By Jack Bowers, All About Jazz
Songs from My Father. What a marvelous idea!—and not simply for the sentiment. Drummer Gerry Gibbs‘ father happens to be Hall of Fame vibraphonist (and sometime song writer) Terry Gibbs, who is still on the scene at ninety-seven (and, in fact, making a guest appearance on the first disc of this superlative two-CD set). Eighteen of the elder Gibbs’ songs, written between 1949 and 1985 (and one more, “Tango for Terry,” by the late Chick Corea) are performed by four of his son’s well-chosen (and well-named) Thrasher Dream Trios, whose members include pianists Kenny Barron, Patrice Rushen, Geoff Keezer, Corea (the last recorded appearance before his passing in February 2021), organist Larry Goldings and bassists Ron Carter, Buster Williams and Christian McBride—most, if not all, of whom will one day earn the same Hall of Fame status accorded Terry Gibbs. Read more here.