Monsters of Melodica "Snow Samba"
Tagged: Hammond Soprano Melodion, Hohner Solist, Jazz Melodica, Monsters of Melodica, Oscar Xavier Verdugo
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July 4, 2015 at 1:54 am #5548
So it’s time for a new Monsters of Melodica Recording. This time its a Jazz Samba by Paquito De Rivera entitled “Snow Samba” On this recording we feature “La Clavietta” for the main melodica and for solos we have featured the Hammond Soprano and The Hohner Solist. Quick note, the Solist was recorded via live amp “Magnatone 421” and a Roger Myers 58 limiter/compressor pedal I was able to get on loan for this recording. Its time to dance.July 4, 2015 at 8:08 pm #5556LowboyParticipant
Monsters of Melodica rule! Melodica-Me, you really have it going on there. The music, solos, musicians, and artwork. Great work in promoting the melodica.
LowboyJuly 4, 2015 at 8:37 pm #5558
Thanks Lowboy, I wish I could dedicate more time to the Monsters of Melodica recordings and get more videos out faster. We are actually working on a couple more to release hopefully in a couple of months.
Thanks again for your kind and positive words.
Melodica-meJuly 5, 2015 at 3:42 am #5562TomParticipant
What a great recording. At first I couldn’t figure out the whistle that was doubling the melody (until her reread the description). It almost sounded like Toots whistling along with his own harmonica 🙂 Wonderful effect. It’s so great to hear jazz played at such a high level on the melodica. And it’s so interesting to hear the diversity amongst all of the various melodica sounds. I don’t think there are too many acoustic instruments that have as much diversity.July 5, 2015 at 5:20 am #5563
Thanks Tom, I think the most interesting part about recording the Monsters of Melodica is finding the right tune and finding the right melodica for that tune and the combination of melodicas.
Monsters of MelodicaJuly 5, 2015 at 11:30 pm #5567Alan BrintonParticipant
Up to the usual standard. It’s great to hear the Clavietta, Solist and new Hammond Soprano at all — but all three on the same recording, what a treat. Take that, Mothers Against Melodicas!July 6, 2015 at 12:22 am #5569Shannon MParticipant
Very nice, Oscar. What is the range of the Hammond Soprano. Almost sounds like a tin whistle. 8^) Also, is there a reason you don’t list the drummer and bass player? No criticism, just curious. Excellent playing by all involved. Especially nice to hear the contrast between the different instruments. As Alan said, what a treat.
ShannonJuly 6, 2015 at 1:59 am #5570
Thanks Alan, it’s always great to have feed back from the guys here on Melodicaworld. The next One will feature the Hohner Electra if all works out.
Thanks again Alan
Melodica-MeJuly 6, 2015 at 6:21 am #5572
Hello and thank you Shannon. The main reason we do not list the rythem section is that we use backing tracks. In this particular case it’s the Hal Leonard version of Paquito D’Rivera Snow Samba. If you have not used these before they are a great tool for someone who wants to know how it feels to play with a group or just to practice to. They come with a Cd of the tracks and a lead sheet to play to. I highly recommend them. As for the range of the Hammond Soprano, I am not sure I will have to pull my tuner out and get the range and report back.
Monsters of MelodicaJuly 6, 2015 at 8:29 am #5575QuetscherParticipant
great recording! And the Soprano is King, I like the sound especially when played in Latin American music (BTW it would be quite interesting to hear a Suzuki Andes soloing on such a number…).
I couldn’t imagine a Clavietta playing Samba, but it sounds very good.
Looking forward to hearing the Hohner Electra!July 6, 2015 at 10:35 pm #5585
Thanks Quetscher, we actually tried the Andes before the Hammond Soprano, but it always seam to sound slightly out of tune during playback, we could not figure out why. Some notes worked fine and some did not, we checked the Andes tuning with a chromatic tuner and we noticed that it fluctuated a bit with the amount of air pressure that was applied. This was especially noticeable on the lower notes more so than on the higher notes. I am thinking of buying one for myself just to see if this is normal for the Andes or if it was the player. It was brand new so he may not had enough time to practice with it and get used to playing it, (he was not the one on the soprano soloing). I actually like the sound of the Andes as it has a airy sound.
Melodica-MeAugust 11, 2015 at 9:35 pm #5791Tom TeasleyParticipant
Really great,MM! Beautiful playing, recording and arrangement! I’d love see some video of you playing and using your rig. Onward, TAugust 12, 2015 at 4:54 am #5793
Thanks Tom, I will have to do that some day.
Melodica-MeAugust 22, 2015 at 12:21 am #5823AndreParticipant
Great song 🙂 The soprano is amazing!August 22, 2015 at 6:00 pm #5831
That’s Andre, I love that little red melodion.
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