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Manhandle Suite (2009)

Using a record album ("Rhythm Accompaniment", from 1958) intended for dance students as my drummer, I set out to add layers to these kitschy old dance grooves. I composed and played everything else, apart from keyboard on the tracks "Forever Never Changes" and "Madelyn", which feature Matt Podschweit on the keys. Recorded onto a Boss BR-1600 digital workstation and mixed primarily in Acid Pro 7.

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Nervous Neal Smith

BIOGRAPHY

I'm currently working as a freelance saxophonist in the Iowa/Illinois Quad City area. My best-known band association was with a klez-punk quartet called The Kabalas from 1994-1999. Career highlights include live performances with Dizzy Gillespie, Bernard Allison, Louie Bellson, Alex Chilton, and The Temptations.

BAND MEMBERS
Nervous Neal Smith: saxophones, clarinets, bamboo flute, Yamaha digital grand piano

YEARS COMPLETED
2009

GENRES
Jazz

OTHER BAND SITES
http://www.nervousneal.com
http://www.myspace.com/nervousneal
http://www.reverbnation.com/nervousneal


Completed Albums

Manhandle Suite(2009)

Using a record album ("Rhythm Accompaniment", from 1958) intended for dance students as my drummer, I set out to add layers to these kitschy old dance grooves. I composed and played everything else, apart from keyboard on the tracks "Forever Never Changes" and "Madelyn", which feature Matt Podschweit on the keys. Recorded onto a Boss BR-1600 digital workstation and mixed primarily in Acid Pro 7.


Manhandle Suite Overture   Download
It Might As Well Be Rumspringa   (preferred)   Download
Forever Never Changes   Download
Madelyn   Download
Walkin'   Download
Rushing Toward a Red Light   Download
With a Dream Like That (You Could Stay in Bed Forever)   Download
Abscond with Me, Mon Ami!   Download
The Society Beat   Download
Exit Theme for a Superhero in the Making   Download