Looking for Vibraphone music
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Vibraphone sound so cool & soothing. I've only got one CD (Jazz at the Pawnshop). Can anyone recommend any others?

On a side note the first vibrapone music I've ever heard was used in a children's art/creative program (British) called Take Hart. The music was always played during the gallery section showing viewer's submissions. One of my favourite programs when I was a kid
and probably still is if it was still running. I have no idea what that tune is... but it is burned into my brain for eternity.
 
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What genre are you looking for? Some other cool jazz vibra players I like are Lionel Hampton and Milt Jackson. My fav vibraphone record is probably Milt Jackson with the Oscar Peterson Trio - Very Tall. It's on Verve, soundquality is outstanding too!
 
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Another to look out for is Dave Samuels. His group is called the Caribbean Jazz Project.
 
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Thanks for all the recommendations.

Wab:
I'm looking specifically for Jazz music & preferably with a good sound quality recording.

Wouldn't it be great if there was a sampler CD or something.
 
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Charlie Hunter and Pound for Pound. Charlie Hunter plays a customized instrument called a bassitar, which has bass strings and 5 guitar strings, so he plays bass and guitar simultaneously. In this incarnation of his band called Pound for Pound, he has a guy playing vibes. I have a couple of unreleased shows that sound incredible, along with a couple of studio albums that are ok. I think the album with Pound for Pound is called Candyman.
 
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On Prestige records. I think its on CD too, but I'm not sure. Jackson and Coltrane sounded great together.
 
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I'll second the Milt Jackson w/Oscar Peterson on "Very Tall". Great classic album with some really memorable tunes.

If you're looking for something a little more modern, check out a CD by Gary Burton (with Pat Metheny et al) called "Like Minds". I bought this one mostly because I'm a Metheny fan.
 
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On Prestige records. I think its on CD too, but I'm not sure. Jackson and Coltrane sounded great together.


"Bags and Trane" was on Atlantic, not Prestige, and was released in 1959. "The Late Late Blues" is the best track on the album. Here's more from AllMusic.
 
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On eBay there was (and still might be) a hybrid SACD of the Pilhofer Jazz Quartet/ Full Circle. The Vibe is most prominent throughout. I think it sold for about $12.
 
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Quote:

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"Bags and Trane" was on Atlantic, not Prestige, and was released in 1959. "The Late Late Blues" is the best track on the album. Here's more from AllMusic.


THanks for the catch; and I listened to it only a week ago! Duh.
 
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I would get the Verve Very Tall first, NOT the 'Very Tall Band' (w/ 3 of the same personell) on Telarc.

Bags & Wes (K2 version) is a favorite.

I would also consider Memories of Thelonious Sphere Monk (live recording around 1982) by Milt jackson w/ Ray Brown & Monty Alexander on Pablo/OJC - just solid blues&bop & outstanding recording quality.
 
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THanks for the catch; and I listened to it only a week ago! Duh.


Reminds me of how many times I've bought things that I already own. . . .
 
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This is great! I wasn't expecting so many recommendations but I won't be able to get them till after christmas though
that's when my next trip will be.
 
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