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ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

David Gibson: Propelling The Story Forward

Read "David Gibson: Propelling The Story Forward" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

It's late morning on Sunday, January 17, 2016--a wintry New York day that will later see snow--and much of Brooklyn seems to be in a state of hibernation or hiding. There are few signs of life on the streets, but there's no shortage of action in the basement of the former Public School 9 Annex. That's ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

David Gibson: Boom!

Read "Boom!" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Trombonist David Gibson's Boom!--his sixth leader date, and third release on the Posi-Tone imprint--is something of a fresh start. His two previous releases--A Little Somethin' (Posi-Tone, 2009) and End Of The Tunnel (Posi-Tone, 2011)--were cut from the same cloth, as each largely focused on funk, soul jazz, and swing; both albums also featured the same quartet--Gibson ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Illinois Jacquet Foundation Benefit Weekend: Phoenix, AZ, May 17-19, 2013

Read "Illinois Jacquet Foundation Benefit Weekend: Phoenix, AZ, May 17-19, 2013" reviewed by Patricia Myers

Illinois Jacquet Foundation Benefit Weekend
Phoenix, AZ
May 17-19, 2013
The 2013 Desert Winds Jazz Weekend celebrated the six-decade career of the late saxophonist Illinois Jacquet with three events that raised $10,000 for jazz scholarships and music education programs in Arizona. The Desert Winds designation was taken from the title of Jacquet's 1964 album for Argo.

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Evening Of Jazz For Newtown Benefit Concert on April 12th

Evening Of Jazz For Newtown Benefit Concert on April 12th

April 12, 2013 7:30pm-9:30pm Newark Academy Auditorium
91 South Orange Avenue
Livingston, NJ 07039 The Evening of Jazz has been an annual concert at Newark Academy to showcase it’s numerous jazz ensembles. This year we are dedicating our concert to the families of Sandyhook and the Greene family. We will have three world class ...

Take Five With David Gibson

Read "Take Five With David Gibson" reviewed by David Gibson

Meet David Gibson:
Trombonist David Gibson has enjoyed a varied musical career which is deeply rooted in the genres of jazz and funk. While reared in Oklahoma, Gibson's musical journey steered him to New York City. Jazz luminary Curtis Fuller said about Gibson, “Out of all the young players I hear in the music ...

David Gibson: End Of The Tunnel

Read "End Of The Tunnel" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Words like “funky" and “groovy" are often bandied about by musicians, reviewers and fans alike. Once upon a time they represented the heights of popular musical achievement; today, they're a little anachronistic, their use more ironic than laudatory. Then something comes along that epitomizes both terms, and reclaims them as badges of honor. Trombonist David Gibson's ...

David Gibson: End Of The Tunnel

Read "End Of The Tunnel" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

David Gibson's A Little Somethin' (Posi-Tone, 2009) had a lot to offer, the trombonist garnering attention for its vibrant swing, soul and funk-laced jazz, but it wasn't a one-man show. He had some help from a stellar support crew, and the same musicians that assisted in fleshing out his vision there return for another go-round on ...

David Gibson: End Of The Tunnel

Read "End Of The Tunnel" reviewed by Mark Corroto

The second release for trombonist David Gibson's quartet, End Of The Tunnel, is a return to the ever popular soul-jazz genre. As with his previous disc, A Little Somethin' (Posi-Tone, 2009), Gibson and organist Jared Gold share a love for that infectious 1960s organ combo sound.

This disc also continues with the same lineup, ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

David Gibson: A Little Somethin'

Read "A Little Somethin'" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Trombonist David Gibson arrived in New York in 1999 and wasted no time making his presence felt. Work with the Dizzy Gillespie Alumni Big Band, Slide Hampton, the Hot Pants Funk Sextet and a string of leader dates for Nagel-Heyer Records helped to cement his reputation in the New York jazz community and beyond. A Little ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

David Gibson: A Little Somethin'

Read "A Little Somethin'" reviewed by Edward Blanco

With his fourth album as leader, New York-based trombonist David Gibson shows why he has become such a vital player and musical force, providing A Little Somethin' to think about. This Thelonious Monk Award-winning trombonist also brings his skills as a composer and arranger to bear, delivering five creative originals among the nine-piece repertoire that features ...