Terry Gibbs tells all- growing up in Brooklyn, discovering Bebop, and appearing on the Steve Allen show
By: Marc Myers
September, 15, 2017
“I had to convince my mother and father to let me go- let me go on tour”
Several weeks ago, Bret Primack flew out to Los Angeles to interview vibraphonist Terry Gibbs at home on camera. Bret recently edited the fabulous results into mini topic clips and uploaded them to YouTube a rich oral history by one of jazz’s greatest vibists.
“Terry Gibbs – 92 Years Young: Jammin’ At The Gibb’s House 4/3O’s Notes: We have much respect for a 93-year-old musician who can still cut it! In the case of vibraphonist Terry Gibbs, we have much love and admiration for a man who remains in rare form performing with a swinging quartet coaxed by his son, drummer Gerry Gibbs, pianist John Campbell and Mike Gurrola on bass. Yes, Gerry suggested the jam session in dad’s living room and we are now blessed with a wonderful recording of fourteen classics. There’s no showboating, but a heckofa lot of good music that will satisfy a large audience in almost any setting! Hats off to Terry!”To see more from O’s Place Jazz Newsletter click here.
Congratulations to Terry Gibbs for reaching #1 on the jazz radio charts with his newest album, “Jammin’ at the Gibbs House!” Anything is possible, even at 92 years old!
Click the image below to purchase his album on iTunes!