Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Don Thompson on Vibes

A couple nice ones today of one of my favorite vibraphonists, none other than Canadian Jazz icon Don Thompson with some all too brief footage of him performing at a recent Jazz workshop at the Victoria Conservatory:

Whether playing the piano, bass or the vibraphone Don exhibit's a masterful and original personality and approach on all three instruments. But for some reason his vibraphone playing really resonates with me the most (although I love his playing on any instrument!) His fluid lines and buoyant rhythmic feel combined with the forward momentum he gets from the instrument really do it for me and inspire me every time I hear him play.

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