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GERRY GIBBS
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THE GERRY GIBBS THRASHER DREAM TRIO WENT TO #1 FOR 6 WEEKS between December 2013 and February 2014 ON THE JAZZWEEK JAZZ RADIO CHARTS ACROSS THE COUNTRY AS WELL  A 2015 GRAMMY AWARD NOMINATION

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THE GERRY GIBBS THRASHER DREAM TRIO WE’RE BACK PLAYING JAZZ INTERPRETATIONS OF R&B CLASSICS WENT TO #1 FOR 7 WEEKS IN 2014 ON JAZZWEEK RADIO CHARTS ACROSS THE COUNTRY

JAZZWEEK #1, 7 WEEKS WERE BACK

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                     SOME THOUGHTS FROM THE GUYS ON THE CD          
                   
  RON CARTER  

         

It’s interesting to hear how a pop song can sound from a 
jazz point of view.People don’t understand how difficult it is for the        
listener and how complicated it is to make a song of one genre fit into   
another genre. These guys make it sound so easy,they still have no idea
how difficult it is….Enjoy the music !                                                          

 

        KENNY BARRON
                         The Thrasher has done it again! Nice arrangements of music from
Earth, Wind & Fire, Stevie Wonder, and others.                              
 It’s always a joy to play with Gerry and Ron Carter                         

 

       LARRY GOLDINGS
Gerry Gibbs is always the quintessential New York drummer:
“Always creative,highly sensitive,and super swinging.” 

 

   
     WARREN WOLF
“Playing & recording with Gerry Gibbs has been such an honor.
To be able to record 70’s soul music,that my father played around the house   
when I was a kid is awesome.”Betcha By Golly Wow” is such a beautiful tune. 
The first time i heard the song was a version by Prince.The I decided to check 
 the original by The Stylistics and I loved the song ever since.                             
Gerry had the bright mind to bring together master musicians in Steve Wilson, 
Larry Goldings, Kenny Barron and Ron Carter.”This is one album that”ll           
 be sure to rock the house”.                                                                                   

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
   STEVE WILSON
                       It’s more than a notion to craft new takes on iconic music such as this
even when you have the greatest musicians on board.                             
Gerry has brilliantly done just that.It simply does not get better than this.
so enjoy !                                                                                                    
 
WHAT OTHER PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT THE NEW
GERRY GIBBS
THRASHER DREAM TRIO CD !

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

MONTY ALEXANDER

They’re Back !
Two of the great masters of American classical music join the dynamic 
and pulsating artist Gerry Gibbs in their wonderful follow-up CD to last years      
 marvelously received album, Gerry Gibbs ‘ Thrasher Dream Trio. This time           
around they bring their gifts to some beloved classic songs from the world of     
rhythm and blues as well as the world of rock. Yes Folks they’re back !               
 Along with three highly regarded music makers,vibraphonist Warren Wolf,           
B-3 organist Larry Goldings,and alto-saxophonist Steve Wilson, We’re Back”     
    offers a delectable serving of song interpretation,many of them, personal                
favorites of mine. Gerry provided his own arrangements to these popular            
songs,as if they were standards.from the “Great American Songbook”.               
               He is a man who grew up in a rich musical environment, mostly due
to his father,the masterful vibraphonist Terry Gibbs.His insatiable appetite           
for the good song and the good band,acquired not only his fathers expression,   
but also of the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s, entered into his being.Gerry devours music    
like few ever do.The love of the music of various origins,along with his special     
gifts brought him to be the wonderful and unique musician/drummer he is today. 
He more than ‘plays’ the various styles, he truly owns them. This is a beautiful     
    collection in which Ron and Kenny once again strike an unforgettable musical bond
with Gerry. “We’re Back” is big fun.                                                                         
 
Regarding the songs:
 
               These songs were all arranged by the fantastic Gerry Gibbs, and among the 15
selections I honed in on some of them in an even more special way.                       
      “Too High” by Stevie Wonder, a perfect vehicle for the three dynamos, Mr Gibbs,           
    Mr Carter, and Mr Barron.                                                                                              
                      “Where is the Love” in which they lovingly interpret Roberta Flack’s hit song 
of the 70’s “Betcha By Golly Wow”Gerry,like I do,so loved the Norman Conner’s  
version of the O’Jays classic, arranged by Onaje Allen Gumbs,sung incredibly by 
my own sister in law (the phenomenal) Phyllis Hyman. When I heard Kenny           
apply his beautiful touch to this song,my heart skipped a beat. All I could say        
was “WOW”.My Cherie Amour”is another Stevie Classic and a wonderful platform
             for improvisation, especially any player who appreciates what I call the “love harmonies”. 
I vividly remember playing this song nightly for two weeks with the great masters 
           Milt Jackson and Ray Brown in the summer of 1970 at Shelly’s Manhole in Los Angeles. 
 
