I'm Tony Miceli, and I'm a vibe player in Philadelphia, Pa. I play, teach and I run

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Big Hands!

Monday, October 22, 2007

A Must Have!

Forget about the latest cds, the latest new synths, the latest licks.This is an endorsement for a GPS! I’m travelling in Wisconson, Ohio, Illinios and Michagan with only addresses. We put the address in the GPS and that’s it. It’s so amazing and effortless.

Even from the gig to the hotel it’s sooooo simple. I have some cute sounding Australian women telling me where to turn! We haven’t pulled out a map yet.

If you don’t have one, you don’t know what you’re missing! If you’re a gigger and you don’t have a gps…. Get one! You’ll be so happy!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Some Musical Inspiration For Trumpet Players and Other Devoted Jazz Musicians

She MUST HAVE studied with Maynard. She gets up pretty high.

Monday, October 01, 2007

Pat Metheny's comments about Kenny G.

Out of curiosity, I downloaded a song called "I agree with Pat Metheny" by Richard Thompson last night, and was made aware of Pat Metheny's negative reviews of the esteemed saxophonist (even though he began dissin' the G-man in 2000.) What do you all think about this? Is Metheny merely stating the obvious? What is your view of what Kenny G's overdubbing of Louis Armstrong's classic recording?
Pat Metheny's original comments
Pat Metheny's follow-up comments
Kenny G's response to the web controversy

Jazz and Death

I was checking out what looks to be a very interesting book, "Jazz and Death, Medical Profiles of Jazz Greats," by Frederick J. Spencer, M. D., and it appears to separate truth from legend, in the cases where the distinction can be drawn. The book is still out of my price range. I am a bit of a science geek, but what do you all think? Do you ever wander what the truth was and what was myth, possibly propelled by publicists, or family members?
here's the link for the book