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  • n. Plural form of vibraphone.


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  • A pulse is set by marimbas, xylophones, vibraphones and pianos that chugs along, in complex variations, for almost an hour, while over it, under it and around it two clarinettists, four singers, a cellist and a violinist introduce another sort of pulse, the rhythm of our breathing.

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  • The first of its three movements, “Pillars,” speaks in the language of delicately hazy post-tonality, with only timbral hints — from vibraphones and cymbals — of jazz-inspired intentions.

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  • The vibraphones had just been uncovered and tested by a disheveled tech who would later re-appear as the performer himself, hair combed and in a suit jacket.

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  • She sat with another woman looking over the rail at the stage, empty except for the piano and two sets of vibraphones.

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  • Lots of synth glockenspiels, chimes, vibraphones, in lieu of fuzz boxed guitars.

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  • Jazz musician Lionel Hampton, on vibraphones, plugs Pepsi for McKellar, as fans make the Double V sign, symbolizing victory for democracy in the war abroad and for equal rights at home.


  • The crystalline arrangements gracefully combined organs, saxophones, strings, flutes, vibraphones, bicycle bells, timpani, and even barking dogs into stunning instrumental textures.

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  • The main theme is performed by Seth Asarnow on theremin, and in combination with the vibraphones and tympani feels sort of Les Baxter-ish in a South Seas lounge kind of way.

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  • There are moments of real originality, such as the crescendo of guitar distortion, vibraphones, drum-and-bass bass lines and jazzy drumming in the middle of the final track, "Speakeasy."

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  • When Louis Armstrong invited him to play the vibraphones at a recording session in 1936, he realized he had found his calling.

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