Frank Gibson: New Zealand's Foremost Drummer


Frank has played on over 160 albums, covering all measure of musical genres. Here's a selection of his work:

Jazz - As a leader

  • Frank Gibson Quartet, Unreleased recording. Recorded in Auckland. (Ode Records NZ)
  • Frank Gibson Quartet, The Rainbow Bridge. Recorded in Melbourne. (Ode Records NZ)
  • Frank Gibson's Space Case 'Executive Decision' (Ode Records NZ)
  • Frank Gibson's Space Case 'Space Case 11' featuring Americans Claudio Roditi trumpet and Ron McClure bass (Ode Records NZ)
  • Frank Gibson's Space Case 'Space Case 111' (Ode Records NZ)
  • Frank Gibson's 'Parallel 37' featuring Americans: Milt Jackson vibraphone, John Scofield guitar, Bobby Shew trumpet, Steve Erquiaga guitar, Mike Nock piano (Ode Records NZ)
  • Frank Gibson's duets with the late Emily Remler - Unreleased
  • Frank Gibson's Jazzmobile 'Spreading the Word' (Kiwi Pacific Records NZ)
  • Duo: Frank Gibson and Mike Nock 'Open Door'.
  • Frank Gibson's Doctor Tree, 'Doctor Tree' (EMI NZ)

    Jazz - As a sideman

  • Jazz meets Symphony. Alan Broadbent Trio with Tierney Sutton (December, 2003)
  • Phil Broadhurst, The Road Ahead (Vox, 2003) and Phil Broadhurst 'Iris' (Ode Records NZ)
  • Don Burrows 'Tasman Connection' (Cherry Pie Records, Australia)
  • Murray McNabb 'Waiting for You' (Ode Records NZ)
  • Ray Warleigh 'Reverie' with John Taylor piano and Ron Mathewson bass. London 1977 (Vinyl Records of Munich)
  • 'Paz are Back' London, (Spotlite Records)
  • George Chisholm 'Resolution' (Ode Records NZ)
  • George Chisholm 'Auckland Jazz Ensemble' (Ode Records NZ)
  • Brian Smith 'Rendevouis' (Ode Records NZ)
  • Frank Gibson's Jazzmobile 'Spreading the Word' (Kiwi Pacific Records NZ)
  • Alan Broadbent Trio 'Song of Home' recorded NZ 1986 (Kiwi Pacific Records NZ)
  • Alan Broadbent Trio 'Everything I Love' CD recorded Los Angeles, 1987 (Trend Discovery Records)
  • Alan Broadbent Trio 'Further Down the Road" CD recorded New Zealand, 1987 (Kiwi Pacific Records NZ)
  • Alan Broadbent Trio 'Away from You' CD recorded Los Angeles, 1989 (Trend Discovery Records)
  • Alan Broadbent Trio 'Over the Fence' CD recorded New Zealand, 1989 (Ode Records NZ)
  • Alan Broadbent Trio 'Another Time" CD recorded Los Angeles, 1990 (Trend Discovery Records)
  • George Chisholm 'Fine and Dandy' CD recorded New Zealand, 1991 (Ode Records NZ)
  • Detour Ahead, Garry Lee and June Newman, 1994 (John Green Request Label)
  • Pacific Standard Time, Alan Broadbent Trio (Concord Records USA)

  • Passion, Julie Mason, 1998
  • Strut, Jamie Oehlers, 1998 (Request Records AU)
  • Twelve O'Clock Tales, Julie Mason (Vox), 2002

    Rock

  • Lonnie Donnegan 'Puttin' on the Style' (Chrysalis Records, London)
  • Walker Bros 'Nite Flights' (GTO Records, London)
  • 'Half Brother' (Arola Hansa Records, London)
  • Rick Wakeman 'Rhapsodies' recorded in Switzerland (ATM Records, London)
  • Graham Dee 'Something Else' (Pye Records, London)
  • Shona Laing 'Genre' (Polygram Records, NZ)
  • J D Blackfoot 'The Song of Crazy Horse' (Pye Records, NZ)
  • Tina Cross 'X' (Pagan Records, NZ)
  • Suzanne Lynch 'Suzanne' (EMI, NZ)
  • Hammond Gable 'Hammond Gable' (WEA Records, NZ)
  • Hammond Gable 'Every Whisper Shouts' (WEA Records, NZ)

    Awards

  • 2004, Frank Gibson Quartet, The Rainbow Bridge. Recorded in Melbourne. (Ode records) Finalist Jazz Record of the Year
  • 1994, Certificate in Appreciation and Recognition of Distinguished Services and Exceptional Dedication to Percussive Music Education, Promark Corporation, Houston, Texas, USA
  • 1991, George Chisholm, Alan Broadbent, Andy Brown, Frank Gibson, 'Fine and Dandy' Jazz Record of the Year
  • 1987, Frank Gibson and Mike Nock 'Open Door' Jazz Record of the Year
  • 1986, Phil Broadhurst 'Iris' Jazz Record of the Year
  • 1985, Shona Laing's 'Genre' - Australian Awards (Rock Music)
  • 1985, Hammond Gambles 'Should I Be Good, Should I Be Evil', Film Sound Track of the Year (Blues)
  • 1985, Jacqui Fitzgerald's 'The Masquerade is Over' - Jazz Record of the Year
  • 1984, Brian Smith's 'Southern Excursion' Jazz Record of the Year
  • 1983, Inducted into Zildjian Hall of Fame
  • 1983/4/5 Patsy Riggirs Award Winning Country Albums
  • 1982, Frank's solo album 'Parallel 37' Jazz Record of the Year