I was fortunate to study with Tom Vandergeld (along with Gary and Dave) when I was a student at Berklee. I remember Tom had a nice touch and four mallet conception on the vibes. A very musical player. Unfortunately, I can only a find a few clips of him up on YouTube. He had some nice recordings on ECM in the 70's. It looks like there are some new recordings out. Some of the audioclips are available on his website. Ed
Here are two tracks from Tom's 1979 ECM recording "Path"
Tom Van Der Geld - vibraphone
Bill Connors - guitars
Roger Jannotta - flute, soprano saxophone, oboe