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Harvey Pittel’s visit with Marcel Mule

This is an interesting conversation and meeting with Mr. Mule in May of 1993 at the roof garden of his home in Sanary, France. Mr. Mule talks about his early experiences and studying the saxophone with his father when he was eight and he also had violin lessons a year after when he was nine. There are more interesting stories in this video, so check it out!

Marcel Mule Interview

This is an interview with Marcel Mule, extract from Vandoren video, although I can’t find the buy link for a full video on Vandoren.fr  (If anybody finds it anywhere, just let me know and I’ll put it here). In this video Mr. Mule talks about his early career in Musique de la Garde Republicaine military orchestra and exposure to jazz and vibrato played on saxophone. There is an interesting observation about Maurice Ravel’s Bolero first performance, where he played a solo originally written for sopranino saxophone in F on Bb soprano saxophone under Ravel’s conducting.

Additionally there is an interview with Marcel Mule on Dorn Publishing site here done by David J. Gibson – pdf file with this interview, also check out the article Marcel Mule – His Life And The Saxophone, published in Saxophone Journal.

Brain Holidays – Modern Slavery

Brain HolidaysSeasplash Ritam (PDV Records, 2014.)
Marcus G – Lead Vox, Guitar
Martina Geber – Backing Vox, Percussion
Vanja Mrgić – Backing Vox, Percussion
Zdenko Ivanušić – Saxophones, Flute
Tomislav Skoblar – Bass
Domagoj Tafra – Guitar
Ivan Tikvicki – Keys
Miroslav Uremović – Drums, Percussion

…i prvi (i zasad jedini) hrvatski autorski roots bend, Brain Holidays. Kako je napomenuto i u uvodu, oni su bend koji je stariji i od samog festivala. Usporedimo li tribute band koji je nastupio na prvom i autorski bend koji su nastupili na 12. Seasplashu i na kompilaciji se predstavio s „Modern Slavery“, uočiti ćemo koliko je reggae napredovao u Hrvatskoj. Iako su tijekom godina i dalje percipirani prije svega kao tribute bend Boba Marleya, Brain Holidays su se na kompilaciji predstavili s (uz „Kapetana“ i „Jeku Geta“ s posljednjeg albuma) svojim najboljim uratkom do sada. Iz samog je naslova jasna tematika pjesme, a prati je klasični roots kojim dominira fantastična brass sekcija…Reggae.hr

Jerry Bergonzi Instructional Videos

Thomas Trulsson did a great job and compiled playlist of Jerry Bergonzi’s instructional videos on YouTube, produced by the D’Addario Woodwinds (Rico) company. Here is the first video from the playlist.