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Old 11-22-2021, 07:06 AM   #943 (permalink)
spongebobdouble
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Smile Trumpet/EVI (Electric Valve instrument)

Hey folks! I've been playing trumpet for about 20 years, a good old Bach Stradivarius 37. In fall of 2020 though, I got myself an EVI (NuEVI to be exact, by Swedish manufacturer Berglund Instruments). If you haven't heard of it, it's a crazy synth trumpet that resembles the three-valve system of a trumpet. It's also the less famous cousin of the EWI (sax version).

Would be awesome to find other people who also plays one of these things! I do have an example of how I use it, with my jazz fusion band Paradise League. Heavily inspired by Japanese jazz fusion I wrote a song called 'Acrobat' with the EVI in mind. The title pays homage to sax/EWI player Masato Honda and his song 'Athlete'. Me and my group recorded a live session video of 'Acrobat', that can be seen on YouTube (search for "Paradise League" and it should be pretty far up).

If you've got some fusion ants in your pants, go check it out! Would be fun to chat about/discuss the instrument, its sound or just the music in general. And of course, everything Japanese jazz fusion!

Cheers!
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