Americana/ Blues/ Jazz

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May 172017
 

Rock Blues

Indestructible Voices
Written, arranged and produced by Dean Landew
Phil Bloom: drums
Jeremiah Furr: rhythm guitar
Dean Landew: vocals, piano, organ, bass, lead and rhythm guitar
Tristen Napoli: trumpet on “My Beautiful Town”
Miguel Weissman: harmonica
Mark Wixom: acoustic bass on “My Beautiful Town”

https://deanlandew.bandcamp.com/album/indestructible-voices

 

Runin With the Blues
Moose and the Built Proof Blues Band Miguel mixed and co produced with Craig Randal At Brass Giraffe, recorded in 1995. Moose wrote the lyrics, Miguel composed and arranged the music with the Built Proof Blues Band, Ellard-James Boles (Moose): bass and vocals. James “T”T illson: guitar, Earthen Allen: piano, Danny Cipriano: sax, Dan augmented Miguel’s horn lines with the harmonies, Richie Johnson: drums, Miguel Weissman: harmonica.

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Americana

The Second Fiddles Produced, mixed and recorded at Miguel’s recording studio in 2007.
Guillaume Goussault: Lead vocals on Juanita and resonator guitar, Jon Verey: Mandolin, Lead vocal on Lonesome train backing vocals and Jug, I overdubbed drums, the virtual acoustic bass, bass vocals, piano and played the harmonica during the original recording.

Juanita


Lonesome Train

Acoustic blues

 Hot off the Zoom recorder {April 27th 2015}, our new project. In solo order is Miguel Weissman harmonica, Nick Russo slide resonator guitar and Brother Dave Likhtiger on acoustic guitar.


Quarter to twelve

A Smooth One

Hollow Log, Recorded live by Miguel at his studio 2006.6. Rich Cohen: Vocals and guitar, Miguel Weissman: harmonica.
“That’s Alright”


Hollow Log
Rich and I at the

Chicago blues

Hoboken Blues Alstars Alan Camlet: production and mixing at Hoboken Recorders recorded 2003. Paul Zeichner: voice, Brother Dave: guitar and bass, Miguel Weissman: harmonica, Alan Camlet: drums.


Blues witha Feeling
Moose

New with old Blues

Old Gentelmen
Miguel Weissman – harmonica, piano and Voice, Jon- Guitar, Jason Ewald – Drums. Miguel mixed, produced and wrote this tune.

 

Jazz
The Hot Clubbers New CD

Tears

Caravan

 

May 152017
 

It’s time for a new adventure! My life has been surrounded with creativity. For very long time, I have nurtured my creative force. Not always putting 100% into it, so I could make a living.
This journey has made my life worth while! I have no regrets! I’ve learned a lot and shared many wonderful moments with many wonderful musicians and audiences!

I felt that many times I have expressed myself playing in some of the great bands I’ve worked with, but when I go into a recording studio, I fall short of my expectations!

Playing live, when you’re physically disabled is very difficult! And I do not like depending on other people! Most of the time, I come to the gigs stressed out and physically exhausted and then I have to suck it in and try to be creative!

So after a lot of soul-searching I’ve decided to focus on recording music and working on my health and mental well-being!

I’m already in the process of working on some music that will be far beyond what I’ve ever released before. I’m finally starting to understand how to tongue-block and incorporate all the techniques that I learned in my 45 years of playing this instrument. My goal is to master the harmonica to the best of my abilities.

But most importantly. I do this for myself. I don’t really need accolades or don’t want money! It will be a gift to whoever wants it!
Miles Davis said that a great note resounds forever, but a recording lives beyond the life of an artist!

The David Langlois and the Hot Clubbers  album is out!!!

 This Gypsy Jazz ensemble will featured Miguel on a few cuts! I was about 2 years out from braking my back and David asked me to play this gig, LOL”!!

http://www.davidlangloismusic.com/music/

I plan on producing my first full length album too. This will focus on my harmonica and feature different groups that demonstrate the different genre and sound I’ve created the music.

Past Gigs

The JAHWID videos taken from a fan/s phone in 2013. Miguel enhanced the sound a bit and created the Logo and Titles.

