Michael Gibbs (composer)
Michael Clement Irving Gibbs (born September 25, 1937) is a Rhodesian-born English jazz composer, conductor, arranger and producer as well as a trombonist and keyboardist.
From 1970 to 1974 Gibbs was musical director for the BBC TV comedy programme The Goodies. When he left the UK to take up a teaching position at Berklee, the musical director post was filled by Dave MacRae, a member of the band Gibbs had led in recording funk rock music for the show.
Albums as leader/co-leader
- Michael Gibbs (1970, Deram)
- Tanglewood 63 (1971, Deram)
- Just Ahead (1972, Polydor)
- In The Public Interest (1974, Polydor)
- Seven Songs for Quartet and Chamber Orchestra (1974, ECM)
- The Only Chrome Waterfall Orchestra (1975, Bronze)
- Big Music (1988, Venture/Virgin)
- By The Way (1993, ah um)
- Europeana (1995, ACT)
- Nonsequence (2001, Provocateur)
- A Song For You with Norma Winstone, Mark Mondesir and The NDR Big Band (2011, Fuzzy Moon Records)
- Mike Gibbs + 12 play Gil Evans (2013, Whirlwind Recordings)
- Back In The Days (2012) with The NDR Big Band
- Secrets (1971)
- Madame Sin (1972)
- Intimate Reflections (1975)
- Housekeeping (1987, Varèse Sarabande/MCA)
- Iron & Silk (1990, The Fine Line/Mute)
- Close My Eyes (1991)
- Century (1993)
- Hard-Boiled (1993, The Fine Line/Mute)
- Being Human (1993, Varèse Sarabande/MCA)
- Century/Close My Eyes (1994, The Fine Line/Mute)
With Barry Guy/The London Jazz Composers' Orchestra
- Ode (Incus, 1972)
With Graham Collier
- Deep Dark Blue Centre (Deram, 1967)
With Eberhard Weber
- Hommage à Eberhard Weber (ECM, 2015) - arranger and conductor
- Weideman, Paul. "MIKE GIBBS + TWELVE "Play Gil Evans (Whirlwind)". Sante Fe New Mexican. Retrieved 21 March 2014.
- Fordham, John. "Mike Gibbs + Twelve: Play Gil Evans – review". The Guardian (UK). Retrieved 21 March 2014.
- Mike Gibbs Official Site for Compositions and Arrangements
- Goodies Podcast - audio interview with Mike Gibbs recorded 6 March 2010.
- Interview for Cheltenham Jazz Festival, 9 April 2013.
- British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors