Chuck Braman Vibraphone Quartet
Chuck Braman Vibraphone Quartet

Vibraphone Trio/Quartet

This band’s repertoire is drawn from my favorite compositions by Steve Swallow, Michael Gibbs, Carla Bley and others that were originally performed by vibraphonist Gary Burton’s quartets during the 1960s and 70s, along with the music of Brazilian composers Caetano Veloso and João Donato, and modern jazz composers such as Pat Metheny, Kenny Wheeler, Jim Hall, Joe Farrell. The common denominator between these compositions is that, in my judgment, their melodies lend themselves to the sound of the vibraphone more so than any other instrument.

Personnel

Behn Gillece, vibraphone

Paul Gill, bass

Chuck Braman, drums

Alternate Personnel

Paul Bollenback, Nate Radley, guitar

Noriko Ueda, Matt Clohsey, Evan Gregor, Thomson Kneeland, bass

Videos

Repertoire

Steve Swallow:

Como En Vietnam

General Mojo’s Well Laid Plan

I’m Your Pal

Peau Douce

Horace Silver:

Filthy McNasty

Silver’s Serenade

Strollin’

Caetano Veloso:

Dom De Illudir

Luz Do Sol

Nua Idéia

Chick Corea:

Litha

The Loop

Hoagy Carmichael:

Rockin’ Chair

Stardust

Carla Bley

Olhos De Gato

Sing Me Softly The Blues

George Gershwin

Bess, You Is My Woman

I Loves You Porgy

Bobby Hutcherson

Little B’s Poem

’Till Then

Various Composers:

The Beatles (John Scofield)

The Blessing (Ornette Coleman)

Careful (Jim Hall)

Clockwise (Cedar Walton)

Equipoise (Stanley Cowell)

Fuchsia Swing Song (Same Rivers)

The Good Life (Sacha Distel)

Kids Are Pretty People (Thad Jones)

Liturgy (Michael Gibbs)

Midnight Mood (Joe Zawinul)

Midnight Sun (Lionel Hampton)

Molten Glass (Joe Farrell)

Nacada (Pat Metheny)

Outra Vez (Antonio Carlos Jobim)

Picadilly Lilly (Dave Liebman)

Say It Isn’t So (Irving Berlin)

Skating In Central Park (John Lewis)

Smatter (Kenny Wheeler)

Straight Street (John Coltrane)

Tangerine (Victor Schertzinger)

Think On Me (George Cables)

Vagamente (Roberto Menescal)

Walkin’ Shoes (Gerry Mulligan)

Why Try To Change Me Now?

My Other Bands

Trumpet-Tenor Saxophone Quintet  A quintet drawing inspiration primarily from the brilliantly inventive compositions of trumpeter Kenny Dorham, saxophonist Joe Henderson and others featured on classic Blue Note recordings of the 1960s.

Saxophone Quartet  With a front-line consisting of saxophone and guitar, this group explores some of the most challenging jazz compositions from the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s.

Guitar Trio/Quartet  With a front-line featuring either one or two guitarists, this band performs the music of Thelonious Monk, John Abercrombie, Pat Metheny, Paul Motian, and others.

Piano Trio  This group explores rarely-performed compositions of Bill Evans and Antonio Carlos Jobim, among other great jazz composers.

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