What are your favorite jazz albums featuring the vibraphone?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by mpayan, Dec 9, 2017.

  1. mpayan

    mpayan Forum Resident Thread Starter

    The vibraphone instrument in jazz has became a favorite for me to listen to. Im listening to this Ray Brown album right now and enjoying it!

    What are some of the great albums featuring the vibraphone?

    What are your favorites?

    Any style of jazz suggestions is welcome :)

     
  2. jhw59

    jhw59 Forum Resident

    Gary Burton and Bobby Hutcherson are two names I would investigate. Lionel Hampton if you like jazz from the 30s and 40s.
     
  3. DTK

    DTK Forum Resident

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    Bobby Hutcherson's Oblique.
     
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  4. "Bags Meets Wes!" - Milt Jackson/Wes Montgomery
    "Idle Moments" - Grant Green/Bobby Hutcherson
     
  5. Jazzmonkie

    Jazzmonkie Can't stop buying music.

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    I think this is Milt's best band. It swings like mad.
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  6. Horse Majeure

    Horse Majeure Forum Resident

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    Colosseum - Live
     
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  7. Splungeworthy

    Splungeworthy Forum Rezidentura

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    Pretty much any Steps Ahead album, but I think the best one is N.Y.C., and this might be the best track.
    Mike Mainieri on the vibes.
     
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  8. 3rd Uncle Bob

    3rd Uncle Bob Well-Known Member

  9. chervokas

    chervokas Forum Resident

    Love Bobby Hutcherson on Eric Dolphy's Out to Lunch..... Also the small band Benny Goodman sides from the late '30s and early '40s with Lionel Hampton, spring immediately to mind.

    Also, a little more contemporary, Mike Mainieri's An American Diary is a great album.
     
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  10. fingerpoppin

    fingerpoppin Forum Resident

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    Khan Jamal Quartet - Dark Warrior

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  11. Cassiel

    Cassiel Sonic Reducer

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  12. mpayan

    mpayan Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Thanks guys! I know that Bobby Hutcherson Happenings MM BN 45 is addictive.
     
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  13. pbuzby

    pbuzby Forum Resident

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    If you like 70's ECM style jazz there was a good band Double Image with two vibraphone/marimba players (Dave Friesen and Dave Samuels).
     
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  14. Erik Tracy

    Erik Tracy Meet me at the Green Dragon for an ale

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    One in my collection comes to mind
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  15. Maseman66

    Maseman66 Forum Resident

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  16. Sordel

    Sordel Forum Resident

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    When I was young I really struggled with the sound of vibraphone but I began to get into the sound wih Corea/Burton. Thanks to my enthusiasm for John Zorn there are now a bunch of albums featuring Kenny Wollesen that I simply adore. Try The Goddess: Music For The Ancient Of Days.

     
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  17. bluesfan

    bluesfan Forum Resident

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    "Gary Burton & Keith Jarrett"

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  18. Ron Stone

    Ron Stone Offending Member

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    Andrew Hill's JUDGMENT and Jackie McLean's DESTINATION OUT! both feature key sideman work by Bobby Hutcherson.
     
  19. scompton

    scompton Forum Resident

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    Wollensen is my favorite active vibes player
     
  20. Yesternow

    Yesternow Forum Resident

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    In my collection: vibraphone = Gary Burton

    "Like minds" (posted above) is very nice, but you should check how those friendships started:

    With Chick (ECM 72)
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    With Pat, and others (ECM 77)
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    He has some other great records with ECM, but those 2 are classics.
     
  21. lrpm

    lrpm Forum Resident

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    Things are getting better, by Cannonbal Adderley with Milt Jackson
     
  22. HenryFly

    HenryFly Forum Resident

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    I'd consider David Friedman's work with Tim Buckley 1968-69 on the road and in the studio to belong to the Jazz genre. It's certainly the playing I've enjoyed most.



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  23. Purple Jim

    Purple Jim Forum Resident

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  24. Mook

    Mook Forum Resident

    Where Fortune Smiles by John McLaughlin, John Surman et all.

    A rare vibes fusion outing.
     
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  25. jamo spingal

    jamo spingal Forum Resident

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