Blanchard playing his Monette RAJA Bb with an integral B2 mouthpiece.
and RAJA SAMADHI
RAJA and RAJA SAMADHI are the most revolutionary of all the Monette
instruments. Their radical, coaxial design allows the performer
a range of timbre and dynamics never before possible; but with their
integral mouthpiece, they are not for players who are undecided
about their mouthpiece size!
RAJA is a single bell, integral mouthpiece instrument that was first
conceived and built by David Monette in 1990. The RAJA SAMADHI followed
in 1993, and uses two bells in a coaxial configuration which are
connected with up to two-dozen individually placed sound posts.
These instruments are our most challenging to build, but are often
the most fun to listen to!
of these instruments are designed for players who are used to a
beautifully open, aligned,and effortless physical approach to playing.
We make them only for players we know, who have played Monette mouthpieces
for many years and really understand our equipment, and who are
truly ready to let go of concerns about their equipment and simply
concentrate on making music. (Raja means royal, or best. Samadhi
means undistracted union between subject and object.) For more information
on any of our more elaborate instruments, please contact our shop
Balio with his RAJA Samadhi C built with an integral C1-1 mouthpiece.
Andrew is principal trumpet of the Israel Philharmonic.
Schlueter with his RAJA Samadhi C built with an integral C1-1
mouthpiece. Charlie Schlueter is the principal trumpet of the
Boston Symphony Orchestra.
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