Music Analysis: If Ever I Would Leave You

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I enjoyed the tune “If Ever I Would Leave You.” More specifically, I enjoyed the vibraphone solo (starts at 4:04). I really like the sound of the vibraphone and the manner in which Bobby Hutcherson is able to take an electric, mechanical instrument, and produce beautiful music from it. I also liked “The Kicker,” and I was particularly drawn to the vibraphone solo again (starting at 27:23). In this solo, I liked the allegro tempo and quick dynamic changes; Hutcherson is able to execute the shift from piano to forte smoothly and play a clear, staccato notes, at both dynamics.
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