"Project Sambalele" sessions!

Last Tuesday we had an incredible studio session for "Project Sambalele" (title TBA), an upcoming simulator and rhythm game about the biggest party in the world. We recorded lots of samba school goodness, and we had a batch of improvised instruments (hand saw, scissors, match box, pencils and even a sewing machine!!)

Yes, I'm recording a hand saw. Daniel Mafra, the game designer, giving me a hand (or a foot).

Yes, I'm recording a hand saw. Daniel Mafra, the game designer, giving me a hand (or a foot).

Here's Bombril—a percussionist from Teresópolis that has played with me in many a gig—getting his repenique ready for action.

Here's Bombril—a percussionist from Teresópolis that has played with me in many a gig—getting his repenique ready for action.

Here's Thiaguinho sampling a cuíca!

Here's Thiaguinho sampling a cuíca!

And the mandatory team shot—clockwise, Daniel Mafra (on the yellow shirt, the game designer), me, Thiaguinho (on the back, percussionist), Maurício (cavaquinho/seven-string guitar), Denis Quaglio (with the huge beard, really great bassist, was a part of our choir), Márcio Pombo (on the red shirt, the studio owner and engineer for the session, and my first piano teacher almost 20 years ago) and Bombril (thumbs up, percussionist).

And the mandatory team shot—clockwise, Daniel Mafra (on the yellow shirt, the game designer), me, Thiaguinho (on the back, percussionist), Maurício (cavaquinho/seven-string guitar), Denis Quaglio (with the huge beard, really great bassist, was a part of our choir), Márcio Pombo (on the red shirt, the studio owner and engineer for the session, and my first piano teacher almost 20 years ago) and Bombril (thumbs up, percussionist).