Preserving Jazz History: Terry Gibbs’ Lost Tapes for his 100th Birthday

Preserving Jazz History: Terry Gibbs’ Lost Tapes for his 100th Birthday

Support the unveiling of a previously hidden gem in jazz history! We’re thrilled to introduce “1959: Vol 7: The Lost Tapes” by Terry Gibbs’ Dream Band, a long-lost recording capturing the magic of vibraphonist Terry Gibbs and his legendary big band. This remarkable album showcases Gibbs’ unparalleled talent as both a vibraphonist and bandleader, alongside a roster of jazz virtuosos who shaped the landscape of the late 50’s Los Angeles jazz scene. Despite its historical significance, this treasure remained undiscovered for decades until now.

Your contribution will assist in mixing and mastering for optimal sound quality, crafting captivating album artwork and packaging, producing physical copies for wider accessibility, distributing the recording across various platforms, and amplifying awareness through PR, advertising, and outreach efforts.

By supporting this endeavor, you’re not just funding a musical project; you’re also helping to safeguard an essential piece of jazz history and paying homage to the enduring legacy of Terry Gibbs. Join us in celebrating his timeless brilliance and introducing his music to new generations of listeners. Terry Gibbs, at nearly a century old, is not slowing down. He’s produced this remarkable new live CD with his six-time Grammy-nominated big band. “1959: The Lost Tapes, Vol. 7” consists of previously undiscovered tracks from the same sessions as the band’s previous recordings, capturing the band at their peak performance. Engineered by the legendary Wally Heider, these recordings from March and November of 1959 boast exceptional quality that transcends time.

The Terry Gibbs Dream Band was a beacon of innovation in the L.A. and national big band scene, performing jazz standards, big band classics, and unreleased numbers. Featuring original charts by renowned arrangers Al Cohn, Bob Brookmeyer, Marty Paich, Med Flory, and the recently deceased Bill Holman (the last band member alive except for Terry), this ensemble set the stage for the adventurous big bands of the 1960s. Join us in honoring this influential legacy and allowing others to experience the magic of Terry Gibbs’ Dream Band.

Throughout Terry’s illustrious career, he collaborated with many renowned artists, contributing to over 80 albums. Some of the notable musicians he worked with include Tommy Dorsey, Buddy Rich, Woody Herman, Benny Goodman, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Max Roach, Buddy DeFranco, Bud Powell, Louie Bellson, Art Blakey, Coleman Hawkins, Roy Eldridge, Marian McPartland, Alice Coltrane, Terry Pollard, Clark Terry, James Moody, Ray Brown, Nicholas Payton, Joey DeFrancesco, Sarah Vaughan, Dinah Washington, Ella Fitzgerald, Burt Bacharach, Lou Rawls, Barry Manilow, Rod Stewart, Phil Spector, Teddy Wilson, Gene Ammons, Sonny Stitt, Barry Harris, Jimmy Heath, Hank Jones, Elvin Jones, Mel Lewis, Stan Getz, Zoot Sims, Lester Young, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Tito Puente, Lionel Hampton, Gary Burton, Red Norvo, Ray Charles, Carmen McRae, Jimmy Witherspoon, Eartha Kitt, Lalo Schifrin, Joe Williams, Jimmy Smith, Thad Jones, Tommy Flanagan, Oscar Pettiford, Charlie Shavers, Dexter Gordon, Chick Corea, Sonny Rollins, Kenny Burrell, Oscar Peterson, Erroll Garner, Hal Blaine, Earl Palmer, Kim Keltner, and Don Shirley.

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