Michael Gibbs Orchestra

COMPOSERS: Michael Gibbs Orchestra
WORKS: Big Music
PERFORMER: Michael Gibbs (tb, p): Bob Moses, Ben Wittman (d, d progs); Kai Eckhardt (b); Duke Levine, Dave Fiuczynski (r-g) plus guests including Bill Frisell, John Scofield (g); Jim Odgren, Chris Hunter (reeds); Ian Carr, Lew Soloff (tpt)
CATALOGUE NO: 92312 (distr. New Note)
Sadly neglected on first issue, now with a new bonus track, Mike Gibbs’s punchiest, most accessible recording sounds as swaggeringly big and brassy as it did in 1989, and his deceptively subtle charts provide perfect springboards for a host of top-class guest performances. Street-smart, funky jazz at its classiest. CP