So I’m going to be starting my third year next fall in university and I know I’ll probably need a set of mallets for vibraphone and was wondering if anyone could recommend a good set. I do prefer Vic Firth mallets but I am not closed off to other suggestions.
Thanks in advance.
Hello everyone ! I have listened to this particular album before on Youtube, but i forgot the name of it, maybe you guys can help me ? Don't know if this is the most appropriate place to post this, sorry if I'm breaking any rules.
The album cover shows the 2 black musicians (both short black hair ) faces sideways, opposite to each other, and i remember listening to a vibraphone in it. It is a very chill album, and was recommended by Become the Knight (Youtube Music channel), in a video that i also forgot which it was.
I'm not a regular jazz listener, but i remember really enjoying that album, if you could help me, i would be very grateful !
EDIT: Thanks to u/SSpaghetti that found the album:
Does anyone know of any colleges that allow people to audition for jazz vibes? I plan on majoring in music education, but was hoping I could still play jazz in college.
I do not know piano, so any programs that use the same person for both piano and vibes would not work.
Edit: Illinois colleges would be preferred.
It's a jazz song, I have no idea when it's from. This melody is played by a piano and then repeated, being doubled by a vibraphone. I can attempt to flesh out the chords that back it up, if that would help anyone. Can't find it in my immediate music library, but it may be one of those regularly-Youtube-recommended japanese jazz albums or something? Thanks for any help you can provide!!!
Background music from a Munchies Youtube Video: https://youtu.be/uTdsGH97Toc?t=261
I noticed it has a definitive Flute part and that there is a consistent bit with I believe a Vibraphone or some form of tuned percussion. Also a bit of Bass Clarinet.
Looking through the credits of this video, they used music from Jingle Punks, Audio Network, and APM Music. I myself didn't have much luck with details on any of the three websites but if someone knows how to be more nimble with searches and look in the right places, any help is appreciated.
Also, please don’t recommend Kind of Blue by Miles Davis. Everyone knows that one.
EDIT: I added “1940s orchestral soundtracks” because the soundtrack of LA Noire was apparently inspired by 1940s film soundtracks. I wanted to see if anyone had some recommendations of good ones.
I’m looking to buy two of the same kind of vibraphone mallets specifically for jazz. Could you give me any recommendations (hopefully in a high schooler’s price range)
Just listened to the album 'Quiet Songs' and I'm craving more. Much quieter, darker vibraphone than I've heard before. Most of what I know is faster more latin styled jazz using vibraphone.
Albums that feature vibraphone
Hello, I'm a vibraphonist, I'm 16, and I'm trying to pursue jazz as a career. I love jazz and listen to it all the time, but while I listen to it to improve myself too, I can't seem to find a lot of vibraphone to listen to in order to improve myself that I also really enjoy.
For background on my tastes, here are my favorite non-vibraphone musicians:
John Coltrane (especially middle years, too early or too late is great [Sun Ship, Interstellar Space, Giant Steps] but those middle years [Africa/Brass, Ascension, A Love Supreme, Ole] is it for me), Wayne Shorter (literally any point in his career), Art Blakey, Charles Mingus, Brian Blade.
In regards to vibraphonists, there are only two I've had any success with, Gary Burton and Bobby Hutcherson. With Burton, I saw him live and it was great, and sometimes I'll stumble across something I kind of like, but overall his music is very eh for me. Hutcherson however has been my only true success. His work with the SFJAZZ Collective (along with Stefon Harris and Warren Wolf's) was fantastic, and he has some great individual songs out there even though I can't seem to find any albums I really enjoy. I've tried Warren Wolf, Milt Jackson and Stefon Harris a bit, but I just keep getting bored with their style of music. I do like the Ninety Miles Project though, that was good.
That was unnecessarily long. Any suggestions?
Could someone tell me the name of this piece of music? As the title says, it's a laid back light jazz vibraphone/xylophone instrumental. It's my impression that when it's used as background music, it's aural shorthand for the cheesiest aspects of the 60s and 70s.
Audio here, behind the voiceover: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1p_IhJV3BV2cjj2__pQrtjHUBnf54BOlU/view?usp=sharing
Can you recommend songs, artists or albums that use the instruments marimba, xylophone or vibraphone in the jazz genre?
I am not looking for cliché covers of famous songs, but rather original content by an artist or in a song/album.
I don’t know any, so I’m open to everything!
On the last episode of Better Call Saul there was a quick scene of the title character at a restaurant with some vibraphone heavy jazz playing. (Full episode here and gold if you can tell me the name of the song, it occurs around the 25 minute mark- http://www.amctv.com/full-episodes/better-call-saul/4042413227001/mijo).
Seeing this scene made me really want to investigate more music with that sound, and after doing some research on the vibraphone and jazz fusion, I found out about Gary Burton who I've been listening to a lot tonight.
I was just wondering if you guys had any recommendations for upbeat jazz music that had a lot of vibraphone in it?
Thank you very much in advance.
I've recently been listening to Bags & Trane and really enjoy it, I am wondering if anyone has any recommendations as to good albums featuring Vibraphones.
Hi all, I’m very happy to have made my schools jazz orchestra this semester, I am a very confident mallet player, however I am not super comfortable with jazz Vibraphone yet. I was wondering if anyone could point me into the direction of some YouTube videos or books maybe on jazz Vibraphone (similar to Tim Collins but more general). I am mostly looking for help on how to comp. from lead sheet pages.