Meanwhile, the west coast fusion of ephemeral cocktail music and piano jazz techniques resulted in the 1950's Latin jazz quintet style personified by the blind British pianist George Shearing, whose San Francisco-based group served as training ground for various prominent vibists, such as Cal Tjader, John Rae, Emil Richards, and Gary Burton.
Meanwhile, ethnic identification affected the lives of various non-Anglo vibists.
vibists were bound to experiment with other Latin forms.
After all, there has never been a great demand for vibists south of Key West.
In fact, 1975 was not a very good year for west coast vibists.
Due to the well-known time and space limitations, one cannot evaluate in detail the contributions made by other Latin-oriented vibists, such as Hendrik Meurkens, Victor Mendoza, Sonny Rivera, Chico Mendoza, Bobby Montez, Roger Glenn, Fred Ramirez, Chuck Redd, Valarie Naranjo, Bob DeSena, Darrell Harris and Garth Rodriguez, among others.