…While Listening To Myself In The Mirror #18

Around 2002, Vibre´ started as a bass and vibraphone duo; we were both working at St. John’s Music in Calgary, at 4th St. & 10th Ave SW. We started with a series of Thursday Nights at The  Second Cup in the now deserted (demolished?) Gaslight Square. What started as a casual musical workout, turned into a gigging, touring and recording experience that I will always treasure…

Around 2003, I acquired The Gold Monster: The Most Fun Anyone Can Have With 3 1/2 Octaves! I Also Became A Yamaha Canada Artist Clinician Through An Unusual Sequence Of Events.

About 2003 we added a sax player to our duo on a casual basis. He would come and sit in; the thing was, his main sax was a soprano. I fell in love with that sound mixed with the vibes. We started putting arrangements together that allowed everyone to play their brains out! At that time I had two musical objectives; liberated playing within an arrangement and that the tune should sound different every time we played it.

The Second Cup In South Centre Mall Calgary. Who Knew; We played There Quite A Few Times 01-02. Musicians Used To Come And Sit In.

Sometimes, musical situations evolve so naturally, you don’t even realize it. I had no clue what was to come and what was to become one of the most fulfilling musical experiences of my life.

a career in music? Don’t be silly, you won’t make a living. That’s no life for a son (daughter) of mine. That’s that! I don’t want to discuss it again!

Hey! Turn the radio up! I love that song!

We used to pick tunes that like Chick Corea‘s Sea Journey that had forms we could distort and play on forever; each time different!

Personnel as determined: Pat Metheny guitar; Gary Burton vibraphone.

*The Series …While Listening To Myself In The Mirror, chronicles the milestones, influences and progression of the musical career and times of Arnold Faber, Canadian Career Musician/Composer. The intent is strictly to inform, entertain and chronicle a 38+ year career in Canadian music history.


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