YouTubeage: Cool EWI videos

Some of my favorite EWI videos. Enjoy!

Jeff Kashiwa explains and demonstrates the Akai EWI4000s to an appreciative audience. A little loopstation fun, with some Telemann and then a smooth-jazz tune.

EWI specialist Bernie Kenerson does cool stuff with an EWI hooked up to a vocoder.

Japanese woodwind player Masato Honda.

British saxophonist and EWI player Alistair Parnell provides some nice instructional videos. I found this one particularly useful, but you really should check out the whole series.

“Wergythu,” aka Seth Block, takes it easy on the couch with his EWI and a looper. (This video doesn’t allow embedding, so you’ll have to click through to YouTube to watch.)

And of course we have to finish with Michael Brecker, who, unsurprisingly, does some mind-blowing stuff and makes it look easy. Trust me, you need to watch this one beginning to end.

2 thoughts on “YouTubeage: Cool EWI videos

  1. It’s really an amazing series of videos. I’m just a beginner on the EWI and I really love what you can do with it.

    BTW, does anybody know, which sound Jeff is using for his funky looping part in the first video? It might be a patchman sound or something like that. I’d really like to know how to build this sound, it is absolutely awesome!

    And many thanks for the video list ;-)

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