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Here's my final version of CHE RO KEE

The etude is here:…


DanaSud Fri, 02/06/2009 - 11:27

I'm glad you don't have time to "perfect" this. We would all be in trouble :) You rock.

Nice to hear the VdP. Much less frame noise.

vibraman Fri, 02/06/2009 - 11:44

oh man....great instrument, great sound, great played, great chops,i could continue...i got no idea how you do that but its GREAT! thanks tony

p.s. i hope your next etudes dont go below our good old F which some of us are still using :)

Marie-Noëlle Fri, 02/06/2009 - 11:44


I know you're having very hard time playing that monster piece, but I mean, do you realise you're a star now?

Man, hear/look at yourself, playing on that super-Roles-Roys-shining-top-sounding vibraphone!

You're now like one of those super stars wearing "Haute Couture" clothes!

C'mon!! Smile!! :o)

P.S.: kudos for the piece... and the big baby... and thanks to the "benefactors"!

jamesshipp Fri, 02/06/2009 - 13:21

Go, Tony! Beautiful. Etude's cool, but man, the blowing is superb, and your feel at that tempo is so relaxed and grooving!

And congrats on getting that instrument into whatever space it is where there's room for it. That must've been hours of moving stuff around that nobody even knows about. Well, I know, Tony, and good work, man. We appreciate it.


tonymiceli Fri, 02/06/2009 - 15:06

In reply to by jamesshipp

it was so hard for me. i was stressed and my hands were tired.

i'm learning about playing and what goes on inside and what people see. you don't see that i just was cursing and screaming. i threw my sticks across the room right before.

it looks way different than what i felt. there's something to learn here.

i'll print out the etude and post it. if anything it just makes me think. not practical playing but you can slip some of this in sometimes, i think.

Tony Miceli
s k y p e: tjazzvibe
i c h a t: tonymiceli

David Friedman Fri, 02/06/2009 - 15:39

Tony, you sound great! What a wonderful solo piece! Crazy! Smooth! Groovin'! Check t out. Even Che is groovin'! Is that the new Van der Plas vibe? Beautiful!!!!

Bravo and best wishes!!

tonymiceli Fri, 02/06/2009 - 20:11

In reply to by David Friedman

i love che. i'm a fan.

i wanted to do better, by man it's so hard to practice something like that these days!!

thanks, though. whenever one of the real 'heavies' gives me any sort of compliment it makes my day.

Tony Miceli
s k y p e: tjazzvibe
i c h a t: tonymiceli

johndaly Sun, 02/08/2009 - 15:54

Tony that was absolutely magnificent really great playing a pleasure to watch, well done now you can relax

bob leatherbarrow Tue, 02/10/2009 - 22:51

Hey Tony--
very nice. you are kicking butt here - i love it.

Jdoubleday Sat, 05/30/2009 - 01:41

Man, you're killin' it! Swinging.

Jdoubleday Mon, 06/01/2009 - 14:21

In reply to by tonymiceli

I am subscribing to this site ASAP. This is the greatest thing since google.

tonymiceli Sat, 05/30/2009 - 10:58

In reply to by Jdoubleday

check it out. it's fun, and bet you'll see that it's not a really difficult thing to learn. the solo section is different of course, but the head i think looks harder than it is. just have to work it out!

check it out!

Tony Miceli
s k y p e: tjazzvibe
i c h a t: tonymiceli

Dan Moore Tue, 08/12/2014 - 11:20

Nicely done my friend. I'm tired just from watching it. . . .

Marie-Noëlle Wed, 08/13/2014 - 04:59

In reply to by Dan Moore

Totally agreed: exhausting just to Watch! ;-)

Jerry Weir Tue, 06/04/2024 - 12:13

That was extremely impressive Tony. So, I figure that since this is from 2009 you now could play it in all keys! :-)



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