I am amazed by Balifon players. I'm amazed how people play solo on different instruments. Here's a guy playing 2 mallets and singing and play melody and harmony.
I think in many ways simplicity is the way to achieve this. Also remembering that each not helps provide time and the groove.
What do you think?
This is a video of the Charlie Kunz band featuring Teddy Brown. It's cool to watch just to see teddy.
But go to 10:22 and watch the vibe player. He dampens with his finger. Why? I think because there was not pedal on the vibraphone.
That blew me away. Am I right?
This was great and fun. I played Terry's big band charts with his LA Dream Band. What incredible musicians!
I did practice playing these tunes every day for a month. LA cats are great readers and great players, so I had to really practice!
This was a great gig. On this video I am playing his tunes with his son on drums. Tom Rainer on Clarinet and Bill Cullen on piano.
Roy Ayers was an amazing player. I didn't think so at one point but Randy fixed that by telling me I was a fool and I should check him out.
He uses the same grip as ___________?
I'm sure I posted this before and if I looked I'd find it. But I just thought I'd post it again, because Henry Mancini AND Larry Mckenna are truly amazing.
Larry is a Philadelphia icon. He's 80 something now and that's sad for many reasons. I studied with him in school and have played with him for years and years. He's one of my hero's.
This makes me think of Warren as a kid playing the vibes. He was on TV as a 6 year old.