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NEWS: BOOK / MAGAZINE

Recent Reading: A Book About Vibes

Recent Reading: A Book About Vibes

Anthony Smith, Masters of The Vibes (Marimba Productions, Inc.) Smith’s book includes a timeline that traces the history of the vibraphone, which early in its life began to be popularly known to its players and to listeners simply as vibes or the vibes. The greater part of the book consists of Smith’s transcribed conversations with 34 vibes players—famous ones ...

ARTICLE: BOOK EXCERPTS

A Conversation with Mike Mainieri

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The following is an excerpt from the chapter “A Conversation with Mike Mainieri" of Masters of the Vibes by Anthony Smith (Marimba Productions, 2017).

So you've been working on a new project this week?

Yes, just finishing some overdubs... it's a project I'm involved in with some friends, but I really can't ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Playing It Forward: A Pair From Vibraphonist Anthony Smith

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There are two ways to look at the vibraphone: as an instrument with constructional properties that limit those who stand before it or as a portal to possibility that challenges players to rise above those limitations. Anybody with a pragmatic bone in their body understands and accepts the former as a truth of sorts, as yarn ...

ARTICLE: TAKE FIVE WITH...

Take Five with Anthony Smith

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About Anthony Smith:
Anthony Smith has been playing piano and vibraphone, as well as various keyboards, professionally for twenty-five years. He has released numerous recordings, worked in a variety of genres, and toured extensively as both a leader and a sideman, with many different projects. His last jazz vibraphone recording, Connections, made it to the ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Anthony Smith Quintet CD Release At Cornelia St. Cafe: "Play It Forward"

Anthony Smith Quintet CD Release At Cornelia St. Cafe: "Play It Forward"

Established Vibraphonist/Composer Anthony Smith Starts Fresh in New York City, Releases New Double-Recording, Play It Forward, Volume One and Two Release Concert at Cornelia St. Café, October 4th, 2015, 9pm Recording Features Rising Stars of NYC Jazz Scene: Syberen Van Munster (guitar), Petros Klampanis (bass), Kenny Pexton (saxophone), Mark Ferber (drums) A couple years ago, vibraphonist/pianist/composer Anthony Smith ...

ARTICLE: JAZZ NEAR ME

The Third Annual World Vibes Congress Creates Waves in Asbury Park

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Another epic gathering of vibraphone players was uncorked and, like Champagne on New Year's Eve, this bubbly was not staying in the bottle. Part of the Third World Vibes Congress, the jam exploded at the packed Langosta Lounge and Restaurant on Asbury Park's boardwalk early in January. Pairs of vibes players, many of whom had never ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Tony Miceli: Vibes Matter

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Tony Miceli is a long-time master vibraphonist who, until a few short years ago, was relatively unknown outside of the jny: Philadelphia area, when he started getting requests to perform and teach all over the world. Now, he is in demand in Ireland, South Korea, Argentina, and Australia, not to mention New York and the West ...