What are your favorite jazz albums featuring the vibraphone?

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

  1. trebori

    trebori Forum Resident

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    Any album by the Claudia Quintet, drummer John Hollenbeck's group. Matt Moran is the vibes player and he usually gets plenty of space. It's very much contemporary jazz and very creative. But also quite accessible.

    I love early Bobby Hutcherson too. If forced to choose a favorite album I pick Eric Dolphy's Out To Lunch. He's really on fire and innovative here. He plays similarly in a quartet with Archie Shepp on New Thing At Newport (1965?).

    Also would recommend Walt Dickerson albums. Jazz Impressions Of A Patch Of Blue, a quartet date with Sun Ra on piano.

    And Jason Adasiwicz always catches my ear when he's in a group. He's particularly well-featured on the three Klang albums. Brooklyn Lines is particularly good.

    And no mention of Karl Berger? There's a great record from the late 80s with Dave Holland on bass and the great Ed Blackwell on drums called Transit.
     
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  2. mpayan

    mpayan Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Ive never heard of 3/4 the guys you are mentioning. Thats a good thing! Thanks for the suggestions!
     
  3. BluTom

    BluTom Forum Resident

    Thanks for that. I have some awareness of Klang but have yet to hear anything by them. That rhythm section is very good. Just realized that I have Klang's Tea Music as a "Saved For Later" item in my Amazon cart. Just remedied that situation and placed an order.
     
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  4. scompton

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    Not jazz and only some vibes but this is one of my favorite releases from this year.

    Christoph Sietzen - Attraction
    Classical music for solo percussion, and tape on the opening track. One of my favorite of the year. The video below is a 2:46 cut of the 9:56 opening track but it's fun to watch.
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  5. Vaughan

    Vaughan Forum Resident

    Y'all should check out:

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  6. danasgoodstuff

    danasgoodstuff Forum Resident

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    Miles, Monk, Bags, Groove!
     
  7. scompton

    scompton Forum Resident

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    I like the Dave Holland albums from the 90s and 2000s with Steve Nelson on vibes. I've never heard any of his albums as leader, just the Holland sideman gigs

     
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  8. j.barleycorn

    j.barleycorn Forum Resident

    Another great Gary Burton LP not to miss is The New Quartet on ECM
     
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  9. andrewskyDE

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    This one. 'The Man I Love' is just beautiful!

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  10. Hot Ptah

    Hot Ptah Forum Resident

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    Cal Tjader: Soul Sauce

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    Benny Goodman: Complete RCA Small Group Recordings (great Lionel Hampton):

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    Complete Lionel Hampton Victor Sessions (GREAT music!):

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    Modern Jazz Quartet--The Last Concert (excellent Milt Jackson vibes playing). It turned out not to be their last concert.

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  11. Carl Swanson

    Carl Swanson Resident blabbermouth

    Many; one of my favorite instruments.

    Milt Jackson, Sunflower
    Cal Tjader, Soul Sauce
    Bobby Hutcherson . . . several
     
  12. musictoad

    musictoad Forum Resident

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    Already lots of Bobby in this thread but he's great on Andrew Hill's Judgment!
     
  13. danomar

    danomar Forum Resident

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    I have this LP, too. Not only is it one of Milt's best performances, but the sound quality is amazing. I think I paid $8.00 for mine.
     
  14. Django

    Django Forum Resident

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    I do love the vibraphone. Is there an album with vibes as the lead instrument in that moody, melancholic jazz noir style?
     
  15. Tom H

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  16. M.T.S.

    M.T.S. New Member

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    Jackie McLean Quintet
    Grachan Moncur III (trombone) Jackie McLean (alto sax) Bobby Hutcherson (vibes) Eddie Khan (bass) Anthony Williams (drums)
    Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, April 30, 1963
    tk.3 Frankenstein Blue Note BLP 4137
    tk.5 Saturday And Sunday -
    tk.9 Saturday And Sunday (alternate take) Blue Note CDP 7 46821 2
    tk.14 Blue Rondo Blue Note BLP 4137
    tk.16 Ghost Town -
    * Blue Note BLP 4137, BST 84137, CDP 7 46821 2 Jackie McLean - One Step Beyond
    Jackie McLean Quintet
    Grachan Moncur III (trombone) Jackie McLean (alto sax) Bobby Hutcherson (vibes) Larry Ridley (bass) Roy Haynes (drums)
    Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, September 20, 1963
    tk.4 Esoteric Blue Note BLP 4165
    tk.7 Love And Hate -

    Secret Love (incomplete) rejected
    tk.19 Kahlil The Prophet Blue Note BLP 4165
    tk.24 Riff Raff -
    * Blue Note BLP 4165, BST 84165, B1-32087 Jackie McLean - Destination... Out!
    Grachan Moncur III Sextet
    Lee Morgan (trumpet) Grachan Moncur III (trombone) Jackie McLean (alto sax) Bobby Hutcherson (vibes) Bob Cranshaw (bass) Anthony Williams (drums) Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ,
     
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  17. Bobby Boogaloo

    Bobby Boogaloo Heavy on the grease please

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    Try this:

     
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  18. danomar

    danomar Forum Resident

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    SNAP!

    I thought I had most of Duke Pearson's work, but this one is new to me... And it sounds like a winner! Thanks!
     
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  19. Tom H

    Tom H Forum Resident

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    I love jazz flute; and with vibes, awesome! I had totally forgotten about this record.
     
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  20. Tristero

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    Here's one that I've really enjoyed in recent years.

     
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  21. Bobby Boogaloo

    Bobby Boogaloo Heavy on the grease please

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    Glad y'all like it! One of my favorite tunes of all time
     
  22. Jerry

    Jerry Grateful Gort Staff

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    Paul Barbarin- vibraphone

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    Barbarin composed the band's theme song, the Sept. 1929 classic, "The New Call of the Freaks," which features the vibraphone:

     
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  23. Yesternow

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    A lot of good albums mentioned so far. Great vibraphone players. Gary Burton (already referred to) is for sure one of them.

    What I most like in his playing is that most the times I forget I'm listening to a vibraphone. Although I like the classic sound of it.

    On this album all sounds (bass,guitar,vibraphone...) merge, we just get lost on the tunes.
    Maybe not the best vibraphone album. But the 2 first tracks are among the best fusion/jazz/ecm...music with vibraphone.
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