundclick Though the shadow melody of spirit warmth - still we cannot learn- ever hopeless dreaming- perhaps someday we will
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Music written for the July 2013 CBC Music Challenge on Soundclick. Imaginings are often most profound when they seem the most crazy." --Sigmund Freud
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This piece is a 6/8 time signature instrumental shuffle with a 120 bpm tempo. Groove with piano, sax and synth elements.
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Violin & Soprano Sax
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Another track from my jazz lite funk container.
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Written for the May 2013 CBC Detective Theme Challenge on Soundclick. Dialogue clips from the 1954 TV pilot detective episode of The Shadow Radio Program. Music written in 7/4 time. Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men the shadow knows
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Music written for the Sept 2013 CBC Time Travel theme Music Challenge on Soundclick. Music composed in 10/8 time, which by the way is the exact numeric equation factor used to calculate the time continuum travel contained by the Time tunnel. I Think?
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Written for the February 2013 CBC challenge on Soundclick. The thunder of Zeus dissolves into an oasis of filament tranquility. Featuring a 5 string ancient Greek Lyre (a really difficult instrument to tune:) Geez.:)
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Straight from my jazz lite funk portal. Bounce 3x.
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A (trance- funk-tional) piece of music imbued of spirit and energy.
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Written for the November 2012 CBC 1970s challenge on Soundclick. Recorded on a 2340 Teac 4 track Reel to Reel vintage recorder with dbx. Early urban R&B circa 1975 stylings.
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Written for the August 2012 CBC Sci-Fi Challenge on Soundclick. Trivia question - The dialog used in this track was taken from what 1951 Sci-Fi Movie?
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I get a strong retro feeling listening to this, being thrown into the past, at least 40 years back. In a dark brown pub.

And again that energy. Nervous (like the title is telling as well), with irregular rhythm changes, perfectly done (think it was difficult to make).

I dig the sax too, your characteristic sound. I like the piano sound in combination. The tight drums. The use of electronica, guitars. There is so much happening.

I hear three parts. The first one is the brown pub, the second very chaotically and the third is improvising and you never know what's coming next. In a very high speed!

It is very Jazzy, but I hear Progressive Rock influences as well. Yes, Jazz Fusion. Think I have to listen many times to get all that's in here, and then still.....

Another Master Piece!
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Al, can you tell me why there is no comment of mines on your "A Late Night Spell "????? But now.... wink ;)

Good idea from you to put this one on the higher place of your player, in fact your great piano peformance here is really worth a careful listen!!! Fantastic Rhodes and grand Piano, smoothy Sax leads and a touch of "danceable" ( at least in my opinion, while I am tapping wild with my feet here...!!).

Excellent interplay between piano and sax, fantastic mix, but now my most loved part: starting at about 2:16 with the sax going explorating into a crescendo ( using some ostinato) and then down with the piano chilling the atmosphere.... this is music dynamic my friend! wink ;) Well done Al, top shelf production!

Cheeres to the music!
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Playing catchup on SC these days!
How beautiful. I love it when you get back to your great saxing. And you really are a great saxophonist. This has some challenging rhythms and you are really developing your own distinctive style. Lots of effective and surprising changes in this journey which oozes originality. Also what amazing speedy and dexterity you have on sax, I'm left staring with my mouth open smile :) L
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Awesome song. Love it.
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haaaaaaa.......took my breath away AL! smile :)smile :)smile :)
Very cool , amazing composition....BRAVO !!
YEAH......OH SO SWEET......A TRUE MASTER AL.....I LOVE IT
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IM SO UPSET I MISSED THIS challenge...hope to be back up soon !!!
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Knock, Knock, who's there? Al, Al who? AL MAZING!!! Killer arrangement Al, wow,wow,wow
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consider me mega impressed. your musicianship is out of my league, but I do understand what it takes to put something like this together. such talent required to produce a complex and seemingly perfect piece. well done and thanks for the great listen.
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Just one word......killer.
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Wow Al this is as close to jazz fusion perfection as anyone can get! So much fantastic stuff going on, all blending so seamlessly and the mix is unreal! So hard to single out elements for particular praise because there are just too many wondrous jewels in there. The bass, the sax and above all the drums are just outstanding, and that break at 1:31 just floors me. Absolutely brilliant!
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THe drums... THe keys IM jealous......you rock my friend.....Fantasmic artful.....the sax is sooooooooooooooooooooooo good and dayam Im feelin this.....wow this is great..YOU SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO ROCK....theres so much going down here....wow that guitar sizzles wow.....That saxy sax in there... oooooh amazing.....Neuroplasticity what is that? IVe been experiencing phantosmia... phantom smells like burning smells from my own nose I have no clue why.... but its agravating as hell...I didnt want the song to end...Great song great job....IVe been calling all maestros......I consider you a maestro as well........YOU guys just know your stuff......wow.~Katherine
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Fantastic music! The production is pristine, the sound is smooth, and the musical ideas are so creative and fresh. So much ear candy... This scrambles my mind in the best possible ways. Brilliant!
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I had high expectations of you all for this challenge mister! And..you did not fail me :-) its a great fusion of sounds! Love that sax!!
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Always a pleasure to hear you EXPLODE! with New Jazz
Much admiration to you from this end Thanks Al.
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Production/audio fidelity - stunning. The recording of the sax is, well, stunning! Great drum intro, arrangement and effects. Slick bridge at 25 sec. The master asserting his sax (4:08 on - watch out!) - brilliant!

The piano and bass work (slap down! at 3:11) are awesome. JR's rhythm guitar is cooking leading to a scorching solo strip right down the middle of this brewing track - smookin'!. The arrangement, composition and production are stellar.

Jeez I hate to say it again Al, but I think this is one of the best tracks I've heard from you to date (they are all good). I knew you'd smoke this one.

Neuroplasticity, a master in his domian.
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I really am pleased both for yourself - for producing such a fine arrangement, - and for Soundclick Jazz as a whole for having such quality content.
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