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Does anyone know of any 50's-60's swing/bebop vibraphonists I can listen to or transcribe? We're playing a lot of Basie and Thad Jones in jazz band and I need to expand my vocabulary. Thanks!


IndianaGlen Thu, 02/06/2014 - 14:55


Your question is pretty general as it applies to about 90% of all vibe players. There's a ton of good info on this side or youtube. Start doing some searches. I just did a search on "Basie Vibraphone" and got a ton of hits. Several with Milt Jackson.

If you want to get deeper regarding vibe players in different eras, check out Dick Sisto's Book
"The Jazz Vibraphone Book: Etudes in the Style of the Masters"