Podcast Ep 11: Gerry Gibbs

Gerry Gibbs is a Grammy nominated Drummer, Producer, Band Leader, Composer & Arranger who has performed with some of the most iconic jazz artists of all time including Ron Carter, Stanley Clarke, Wynton Marsalis, Roy Hargrove, Parliament Funkadelic, and more. As a Solo Artist, Gibbs has released 9 Jazz Recordings. His first, back in 1996, ‘Gerry Gibbs Sextet – The Thrasher’ features Saxophonist Ravi Coltrane with Quincy Jones as Executive Producer, while his last two recordings: ‘Gerry Gibbs & The Thrasher Dream Trio’,’We’re Back’ and “Live In Studio” feature Jazz luminaries Ron Carter & Kenny Barron. In 2014 and 2015, all 3 Trio recordings topped the National Jazz Radio Charts; spending 15 weeks between the three CD’s at #1 while ‘The Thrasher Dream Trio’ received a Grammy Nomination in 2014.

Gibbs forthcoming Jazz recording: ‘Live in Studio’ also features the rhythm section of Ron Carter & Kenny Barron throughout while, this time around, added guests include: renowned Trumpeter Roy Hargrove and Award-Winning Vocalist Cassandra Wilson. In November 2015 The Gerry Gibbs “Thrasher Dream Trio” has once again returned to #1 on the JazzWeek Jazz Charts as the most played Jazz CD across the country for 2 weeks. This would be their third #1 CD in a row in less than two years for 15 weeks total. Since the first jazz radio charts started being documented going back 14 years to 2002, only two other artist in 14 years have had three or more #1 consecutive CD’s in a row.

Make sure to also check out Gerry’s lates lesson on Drum Channel called: “Finding what the music calls for” where Gerry shares some valuable experiences including dynamics and how to react and play with others musicians.

Links:
Website: ​www.gerrygibbsmusic.com
Paul Jennings (Host) Instagram: ​www.instagram.com/playcajon

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