April 12, 2012 8:08 AM   Subscribe

Looking for Jazz with lots of vibraphone and trombone, together on one album.

I've heard lots of combinations in Jazz, usually piano + horn, but never vibraphone and trombone together, playing duets, trading solos. I'm wonder if this combo has been done before?
posted by querty to Media & Arts (7 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
Jackson, Johnson, Brown & Company: one blurb has it that 'the interplay between vibraphonist Milt Jackson and trombonist J.J. Johnson is the main reason to acquire this set.'
posted by misteraitch at 8:27 AM on April 12, 2012

Plenty, Plenty Soul features Milt Jackon on vibes with a bunch of great horn players, including Jimmy Cleveland on trombone. Cannonball Adderley is credited as "Ronnie Peters" here. Telefunken Blues features Henry Coker on trombone. I wouldn't say that there's a great deal of interplay between vibraphone and trombone on either of these albums, but more so on Plenty, Plenty Soul. It's just an amazing album anyhow.
posted by paulg at 8:31 AM on April 12, 2012 [2 favorites]

The first setting that comes to mind is Dave Holland's quintet, where trombonist Robin Eubanks and vibraphonist Steve Nelson had lots of chances to trade. The remaining instrumentation was bass, drums, and saxophone. That band's recordings from the early 2000s are uniformly good. If I were going to pick one, I'd pick the live double-album Extended Play.
posted by cribcage at 8:35 AM on April 12, 2012 [1 favorite]

Here are some great records with Grachan Moncur III on trombone and Bobby Hutcherson on vibraphone:

Jackie McLean: One Step Beyond
Jackie McLean: Destination... Out!
Grachan Moncur III: Evolution
posted by dfan at 8:39 AM on April 12, 2012 [3 favorites]

Lionel Hampton did a Columbia album in 1960 called "Silver Vibes" that is mostly Hamp and a trombone quartet plus rhythm section. But it's very laid back material, something to have on the hi-fi at low volume while plying your date with scotch.

Much earlier, circa 1945, Red Norvo had a small group that featured Eddie Bert on trombone.
posted by Longtime Listener at 9:05 AM on April 12, 2012 [2 favorites]

The Lucky 7s are led by trombonists Jeff Albert and Jeb Bishop and feature Jason Adasiewicz on vibraphone. Here are some free mp3s.
posted by hydrophonic at 9:14 AM on April 12, 2012

Everything by the Dave Holland Quintet is great. Start with Prime Directive.
posted by dr. boludo at 9:48 AM on April 12, 2012 [2 favorites]

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