At 92, Vibist Terry Gibbs is still Jammin! For an incredible eight decades now, feisty vibraphonist and jazz icon Terry Gibbs has demonstrated the sheer joy of performing. Life is a gas! he seems to be saying with his music.
Let's do this! In performance, he behaves like a exuberant fan of his own band,cheering his accompanists on, punctuating arrangements and
solos with non-verbal interjections. His spirit was cultivated over
the years, having played in significant jazz eras, with the formative
giants of the genre, including Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie in
bebop and "the King of Swing," Benny Goodman. That same spirit is in abundance on Terry Gibbs 92 Years Young: Jammin' at the Gibbs House, a collection of songs recorded live in Gibb's living room. All the tracks were done in a single take. Endings were discussed briefly or not at all. There was no rehearsal. This is old school, rare today, the kind of session
sophisticated talents like Terry and not all that many others could
tackle. Gibbs, accompanied by his son Gerry on drums, Mike Gurrola on bass, and John Campbell on piano, sparkles on vibes. His tone is impeccable and his energy belies his senior status. Gibbs' decision to record one more performance, in a very long line of worthwhile recordings, is something to behold, celebrate and enjoy.
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Songs in Order From the CD Terry Gibbs 92 years young "Jammin at The Gibbs House 1,Back Home in Indiana 2, Yardbird Suite 3, Between the Devil and The Deep Blue Sea 4,Just Some G Minor Blues 5,Take The A Train For more information whalingcitysound.com
Billy Childs began piano lessons when he was six. At the age of 16, he started attending the Community School of the Performing Arts, a prestigious music program sponsored by the University of Southern California (USC). After having studied theory there with Marienne Uszler and piano with John Weisenfluh, he attended USC (1975–79), earning a bachelor of music degree in composition, under the tutelage of Robert Linn.
Childs was playing professionally as a teenager and he made his recording debut in 1977 with the J. J. Johnson Quintet during a tour of Japan that is documented as the Yokohama Concert. He gained significant attention during his six-years (1978–84) playing with trumpeter Freddie Hubbard's group. While influenced early on in his playing by Herbie Hancock, Keith Emerson, and Chick Corea and in his composing by Paul Hindemith, Maurice Ravel, and Igor Stravinsky, Childs nevertheless had an original conception of his own from near the start, developing his own voice as both a pianist and a composer in jazz and classical music genres. For more information about Billy Childs, his website Billychilds.com
Songs in Order 1,Backward Bop " Rebirth" 2, Peace " Rebirth" 3, Loverman " The Child Within" 4, Flanagan "Portrait of a Player" 5, Tightrope "Rebirth" 6, Rebirth
Spike Lee was born Shelton Jackson Lee on March 20, 1957, in Atlanta, Georgia. He was making amateur films by age 20, and won a Student Academy Award for his graduate thesis film. Lee drew attention with his first feature, She's Gotta Have It -- one of the most profitable films made in 1986 -- and continues to create films that explore provocative topics like race, politics and violence. He is also known for his documentaries and commercials. Growing up in a relatively well-off African-American family, Lee was making amateur films by age 20. His first student film, Last Hustle in Brooklyn, was completed when he was an undergraduate at Morehouse College. Lee went on to graduate from the New York University Film School in 1982. His thesis film, Joe's Bed-Stuy Barbershop: We Cut Heads, won a Student Academy Award. This interview was recorded in 1990 when the film Mo Better Blues was release..We sat down at the Chateau Marmont Hotel, LA and talk about the movie MO Better Blues and the jazz club scene.
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