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Pastures

Pastures

Clay Giberson

Label: Origin Records
Format: CD
Barcode: 0805558272424
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Catalog number: ORIGIN 82724
Releasedate: 09-12-16
"...a distinct voice, huge chops, and compositional intelligence of rare capability." - AUDIOPHILE AUDITION. 
Inspired by the touches of Americana roots music that inform many of the recordings of Michael Brecker, Charlie Haden and Ornette Coleman, pianist Clay Giberson sought to explore the same in his own compositions on "Pastures." Assembling an all-star group of like-minded, creative musical spirits - Donny McCaslin on saxophone, Matt Wilson on drums, and Drew Gress on bass - they combine their earthy improvisational awarness with a towering sense of song and form, creating a highly listenable collection. Featuring five original compositions and four arrangements of others from C.P.E. Bach to a Shaker hymn, the music evokes that pastoral element, the space that stretches across the American sky. "...his sound is intimate and personal, full of thought-provoking beauty." ALL ABOUT JAZZ.

Well traveled geographically and musically, keyboardist and 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.