Post Tagged with: "vibraphone"

Warren Wolf – Wolfgang (2013)

After the fiery introduction made on his 2011 eponymous debut, vibraphonist Warren Wolf takes a more melodic tack with the follow up Wolfgang, and the results are as inviting as they are joy-filled.

Mort Weiss: On white guys playing the blues, and Benny Goodman practicing nude

Yes, I drank muddy water — and slept in a hollow log! Um, hmm! I said that I steady drank muddy water, and slept in a hollow log. Ah huh!

Peter Appleyard and the Jazz Giants – The Lost 1974 Sessions (2012)

A vibraphonist very much in the tradition of Lionel Hampton, Peter Appleyard — who’d, fittingly, worked with Benny Goodman in the period that these recordings were made — has issued 21 albums as a leader. Unfortunately, many (maybe most) of them have long been out of print

The Wee Trio – Ashes to Ashes: A David Bowie Intraspective (2012)

A finely judged treatment of David Bowie’s music, done without hewing too closely to the old sides — and without fear of going too deep into his catalog for material.

Ellis Marsalis – A New Orleans Christmas Carol (2011)

An expanded version of a 2002 Yuletide project, A New Orleans Christmas Carol impressively expands the original collaboration with Marsalis’ son Jason (on drums and vibes), bassist Bill Huntington and vocalist Cynthia Liggins Thomas.

Dave Shank Quintet – Soundproof (2011)

There is often a West Coast cool this recording, thanks largely to the smoothly energetic phrasings of vibraphonist Dave Shank. That’s not to say, however, that Soundproof doesn’t have its moments of fiery interplay

Ken Fowser/Behn Gillece – DuoTone (2011)

Last year we investigated a strong post-bop excursion by the potent, up-and-coming partnership of tenor saxophonist Ken Fowser and vibraphonist Behn Gillece. Little Echo (2010) swung like mad and put into sharp focus the tight rapport of Fowser and Gillece

Half Notes: Bill Ware and Marc Ribot – Sir Duke (2001)

by Mark Saleski I wasn’t familiar with the work of vibraphonist Bill Ware (though a quick Allmusic search said that he’s played with the Jazz Passengers, Groove Collective and even Steely Dan) but I was, then as now, a sucker for the sound of vibes. What’s more, I’ll buy anything with the name “Marc Ribot” attached to it (check outRead More

Half Notes: Chris Graham Trio – After-Birth Of Cool (2010)

by S. Victor Aaron My current rotation has Crystal Silence by Gary Burton and Chick Corea, as well as After-Birth Of Cool by the Chris Graham Trio. When I play the two records concurrently or near concurrently, I pick up the same ambiance from the latter as I do from the former, and it goes beyond the fact that thereRead More

Milt Jackson and Wes Montgomery – Bags Meets Wes (1961)

Milt Jackson and Wes Montgomery – Bags Meets Wes (1961)

There was, for a pairing of musicians so closely associated with other forms, an irrepressible blues feel to 1961’s “Bags Meets Wes,” reissued this year as part of the Keepnews Collection. That makes a chance meeting between Milt Jackson (longtime member of the complex, often formal Modern Jazz Quartet) and Wes Montgomery (who was just years away from turning hisRead More

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