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Frank Gambale

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Frank began playing guitar at age 7 in Canberra, Australia where he was born and raised. He was influenced by the blues playing of Jimi Hendrix , John Mayall / Eric Clapton, and Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia . In his mid-teens he discovered Steely Dan, The Brecker Brothers and Chick Corea, which pointed him in a jazzy direction. In 1982 at 23 he decided to leave his home to study at the Guitar Institute of Technology (GIT) in Hollywood. He graduated with the highest honor, Student of the Year and was offered a teaching position which he kept for 4 years. During that time he was playing the local jazz club circuit with his own band and already had his first book "Speed Picking" published

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Article: Catching Up With

Will Bernard Finds His Own Path To Jazz Career

Read "Will Bernard Finds His Own Path To Jazz Career" reviewed by Jim Trageser


Guitarist Will Bernard doesn't consider himself a “regular" jazz player. He says this occurred to him when he was being asked to play on some recording sessions in New York. “In New York, I've been doing some recording—I did three records for PosiTone, which is more of a jazz label. They're actually ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

'90s Retrospective With Some Of The Best From That Period

Read "'90s Retrospective With Some Of The Best From That Period" reviewed by Len Davis


Music from the '90s with Austrian band Threeo led by guitarist Gerald Gradwohl, Frank Gambale, the late Hiram Bullock, Kai Akagi, the late Victor Bailey. Plus Wayne Krantz, Chad Wackerman, and Yellow Jackets.Playlist Threeo Live “Tribal Dance" from Threeo Live (Extraplatte) 00:00 Frank Gambale “Dangerous Curves" from Show Me What You Can Do (Tone ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Back On The Corner with Dave Liebman and Mike Stern, School Of The Arts with T Lavitz, plus Al di Meola

Read "Back On The Corner with Dave Liebman and Mike Stern, School Of The Arts with T Lavitz, plus Al di Meola" reviewed by Len Davis


Dennis Chambers-T Lavitz from Boston T Party, Dave Weckl-Frank Gambale from School Of The Arts, Adam Rogers, Greg Howe, Dave Liebman-Anthony Jackson, from Back On The Corner, George Duke, Al Di Meola and Chick Corea Electric Band.Playlist Dennnis Chambers-T Lavitz “D Funk'd" from Boston T Party (Tone Centre) 00:00 {Dave Weckl-Frank Gambale “Like This" ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Sax player Bill Evans, Mike Stern, Frank Gambale, Junior Braghuina and Allan Holdsworth

Read "Sax player Bill Evans, Mike Stern, Frank Gambale, Junior Braghuina and Allan Holdsworth" reviewed by Len Davis


We start with some funky sounds from Bill Evans (saxophone), Mike Stern, Alex Machacek, Avishai Cohen -trumpet and Allan Holdsworth. Playlist Bill Evans"Midnight Creeper" from Big Fun (ESC) 00:00 Mike Stern “Last One Down" from These Times (ESC) 06:19 Avishai Cohen “King Kutner" from Big Vicious (ECM) 12:30 Art Spike Schloemer “Orient Express" from ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Frank Gambale, Tribal Tech, Scott Kinsey, Steve Vai and Tim Miller

Read "Frank Gambale, Tribal Tech, Scott Kinsey, Steve Vai and Tim Miller" reviewed by Len Davis


New releases from Tim Miller, Steve Vai and french progressive band Yang. Plus Frank Gambale and Tribal Tech. Playlist Frank Gambale “Smug" from Raison D'Etre (Wombat) 00:00 Oz Noy “Seven" from Schizophrenic (Magnatude) 07:16 Tribal Tech"Jakarta" from Reality Check (Blue Moon) 14:42 Scott Kinsey “Shinjuku" from Kinesthetics (Abstract Logix) 22:00 Tom Coster “Voyage To ...

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Article: SoCal Jazz

Gergo Borlai: Talkin' Drummers and Drumming

Read "Gergo Borlai: Talkin' Drummers and Drumming" reviewed by Jim Worsley


Most kids have heroes. Whether they be athletes, astronauts, artists, astrophysicists, (and that's just the “A's") or any of the many asundered possibilities. Gergo Borlai needn't go passed the “D's" to find his calling. Drumming came early, incredibly early, and he has never looked back. Determination and commitment can be a powerful force. Before long the ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

New Music And Old Favourites In Jazz-Rock

Read "New Music And Old Favourites In Jazz-Rock" reviewed by Len Davis


The new release from keyboardist Steve Hunt Connections includes an impressive list of musicians. Jimmy Haslip Alex Machacek and Virgil Donati to name just a few. Also music from Simon Phillips from his Out Of The Blue live album and Frank Gambale Stuart Hamm and Steve Smith. Playlist Steve Hunt “Quantum Entanglement" from Connections ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Weather Report, Frank Gambale, Alec Machacek and more

Read "Weather Report, Frank Gambale, Alec Machacek and more" reviewed by Len Davis


New releases from Chris Potter, Oz Noy and Scott Jones, plus old favourites from John McLaughlin and Weather Report. Playlist Weather Report “Freezing Fire" from Live and Unreleased (Columbia) 00:00 Paradox “Twistedology" from The First Second (Tip Toe records) 07:57 Metro “Earthplak" from Metro (Lipstick Records) 15:51 Frank Gambale “Smug" from Raison D'Etre (Wombat ...

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Article: Interview

Chick Corea: Music With The Fun Factor

Read "Chick Corea: Music With The Fun Factor" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke


Chick Corea is a musical icon, having amassed a career that runs through most styles of jazz and has veered off into classical experiments as a well. Freedom of expression is always being at the core. His amazing musical journey—over five decades as a solo artist—has had him rubbing elbows with some of the ...


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