from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See vibraphone.
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- n. the vibraphone
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- n. a percussion instrument similar to a xylophone but having metal bars and rotating disks in the resonators that produce a vibrato sound
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One recording group included Rose Gottesman, drums; June Rotenberg, bass; Mary Lou Williams, piano; Mary Osborne, guitar; and Margie Hyams, vibraharp.
And a classical and jazz violinist, a fiddler, and vibraharp player.
In the late 1950's, after listening to the recordings of vibists Lionel Hampton, Tito Puente and most importantly Cal Tjader, the band brought in a set of vibes [vibraharp], an instrument that would figure prominently in the Estrada Brothers sound.
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