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vibraphone

(esp US), vibraharp
a percussion instrument, used esp in jazz, consisting of a set of metal bars placed over tubular metal resonators, which are made to vibrate electronically
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The use of two vibraphone players in the band provides a texture that cuts through the horns.
Joe Cuba, formed his sextet in the mid-50s, utilizing the vibraphone as a leading instrument, and at times, English-language lyrics.
To say that the vibraphone remains relevant is an understatement; the instrument continues to excite the senses and stir the souls of listeners and dancers alike, lending a distinctive quality to the music--salsa, Latin jazz, and jazz--that nearly defies description.
and Jimmy Sabater's Son Boricua (with the timeless vibraphone played by Sonny Rivera, Mike Freeman, and more recently, A.J.
On the program are jazz vibraphone arrangements for Tjader's "Soul Sauce," Hutcherson's "Gotcha" and Samuels' "Rendezvous." Also planned: the Oregon premiere of Friedman's "Twenty Minutes Off the Pavement."
The addition of new instruments from other musical cultures, a variety of sounds derived from numerous objects, from commonplace to exotic, and, recently, a large mallet-keyboard family, which has been expanded from its original orchestral representatives--chimes, bells, and xylophone--to include marimba, bass marimba, and vibraphone, now provide an expanded tonal resource for the most recent generation of composers interested in writing for the percussion ensemble.
The Oregon Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of professor Charles Dowd, will play four vibraphones, five marimbas and more than 100 ethnic percussion instruments during the course of the concert.
Compositions for vibraphone by Cal Tjader, Bobby Hutcherson, David Friedman and Dave Samuels will be played by the Oregon Percussion Ensemble at 8 p.m.
The program includes seven jazz vibraphone arrangements, including Tjader's "Soul Sauce," Hutcherson's "Gotcha," Samuels' "Rendezvous," Friedman's "Twenty Minutes off the Pavement," Pat Metheny's "Farmer's Trust," Metheny and Lyle Mays' "Minuano Six Eight" and Dowd's "El Camino Unreal."