Michael Gibbs

COMPOSERS: Michael Gibbs
LABELS: DRam
PERFORMER: John Wilbraham (piccolo t), Derek Watkins, Kenny Wheeler, Henry Lowther, Nigel Carter, Ian Hamer, Maurice Miller (t, flg), Alan Civil, Valerie Smith, Nicholas Busch, Jim Buck Jr (fr-h), Cliff Hardie, Chris Pyne, Bobby Lambe, David Horler (tb), Ray Premru,
CATALOGUE NO: 844907/2 Reissue (1969)

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An overdue reissue of Michael Gibbs’s debut album showcases the Zimbabwean composer’s unrivalled ability to produce rich, multi-layered, utterly distinctive big-band music featuring a who’s who of Seventies UK jazz-rock. CP