...his sound is intimate and personal, full of thought-provoking beauty.
Clay Giberson's latest recording is a soothing, plaintive exploration of ten of Giberson's original compositions. After CDs that featured his acoustic jazz trio ("Mirador") and his more electric, modern second recording ("Upper Road"), Clay goes it alone this time with only his grand piano and tunes that reflect his more intimate and personal compositional leanings. Reminiscent of the earlier solo recordings by Keith Jarrett and Chick Corea, Giberson adds a very important voice to the solo piano repertoire and in the process, provides a subtly beautiful soundtrack for our times
1. Meditation #1
4. Meditation #1
5. Hello Song
6. Aiming True
8. Meditation #3
9. Giving Thanks
Clay Giberson - piano
Recorded by Clay Giberson, November 15, 2001 and February 13, 2002, except "Curve-ball," recorded by Bob Stark
Mixed by Bob Stark at Kung Fu Bakery, Portland, OR
Mastered by Emily Lazar at The Lodge, New York, NY
Artwork & Photography by Clay Giberson
Layout & Design by John Bishop/OriginArts
All About Jazz (Dan McClenaghan)
On his solo piano effort Aiming True, Clay Giberson is like a poet, center stage, naked, voicing deep personal musings; or a singer, a cappella, seeking truths with the rhythm of the syllables, the rise and fall of intonations in a world seemingly indifferent to the search. Just Clay Giberson, two hands and a piano, and a universe of probing sound ...