Pular para o conteúdo principal

O som experimental de Chris Michalek


O gaitista Chris Michalek nasceu em Minneapolis, EUA, em 23 de julho de 1971. Mestre em muitos estilos, incluindo jazz, funky, blues e World Music, é reconhecido como um dos pioneiros do uso da técnica “overblow” ou “overbend”, que possibilita o cromatismo da gaita diatônica.
Outra característica importante de Chris é o uso de filtros e pedais em seu som (delay, octave, octaves polifônicos, sintetizadores e auto-wha). Ainda adolescente seus talentos foram descobertos pelos membros da Twin Cities Harmonica Society (http://mnharmonica.org), mas foi a música de Howard Levy que abriu os olhos de Chris para as novas possibilidades da gaita. Levy desenvolveu em 1968 a técnica que disponibiliza todas as notas sobre a harmônica, até então diatônica, permitindo a combinação do carismático timbre da harmônica blues com as possibilidades melódicas da harmônica cromática. Um instrumento que parecia limitado se tornou extremamente flexível. Chris rapidamente começou a tocar jazz e experimentar outros estilos musicais. Ele já dividiu o palco ao longo dos anos com Bobby McFerrin, Bela Fleck, Brecker Brothers, James Taylor, The Yellow Jackets e Jason Ricci. Hoje toca no Buddha's Groove (www.myspace.com/thebuddhasgroove) ao lado de Skinny Bispo (baixo), Rob Popescu (guitarra) e Martin Diamond (bateria).
Ouça e veja Chris Michalek aqui:


Ouça e veja Howard Levy aqui:

Comentários

Leandro Ferrari disse…
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: "Brendan Power"
To:
Date: Fri, 17 Dec 2010 10:02:31 -0000
Subject: [Harp-L] Chris Michalek R.I.P

I just got a message from George Brooks saying that Chris has died after a
short illness... I am utterly shocked!!! I find it hard to take in, but
George says he was called by Chris' wife Laurie, so it must be true,
horrible as that is to contemplate.

You had to know Chris personally to appreciate him. His posts online were
pretty extreme at times I agree, but he's the epitome of that saying "His
bark is worse than his bite". Chris had a heart of gold, and was incredibly
generous to me and lots of other people. The 2000 Harmonica Summit he
organised single-handedly was a landmark event in the harmonica world;
that's the first time I got to know him, as he put me up in his house. We
became friends, meeting at successive SPAHs, and I spent a great three days
with him in June at his and Laurie's home in Phoenix, where Chris organised
a gig/workshop for us. Remembering how lively and energetic he was only a
few short months ago makes his sudden death all the harder to accept.

At the Summit in 2000 I met his wonderful parents, American Dad and
Vietnamese Mum, who met when his Dad was in the Vietnam war. Wonderful
people; his Mum worked as a surgical nurse and gave me some exquisite small
scissors and tweezers that are still in my harp tool kit today.

After the recent SPAH in August Chris invited Buckwheat, TJ Klay and me
again back to his parents' place in Minneapolis/St Paul, and we had a
brilliant afternoon playing, joking, firing his Dad's home-made pipe gun and
enjoying a delicious meal of Vietnamese delicacies cooked by his big-hearted
Mum.

That afternoon I tried the sample Buddha Marine Band that he was showing
people at SPAH, and it was absolutely incredible! Among the 2-3 most
responsive custom diatonics I have ever tried.

Sure he talked himself up, but he certainly walked the walk as a customiser
as well as a player, big time. His playing, especially the gorgeous 12th
position sound he got, was very influential, especially through his generous
YouTube teaching videos. He was a great mentor to many of the best young
players around today, as I'm sure they will attest.

Personally I liked Chris's strong opinions on everything. They always made
sparks fly, never boring! It's a pity that many of those offended by strong
posts online never got to know him in person, or they would have seen
through the bluster.

Chris was one of the great characters of the US harmonica scene, and he will
leave a big hole.

There is lots more to say and I know many others will feel the way I do. RIP
Buddha, and keep tootin' wherever you are!

Brendan Power

Postagens mais visitadas deste blog

CURSO DE GAITA ONLINE SEM HORÁRIO FIXO PERSONAL MENTOR - LEANDRO FERRARI - POCKET HARMONICA SCHOOL

MÉTODO GRATUITO PARA GAITA DIATÔNICA - LEANDRO FERRARI - GAITA FOLK, POP & ROCK - VOLUME 1

ClICK AQUI PARA DOWNLOAD GRÁTIS 

CLICK AQUI PARA DOAÇÕES


2a Edição (EQUIPE MIDIDÁTICA CONSULTORIA LTDA CHEESEBREAD STUDIOS)

Título: MÉTODO PARA HARMÔNICA DIATÔNICA - LEANDRO FERRARI - GAITA FOLK, POP & ROCK - VOLUME 1
Autor: Leandro Ferrari Original de Belo Horizonte/MG/Brasil
Revisão: Fernanda Shairon Ilustração: Marcelo Braga (EQUIPE MIDIDÁTICA CONSULTORIA LTDA & CHEESEBREAD STUDIOS)
Diagramação: Yuri Martuccelli (EQUIPE MIDIDÁTICA CONSULTORIA LTDA & CHEESEBREAD STUDIOS)
Direção Geral: José Renato Caldeira de Souza (EQUIPE MIDIDÁTICA CONSULTORIA LTDA & CHEESEBREAD STUDIOS) Foto: Karlis Smits
Design Logo: Marcão Freak Formato: DIGITALIZADO Num. págs. 126 páginas


Fotos: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150938373933331.436116.827753330&type=1&l=5b63f7b595
Conteúdo: O método é dividido em 100 aulas práticas e teóricas e acompanha arquivos de áudio (backing tracks) pra facilitar o estudo. Nível recomendado: Inciante e Intermediário Informações abordadas: Técnica ins…

(PROMOÇÃO) COMO FAÇO O PAGAMENTO DO CURSO ONLINE?

AULAS DE GAITA ONLINE
PERSONAL MENTOR - EM ATÉ 3X NO CARTÃO - VAGAS LIMITADAS


MÉTODO GRATUITO (DIGITALIZADO + ÁUDIO) http://leandroferrari.blogspot.com.br/2012/02/metodo-para-harmonica-diatonica-leandro.html


PREÇOS PROMOCIONAIS ONLINE PERSONAL MENTOR:


12 meses 1140,00  ou
6 meses 720,00 ou 1 mês 240,00 (somente transferência)

* você  inicia quando quiser.



FORMAS DE PAGAMENTO:
TRANSFERÊNCIA OU CARTÃO 3X SEM JUROS (link abaixo ou envio fatura por email).



Aulas de Gaita - Personal Mentor6 MESES (PROMOCAO) R$720,0012 MESES (PROMOCAO) R$1.140,00



Leandro Ferrari Lucio
Banco Santander
Cc 13006077-1
Ag 3477
Cnpj 21.081.155/0001-70



Contato: Whatsapp: +447376934825 UK
Skype: minasharp
Emails:
leandroferrarigaita@gmail.com
leandroferrari@leandroferrari.com
Messenger: m.me/leandroferrari1975