Composing

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Gerry on organ, Mel Henderson on guitar

Gerry is best known as the arranger and composer in the internationally acclaimed soul jazz trio Paradigm Shift. He has 4 Recorded CDs with original music including over 40 songs he has written.He is known as the romantic who writes beautiful ballads.  Watch out. His songs get in your head and stay there…

As a working  musician he is known for writing songs that highlight the abilities of the musicians he works with.  Both Wycliffe Gorden and Marcus Printup know the magic of someone who has written a piece with them in mind.  Listen to Sannibel Breeze and you will hear him pay homage to the great Frank Foster.  This harkens back to the hayday of jazz where musicians built on tunes of the greats as a way to honor them.

 

A sampling of great songs he has written include:

  • In My Life (recorded on Street Expressionism 2007 and Promise Street 2004)
  • Sannibel Breeze (recorded on Shifting Times 2004)
  • Fallin Through the Crack(recorded on Street Expressionism 2007)
  • One Last Time ((recorded on Street Expressionism 2007)
  • Groovin with G (recorded on Promise Street 2004)
  • Tooties Samba (recorded on Promise Street 2004)