View RSS Feed

dbmandolin

  1. Mandolin Mondays #53 - w/ Special Guest Joe K Walsh

    Throughout 2017 Iím really excited to be using this weekly Mandolin Monday video format as a way of connecting with and featuring other mandolinists. I'll still be making videos, but Iím also having some of my mandolin friends make videos of their own solo mandolin arrangements to feature here on my Cafe blog. And what better way to start the new year off than with the inimitable Joe K Walsh on his amazing new Nugget mando.



    ...

    Updated Jan-02-2017 at 11:54am by dbmandolin

    Categories
    Uncategorized
  2. Mandolin Mondays #51 - Christmas Time is Here

    Here's a rendition of one of my favorite Christmas tunes--and I just happened to find this amazing bass player, Missy Raines, to join me It's been a privilege getting to play music with Missy over the past couple years. She's a wonderful person and musician, and I'm so grateful for my time with her and the rest of her band The New Hip. Wishing you all a Merry Christmas!



    Thanks so much for watching! If you liked the video, ...
  3. Mandolin Mondays #39 - Blue Monk

    Letting loose with this dissonant and spunky jazz blues by the great Thelonious Monk. One of my favorite quotes: "A note can be small as a pin or as big as the world, it depends on your imagination" ~ Monk.



    You can now get a tab/notation transcription for this video, and all of my other personal solo Mandolin Mondays arrangements on my Patreon site here: https://www.patreon.com/davidbenedictmandolin

    Happy ...

    Updated Jun-01-2020 at 4:44am by dbmandolin

    Categories
    Uncategorized
  4. Mandolin Mondays #32 - Night and Day

    For a very special Mandolin Monday, I had the great jazz mandolinist Don Stiernberg help me out with an impromptu duo jam on this Cole Porter classic, "Night and Day." We both happened to be at the Swannanoa Gathering in NC, this past week, and Don was incredibly kind to reprise this tune from his amazing record Swing 220. Don is a huge inspiration--his fearless playing and expansive imagination is always so fresh. And his gorgeous two point Nugget mandolin is pretty incomparable too! ...
  5. Mandolin Mondays #9 - Skating in Central Park

    I recently cooked up this chord melody arrangement of the great jazz waltz, "Skating in Central Park" by John Lewis. I first heard the tune off of the Bill Evans and Jim Hall duo record, Undercurrent. Both the tune and the record have become fast favorites. It was fun trying out some false harmonics with this one.



    You can now get a tab/notation transcription for this video, and all of my other personal solo Mandolin ...

    Updated Jun-01-2020 at 4:33am by dbmandolin

    Categories
    Uncategorized
  6. Mandolin Mondays #6 - "You've Got a Friend in Me"

    Trying to channel my inner Don Stiernberg this week for this jazzy Randy Newman piece, "You've Got a Friend in Me," made famous by Pixar's Toy Story. Had to break out my "groove face" towards the middle there...



    You can now get a tab/notation transcription for this video, and all of my other personal solo Mandolin Mondays arrangements on my Patreon site here: https://www.patreon.com/davidbenedictmandolin ...
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12