The Vibraphone Trio/Quartet

This band, developed over the last 15 years, is one of my most recent musical projects. Our repertoire is drawn from my favorite compositions, by Steve Swallow, Michael Gibbs, Carla Bley and others, that were originally performed by vibraphonist Gary Burton’s quartets during the 1960s and 70s, the music of Brazilian composer Caetano Veloso, and modern jazz composers such as Pat Metheny, Kenny Wheeler, Jim Hall, Joe Farrell. The common denominator between these compositions is that, to my ears, their melodies lend themselves to the sound of the vibraphone more so than any other instrument.

The videos feature the original vibraphonist in this group, Nick Mancini, who has since moved to Los Angeles, and my current vibraphonist, Behn Gillece. The videos of Behn, filmed shortly after our first gig together, are a good representation of our music, but not of our present level; with several more years of playing together under his belt since then, Behn’s playing of this music now is nothing short of incredible… he’s become, not only my favorite vibraphonist in New York, but in all of jazz.

Personnel

Behn Gillece, vibraphone

Nate Radley, guitar

Matt Clohsey, bass

Chuck Braman, drums

 

Alternates:

Paul Bollenback, Pete McCann, guitar

Noriko Ueda, Paul Gill, Evan Gregor, Thomson Kneeland, bass

Videos

  • Smatter (Kenny Wheeler) w. Nick Mancini, Yosuke Inoue

  • Molten Glass (Joe Farrell) w. Nick Mancini, Yosuke Inoue

  • Dom DeI Ilujir (Caetano Veloso) w. Behn Gillece, Paul Gill

  • Walkin' Shoes (Gerry Mulligan) w. Behn Gillece, Paul Gill

  • Nua Idea (Caetano Veloso) w. Behn Gillece, Nate Radley, Paul Gill

  • Say It Isn't So (Irving Berlin) w. Behn Gillece, Nate Radley, Paul Gill

Photos

Repertoire

Steve Swallow:

Como En Vietnam

General Mojo’s
    Well Laid Plan

I’m Your Pal

Peau Douce

Horace Silver:

Filthy McNasty

Silver’s Serenade

Strollin

Caetano Veloso:

Dom De Illudir

Luz Do Sol

Nua Idéia

Chick Corea:

Litha

The Loop

Hoagy Carmichael:

Rockin Chair

Stardust

The Beatles (John Scofield)

The Blessing (Ornette Coleman)

Careful (Jim Hall)

Clockwise (Cedar Walton)

Equipoise (Stanley Cowell)

Fuschia Swing Song (Sam Rivers)

The Good Life

Kids Are Pretty People (Thad Jones)

Little B’s Poem (Bobby Hutcherson)

Liturgy (Michael Gibbs)

Midnight Mood (Joe Zawinul)

Midnight Sun (Lionel Hampton)

Molten Glass (Joe Farrell)

Nacada (Pat Metheny)

Outra Vez (Antonio Carlos Jobim)

Picadilly Lilly (Dave Liebman)

Say It Isn’t So (Irving Berlin)

Sing Me Softly The Blues (Carla Bley)

Skating in Central (John Lewis)

Smatter (Kenny Wheeler)

Straight Street (John Coltrane)

Tangerine (Victor Schertzinger)

Think On Me (George Cables)

Walkin’ Shoes (Gerry Mulligan)

Why Try to Change Me Now?

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