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  • adj. Without vibrato.


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vibrato +‎ -less


  • The haunting juxtaposition of a dark-hued theme and its tremolando accompaniment was perfectly balanced, and muted passages played with a vibratoless, almost organlike tone were especially affecting.

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  • The second movement was very atmospheric, with vibratoless sustained strings, percussion carefully selected for its tonal color, and muted and unmuted brass.

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  • Fresu's trumpet playing, with his clear vibratoless sound, has often been compared with that of Miles Davis.

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  • John F. Szwed of Yale University, whose brilliant biography of Sun Ra suggests that his much-awaited Davis biography may be definitive, argues that the timbre of Davis's midregister, almost vibratoless trumpet, which became the paradigmatic "cool" sound, was basically the result of a classically trained musician playing jazz.

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