In 1965 he returned to what was then Southern Rhodesia, but later was associated with the United Kingdom. After recording with Graham Collier, John Dankworth, Kenny Wheeler and Mike Westbrook in the late 1960s, he released his first album Michael Gibbs in 1970. His orchestras were important stages in the careers of various fusion musicians, and his arranging, conducting and producing work was well appreciated (see discography.) He is known for collaborations with Gary Burton, his student, and for his ability to utilize rock elements in orchestral jazz. He also taught at Berklee for much of the 1970s. Selected discography 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, Virgin/Venture) By The Way (1993, ah um) Europeana (1995, ACT) Nonsequence (2001, Provocateur) Soundtracks Housekeeping (1987, Varese Sarabande) Iron & Silk (1991, Mute) Hard-Boiled (1993, Mute) Being Human (1993, Varese Sarabande) Century / Close My Eyes (1994, Mute) [biography from Wikipedia] Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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