Jazz vibraphone legend Terry Gibbs presents exciting arrangements of famous jazz tunes and new compositions. For this date Terry has once again assembled a powerhouse ensemble of musicians including special guest Hubert Laws on flute, Dan Faehnle on guitar, Tom Ranier on piano, Hamilton Price on bass, Gerry Gibbs on drums, and Joan Carroll on two vocals.
Terry Gibbs- Vibraphone & Leader
Hubert Laws- Flute
Dan Faehnle- Guitar
Tom Ranier- Piano
Hamilton Price- Bass
Gerry Gibbs- Drums
Joan Carroll- Vocals on "But Not For Me" and "The House That Might Have Been"
Terry Gibbs is without question a legendary jazz vibraphonist. Terry Gibbs is also without contest the personification of exuberance-a quality embodied in his roles as a gifted, indefatigable swinging jazz musician and astute band leader/producer. His joyous persona expressed on and off stage is such an infectious influence that his collaborators are driven to approach his super energy level.
The band is tight. Deceptively, the band sounds as if it's a regular band that's been together for an extended time.
TG: "First of all the rhythm section must swing, and as you can hear they really were swinging. I'm usually always up and everyone came in with the same intensity. I think what made the solos interesting was that we were really listening to each other and inspired each other... It's the feel and sound that Hubert and I got playing together. It's not a new sound with the blend of vibes and flute, but it comes from what Hubert and I add to it."
...In sum, there's no question Terry Gibbs and his band found all the grooves. Dr. Herb Wong
Alumnus, KJAZ Radio, San Francisco