Wed, 11/05/2014 - 22:34
Hey cool you guys did the Dexter Gordon intro! I also notice Behn looks like he's playing with the Malletech Ed Smith mallets. I use those too. Great playing all around!
Thu, 11/06/2014 - 03:12
The duet is getting better and better guys ! Did you noticed that ! Very fluent and cognitive.
You guys are probably one of the foremost vibes duet today. Really impressive.
Thu, 11/06/2014 - 13:33
well we are probably in the top 5 of all vibe duets. I'm assuming that maybe there are 5 of them. probably less :-)
behn is fun to play with!
Fri, 11/07/2014 - 10:32
Yeah, there's five out there and we're number 5, haha! Just messing around!
I think it's funny watching these videos because we're doing things back and forth, and I notice that we each occasionally laugh at something the other person will do. That's how we know we're having a good time! Obviously, it's a blast to play with Tony!
Yes, I'm using the Ed Smith Malletech mallets. I like the articulation I can get with them, and they're not overly abrasive like other hard mallets!
Thu, 11/06/2014 - 13:02
Quarter note = 290...
You guys really gotta start picking up the pace in these videos. Lol!
For some reason the video didn't play but I heard the audio, which was interesting...
I immediately knew who was who, as I've been hanging with you cats a lot this year!
Great playing, as always. When's the duo record happening? :-D
That's such a great tune to blow on, you guys are tearing up those changes
Fri, 11/07/2014 - 10:56
Whoah, burning gentlemen!
I was noticing...you guys both use your INSIDE mallets as primary. What do you call that grip? It's not really Burton. It seems better, cause you probably don't get a big callous on your index finger!?
Mon, 11/10/2014 - 13:30
Tony and I play very similarly, although I think we've each modified the grip a little differently. Tony calls it "The Miceli Stoned Grip", haha! I'll let him explain the story behind that!
As for me, Tony showed me the grip a long time ago when I used to play marimba. For awhile, I was playing with Leigh's grip, but modified it because I'm a firm believer that in order to get enough volume on the vibes with 4 mallets, the sticks must cross. Plus, the sticks crossing creates better articulation and dampening.
The main thing I like about the inside mallets is that it feels like drumming when I play lines, which is pretty natural for me since it was my first instrument. I also feel like I can still get good independence with this grip, so it works well for me in many different ways.
Mon, 11/10/2014 - 09:55
Yeh guys great playing! Great lines, energy and time. One of my favorite uptempo tunes along with Firm Roots.
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