Jim Gibson has, since the 1970s, been one of Atlanta's busiest commercial pianists, playing literally thousands of corporate and social events.
From this long experience, he developed a deep appreciation for simplicity, and for melodies--and that's what is most prominent in his Hickory Cove Music CDs. He chooses well-known songs that have been popular for many years, and plays them in a relaxing and melodic way.
All Jim's recordings are improvised--that is, he goes into the studio with only a list of tunes, and works with each one until a viable idea is developed. Since he has played jazz for years, this improvisational approach works, although these CDs are not really classified as "jazz."
Jim's background is varied: he has a Master's degree in English, taught high-school English for several years, wrote several books on the Music Industry, was temporary chair of Georgia State University's Music Industry program, and has now recorded 15 solo piano CDs for Hickory Cove Music. He is married, and has two grown children.