V.S.O.P. #40 MODE 123 A JAZZ BAND BALL, SECOND SET
w/Terry Gibbs (vibes, marimba), Vic Feldman (vibes, xylophone), Larry Bunker (vibes, xylophone), Lou Levy (piano), Max Bennett (bass), Mel Lewis (drums).
Recorded September 1957, Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA. Engineer: Bones Howe. Producer: Red Clyde.
In September of 1957, Mode Records' musical director Marty Paich came up with the idea of orchestrating and recording a multi-percussion ensemble made up of three mallet players and a rhythm section. He located three expert vibes players: Terry Gibbs, Vic Feldman and Larry Bunker, but this was only the beginning of his task. Voicing for such an unpredictable sound required special attention. In the end, the arrangements on which the music depended achieved their purpose brilliantly. All arrangements are by Marty Paich. Great stereo separation by Bones Howe allows each soloist to be identified clearly. Considering the task that he set out for himself, Marty obviously succeeded.
Other sources for CD: City Hall Records