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Thread started 04/17/18 4:23pm

lrn36

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MonoNeon interview about working with Prince

Prince's last bassist MonoNeon discusses how Prince found him and what is was like working with him.

http://www.okayplayer.com...rview.html

"Another cool thing about the times I had playing with Prince was that he just let me play. Sometimes he would say, “I will follow you,” when we jammed on some songs. Prince gave me a lot of freedom, which I didn’t expect… he let me be MonoNeon. Outside of playing music, Prince would invite us to hang with him at the Chanhassen Cinema down the street from Paisley and we would watch a movie with him."

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Reply #1 posted 04/17/18 6:01pm

pinkcashmere23

Nice interview! Thanks for sharing.

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Reply #2 posted 04/17/18 6:41pm

rogifan

He’s says the last movie he saw with Prince was Kung Fu Panda 3. lol
Paisley Park is in your heart
#PrinceForever 💜
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Reply #3 posted 05/11/18 3:35pm

Latin

lrn36 said:

Prince's last bassist MonoNeon discusses how Prince found him and what is was like working with him.




http://www.okayplayer.com...rview.html



"Another cool thing about the times I had playing with Prince was that he just let me play. Sometimes he would say, “I will follow you,” when we jammed on some songs. Prince gave me a lot of freedom, which I didn’t expect… he let me be MonoNeon. Outside of playing music, Prince would invite us to hang with him at the Chanhassen Cinema down the street from Paisley and we would watch a movie with him."


Thanks for sharing.
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Reply #4 posted 05/11/18 5:06pm

poppys

I saw MonoNeon last week. He's a bad motherfucker.

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Reply #5 posted 05/14/18 8:33am

Latin

poppys said:

I saw MonoNeon last week. He's a bad motherfucker.


yes
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Reply #6 posted 05/21/18 5:13pm

lrn36

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How did Mono get in the middle of this? LOL

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Reply #7 posted 05/21/18 5:46pm

FlyOnTheWall

lrn36 said:

How did Mono get in the middle of this? LOL

Blame it on Prince!!! The man had a serious eye for talent. nod

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Reply #8 posted 05/21/18 6:33pm

Latin

lrn36 said:

How did Mono get in the middle of this? LOL



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Reply #9 posted 05/21/18 6:48pm

Latin

Check out MonoNeon jammin' to Judith Hill's funky "As Train Goes By":

https://m.youtube.com/wat...0sdIuXNFqc
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Reply #10 posted 05/21/18 7:19pm

pinkcashmere23

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Check out MonoNeon jammin' to Judith Hill's funky "As Train Goes By": https://m.youtube.com/wat...0sdIuXNFqc

cool I'd love to hear more! Thanks for sharing

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Reply #11 posted 05/21/18 9:42pm

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Yeah, MonoNeon is starting to blow up, unfortunately it wasn't with Prince. Looks like he started to get a lot of attention when he started posting those Cardi B mash ups to his instagram. The Roots played a few of his tracks on Jimmy Fallon when Cardi b was a guest. It seemed to take off from there. I'm shocked no big artists have snatched him up because he has endless stream of original grooves. Maybe he is just too clean, he woud ending up blowing fools out of the room. I mean, there is very few dudes that can make the Bop Gun sound funkier than it already is.

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Reply #12 posted 05/21/18 9:46pm

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For those interested, here is the entire performance of MonoNeon with the band Ghost-Note. It's

insane!

[Edited 5/21/18 21:48pm]

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Reply #13 posted 05/22/18 6:06am

pinkcashmere23

lrn36 said:

Yeah, MonoNeon is starting to blow up, unfortunately it wasn't with Prince. Looks like he started to get a lot of attention when he started posting those Cardi B mash ups to his instagram. The Roots played a few of his tracks on Jimmy Fallon when Cardi b was a guest. It seemed to take off from there. I'm shocked no big artists have snatched him up because he has endless stream of original grooves. Maybe he is just too clean, he woud ending up blowing fools out of the room. I mean, there is very few dudes that can make the Bop Gun sound funkier than it already is.

Awesome! Thanks for sharing!

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Reply #14 posted 05/22/18 6:51am

poppys

Prince definitely gave him a way in.

Dude can play anything, probably with anybody. I saw him in the Jazz tent with an excellent young straight ahead jazz cat - Terrance Martin. You don't just jump in those waters if you're not a strong swimmer.

