The Mysterious Vibes
The vibraphone has a special place in the annals of jazz music-making. Possessed of a haunting tremolo and a smooth, electric attack, the instrument seems particularly suited to the aforementioned American musical form. Folks unfamiliar with the sweet shock of this instrument would do well to check out the Ricky Malichi Trio with special guest vibraphonist Chuck Redd, when they perform at the Outpost Performance Space on Thursday, April 12 at 7:30pm. The trio features guitarist Curt Warren and bassist Erik Unsworth while Malichi handles the sticks. In combination with Redd—who toured with Mel Tormé's All-Star Jazz Quintet and was also an artist in residence at the Smithsonian—this oughta be one hot, pleasantly vibratory gig. Tickets range in price from $20 to $25 and all ages are welcome to edify themselves with an unforgettable, long-lasting jazz trance. (August March)
Thursday April 12, 2018
Albuquerque, NM 87106
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Master jazz musicians Ricky Malachi, Chuck Redd, Curt Warren and Erik Unsworth play live.
Internationally acclaimed jazz drummer and vibraphone player, Chuck Redd began performing and recording internationally when he joined the Charlie Byrd Trio in 1980 at the age of 21. That same year he joined the “Great Guitars” ensemble comprising Barney Kessel, Charlie Byrd and Herb Ellis. He later performed alongside Dizzy Gillespie, Tommy Flanagan, and Ray Brown. Redd toured extensively in Europe and Japan with the Barney Kessel Trio, Ken Peplowski, Terry Gibbs, and Conte Candoli, and was a member of the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra for 15 years. The featured vibraphonist with the Mel Tormé All-Star Jazz Quintet from 1991 until 1996, he also served as Artist-In-Residence at The Smithsonian Jazz Café in Washington, DC from 2004-2008. Redd is featured on over 70 recordings, including the recent The Swing Kings, featuring Bucky and John Pizzarelli, Ray Kennedy and Ken Peplowski. He is on the faculty at The University of Maryland School of Music and presents master classes, workshops and lectures around the country. Drummer, Ricky Malichi grew up in El Paso, Texas where he received multiple musical honors in both high school and college as well as a Special Education degree at UT El Paso. At the same time, he studied privately with legendary drummer Alan Dawson and others. He has played with jazz greats, Herb Ellis, Tommy Newsome, Joe Newman, and Charlie Rouse and has shared the stage with David “Fathead” Newman, Herbie Mann, Chris Calloway, Richie Cole, Ernie Watts, Chuck Berry and many others. With pianist Bert Dalton, Malichi co-founded Santa Fe’s long-running, popular Latin jazz quartet, Yoboso , with whom he toured the United States, Mexico and Australia. He currently co-directs the Spice of Life, 11-piece Latin Jazz Ensemble. Malichi is the co-director of the El Paso Youth Jazz Ensemble, Assistant Director of Education for Southwest Arts Alliance, Inc. and is on staff with the El Paso Music Conservatory. The Ricky Malichi Trio also features guitarist, Curt Warren, and bassist Erik Unsworth.