 


The Canglosi Cards

The Cangelosi cards with Tamar Korn, Jake Sanders, Marko Gazic Cassidy Holden Andrew Nemr, New Year’s eve 2007! This was at the grand ballroom is the Manhattan Center.
The Dresden dolls saw us busking on the street and hired us to be one of the Warm-up bands. With the agreement that we would ask for donations to the couple thousand people in the audience! Was a lot of ones!
Was the longest day ever! We had three gigs and two rehearsals! We started about 10 in the morning and went to about 6 AM the next day!
This video was from the telephone bar on second Avenue. That’s Tamar on Vox and Mark Tipton on trumpet. We had a regular gig there in the back room, where people could dance but no one could talk! LOL! Was nice! Got spoiled!


The Canglosi Cards past gigs include opening the 2007 New Year’s Eve Show at the Grand Ballroom in Manhattan, Swing Out New Hampshire (’06, ’07,’08, ’09), the Washington D.C. Lindy Exchange (’08, 09’), The Big, Big, Event in Washington D.C. (’07).

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Little Star

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Aug 272016
 

Little Star will be for live video, Solo and bands.

Even a small star should shine brightly!

I did not edit the video, Just the audio!!!!?? WOW!!

A little ditty in my favorite tunnel in Bayonne New Jersey

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The 80’s Manhattan music scene

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Mar 142015
 

Miguel Weissman’s exploration into the Manhattan, Bronx, East Village and Hoboken, NJ music scenes led to getting on wax and gigging in Harlem and deep into the East Village (Avenues A-D) at after-hour clubs. This was the advent of the emerging Black Rock, Blues, Punk and Avant Garde Jazz communities.

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Miguel played with Donald Dixon, Tack Heads (Sugar Hill Gang}, Eddy Von Bach, Ghetto Fighters, Afrika Bambaata, The New Left, Spy v Spy, GTO and The Soul Squad, Sammy Carr, Johnny Thunders, Robert Gordon, Lester Chambers and Charles “Bobo” Shaw at the great clubs of the time like The 7A Club, The World Club and The Pyramid Club in the East Village as well as the Continental Divide, 55 Bar and Danceteria, to name a few.

Miguel joined a band called The Gismo in 1979. Also in that band was Stan 157, one of the original graffiti artists. The Gismo was an early R & B band. They played at after-hours clubs in Harlem. For Miguel, as the only white man in the room most of the time, this was an experience he would never forget. The love shared there was profound and he was always welcomed.
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Miguel Weissman Donald Dixon

Miguel collaborated with Donald Dixon in the Bronx in early 80’s on Hill Street, overlooking the Yankee Stadium. They worked on a 4-track reel-to-reel, with a Shure 57 microphone, a delay unit and one 8-bit AKAI sampler.

Miguel saw what life was like for black people in the ‘hood during a time when it seemed like the world had forgotten them. Miguel learned how resourceful this community was and risked his life going up there when crime and desperation were out on the streets! He knew back then that cops stopped men on the street for nothing at all.

There were guns shots constantly in the background. Sometimes there would be a knock on the door and Donald would explain to his clients that Miguel was here to record them and he was white. He would take their guns and bring them into the studio.

He experienced the same thing in the East Village. Going east of First Avenue back then was very dangerous! One night, Miguel was walking on 11th Street and was robbed of his Selmer Mark VI saxophone by a junkie. That’s when he decided to focus on the harmonica and music production, although he still plays the sax, flute and keyboards.

At Continental Divide, a club on 3rd Avenue and 8th Street, (the one that had a big dinosaur on top) he played with the DJs Smash and Stone, who were working turntables while he and other jazz musicians played over the top on the sax, flute and harp. They created the Acid Jazz Movement in the New York scene.

“Wet Ride, Fat Jazzy Groves 6 & 7″ for New Bread Records represents the collaborations between musicians and DJs that created the Acid Jazz Movement in New York. Miguel also worked with Warlock and Sleeping Bag Records where he collaborated with DJs Stone and Smash, GTO, William Socolov, and the Latin Rascals.


