Where technology meets art
Dave Samuels, Solo Vibraphone, August 1979 – Tampa, Florida
Dave Samuels, with his original and distinct approach to the vibes, has established himself as
one of the top mallet players in the world. Here he is found playing solo, a daunting task at
best, as any flaws are readily exposed -- there is no rhythm section to support and fill in. But
Samuels, a master, is up to the task and plays brilliantly. Originally recorded on a
Levinson/Studer ML5, A80 with just two Bruel and Kjaer omni-directional microphones, the
sound is open and natural, capturing every nuance of the performance. Simply stunning music.