My Two Cents
Gary Gibson's debut CD, 'My Two Cents,' marks a turning point in the budding genre of progressive steelpan jazz. Speaking a language of harmonic depth not previously explored within the steelpan community in recorded music, Gibson's compositions provide an excellent springboard for improvisations by both Gibson and his featured sideman, flutist/soprano saxophonist Richard Warner. Guitarist John Morton also provides fine supporting tracks on both acoustic and electric guitars. Jazz steel pan legned Andy Narell calls Gary Gibson 'one of the few people writing progressive music for the pan and sounding original.' Gibson's originality is on full display in 'My Two Cents.' 'There is just something immensely likeable about MY TWO CENTS. It has a certain flair that sets it apart from other CDs of this type, and the blending of contemporary jazz approaches is most appealing. Jazz listeners will find this an unusual and enjoyable collection of jazz instrumental music. There is a joy about this CD collection that is catching! Gary Gibson is a master of the steel drums & vibraphone and puts them to excellent use in MY TWO CENTS.' - Lee Prosser, JazzReview.com '...This whole CD has a really nice feel to it, and is well worth checking out.' - Jim Wilke, host of Public Radio International's 'Jazz After Hours' and 'Jazz Northwest'.