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Name: Buddy Bregman
Comments: Great Trax! Being who I am in the music world, I was curious and must say your trax are amazingly hip and great! Check out my website:
Name: Matt Traum - PATCHMAN MUSIC, LLC
Comments: I've spent many hours watching and studying your videos. Many guys try to do the one man band thing but none I have seen are anywhere near your level. You are amazing because you can play extremely well and tastefully AND you can make the technology really work well and not sound silly. That is rare.
Name: Glenn Zottola - international jazz and television recording artist
Comments: In my career i have been very privileged to know and play with some of the great legends in jazz from Benny Goodman to Chick Corea. When i first heard Alan McPike's playing I was blown away. He swings and has great time and always plays with such beautiful taste. Then i heard his writing and was equally impressed with how he was able to use technology and still make real music; something that is rare. On top of all that he is a real gentleman and great guy to do business with. I highly recommend him to anyone that wants the best.
Name: Robert Rigby - MD Fanfare Records / Ambition Entertainment
Comments: Alan McPike is a truly talented individual. Not only a great pianist but a total musician with great sensitivity and his ability to work with us from the other side of the world and deliver a great album of backing for Mary Kiani's new album was
simply amazing. A brilliant guy - we highly recommend him !!!
Name: Skip McIntyre, Writer/Performer, Nashville,Tennessee, USA.
Comments: Alan McPike, has done several projects for us and his talent never ceases to amaze ..
His playing equal to his producing abilities are the best we have found in the world.
If you want to know the definition of a musicians musician, Alan McPike is it...
His creations are at times breath taking. On every project he has gone above and beyond
what we expected of him. We have never before found someone of this high level of talent
that has the time to work with the general public...usually a musician of this caliber is grabbed up
by large music corporations and hidden away ...he is an absolute pleasure to work with...
I always look forward with great anticipation to see what he will create...
Comments or Kudos: Hi Alan,
So you think you have great taste in music...Then me too. I share your musical taste and your philosophy. I agree with every Word about musucians, singers and the way to perform. I really love your tracks,specially "Livetrak Trios". The base is amazing and the arrangements GREAT. I don't sing (just a musician)but my wife does and we have a lot of fun with your tracks.
Thank you for your amazing work. I'll keep buying your tracks.
And cheers for a job well done! You are amazing! All tracks sound awesome! I can’t wait to perform with them. Thanks sooooo much. Have a great weekend – you deserve it.
Comments or Kudos: I have been waiting for you a long time.... your tracks are awesome, I purchased several last week they are not inexpensive but you get what you pay for. Love the arrangements and your sensitive feel, bravo! Great site.
Comments or Kudos: Hi Alan,
I really like the backing tracks I have bought and downloaded from your excellent site over the last couple of years.
I love your background tracks!! I am a big fan of the standards and I
could not believe how many I found on your site that I have been unable to
find anywhere for years!! The tracks are very professional and great
arrangements. I will definitely be purchasing more. In fact, I have a
Thank you again.
Comments or Kudos: Hi Alan- I have just ordered some backing tracks from you and may I say they are wonderful-thank you.
Song Request: question
Comments or Kudos: Hello Alan,
I am a great fan of your work and almost use your arrangements exclusively for my solo gigs. Well, recently I am being paired with pianists who I haven't ever worked with who are not necessarily accompanists. Long-winded question, i know. Do you offer charts of your arrangements - not full orchestral - but piano?
Thanks for the kind words - much appreciated! I just don't have the time to do charts of my arrangements, and I get asked about it all the time.
I'm sure once you get to know one and other everything will fall into place! There's nothing to compare with working with good live musicians, and while the guys are maybe not as sympathetic as you'd like, it is all about learning as you go along too. It's not easy to accompany a good singer actually - some guys it comes naturally to and some guys have to work a bit harder at it.
Sorry I can't be of help this time.
Comments or Kudos: Hi Alan,
Always enjoying singing and playing along to your tracks- so much space to get a good vocal feel and great musicianship.
Comments or Kudos: Hi, you make nice smooth and modern arrangements....old gems sound so modern and new!! Your music arrangements make my gigs new and fresh.
