Good Vibes : A Life in Jazz Hardback
by Terry Gibbs
Part of the Studies in Jazz series
Terry Gibbs, legendary jazz vibraphonist and bandleader, was 12 years old when he kicked off his career as a professional musician, winning first place in an amateur performance.
Born and raised in the heart of Brooklyn and possessing tremendous musical talent, Gibbs learned the ins and outs of bebop from pioneers like Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, and Bud Powell.
In 1959 his ensemble, later dubbed The Dream Band, became the toast of Hollywood.
Four decades, 65 albums, and 300 compositions later, his story is one of great substance-his foot-tapping music, revolutionary. Good Vibes is a rollicking autobiography that tracks jazz from the turbulent post-war years through the rise of bebop, traversing its changes through the eyes of one of its greatest practitioners.
Gibbs's hilarious, poignant, and always fascinating anecdotes reveal little-known attributes and quirks about legendary personalities such as Benny Goodman, Buddy Rich, Steve Allen, Frank Sinatra, Don Rickles, Billie Holiday, and many more.
A foreword by Chubby Jackson, a discography, and an index round out this work.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 368 pages
- Publisher: Scarecrow Press
- Publication Date: 04/03/2003
- Category: Jazz
- ISBN: 9780810845862