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January 29, 2014 Arrival , while low-key in many ways, is something of a signal flare, sending out notice of an on-the-rise leader located in Ohio. Newcomer guitarist Bob Ross graduated from Morehead State University with a Bachelor of Music in 2008
January 1, 2014 Brooklyn continues to build on its reputation as a breeding ground for some of the finest modern jazz in the Northeast. Bassist Peter Kerlin adds to that distinction with Salamander , an octet powered collection with a very unique
Books James Gary Burton was 6, growing up in a small town in Indiana, when his father decided he should have music lessons. Looking for the appropriate instrument, the family attended several music performances, including one by a marimba and
This The sounds of gongs and bass drums spread out in waves, filling the Faculty Glade on the UC Berkeley campus and then receding in a long, controlled fade. Later, there were banks of marimbas and vibraphones to offer a more subdued counterpoint.
May 9, 2013 The ever versatile vibraphonist extraordinaire Joe Locke returns to his early days of music-making, where he once felt that jazz was, is and "should always be, people music." On his third recording for the Motema label, Locke presents Lay
March 8, 2013 The vibraphone has experienced a resurgence in recent years, with numerous talented musicians drawing the spotlight to the instrument...Su moved to the United States in 2008 and studied at Berklee under vibraphone players Dave Samuels
Hiroyuki Ito for The New York Times Jason Marsalis, far right, and, from left, Will Goble, Austin Johnson and David Potter at Dizzy's. Around the year 2000 this youngest member of the Marsalis family of jazz musicians started performing on the
March 4, 2013 On a drum kit, Jason Marsalis often goes several directions (meters, not Meters) at once. On vibraphone, as he demonstrates on In A World Of Mallets , it's more a matter of smoothing out many segments into a continuous whole.
January 17, 2013 Manhattan Vibes is a spot-on double entendre, referencing the vibraphone focal point that is Christos Rafalides and the hustle and bustle of the world's busiest city, which manifests itself in the group's music. Rafalides, who hails
Led by Tenaya Middle School band director Allan Spencer, 32, the five-person band plays a unique collection of mallet instruments -- including the xylophone, vibraphone and marimba. They will apply this Caribbean-like sound to traditional holiday