 
 

HARVEY MASON

 
         The “Thrasher Dream Trio” is indeed a very special project.
            Led by drummer,composer,arranger,bandleader, Gerry Gibbs
                   it includes supremely legendary bassist Ron Carter and incredible
                     pianist Kenny Barron. The concept of remaking R&B jams to classic
                  jazz has typically left me cold but Gerry’s arrangements are truly a
                     schematic for these jazz giants to create their magic. The harmonies
                   are fresh,the rhythms captivating,the melodies compelling and the 
                             swinging undeniable. Saxophonist Steve Wilson,Organist Larry Goldings 
                           and Vibist Warren Wolf guest on this project adding incredible color and
        fantastic solos.This is a must CD for serious jazz aficionados
 and novice jazz listeners as well. Bravo Gerry,I love it !   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
    

GERI ALLEN

 
                                            “We’re Back” is a wonderful acknowledgment 
      Gerry Gibbs drum artistry, as he performs with two
 of the greatest musicians of our time, NEA Jazz
          Masters, Ron Carter and Kenny Barron, who join with
            Gerry to celebrate and explore The Motown Songbook
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

                                                                                                                     

    JOE LOVANO

 
 
I’m sure this recording will touch a lot of folks!
           Gerry Gibbs has put together another fun and swinging session
        with a new spin on some of the best R&B classics of the day.
This recording will capture you from start to finish. Enjoy!
 
 
 
 

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SOME THOUGHTS FROM 
RON CARTER & KENNY BARRON
 
 
RON CARTER
“I’ve met a new rhythm section partner in Gerry Gibbs, and I look forward to joining him again in making music.Given all the work that it took,he did fantastic job in putting it all together.”
 
KENNY BARRON
“It was a thrill and a challenge making this recording with Gerry.As a composer and arranger,he really keeps you on your toes.As a player, he’s exciting, fiery and creative. I mentioned to Gerry, that I spent quite a few sleepless nights while practicing the music,but it was well worth it.”                                                                                                                                                                                 
WHAT OTHER PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT THE NEW
GERRY GIBBS
THRASHER DREAM TRIO CD !
 
                                                            JOHNNY MANDEL
                                         (Composer Of THE SHADOW OF YOUR SMILE)
                                     “Gerry’s arrangement of Burt Bacharach’s “PROMISES,PROMISES”made a jazz standard of that song.Gerry also came up with a unique version of “THE SHADOW OF YOUR SMILE”.I have never had the pleasure of hearing it like that and may never again.The ultimate treat for me was a song of Gerry’s entitled “THE WOMAN ON THE T.V. SCREEN” written for his wife Kyeshie.It is a piece of extreme beauty. I really enjoyed this album!”
 
 
                                                                ROY AYERS
                                   “Some of the best music I’ve heard in quite some time. With artist like Gerry Gibbs, Ron Carter and Kenny Barron one cannot go wrong.”The groove is tight, and the arrangements are right”.This CD should be in everyones collection !”
 
                                                                                                                                                                                            JOE SAMPLE
                                 “The jazz piano trio has always been the most definitive expression of Jazz. I believe that.Nat Cole, George Shearing, Fats Waller, Jelly Roll Morton, Bill Evans,Oscar Peterson,Bud Powell are a few of the trios that come to mind who inspired many generations of music lovers. Gerry Gibbs, Ron Carter and Kenny Barron have created a very big contribution that will take its place in the Jazz Piano Hall Of Fame.Thank all of you! Thank you for the hours of listening and healing and pleasure that we all are sure to enjoy !”
                                                                                                                                  GEORGE DUKE
                                “You know there is something special about trio performances,especially when you a group of musicians who are tuned into one another. This album represents that quality of simpatico. It’s obvious they are listening to each other.Besides the musicianship being high,Gerry’s arrangements are fresh and unexpected.My hats off to you gentlemen. WELL DONE!”
 
                                                                                                                                                                                      LARRY CORYELL
                                                                     “This is a fantastic CD!”
 
 
                                                                                                                                                                                    BILLY CHILDS
                              “I’ve had the pleasure of playing with Gerry in a number of situations. To my ears, he is one of the most talented jazz drummer’s on the scene right now. But what really knocks me out the most about him is his brilliance as a composer/arranger/bandleader. His vision is truly unique and one of the most interesting voices out there. He is in great company on this CD, with Ron and Kenny and the music they create together. With Gerry at the helm, it is beautiful. THis CD is a must have.”
 
