Friday, April 20, 2012

Meeting Mike Gibbs

Mike Gibbs at the Outpost
It was a real pleasure to meet Mike Gibbs last year when he came and conducted some of his composition at the Kinetic Jazz Festival. I am sorry i am going to miss him there again here this year but those locally i recommend meeting a truly unique artist. The first time i saw his name was on the Gary Burton Album Throb, later i noticed he was doing the arrangements for the Mahavishnu Orchestra when it grew in size to be called such. Later I see him arranging strings on Joni Mitchell's Paprika Plains. This in itself is a pretty varied output. but if you look at his discography there is even more. The list goes on. impressive versatility with a wonderful spirit.

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