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Steve Weiss Mallet Workshop

 

Team Omega CD Project

So if all goes as planned we're doing a CD of solo vibes with Team Omega. That's Me, Warren Wolf, David Friedman, Joe Locke and Stefon Harris. We are recording in August. I say if all goes as planned because with those cats, everything can change. They are busy people. But it's looking good. 

I picked two tunes, The Song Is You and Stairway To The Stars. 

We Can Learn From The Balafon

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? 

Check this out

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?