WCS 115 -
Gerry Gibbs Thrasher People
Our People


Our People, an epic genre-defying masterwork featuring five gifted multi-instrumentalists, is the 12th album released by renowned drummer/composer Gerry Gibbs as a bandleader. The result is a magnificent sonic tapestry that pays tribute to our worlds’ many cultures and people over the course of 19 compositions. Out of this veritable supergroup of multi-instrumentalists, two are part of Gerry’s versatile Thrasher People Band. Acting as the principal soloist on the album, Alex Collins plays all keyboard parts as well as mallets, sax, and more. Gianluca Renzi performs all bass parts on this album, all string parts, background vocals, and miscellaneous percussion. Gerry engineered and mixed the album himself in addition to recording all percussion parts, creating electronic soundscapes, playing keyboards and providing some vocals. Rounding out the group are two very special guests: Mayu Saeki, who performs all woodwind parts, vocals and percussion, and Kyeshie Gibbs, who, alongside Mayu and Alex, performs the majority of the vocal parts, and tracks some additional percussion. This amalgamation of styles and influences creates a wonderfully universally significant sound that seems to transcend genre and remind the listener that we should view people of all cultures as “Our People.”

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TRACKS
1.
(Scene 1) The calm before the storm
2.
(Scene 2) The journey begins
3.
(Scene 3) Music from the universe
4.
(Scene 4) Our people
5.
(Scene 5) Dance of the freedom people
6.
(Scene 6) The Streets
7.
(Scene 7) Oh Yeah!
8.
(Scene 8) Boys sent to die
9.
(Scene 9) Messengers on the run
10.
 (Scene 10) Chick
11.
 (Scene 11) Friends before we were friends (Part 1)
12.
 (Scene 12) Friends before we were friends (Part 2)
13.
 (Scene 13) Flying on the wings of a fantasy
14.
 (Scene 14) Volkswagen, peace signs and dashiki's
15.
 (Scene 15) Mike and Lenny
16.
 (Scene 16) Thrasher People Blues
17.
 (Scene 17) Memories of home
18.
 (Scene 18) The final message
19.
 (Scene 19) We now return you back to your reality
PERSONNEL
Gerry Gibbs / drums & percussion
Alex Collins / piano,guitar,saxophone
Gianluca Renzi / acoustic and electric bass
Mayu Saeki / flute
Kyeshie Gibbs / lead & background vocals
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