Whaling City Sound enlisted
Al Gomes of Big Noise to join the publicity team and campaign
for the Gerry Gibbs Thrasher Dream Trio's Grammy Award nomination
for Best Improvised Jazz Solo for the track 'The Eye of
the Hurricane' from their self-titled debut CD.
Al Gomes: On a more personal
note, the very first LP my father and mother bought as newlyweds
in 1959 was Gerry's dad Terry Gibb's record 'Plays the Duke'
(Mercury). To have the honor of the two sons working together
as musical professionals (both inspired by our dads' exposure
of music to us) is a thrill beyond words (see third picture
at left - Gerry Gibbs and Al Gomes photo by Connie Watrous).
The CD 'Gerry Gibbs Thrasher Dream Trio'
spent a well-deserved six weeks at #1 on the JazzWeek chart.
Bob Blumenthal, esteemed jazz writer says, 'Anyone who has
concerns regarding the health of jazz, the ongoing relevance
of its living legends or the artistry of those they have
inspired needs to hear this album.'
The giant piano / bass team
of Kenny Barron (considered one of the
most influential jazz pianists since the bebop era) and
Ron Carter (among the most-recorded bassists
in jazz history) have joined with drummer Gerry
Gibbs (son of jazz vibraphone legend and bandleader
Terry Gibbs) to create a CD that bristles with energy, color
grew up in Southern California and started playing the drums
at the age of 4. His father is jazz vibraphone legend and
bandleader Terry Gibbs. By the time Gerry was 7 years old,
he had already appeared on several television shows including
'The Steve Allen Show' and 'To Tell The Truth.' At 18, Gerry
became a professional musician performing as a sideman with
many legends in jazz, pop and R&B. Click
here to enter Gerry's Official Website
Kenny Barron, known for his lyrical
style of piano playing, has appeared on hundreds of recordings
as both leader and sideman and is consequently considered
one of the most important and influential mainstream jazz
pianists since the bebop era. Click
here to enter Kenny's Official Website
appearances on over 2,500 albums make him one of the most-recorded
bassists in history. Ron is also an acclaimed cellist who
has recorded numerous times on that instrument. He was elected
to the Down Beat Jazz Hall of Fame in 2012. Click
here to enter Ron's Official Website