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Album Review

Gerry Gibbs: Songs from My Father

Read "Songs from My Father" reviewed by Edward Blanco


Drummer Gerry Gibbs pays tribute to father Terry Gibbs on the amazing nineteen-track double-CD set Songs from My Father featuring a guest appearance by the ninety-seven-year-old vibraphonist on one track, among other surprises, including the last studio performance by the late jazz icon Chick Corea, who also wrote “Tango for Terry" for this homage and is the only non-Gibbs composition on the album. Son Gerry had plenty of his father's music to choose from when contemplating this project but chose ...

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Album Review

Gerry Gibbs Thrasher Dream Trios: Songs from My Father

Read "Songs from My Father" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Songs from My Father. What a marvelous idea!—and not simply for the sentiment. Drummer Gerry Gibbs' father happens to be Hall of Fame vibraphonist (and sometime song writer) Terry Gibbs, who is still on the scene at ninety-seven (and, in fact, making a guest appearance on the first disc of this superlative two-CD set). Eighteen of the elder Gibbs' songs, written between 1949 and 1985 (and one more, “Tango for Terry," by the late Chick Corea) are performed by four ...

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Radio & Podcasts

Gerry Gibbs & The Electric Thrasher Orchestra, Djabe, John McLaughlin, Dave Holland and Ant Law

Read "Gerry Gibbs & The Electric Thrasher Orchestra, Djabe, John McLaughlin, Dave Holland and Ant Law" reviewed by Len Davis


Music today from Gerry Gibbs playing the music of Miles Davis. Hungarian band Djabe, live with Steve Hackett, English guitarist Ant Law, and bassist Dave Holland from his latest Another Land . John McLaughlin introduces the tune “Dear Dalai Lama." Playlist Gerry Gibbs “Miles Runs The Voodoo Down" from The Music of Miles Davis (Whaling City Sound) 00:00 Harvey S Trio “Moments Notice" from Going For It-Live (Savant) 08:07 Mike Stern “Mood Swings" from Upside Downside (Atlantic) 16:15 ...

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Album Review

Gerry Gibbs Thrasher People: Our People

Read "Our People" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Our People, the twelfth album as leader by multi-instrumentalist Gerry Gibbs, is difficult to describe and even harder to pigeonhole. Is it jazz? Not really. Is it world music? Sometimes. And sometimes even other-worldly. Stream of consciousness? Perhaps, but always with a specific plan in mind. Tone poems? Only in the sense that there are times when Gibbs' helical and esoteric charts may bring poetry to mind. One thing it definitely is not is a big-band album. Despite its capacious ...

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Album Review

Gerry Gibbs Thrasher Dream Trio: Live In Studio

Read "Live In Studio" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


Drummer Gerry Gibbs has been living a recurring dream with slight variations for the past few years. In December of 2012, he laid down tracks with two of his idols--the legendary Ron Carter and the estimable Kenny Barron--and dubbed their group the Thrasher Dream Trio. The eponymous debut from that band, featuring fifteen tracks recorded at those sessions, was, not surprisingly, a strong and classy affair filled with standards, some originals, and other jazz-friendly fare, such as Stevie Wonder's “Don't ...

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Album Review

Gerry Gibbs Thrasher Dream Trio: We're Back

Read "We're Back" reviewed by Jack Bowers


We're Back --a brief title that offers a tantalizing preview: an encore by drummer Gerry Gibbs and his all-star Thrasher Dream Trio (Ron Carter, bass; Kenny Barron, piano). This second time around, however, there are special guests--vibraphonist Warren Wolf, organist Larry Goldings, saxophonist Steve Wilson--and a menu that consists almost entirely of classic R&B and soul tunes from the 1960s and '70s. If you've been wondering how, say, Stevie Wonder's pop music would adapt to a contemporary ...

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Album Review

Gerry Gibbs Thrasher Dream Trio: We're Back

Read "We're Back" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


Drummer Gerry Gibbs must be in a “strike while the iron is hot" mode. Less than a year after his very successful Gerry Gibbs Thrasher Dream Trio (Whaling City Sound, 2013), featuring Ron Carter on bass and Kenny Barron on piano, he has reconvened with those jazz legends for a second go around. This time, with We're Back, the trio moves away from the jazz standard format and goes after some of the classic R& B hits from the 60s ...


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