Tongue & Groove
He's won a Juno. He's won two Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards. He's won a West Coast Music Award. And he's earned several Gold and Platinum albums throughout his career (which included a stint with the Powder Blues Band). So ... what does a boy who was born and raised in Denver, Colorado, but now calls Vancouver home, do next?
He jam-packs a fresh collection with so much talent you just know it's going to be something special. That's not to say that Gabe isn't special enough on his own. He most definitely is - whether it's trumpet, flugelhorn or flute, GMH is an unparalleled vibe-master, always discovering new ways to groove solidly in the pocket.
I'm proud to say I had a hand in picking the lead-off single "Chill@Will". Featuring Bob Baldwin - remember the guy at the Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards Saturday party whose keyboard dropped to the floor and so he dropped with it and just kept on playing? - this track is a delicious blend of funky groove and tasty textures.
Uber-producer (and guitar player) Paul Brown shows up for a spin with Gabe on "Heading North". Paul's unmistakable style (slick and smooth) melds perfectly with Gabe's urban sensibility. "Daahoud" with Chris Standring is another standout, as is "Slipstream Turbulence" featuring fellow Canadian Brian Hughes. I also absolutely adore Gabe's unique take on "Feels So Good" (extended version with Miles Black and Grant Geissman) - an old chestnut given new life with a contemporary twist.
I've known Gabe for a long time and he is not only one of the most exceptionally talented musicians in the biz, he is also a passionate and generous soul, two traits that permeate every note he plays. Tongue & Groove ramps up the maestro's mainstream/contemporary mastery at every turn. I've said it before: "What I love the most about Gabe is his utter fearlessness. Not one to ever rest on past grooves, he charts new and exciting territory with each new CD."
Tongue & Groove is no exception. Keep on grooving Gabe, and we will keep on loving you!
Vickie van Dyke
I Love Paris In The Springtime
Up Jumped Spring
On A Clear Day
It Might As Well Be Spring
Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most
Thanks to The United Churches of Langley for this opportunity!
Gabriel Mark Hasselbach and his band rip through an exciting set at the 2017 TD Vancouver Jazz Festival, in a cool venue called Blue Martini. Performing with him are his longtime fav players: Miles Black (piano), Laurence Mollerup (bass), Phil Robertson (drums), and his 'since childhood' musical buddy Brian Monroney (guitar), who came all the way up from Seattle for this gig. The set included many of Gabriel's strongest live tunes, culled from his 14 albums, 10 Billboard hits, and 3 JazzWeek hits, plus his 2011 Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards Album of the Year 'Told Ya So'.
Gabriel plays flugelhorn, flute, and trumpet on this set. You can find him at www.GabrielJazz.com
His Gabriel Signature Mouthpiece line is at www.Wedgemouthpiece.com/Gabriel
Bookings at SpecialtyTalent@gmail.com
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Back in 1988 I was part of a John Denver album session in Vancouver, produced by the iconic Roger Nichols (Steely Dan).
I only got to play on one tune, but it was a corker! I don’t recall all the other players but we had fun......
Jerry Sheff Bass James T Hardin piano James Burton guitar.. all from Elvis and Roy Orbison's band...and Daryl Burgess in drums.
Engineering genius Roger Nichols produced, and (maybe Tom Colclough on clarinet and Ralph Eppel on trombone).
During a pandemic, virtual performances are the only way to go.
UCOL (United Church of Langley) invited Miles Black and Gabriel Mark Hasselbach to perform their mutual original material for their Jazz Vespers. Sumptuously recorded by Brad Jarvis, with still photos from Garth Balint, and production coordination from Linda Szentes.
I mounted a rooftop concert gratefully sponsored by Creative BC, to share my original material and to raise money for Reach Child & Youth Development Society and your contributions so far have added up greatly, thank you for your support! I've included information and a donation link for Reach Child & Youth Development Society https://www.reachchild.org/giving/. and at the bottom of this page is a short video from Director Kristin Bibbs, telling in more detail about the Reach program and its important function in our world.
Reach is a non-profit organization in Delta that helps children with special needs reach their full potential. The organization has been providing services to children and their families since 1959, and REACH provides timely, accessible, and supportive community programs and services for the Delta, Surrey, and Langley areas (BC). They promote optimal development and well-being for all children, youth, and adults, where all individuals flourish. REACH provides special programs to help with families and children challenged by Autism, and programs to help transition young Autistic adults into society.
Thanks to some of our donors, such as Phil Belanger, Tilden Webb, Bill and Char Shephard, Armi Grano, Michael Angelo, Lisa Dunn, Erv Schill, Trevan Wong, Sasha Dudnikoff, Alison Martin, Maggie Chamberlin-Holben, Linda Szentes, Glenn Riley. Alfie Zappacosta, and others.... thank you Creative BC and Showcase BC for ongoing support.
Here are songs from the concert, neatly cut into bite-size chunks with Chris Haas (drums), Tilden Webb (keys), Adam Rohrlick (guitar), and Gabriel (horns and flute).
Sign Your Name
Show Me Another Way
Hang On To Your Love
KRISTIN BIBBS explains why REACH is so important
Pay it forward and rethink the world.