Sunday, April 4, 2010

Jason Marsalis on Vibraphone

Many people know of the youngest Marsalis brother, Jason, as being a world-class jazz drummer. In fact, in one interview I read somewhere, both Branford and Wynton decreed that it was Jason who was the most talented musician of the bunch! Indeed, he is a killing drummer. But what most people probably don't realize that he is a killing vibraphonist as well. Check out Jason in these following clips:

Jason recently released an album in the past year featuring himself on vibraphone (and solo drumset with many ingenious overdubs!) performing his original compositions:

You can hear Jason talk about his relationship to the vibraphone here at Jason Crane's fantastic jazz interview website, The Jazz Session:

Quite the inspiration to all of us aspiring jazz drummer/vibraphonists out there...

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