CHRISTOS RAFALIDES & MANHATTAN VIBES
- Christos Rafalides - vibrapnone & marimba
- John Benitez - bass
- Steve Hass - drums
- Luisito Quintero - percussion
- Special Guest: Randy Brecker - Vinny Valentino - Marry Wormworth
Wholly percussion-oriented Manhattan Vibes throbs from one piece to the next.... Christos Rafalides is forging a new direction for the vibraphone/marimba. Rhythmically driven and spatially exact, Christos Rafalides' music reaches deep into the Latin consciousness and pulls out the perfect vibe.
- All About Jazz
On his first CD as a leader, vibraphonist Christos Rafalides' Manhattan Vibes has recorded an amazingly creative and eclectic debut. Listening to Christos' handling of standards such as Fool On The Hill, Caravan and All The Things You Are has made me a fan of the vibraphone. This CD is a delight! I'll look for more from Christos Rafalides and Manhattan Vibes.
- Jazz Review