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“Wet Ride Fat Jazzy Groves 6 & 7” for New bread Records compiled by DJ Smash, Executive Producer; Asia Love; Miguel Weissman on harmonica; flute and keyboards; Willie Barrios, Co-Producer and drum programing.


The New Left – Tony Boil, vocals, guitar and composition; the late Mike Hoke, bass and backing vocals; Charlie Stedmen, drums; Miguel Weissman harmonica, saxophone and keyboards. Published on Jun 18, 2013 Label: Kingpin Records Released: 1985


GTO and Miguel co-composed and produced this track. GTO wrote the lyrics. Mixed by Craig Randal 1985.

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The New Left – Tony Boil, vocals, guitar and composition; the late Mike Hoke, bass and backing vocals; Charlie Stedmen, drums; Miguel Weissman harmonica, saxophone and keyboards. Published on Jun 18, 2013 Label: Kingpin Records Released: 1985


Solo Punk days Recorded at Miguel Weissman’s Studio in 1982.

Miguel Weissman, vocals, bass guitar, drum programing, harmonica and tenor saxophone; Dave Sewelson, baritone saxophone; the late Mike Hoke, rhythm guitar; Mark Danie: lead guitar.

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Aug 242014
 

Miguel’s milestone recording sessions such as Fat Jazzy Groves 6 &  7 for New Bread Records, as well as countless sessions for  Warlock and Sleeping Bag Records where Miguel collaborated with the Dj Stone and Smash, GTO, Jungle Brothers and the Latin Rascals, and played up in Harlem with  early emerging Black Rock scene.


Surrender GTO and Miguel co-composed and produced this track. GTO wrote the lyrics. by Craig Randal mixed this track in 1985.

His exploration into the Manhattan music scene as a multi- instrumentalist and producer goes as far back as the 1982 . His early HipHop, Acid Jazz, Trip Hop, House and Punk Rock collaborations in the Bronx and the east village with Donald Dixon, The New Left, Tack Heads, Johnny Thunders, Charles “Bobo” Shaw at the 7A club and the Pyramid club in the east Village, and in the 22’s at Danceteria led to getting on wax.


Blue Spirit Disco Mix Recorded at Miguel’s studio originally in 1997. Re-mixed in 2009. Designed and programmed with virtual instruments altered and created though computers. Composed and produced by Miguel Weissman. Special guest; Donald Dixon: Bass,Yancy Drew lambert: Bongos, Walter Pretty: guitar, Miguel: harmonica and flute.


Techno Wave Mixed composed and preformed by Miguel Weissman in 1996.


The Love Produced, mixed and recorded at Miguel’s recording studio, Angie Brown’s Vocals and brother Dave’s guitar manipulated though melodyne and other treatments.

May 032014
 

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For examples of Miguel’s film and video production, {ADR, mixing and sound designs} go to video.

For examples of his synthesizer programming, treatments of voices and real instruments and virtual instruments manipulated through computer techniques go to music compositions

For examples of Miguel’s theater sound designs go to sound designs.

For details on Miguel’s recording studio go to recording studio

Miguel produced or co-produced all the tracks on the Music page, and he is also the composer or co-composer and primary musician. All tracks can be licensed for your movie, TV or theater production. Contact him for details.
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Mar 022014
 

Junior Wells 1993: “Your One Mother F*&^^%$EN Harp Player”!

Americana/ Blues/ Jazz World Music

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Harmonica Lessons though Skype, $45 per hour, Session work $250 per track and he only takes payment though paypal.

Miguel plays the Super 64 Chromatic and the Blue Moon Hohner Special 20’s Corian®. A Octave bass harmonica made by Huang. Miguel learned to customizes his harmonicas from one of the best, Richard Sleigh in-order to get a professional in-tune tone.

He has a book on harmonica{ contact for copy} and taught at the New School, created the New York harmonica club who hosted 20 classes with notable harmonica players, Annie Raines, Paul Oscher, Rick Estrin, they taught classes to a group of over 100 harmonica students.

