I was only vaguely aware of drummer/composer Gerry Gibbs until I befriended him on the Facebook but I very quickly became a huge fan. I initially knew that he was the son of the legendary vibraphonist Terry Gibbs but once I was introduced to his eclectic musical world I've been very impressed and inspired by his wide and diverse approach to music. With projects ranging from trios with the likes of Kenny Barron and Ron Carter to big bands and electric tributes to Weather Report, Gerry Gibbs (aka "The Thrasher") covers a lot of imaginative musical terrain.
Fortunately for us, Gibbs has recently created the Gerry Gibbs Drum Channel over at the YouTube which contains a collection of incredible original compositions, all featuring his impressive and creative drumming.
Check these out as their are lots of cool and unique things going on here:
Gerry also has another YouTube channel that contains many great clips of various performances from throughout his career.
Also here's a recent interview with Gibbs from last summer from ArkivJazz in which he talks about his latest recording project Our People and an older 2015 interview from Modern Drummer magazine.
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