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GERRY GIBBS
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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!”