The vibraphone has long been on of my favorite instruments. I especially love the vibraphone in conjunction with a piano. I think this is one of the most beautiful sounds in the world. What are some of your favorite jazz vibraphonists? Here are mine:
Gotta go with the greatest of ‘em all, the late and very much lamented Milt “Bags” Jackson.
Among those alive (in order of preference):
Actually, I purposely left out Gary Burton and Lionel Hampton. Please note that the name of this thread is “Favorite Jazz Vibraphonists.” Anytime the word favorite is used it’s describing your own personal opinion.
So I didn’t leave anyone out, perhaps you did? I know I didn’t. Hampton and Burton are fine vibraphonists, but personally I don’t really care too much for their styles. This is simply my own personal opinion.
Was lucky enough to play for Lionel Hampton’s Kennedy Center Honor’s induction. Gotta go with:
1) Lionel Hampton
2) Milt ‘Bags’ Jackson
3) Stefon Harris