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Minga Minga

Minga Minga

Clay Giberson

Label: Origin Records
Format: CD
Barcode: 0805558269622
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Catalog number: ORIGIN 82696
Releasedate: 11-09-15
- solo piano-improvisations inspired by the birth of Clay Giberson's daughter

- “A sound of intelligence, lyricism, depth and accessibility...” ­ The Oregonian
An innovative voice in the Pacific Northwest's contemporary jazz scene, Portland pianist and composer Clay Giberson has set himself apart through his solo recordings and with his modern jazz group, the Upper Left Trio. For "Minga Minga," the birth of his daughter inspired Clay to record solo piano everyday for two weeks, assembling a collection of improvisations that reflect the many feelings of the times, and serve as a gift to his new child. “...a distinct voice, huge chops, and compositional intelligence of rare capability.” ­ Audiophile Audition
Well traveled geographically and musically, keyboardist/composer Clay Giberson's artistic talent and musicianship are coming to the forefront, A Southwest Washington native, he studied in Coral Gables, Florida, University of Miami (B.M. Cum Laude, Studio Music and Jazz) and New York City, New York University (M.M. Magna Cum Laude, Music Technology) where he studied with Jim McNeely, Fred Hersch and Vince Maggio. Clay has released three recordings on the Seattle based Origin Arts record label. He has performed throughout Europe, Scandinavia, the Mediterranean, the South Pacific and Caribbean and Japan. Having been influenced by all types of music, Clay draws from these idioms in his own compositions and in the interpretation of others. He is currently on the faculty at Clackamas Community College where he teaches electronic music and piano.