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Gibbs, Gerry Thrasher Dream Trio / Live In Studio
Album:Live In Studio Collection:Jazz
Artist:Gibbs, Gerry Thrasher Dream Trio Added:09/2018
Label:Whaling City Sound 

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Add Date:2018-09-23 Pull Date:2018-11-25 Charts:Jazz

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2018-09-16 
Reviewed: 2018-09-16
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none
Review: Drummer Gerry Gibbs has been living a recurring dream with slight variations for the past few years. In December of 2012, he laid down tracks with two of his idols—the legendary Ron Carter and the estimable Kenny Barron—and dubbed their group the Thrasher Dream Trio. On their third disc together, they turned their focus toward pop-ish material from the '50s and '60s—the work of Bacharach, Mancini, Legrand, etc. —and put an audience in front of the band. Guests trumpeter Roy Hargrove and vocalist Cassandra Wilson add another wrinkle or two to the project on a few tracks without drawing focus away from the trio.
If You Like: Art Blakey, Oscar Peterson, Scott LaFaro
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
*1/ Wives And Lovers (6:09) – drums start> midtempo jam swings uptempo then mellows & fades
*2/ The Summer Knows (6:01) – piano starts> midtempo jam swings uptempo then slows to a fade
3/ The Look Of Love (4:35) – bass starts> midtempo song with Cassandra Wilson> fade
4/ Spartacus Love Theme (3:38) – piano starts> uptempo jam> fade & some bass notes
*5/ On a Clear Day (6:45) – piano starts> midtempo jam with Roy Hargrove on muted trumpet> swings uptempo then mellows again> slow fade
*6/ The Surrey With The Fringe On Top (3:54) – piano starts> lightning fast jam> quick fade
7/ Alfie (6:28) – piano starts> slow song with Cassandra Wilson & Roy Hargrove> slow fade
*8/ Watch What Happens (5:28) – piano starts> uptempo jam> quick fade
9/ A Man and a Woman (3:34) -piano starts> midtempo jam> quick stop
*10/ Cast Your Fate To The Wind (3:24) – drums start> bouncy midtempo jam> quick stop
*11/ What Are You Doing The Rest of Your Life? (5:46) – trumpet starts> slow jam> slow fade
*12/ More (from Mondo Cane) – drums start> sparkling uptempo jam> slows to stop
*13/ Watch What Happens (4:06) – piano starts> slow song with Cassandra Wilson swings to midtempo> quick fade
14/ Music To Watch The Girls Go By (4:15) – drums start> midtempo jam> quick stop
15/ Girl Talk (4:44) – piano starts> midtempo jam> slow fade
*16/ Charade (4:28) – piano starts> lightning fast jam with Roy Hargrove> quick fade

Track Listing
1.Wives And Lovers 9.Theme From A Man And A Woman
2.The Summer Knows 10.Cast Your Fate To The Wind
3.The Look Of Love 11.What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life?
4.Spartacus Love Theme 12.More (From Mondo Cane)
5.On A Clear Day 13.Watch What Happens (With Vocal)
6.The Surrey With The Fringe On Top 14.Music To Watch The Girls Go By
7.Alfie 15.Girl Talk
8.Watch What Happens 16.Charade