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For Irving Lippel
for vibraphone and guitar

For Irving Lippel was composed for The Irving Lippel Project, a duo consisting of percussionist Jeff Irving and guitarist Dan Lippel. The piece is a fantasia that explores the remarkably rich and suggestive combination of vibraphone and guitar. It is dedicated to Jeff and Dan with thanks for their wonderful musicianship.

date: 2004
duration: 7:30
premiere: April 24, 2005, Ralph & Rickey Lauren Center for the Performing Arts, Jackson Heights, Queens, The Irving Lippel Project

[sustenance CD cover]

Recorded by Jeffrey Irving and Daniel Lippel
on the CD Sustenance

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"John Link's duo For Irving Lippel has some captivating, restrained moments where the resonances of guitar and vibraphone are allowed to shimmer and blur in an exquisite way. The whole forms a pleasing arc of textural and timbral density." —American Record Guide