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a musician who plays the vibraphone

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In April of 1948 --a few months before he was tragically killed at a Harlem dive over a minor herbal transaction-- Cuban tumbador Luciano "Chano" Pozo participated in a session led by vibist Milt "Bags" Jackson (In The Beginning, Galaxy), but it wasn't until 1949 or 1950 that a Nuyorican multi-instrumentalist named Ernest "Tito" Puente (and capable of making more facial gestures than Jim Carrey) adapted the vibes to his mambo repertoire.
Despite his Scandinavian-British ancestry, Tjader was destined to become the most prominent and influential vibist in the history of Latin music.
Transformed into Pete Terrace, the Nuyorican vibist Pedro Gutierrez was featured in the early 1950s with the quintet led by Puerto Rican pianist Jose Estevez, who became Joe Loco after getting run over by a bus.
Such ethnic sacrifices were still common (disguised as "marketing tactics") in the mid-60s, when the New York-born vibist Julius Gurbenko (transformed into Terry Gibbs) demonstrated his affinity for Cuban rhythms in his first Latin jazz session on his own (Latino
Vibist Gary McFarland also jumped on the bossa bandwagon when he recorded the pop-oriented LP Soft Samba (Verve, 1964), seven years before he consumed a fatal cocktail, laced with methadone, at a New York watering hole.
Around that time, vibist Felipe Diaz was featured with the short-lived Latin Jazz Quintet led by percussionist Juan Amalbert, who would later become Emmanuel K.
Another pivotal boogaloo figure, timbalero Henry "Pucho" Brown, led a group which included vibist William "Yams" Bivens.
Meanwhile, the Big Apple's Latin jazz scene was temporarily revitalized by vibist Bobby Paunetto, a vibist of Italian-Catalonian descent who created an original blend of modern jazz, Cuban rhythms and classical influences.