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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Slartibartfast Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 28 2013 at 13:29
Originally posted by jammun jammun wrote:

Originally posted by The Quiet One The Quiet One wrote:

Not Prog, but Gary Burton is the man when it comes to vibraphone. He plays mostly jazz, you can find some of his works collaborating with Chick Corea and Pat Metheny, two other masters of jazz/fusion.

Beat me to it.  Gary Burton da man.  Ruth Underwood da woman. 

Third thumb's up (I think) for GB.  He had (has) a vibrafinger...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote The.Crimson.King Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 28 2013 at 23:25
A couple others have mentioned Frank Zappa...I'd also add "You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore Vol 2 - The Helsinki Concert" - Ruth Underwood's live vibe work is fantastic.  Another great FZ vibe master is Ed Mann - check him out on "Ship Arriving too Late to Save a Drowning Witch"...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote AreYouHuman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 30 2013 at 19:22
Specific Gentle Giant tracks: the live versions of Funny Ways and So Sincere from "Playing the Fool".
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Argonaught Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 30 2013 at 20:51
Since you mentioned fusion, try Mothership Returns (Gary Burton + Chick Corea + other big boys). Some of it it's fusion, but there is also modal, bop and some blues. One of the best jazz albums out there. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote prog4evr Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 03 2013 at 23:20
From Bill Bruford's Master Strokes 1978-1985 album, there are two good ones:  "If You Can't Stand the Heat" and "Beelzebub."  Both are good xylophone instrumental prog songs...
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Originally posted by ssreverb ssreverb wrote:

I'm dying to know what mallet based song this is!? It was used in the background of BBC's Top Gear. I've already contacted BBC and it has never been identified anywhere online, including the fansite Final Gear.

Link to the clip has changed... new link:
http://picosong.com/Raev

Please let me know if anyone has any idea what this vibraphone based song is in the background!?

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote AreYouHuman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 23 2013 at 20:13
Peter Gabriel's 3rd album (Face Melt) with its marvelous percussive contributions by Morris Pert.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote warrplayer Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 26 2013 at 11:27
Originally posted by zoviet zoviet wrote:

Steve Reich!!!
 

And inspired by Steve Reich (with an added Peter Gabriel connection):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kzobcufj3Hg
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Ske - 1000 Autunni

good amount of vibraphone throughout, I'm digging it
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote floflo79 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 17 2014 at 00:39
There's many Mike Oldfield epics with vibraphones, marimba etc... But the best track with vibraphones and marimba is Incantations.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote freudiana Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 17 2014 at 00:44
Dun's Eros album has a lot of vibraphone playing in it I think.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mascodagama Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 25 2014 at 13:09
I'd highly recommend L'Orchestre Sympathique's En concert la grande passe for this. Largely acoustic jazz rock (only the bass is electric) which heavily features Jean Vanasse's vibraphone work. A beautiful album that I'd say is worth hearing for everyone, even those who don't normally enjoy fusion.

Also worthy of mention is Hermetic Science, a project of prog scholar and percussionist (mainly vibes and marimba) Ed Macan. To be entirely honest this band doesn't really do much for me, but if you want prog-related music that is heavily based on tuned percussion it's got to be a prime candidate as the band was just Macan plus a bassist and a drummer.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Svetonio Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 05 2014 at 05:38
I'd like to recommend Babadag. They are prog folk band from Poland. 









As some pleasant & vibraphone oriented jazz, I'd like to recommend Nihco Gallo. He's a jazz vibraphonist & drummer from Dover, UK.






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