Terry Gibbs, vibraphone; Joey DeFrancesco, Hammond B-3 organ; Eric Alexander, saxophone; Dan Faehnle, guitar; Gerry Gibbs, drums; Ray Armando, congas.
Vibraphone legend Terry Gibbs's latest CD, Feelin' Good: Live in Studio, was recorded in front of a small audience of about fifty invited guests at the O'Henry Studios in Burbank, California. To get a more intimate, live club feel, the musicians were set up as if in a club where they could see one another, rather than in separate booths.
From the first note, it is evident that everyone was in fine form and feelin' good. This is an exuberant romp with an all-star cast. The music is swinging and joyful, from the opening number, "Smoke 'Em Up," one of Gibbs's original compositions, to Errol Garner's "Misty," George Benson's "Masquerade," and Jobim's "Wave." The recording perfectly captures the spirit and spontaneity of a small club gig.
by Linda Goshay
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