                                                                         DR. CORNEL WEST
                            “Gerry Gibbs Thrasher Dream Trio with the legendary Ron Carter and grand Kenny Barron is a musical feast and artistic masterpiece. Don’t miss it.”
                                                                                                                                                                                ASHLEY KHAN   
                                                           (Author Of  A Love Supreme)
                           “It comes as no surprise that Gibbs, with his pedigree and experience supporting a host of legendary bandleaders, would prove to be so consistently fresh and compelling in his latest recording.”
 
  
                                                                                                                  LENNY WHITE
                           “Gerry Gibbs triumphs with a great musical CD. The pairing of legends Ron Carter and Kenny Barron along with Gibbs, indeed make a dream trio. With new and interesting arrangements on a few popular tunes and standards, the playing is inventive and impeccable. A true gem.”
 
                                                                                                                                                                                 JIM KELTNER
                          “Gerry is so high energy! I love his passion for the music. Put that together with the giants he chooses to play with on this record and it’s a winning combination. A real treat to hear him on this set, up where the air is rare!…..”
 
 
                                                                                                                                                                       WALLACE RONEY
                         “Exquisite is the word that comes to mind when I hear the Music of these three artist. From the sophisticated interplay between the three artist, and Ron’s deep bottom telepathy like responses and Gerry’s expansive rhythms floating and propelling and Kenny’s lovely touch. Their art is the beauty that is a trio.” 
 
 

                                                        ROBERT HURST

                                              (BASSIST,COMPOSER,ARRANGER)
                           “I love Gerry Gibbs’s new CD “Thrasher Dream Trio”. Gerry pays respect to the art of the trio in a very personal ,clever and original way. His playing and writing are wonderful, and the addition of two of the Greatest Musicians in the world, makes for a truly exciting project.”
 
 
 
                                                                                                                                                                            MIKE CLARK
                           “This is some of the hardest swingin’ music I have heard in a while.This is a great trio ! Gerry is one of my favorite jazz musicians who brings plenty of fire,soul, imagination, and swings with a deep feel like the masters that I grew up listening to adding a fresh modern twist. Best CD, I have heard in a long time. Thank You Gerry !!”
 
 
                                                                                                                                                                      TERRY GIBBS
                          “I Know that one of Gerry’s musical dreams was fulfilled by getting the chance to produce and play with Ron Carter, and when you add Kenny Barron to the mix I know that he has really fulfilled his dream.”
 
                                                                                                                                                                  DAVE LIEBMAN
                        “For straight-ahead jazz in the tradition, it doesn’t get better than this”. Three great artist with top notched,challenging arrangements,all played at the highest level. Kudos !!”   
                                                                                                                                     BILLY HART
                           “In our business,especially with the multi-percussionist, the unsung heroes can be overlooked.Being discovered is the company you keep.Certainly this is such an occurrence with master,musician Gerry Gibbs. This a great recording !”
 
                                                                                                                                                       ANTONIO SANCHEZ
                     “I‘m a fan ! His sound, technique, and fluidity within the music is really something to enjoy.The masterful trio of Ron Carter, Kenny Barron and Gerry have made a really beautiful,exciting, and fresh record.Ranging from beautiful ballads,swing standards,and uptempo numbers,this record has it all.”
 
                                                                                                                                                                  MIKE LEDONNE
                         “Gerry Gibbs is a man of abundant talents. A great drummer and writer which are 2 things that don’t normally go together. Kenny Barron plays the challenging material as if he wrote it and Ron Carter is doing what he does best -putting the right notes in the right pockets. “Great playing all around by 3 real pros.”
 
                                                                                                                                                       ADAM NUSSBAUM
                       “Gerry’s new CD has a nice blend of hip originals and reworked favorites.A real treat to hear these 3 come together as equals! Fantastic.”
 
                                                                                                                                                             CLARENCE PENN
                      “Thank you for making me smile! “This recording is freshingly creative ! I was completely caught off guard. I ended up listening to the entire CD in one sitting…I couldn’t stop. Gerry sounds so natural playing with Ron and Kenny and plays very tasty brush work too.”
 
                                                                                                                             JOHNATHAN BLAKE 
                    ” Gerry Gibbs new CD is musical nourishment for the malnourished soul. You will not be able to just listen to one track.”
 
                                                     ARI HOENIG   
                  “When I first got to NYC in 1997 I remember going to check out Gerry a lot at the local clubs”.There was no question, he was one of the best drummers in town and was always swinging hard.It wasn’t until later when he played me som”e of his solo records that I realized the depth of his musicality. He is a formidable bandleader and is also a prolific and unique composer and arranger.This new record is no exception. I highly recommend it!”