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…
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.
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.