Live at Luna

Live at Luna

by Gerry GibbsGerry Gibbs


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It is only right that drummer Gerry Gibbs at some point would lead his own big band, for his father, vibraphonist Terry Gibbs, had his Dream Band in the late '50s/early '60s. Although the younger Gibbs usually plays in more modern small-group settings, Live at Luna is swinging and boppish enough to satisfy fans of his father without sounding dated. None of the young sidemen are famous at this point, but they are world-class musicians who play with spirit and personality. "The Night the Blytheman," a tribute to altoist Arthur Blythe, is a post-bop strut that builds while being episodic and is one of the live project's high points. While the Gibbs Orchestra sometimes sounds a little reminiscent of the Buddy Rich Big Band, on "And That's Why They It the Blues" they emulate Count Basie. Singer Joan Caroll fares well during her appearances, particularly on Steve Allen's "Playing the Field" and the leader's five originals add diversity, a more modern flavor, and plenty of personality to the program. All in all, Live at Luna is an impressive debut for the Gerry Gibbs Thrasher Big Band.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/13/2006
Label: Whaling City Sound
UPC: 0687606003323
catalogNumber: 33
Rank: 209667

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Gerry Gibbs   Primary Artist,Drums,Leader,Soloist
Joan Carroll   Vocals
Freddie Mendoza   Trombone
Gomez   Trumpet,Flugelhorn,Soloist
Gilbert Garza   Trombone
Jason Jones   Trumpet,Flugelhorn,Soloist
Gilberto Garcia   Trombone,Soloist
Rob Hardt   Alto,Clarinet,Flute,Bass Clarinet,Oboe,Piccolo,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone,Soloist
Morgan King   Clarinet,Flute,Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Soloist
Pat Murray   Trumpet,Soloist
Ron Wilkins   Tuba,Bass Trombone,Soloist
Andy Langham   Synthesizer,Piano,Clavinet,fender rhodes,Soloist,Mini Moog
Freddie Méndez   Trombone,Soloist
Eric Hargett   Bass Clarinet,Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Baritone (Vocal),Tenor (Vocal),Soloist,Electric Saxophone
David Guidi   Flute,Tenor Saxophone
Curtis Calderon   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Justin Vasquez   Alto,Flute,Piano,Soprano Saxophone
Ricky Swuem   Clarinet,Flute,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor (Vocal)
Adrian Ruiz   Trumpet,Tambourine
Rick Horn   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Morgan King   Clarinet,Flute,Alto Saxophone,Tenor (Vocal)
Hamilton Price   Acoustic Bass

Technical Credits

Steve Allen   Composer
Terry Gibbs   Composer
Herbie Hancock   Composer
Bill Holman   Arranger
Randy Brecker   Composer
Gerry Gibbs   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Liner Notes
Bill Carey   Composer
Carl Fischer   Composer
Pat Murray   Engineer
Bobby Natanson   Artwork

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