Gabriel Mark Hasselbach
Gabriel delivers a fiery hot followup to his award winning, chart penetrating 2010 album ‘Told Ya So’. After winning Album of the Year as well as Instru- mentalist of the Year at the 2011 Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards, he knew he had to return with a burner! ‘Kissed By The Sun’ has stayed on the the Billboard and SmoothJazz.com charts, and is infused with Gabriel’s exciting trumpet, flute, flugel, and digital wind instruments. The top flight writing, playing, and the production skills of chart topping jazz and ‘Kissed By The Sun’ also features stellar guests keyboard icon Jeff Lorber are present, like Chuck Loeb, Brian Bromberg, Rock Hendricks and Billboard stalwarts, fellow Canadians like ace guitarist Rob Tardik & saxist Walle Larsson. KBTS also features an homage to the classic Funk. In Deep Freeze, a Hank Mobley composition made iconic in a 1987 CTI recording by Chet Baker, Bob James, Hubert Laws, Ron Carter, and Steve Gadd. The first single Starpixie had a long run on all the major charts, including #15 on Billboard.