Gary Husband Interview & Notes
He’s a world-class drummer and a world-class keyboardist. For those of us who are guitar fans, Gary has literally lived the dream, he’s had a decades long working relationship with the legendary fusion guitarist Allan Holdsworth as his drummer, and for years now he has been touring and recording with the iconic John McLaughlin in his 4th Dimension formation (on keyboards and drums.) The list of guitarists he’s worked with is a veritable who’s who of electric guitar, in addition to Holdsworth and McLaughlin, there’s Wayne Krantz, Jimmy Herring, Mike Stern, Andy Summers, Gary Moore, Ray Russell, Robin Trower, Jeff Beck, Alex Machecek, Steve Hackett, Steve Topping, and Neil Taylor.
This is a rather in-depth interview with plenty of audio samples, so I’ve broken it up into 3 parts.
In part 1 we get into his formative years, he also speaks at length of Allan Holdsworth, Jack Bruce and Gary Moore, and we explore his solo piano recordings.
Part 2 is primarily about his album Dirty and Beautiful volumes 1 and 2 which is a real treat for progressive rock and jazz fusion guitar fans. He speaks at length about John McLaughlin and several of the musicians who appeared on this project: Jan Hammer and Jerry Goodman, and several of the guitarists mentioned above.
Part 3 focuses in on his latest project, the album NOW with Gary on piano and Alex Machacek on electric guitar, and we also discuss his work with the great Billy Cobham.
Syd Lawrence Orchestra featuring Gary Husband – Drumming Man –
The Things I See – Interpretations of the Music of Allan Holdsworth
Gary Husband – Dirty & Beautiful
Gary Husband – The Complete Diary Of A Plastic Box
W. John McLaughlin & the 4th Dimension
W. Allan Holdsworth & Jimmy Johnson