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David Gibson: Inner Agent

The tuxedoed, sunglasses-clad, cocktail-nursing David Gibson in Inner Agent’s CD-gatefold photo evokes not the James Bond type that the title suggests but the laidback cool of the Rat Pack. That’s not what the trombonist’s postbop music brings to mind, though. Gibson’s seventh album is certainly hip, but it teems with restless energy, freshness and, except … Read More “David Gibson: Inner Agent”

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David Gibson: End of the Tunnel

Had to check the calendar eight bars into the greasy boogaloo opener, Herbie Hancock’s “Blind Man, Blind Man,” because it sounded like another night at Small’s Paradise circa 1963. The same authentic feel prevails on Jared Gold’s soulful, Horace Silver-inspired “Preachin’” and his jaunty shuffle-blues “Splat.” Bandleader David Gibson has been courting this funky old-school … Read More “David Gibson: End of the Tunnel”

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