Discography

GARY HOBBS - OF MY TIMES (Origin 82430)

"...a fine stylist." - The London Times

From Stan Kenton to Dave Friesen to Tom Grant - drummer Gary Hobbs combines a diverse & celebrated musical history with his love of the Spanish cajon for inspired takes on "Fever," "Besame Mucho" and "The Look of Love." With a large supporting cast that includes vocalist Greta Matassa, pianists Tom Grant & Marc Seales, and trombonist Jeff Uusitalo, Hobbs & crew also explore 7 originals, all propelled by Hobbs' spirited drumming and distinctive arrangements.

1. OF MY TIMES 1:59 // mp3 clip
2. LONG BOATS 5:08 // mp3 clip
3. FEVER 5:36 // mp3 clip
4. HADES LADIES 7:46 // mp3 clip
5. BESAME MUCHO 5:37
6. CARRIBEAN FIREDANCE 4:55
7. THE GINGI 5:21
8. OH SUZANNA 4:56
9. ROBOT LOVE 5:28
10. THE LOOK OF LOVE 4:50
11. THE BUBBA STOMP 4:42

GARY HOBBS - drum set / cajon set
DAVID CAPTEIN - bass
TOM GRANT - piano (2,6)
MARC SEALES - keyboards (4,9,11)
GEORGE MITCHELL - keyboards (7,8) organ (10)
REGGIE THOMAS - hammond organ (5)
RICK HAYDON - guitar
JEFF UUSITALO - trombone
PAUL MAZZIO - trumpet
TIM JENSEN - woodwinds
NANCY IVES - cello
MIKE HORSFALL - vibes
GRETA MATASSA - vocal (5,10)
BRITTA HOBBS - vocal (3)

REVIEWS:

All Music Guide (Scott Yanow)
Of My Times has intriguing arrangements by drummer Gary Hobbs that keep the music quite unpredictable. Some selections utilize electronics while others are more straight-ahead. Among the highlights are "Fever" which has an effective vocal by Britta H...

The Vancouver Columbian (ANNIE PIERCE RUSUNEN)
Most musicians hit the road in their 20s and tour until the endless miles and late-night concerts take a toll on the soul.

The Oregonian (Lynn Darroch)
In the course of a year, drummer and composer Gary Hobbs cycles through multiple musical personalities. Big band drummer, clinician for high schools and colleges, sideman with a variety of groups and a leader of his own, Hobbs goes from straight-ahea...

JazzReview (Dr. Thomas Erdmann)
Drummer/percussionist Gary Hobbs first made his mark in jazz on one of the most dynamic and forward-thinking big band albums of all time, Kenton ’76 (Creative World). This little known yet highly influential and critically praised recording features ...


OTHER RECORDINGS FEATURING GARY HOBBS:

Richard Cole - Shade (Origin)
Richard Cole - The Forgotten (Origin 82384)
Phil Kelly - Convergence Zone (Origin 82417)
Phil Kelly - Ballet Of The Bouncing Beagles (Origin)
Tim Jensen - A Mind For The Scenery (Origin 82424)
Randy Halberstadt - Parallel Tracks (Origin 82435)
Gary Hobbs - - Low Flight Through Valhalla
Stan Kenton - Kenton 76
Stan Kenton - Journey Into Capricorn
Stan Kenton - Live In Europe
Stan Kenton - Artistry In Symphonic Jazz
Stan Kenton - Live In Cologne
Dave Frishberg - Quality Time
King & Moore - Cliff Dance
Tom Grant - You Hardly Know Me
Tom Grant - Tom Grant
Tom Grant - Heart Of The City
Tom Grant - Nice Work If You Can Get It
Dan Siegel - Night Ride
Dan Siegel - The Hot Shot
Dan Siegel - Reflections
Chris Parker - Viaje
Chris Parker - The Thing Is
Clay Jenkins - Give and Gather
David Freisen - Storyteller
The Kicks Band - The Kicks Band
Simon and Bard - Musaic
Tim Jensen - Tim Jensen
Randy Porter - Forest 4/the Trees
Jim Widner Big Band - Yesterdays and Todays
Jim Widner Big Band - Body and Soul
Jim Widner Big Band - Rides Again
Jim Widner Big Band - Flying High
Mike Vax Big Band
featuring alumni of The Stan Kenton Orchestra - I Remember You
Mike Vax Big Band
featuring alumni of The Stan Kenton Orchestra - Live On The Road
Don Immel - Long way Home
Nancy Kelly - Well, Alright!
Mike Vax Big Band
featuring alumni of the Stan Kenton Orchestra - Sounds From The Road
4 - 4
Marc Seales - American Songs
Bill Beach - Bill Beach and Brazil Beat
Stan Kenton Legacy Orchestra - Road Scholars
Doug Scarborough - Bridges

 

 

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