Comments or Kudos: Alan,
I want to thank you once again for these wonderful tracks! There is nothing else like them available, and the audio quality is superb, especially when I fine that I need to change the key of the music in Waves SoundShifter.
Your tracks are the next best thing to hiring studio musicians.
Firstly I want to say how much I love your arrangements and the fact that you offer big band tracks as the lovely trio style on many of your backing tracks.
You have covered such a vast amount of the jazz standards your site is my first port of call when looking for a backing track as they are always produced to such a high quality sound - I love them!!!
Thank you Alan,
I appreciate all you do – the trax are awesome!
It is such an incredible find.
Comments or Kudos: Hi Alan. I have to say that I love your tracks, they are THE BEST on the internet. Most backing or karaoke tracks are boring and bland, but you really add flavor and fun to your arrangements and as a jazz singer I really appreciate it.
Hi Alan, thank you for your speedy reply. I understand your explanation and appreciate the search tip for the edited version.
Your backing tracks are so well done, I must my congratulate on an excellent product and for keeping the Standards alive and well.
I love your background tracks!! I am a big fan of the standards and I could not believe how many I found on your site that I have been unable to find anywhere for years!! The tracks are very professional and great arrangements. I will definitely be purchasing more. In fact, I have a list. :-)
Thank you again.
I use your arrangements all the time and I am very happy with them. I am just a hobby-singer but sometimes I sing for public and I have often had compliments on the quality of the tracks. So here I give them to you, the compliments I mean, and thank you for making those great tracks.
Hi, I just came over your site by accident and was knocked out by the quality of the tracks. I sing with my partner and we both feel the sound you get is amazing as it feels like your playing live.
Comments or Kudos: I just wanted to say how fantastic your backing tracks are, especially the Jazz Ville Collection. I will be buying most of them, as the quality is fantastic. You put the others to shame!!
Comments or Kudos: Hello, great Bkng Tracks, I like the sound and music feel.
I want to know if Paypal is accepted as online payment option.
Song Request: Quite a few!
Comments or Kudos: Hello Allan
I am an Australian singer based in Hong Kong, a friend of mine directed me to your site.
The feel on some of the tracks I have listened to are just fantastic!
Comments or Kudos: I am more than loving the tracks I received today!
The musical arrangements are superior to any other I've found and the quality of the recording is crystal clear.
I couldn't be more pleased! Can't wait to order more!
You responded so quickly and then surprised me by personally attending to my order. I'm impressed!
Thank you so very much!
Song Request: LOVE IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER
Comments or Kudos: HI ALAN HOPE YOU ARE IN GOOD HEALTH. THE SONG OF COURSE IS SINATRA. YOUR ORCHESTRATIONS ARE ALWAYS GREAT AND INVENTIVE
TOP CLASS MUSICIAN.
AN AVID FAN.
Comments or Kudos: your trax are exceptional. They have inspired me to start playing professionaly again.
Song Request: Desifinado & We've got a world that swings
Comments or Kudos: I really like your products, It's a totally different sound and vibe
Name: Les, Cyprus -
Comments: Wonderful! I can't quite put my finger on it, call it 'feel' or 'soul' or perhaps even 'love' but your tracks always seem to have an extra element that bring them alive.
Comments: Hi Alan,
Thanks for your quick response, and for sending the complementary tracks. Wow, you are actually from Scotland. Your diverse musicality had me thinking that you were originally from London. Your humility comes through so beautifully. I say this, because of having shopped worldwide for backing tracks, your work overall, is second to none, in my humble opinion, especially your Jazz tracks.You have some subtleties in your beautiful piano playing and arrangements that really enhances the vocalist or instrumentalist that are privileged to use your exquisite files.
Name: Mike R
Comments or Kudos: Alan has produced some fantastic custom tracks for me over the last couple of years. The tracks are of the highest quality and I would highly recommend standardstrax
Comments or Kudos: Standards Tracks are irrefutably the best backing tracks online and Alan McPike at the helm is your guarantee of top class professionalism. Thanks Alan, you're a gem...
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Your tracks are great, I love jazzy versions of well known songs , its really given my act an edge of originality . Thanks
oh and keep them coming !
Hi Alan. The track is absolutely amazing!!!!
This is exactley why i go to you for custom tracks
Because without doubt
You are the BEST in the business