Lalo

Vibist-composer Lalo’s self-titled debut from 2003 featured a compelling trio consisting of bassist Kermit Driscoll and drummer Todd Isler. Favorable reviews abounded: “Lalo has injected some rock vitality into the vibraphone,” proclaimed host Liane Hansen during a feature interview on NPR Weekend Edition Sunday. “Lalo’s music exists as a playground made of sound,” read a Jazz Times magazine feature on the vibraphonist. The Village Voice said, “If Lionel Hampton joined ‘80s King Crimson, he might’ve played vibraphone like Lalo.”

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