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The Longest Journey

Composer: Aridane Martín

Instrument: Vibraphone

Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Published: 2018

Price: €16.00

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  • Description +
    • Duration: 4 min.

      The Longest Journey is one of the compositions that you can find in my first album, “Tiébélé”. This piece was originally written for solo vibraphone but I soon realized that it was a beautiful and delicate piece ideal to play in different ensembles so I finally recorded it as a quartet, duet and vibraphone solo.

      This piece was originally written in the most typical form of jazz standard (AABA) in order to provide the intermediate player with challenging repertoire. With this piece I present my first work as a composer with the intention of expanding the existing repertoire for our instrument, the vibraphone. I recommend listening to the version with the catalan pianist Elisabet Raspall, included in this album and I hope that the concepts I apply in phrasing and comping could be useful for your learning.

      Aridane Martín

      “The Longest Journey” is registered in the general society of authors from Spain (S.G.A.E.) with registration number 15.742.872 and is recorded in the album, “Tiébélé” (REF: AMF-001ED2) with the ISRC number: ESA081700857.

  • Instrumentation +
    • Vibraphone

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    • Performed by Aridane Martín

  • About the composer +
    • Aridane Martín (Canary Islands, Spain).

      Aridane attended CPMLPGC and CMMB conservatories. He graduates with the best qualifications (Award of honor in percussion, orchrestal soloist and chamber music) also received several prizes as a chamber musician and percussion soloist. After graduating, he enrolled at the Liceu Conservatory studying with the acclaimed drummer and percussionist Marc Miralta. Aridane has received classes from Jeffery Davies, David Friedman, Eric Sammut, Keiko Abe, Gary Burton.

      Aridane published in 2017 his first album as leader, "Tiébélé", in two editions, each one designed by a canarian painter with twelve original paintings inspired by his music in an innovative project. Actually he is the only spanish percussionist who is currently part of the team of artists sponsored by the North American brand, Mike Balter Mallets.


  • Credits +
    • Front Cover graphics and layout: Mireia Tramunt
      Calligraphy: Felo Monzón
      Engraving: Johan Svitzer
      Printed in Copenhagen, Denmark
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