from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A person who plays the vibraphone.

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  • n. A vibraphone player; someone that plays the vibraphone.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a musician who plays the vibraphone


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  • On his other new reissue on the Nessa label, 1985's "Procession of the Great Ancestry," he and vibist Bobby Naughton play in a quartet plus guests.

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  • Byron Wallen, vibist Jim Hart, double-bassist Karl Rashid Abel and drummer Graham Godfrey, he made fine contemporary work of Modal, Abstract and other Harriott lines.

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  • He hasn't reached his mid-20s, but he has already performed in town, in 2004, as a sideman for vibist Gary Burton.

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  • Tomeka Reid, reedist Greg Ward, and vibist Adasiewicz, which will release its second record,

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  • Reed and bassist Josh Abrams lay down propulsive grooves, over which vibist Jason Adasiewicz floats spiky harmonic patterns; this gives alto saxophonist Greg Ward and cellist Tomeka Reid plenty to work with once they break out of their unison melodic lines and turn to improvising.

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  • For tonight's concert he's collaborating with an excellent band of Chicago jazz musicians-Bishop, Berman, Lepine, percussionist Hamid Drake, flutist Nicole Mitchell, guitarist Jeff Parker, vibist Jason Adasiewicz, and bassist Joshua

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  • Hot on the heels of Richard Galliano's Live in Marciac CD (which I reviewed here a few weeks ago) comes another Galliano album, this time with a quartet featuring vibist Gary Burton.


  • Martin Shaw and vibist Anthony Kerr, but the best moments come from pianist-MD Janette Mason, extracting maximum harmonic juice from the changes of Sleigh Ride, White Christmas, God Rest

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  • The band now includes reedist Keefe Jackson, bassist Anton Hatwich, vibist Jason Adasiewicz, and drummer Marc Riordan (replacing Nori Tanaka, who played on the recording), and when I saw them a couple of weeks ago, they sounded even better than they do on this undeniably impressive album.

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  • But the orchestra isn't just a training ensemble, and also includes veterans like Bradford, reedist Sabir Mateen, vibist Kevin Norton, and drummers Louis Moholo-Moholo and Hamid Drake (there are usually at least two drummers and two bassists at any given time).

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