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Dean Landew
Singer, Songwriter, Musician, Producer
“Miguel is the best harmonica player I’ve ever worked with. Not just the best blues player. The best harmonica player. His range is exceptional. He can switch styles on a moment’s notice, and he’s always willing to venture into whatever territory will enhance the piece of music he’s working on at the time. All this, and he’s a genuinely nice guy too.”

Marco Heiland
Private Instructor
”I met Miguel in 2008, when I was looking for a music and harmonica instructor. It was a unique experience. The lessons were the best I’ve ever had; the contents ranged from music history, production to actual playing instruction. The results I got were really great, and I have no words to thank him enough!”

Mark Tipton
Trumpeter, Composer, Music Educator
”Miguel Weissman is one of my favorite musicians to work with! His incredible harmonica playing, his vast knowledge of audio engineering and MIDI programming, and his vibrant creative spirit makes every encounter with him a joy, and a major learning experience. I highly endorse his work!”.

Richard Hunter
Harmonica instructor and musician
“I heard Dean Landew’s record “Indestructible Voices,” which features NYC-based Miguel Weissman on harmonica. Weissman is heavily featured, and this record plays like Springsteen with Magic Dick in the lineup. If you like rock harp, you’re going to eat this record up. Attaway to go Miguel!”

Jan 172014
 


Solo project Programed, composed and produced by Miguel Weissman recorded 2013

Tod Short created the animation and Miguel Weissman created the music

Miguel Weissman Has worked with Method man, The Roots, Sugar Hill Gang.


Working {Wet Ride} Fat Jazzy Groves 6 & 7 for New bread Records compiled by – DJ Smash, executive producer – Asia Love,
Miguel Weissman: Harmonica, flute and keyboards, Willie Barrios: drum programing, co-producer.

King Of Kings This track was created by Miguel and Donald Dixon up in the Bronx in 1983 on a 4 track reel to reel, a sure 57 microphone and one 8 bit AKI sampler. Rappers were “Kings Of Kings”.

The New left Recorded at Media Sound New York City 1984.
Tony Boil: Vocals, guitar and composition with Mike Hoke who played the bass and backing vocals{ may he rest in peace}, Charlie Stedmen: drums, Miguel Weissman Saxophone Keyboards, harmonica.

The New left Recorded at Media Sound New York City 1984.
Tony Boil: Vocals, guitar and composition with Mike Hoke who played the bass and backing vocals{ may he rest in peace}, Charlie Stedmen: drums, Miguel Weissman harmonica.

Solo Punk days Recorded at Miguel’s Studio in 1982.
Miguel: Vocal, bass guitar, drums programing, harmonica and tenor saxophone. Dave Sewelson: baritone saxophone, Mike Hoke: rhythm guitar. Mark Dane: melody guitar.

Solo project Designed and programed with virtual instruments altered though computers, composed and produced by Miguel Weissman recorded 2013

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David Langlois & The Hot-Clubbers @ the Iridium

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Jan 152014
 

Soirée Django feat. David Langlois & The Hot-Clubbers will be at the Iridium tomorrow Sunday February 8th 2015. two shows 7:00 PM & 9:00 PM – $20.00

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David Langlois & The Hot-ClubbersDavid Langlois, washboard, percussion
Ian Riggs , bass
Tim Clement , guitar
Robert Cuellari , guitar

Special guests:
Vitor Gonçalves , accordion
Pooquette , violin
Darius Scheider , guitar
Miguel Weissman , harmonica

1650 Broadway (51st)
New York, NY 10019.
For reservations (212) 582-2121.
www.theiridium.com

Links

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Dec 052013
 

For examples of Miguel’s theater sound designs, go to Sound Designs.

For examples of ADR and sound designs created for those productions, go to Video.

For examples of his synthesizer programming, treatments of voices and real instruments and virtual instruments manipulated through computer techniques, go to Music.

Miguel produced or co-produced all the tracks on the Music page, and he is also the composer or co-composer and primary musician. All tracks can be licensed for your movie, TV or theater production. Contact him for details.

Miguel’s Linkedin page


Dean Landew’s Indestructible Voices featuring Miguel Weissman

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