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Reply #15 posted 05/22/18 7:12am

FlyOnTheWall

Once MonoNeon became known far-and-wide as "Prince's Last Bassist," he had arrived. Really, his ascent began the moment he set foot in Paisley Park. I know Prince would be exceedingly proud of his success. IMHO, the case can be made that MonoNeon is Prince's last bonafide protege. Here is a great article in which he details how he caught Prince's eye.

Prince’s Last Bassist… MonoNeon-1

Prince’s Last Bassist… MonoNeon…

I remember Prince saying to me, “I saw you before I heard you.”

I first got to Paisley Park early 2015 – got an email asking, “Are you available to come to Paisley to jam?” And of course I said YEP!! Read More...

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Reply #16 posted 05/22/18 7:29am

pinkcashmere23

FlyOnTheWall said:

Once MonoNeon became known far-and-wide as "Prince's Last Bassist," he had arrived. Really, his ascent began the moment he set foot in Paisley Park. I know Prince would be exceedingly proud of his success. IMHO, the case can be made that MonoNeon is Prince's last bonafide protege. Here is a great article in which he details how he caught Prince's eye.

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Prince’s Last Bassist… MonoNeon…

Published on June 1, 2016

I remember Prince saying to me, “I saw you before I heard you.”

I first got to Paisley Park early 2015 – got an email asking, “Are you available to come to Paisley to jam?” And of course I said YEP!! Read More...

Great article! I love the clip called "VIBES" that Prince shared on his IG of what Mono said in the article was there last "late night jam session" at Paisley. Thanks for sharing Fly!

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Reply #17 posted 05/22/18 10:23am

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MonoNeon will be performing with Zedd, Maren Morris, Grey on Ellen today.

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Reply #18 posted 05/22/18 2:10pm

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pinkcashmere23 said:

Latin said:

Check out MonoNeon jammin' to Judith Hill's funky "As Train Goes By": https://m.youtube.com/wat...0sdIuXNFqc

cool I'd love to hear more! Thanks for sharing

Here he is with Judith Hill.

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Reply #19 posted 05/22/18 3:24pm

pinkcashmere23

lrn36 said:

pinkcashmere23 said:

cool I'd love to hear more! Thanks for sharing

Here he is with Judith Hill.

That was great! Thanks!

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Reply #20 posted 05/22/18 3:26pm

Latin

lrn36 said:



pinkcashmere23 said:




Latin said:


Check out MonoNeon jammin' to Judith Hill's funky "As Train Goes By": https://m.youtube.com/wat...0sdIuXNFqc

cool I'd love to hear more! Thanks for sharing



Here he is with Judith Hill.



Awesome performance! Very FONKY. Thanks for sharing. Prince would have been very proud of them. music
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Reply #21 posted 05/23/18 7:16pm

Latin

Check out this video posted by MonoNeon of him performing with the NPG and Tamar Davis:

https://m.youtube.com/wat...AyLZazFahQ
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Reply #22 posted 05/23/18 8:20pm

pinkcashmere23

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Check out this video posted by MonoNeon of him performing with the NPG and Tamar Davis: https://m.youtube.com/wat...AyLZazFahQ

Awesome! Loved the bit at the end! Thanks Latin!

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Reply #23 posted 05/24/18 3:15pm

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Check out MonoNeon's instagram playing Sexy Dancer and Do It All Night. Fire.

https://www.instagram.com...eon/?hl=en

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Reply #24 posted 05/24/18 4:19pm

pinkcashmere23

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Check out MonoNeon's instagram playing Sexy Dancer and Do It All Night. Fire.

https://www.instagram.com...eon/?hl=en

Amazing! Thanks for sharing

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Reply #25 posted 05/31/18 3:46pm

lrn36

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MonoNeon tearing it up on rhythm guitar.

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Reply #26 posted 06/02/18 11:08am

Latin

Thanks for sharing.
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Reply #27 posted 06/03/18 11:27am

lrn36

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MonoNeon with jazz keyboardist John Medeski. At the 31:00 min mark is a cover of She's Always in My Hair.

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Reply #28 posted 06/03/18 11:44am

Latin

Thanks for sharing.
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Reply #29 posted 06/07/18 2:41pm

XxAxX

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he's incredibly talented. i'm so sad today about missing/never having the chance to watch that last band Prince was putting together develop over time. wouldn't that have rocked?

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