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Hey Guys, I'm doing some researches about Vibes Trio (vibes-bass-drums) in the history for my Post-Graduate Degree and was actually wondering if someone here knows something about the 1st album which was ever recorded?
Thanks for your help
Cheers from Switzerland


John Keene Thu, 04/12/2018 - 15:43

The key word in your question is "album" because I tend to think of an entire album in that format. The earliest that I can think of might be Victor Feldman, although I'm not positive that he actually didn't use piano to mix up the sound a little. Definitely Walt Dickerson and Khan Jamal are among my favorite vibes trio albums from the sixties, but I couldn't say they were the first.

John Keene Fri, 04/13/2018 - 04:24

In reply to by tonymiceli

I never knew that Teddy Charles did trio recordings, but I've never really spent the time researching his career. I also thought about Adrian Rollini, but albums weren't invented yet during his time.

JonatSal Fri, 04/13/2018 - 05:14

I might be a bit reductive by saying only albums. Single recordings could be fine too.
But which period are you thinking? 60s or before?