Saturday, October 9, 2010

Seven On Saturday... Vibes


1. FROM FLICKR...



Vibraphone
"Photo by Michael Zelner"

2. FROM BACK IN THE DAY...


One of the first jazz LP's I bought was The Modern Jazz Quartet's Blues On Bach. One of the few LP's which I also own on CD. One of the first jazz concerts I saw was the same band, which featured Milt Jackson on vibes. Here they play Gershwin with a special guest:




3. WHAT ABOUT THOSE PEDALS...


The damper pedal is connected to a damper bar which prevents the instrument from sustaining a note. Press the pedal and let the sound linger. OK, too simple for you, read on.

4. CREEPIEST CD COVER...

... by a vibe player we have seen, Stefon Harris:





5. LOCAL PHILLY VIBES...

Tony Miceli playing with some other local folk we enjoy hearing:





6. NOT JUST FOR MEN...

Cecilia Smith put on quite a tribute to Mary Lou Williams last year at Montgomery County Community College.

7. TONIGHT AT MCCC...

Bobby Hutcherson plays vibes along side pianist Cedar Walton.




3 comments:

  1. Years ago Dan and I had bought tickets for the Hollywood Bowl to see Benny Goodman perform, however it was shortly before he died and he had gotten sick and couldn't make it. In his place they surprised us with Lionel Hampton, so instead of clarinet we got vibes. That was quite a treat!

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  2. Glad you liked my vibraphone photo. The Creative Commmons license I use requires attribution, so please add this credit: "Photo by Michael Zelner"

    Thanks,
    MZ

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  3. Valerie--- sounds like a great treat! We loved the concert last night.

    Michael--- done, thanks again.

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