Live at Luna

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
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...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/13/2006
  • Label: Whaling City Sound
  • UPC: 687606003323
  • Catalog Number: 33
  • Sales rank: 164,467

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Gerry Gibbs Primary Artist, Drums, Leader, Soloist
Joan Carroll Vocals
Freddie Mendoza Trombone
Al 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
George Horn Mastering
Bill Carey Composer
Carl Fischer Composer
Pat Murray Engineer
Bobby Natanson Artwork
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