Video: Howe Gelb “Surrounded by Sound and Washed in Colour”

Whether creating solo material or records with his band, Giant Sand, Howe Gelb has been consistently turning out engaging music for decades.  The way he effortlessly blends genres and traditions is striking.  In this video, Gelb wanders into a jazz bar in Pennsylvania to perform and stir up old memories.  It begins with a fabulous conversation with the bar owner, Tunsie Jabbour, in which Gelb says: “I live like jazz: I’m improvising all the time.”  Lovely.  Then, we’re hooked before he even begins to play when he strokes his plectrum on the microphone.  Sit back and enjoy.


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About Andrew Frolish 764 Articles
From up north but now hiding in rural Suffolk. An insomniac music-lover. Love discovering new music to get lost in - country, singer-songwriters, Americana, rock...whatever. Currently enjoying Ferris & Sylvester, John Smith, Jarrod Dickenson, William Prince, Frank Turner, Our Man in the Field...

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