GERALD GRADWOHL GROUP
When looking for terms and names to describe the band, the attempt will leave you with a wide spectrum between jazz and fusion music focussing on grooving funk with a strong „Rock’N’ Roll Attitude“ mixed with Jazz harmony to fierce discharging jazz rock storms. There is no arbitrariness in this wide array of musical styles and influences, as the band – selected team players from the international jazz/fusion scene – renders the stringent compositions in a committed and playfully individual manner, putting its high-quality inventive signature to the music and derives its uniqueness and independence from a sure, pro-active and listening interaction of experienced musician personalities. Gradwohl can jump into and out off the stylistic changes like a true chameleon. He has ventured further into exploratory fusion on this effort than on any of his previous efforts. Having the support and backing of the great rhythm section has really made this venture for Gradwohl into tribal funk fusion a viable effort of world class caliber. GG pulls all the stops of his musical skills. The great variety in composition and playing will not only fascinate Jazz and Fusion lovers - watch out for exciting live gigs! The album "ABQ" (2003) feat. Bob Berg, Gary Willis and Kirk Covington was a big step in Geralds international career. Several albums and live tours have been the result of his continuous work. 2007 "Tritone Barrier" is released. On this album Scott Henderson contributes a guest solo on the track "Jeff's Back". This album is followed by "Sally Beth Roe" in 2009 which he recorded with his Trio - this is a real guitar trio record!In 2013 Gerald releases "Big Land" feat. Tribal Tech drummer Kirk Covington on drums. RAW (2016) is a critically acclaimed masterpiece of Jazz and Rock music and is the first release with his current band. The band is touring regularly and releases the new album "Episode 6" in April 2021!
• „Jazz record of the month - the variety is fascinating!“
• „GGs music takes you on a wild ride of fast fretting to give you an experience you won’t forget! „
• „the GG Group is an exceptional ensemble, with an indescribable dynamics and a musicality with
strong artistic intuition and emotional depth“