Gary Norman

Gary Norman

BandJazzClassical

Gary is one of the few guitarists who can seemingly play any style with technical skill, without necessarily feeling the need to overplay with pyrotechnical displays. His current trio perform original instrumental music with an exciting new sound probably best described as"electric"jazz

Biography

Australian guitarist Gary Norman formed the fusion trio Triangle featuring Michael Mathews on bass and Justin Humphries on drums in 2000 which resulted in the release of the Cd “Against the Grain” on the Vorticity label in 2001.

The band played many interesting gigs in Melbourne, including a live to air performance on PBS Fm106.7 for “Bitches Brew”, supporting the Dave Weckl Group at the Corner Hotel on his 2002 Australian Tour and a rare residency at Manchester Lane every Tuesday for 6 months through Jul-Dec 2002.

The following year he began writing music for his first solo recording titled “Outside In” which was released independently in Dec 2003. This contemporary Cd was inspired by his one time mentor Bill Connors who rose to fame via the first Chick Corea electric band recording “Hymn of the Seventh Galaxy”.

In 2005 he formed a jazz duo, the “Bebop Bros” with long time friend Gary Costello on double bass to play and record a Cd of the most influential tunes from the Bebop era. They performed regularly at various venues around Melbourne, with the Cd being released in October 2006.

Other groups Gary has been associated with recently include Mainstem, the Raga Dolls and his current group the "Last Word Trio".

He also appears on the Andrew Lloyd DVD “Masterpiece” recorded Sept 2001in China.

For more information please go to: www.myspace.com/garynormanonline

Discography

Bebop Bros - Gary Norman and Gary Costello / Instrumental Jazz Duet (NEW3224.2)Oct 2006

Outside In - Gary Norman / Contemporary Solo guitar (GN001)Dec 2003

Against the Grain - Triangle / Fusion Trio (VM 012007-1) Sept 2001

Wordless Meanings - Raga Dolls / Classical Quartet (move MD3249)May 2001

Stray Dog Waltz and Other Stories - Raga Dolls (RD002) June 2002

Masterpiece - Andrew Lloyd Weber DVD/CD (VCD0206) Sept 2001

Set List

Sample set lists (approx 45min)

Last Word Trio

SET 1

Now You See It
Flea Bat Bop
For Funks Sake
One Liners
Mr GC

SET 2

Christopher St
Missing You
Groove City
Chances Are
That's for Sure