From an update from Peter Hand about our friends Joe and Nancy Marciano~wonderful people-thank you for everything!
Recent WCS releases include:
“Passion Reverence Transcendence” Benito Gonzalez, Gerry Gibbs, Essiet Okon Essiet
“92 Years Young: Jammin’ at the Gibbs House” Terry Gibbs
“Steppin’ Up” The Eric Hargett Trio featuring Joey DeFrancesco and Gerry Gibbs
“Thrasher Dream Trio Live in Studio” Gerry Gibbs, Ron Carter, Kenny Barron + guests
News- Systems Two Recording Studios Closed As some of you may know, there’s been an unexpected development at Systems Two. It won’t affect the quality of the finished album, but it will take somewhat longer than expected to be completed.A few weeks ago, Systems Two owners Joe and Nancy Marciano broke the news that after 44 years they were retiring and going out of business. Buyers had been approaching them to sell the studio building in an increasingly gentrified, “hot” area of Brooklyn. Although the recording business was something they loved dearly, Nancy and Joe decided it was the right thing to do at the right time.
However, following the recording sessions, the mixing and mastering of my album was not yet completed when the studio ceased operation. The good news is that Mike Marciano is not retiring, and he will continue with current and new projects.
Systems Two has been one of the most renowned studios for hundreds of jazz and classical artists, and Mike Marciano is recognized as one of the best in the business. With Systems Two closing, he’s arranged to work as an independent engineer at Samurai Studios in Astoria, Queens. He’s also relocated all the equipment from the Systems Two “B” control room to his home on Long Island, creating a replica of the mixing/editing/mastering studio…
“Terry Gibbs Returns with Homemade Recording” interview by Kirk Silsbee in July 2017 DOWNBEAT:
“IN 2015, VETERAN VIBRAPHONIST TERRY Gibbs decided to put his mallets away for good, leaving the family musical legacy to his son, drummer Gerry Gibbs. But a funny thing happened on the way to retirement: Terry got the itch and asked Gerry to bring some players to his house for an informal jam. Gerry’s wife posted a YouTube video of the get-together, which went viral a few days later. The group then decided to have a session with the tape rolling, and the result is an album Terry never thought he’d make—92 Years Young: Jammin’ At The Gibbs House (Whaling City Sound). The loquacious Terry Gibbs was happy to talk to DownBeat about the unique circumstances behind this project and reflect on his storied career.”