A pianist, drummer, and bandleader, Gary Husband is a journeyman jazz-rock musician with a versatile, dynamic, and genre-bending approach to improvised music. Born in Leeds in 1960, Husband studied classical piano and jazz before finding work professionally. In the '90s, Husband began leading his own piano trio featuring bassist Mick Hutton and drummer Gene Calderazzo and released the album From the Heart in 1999. During this time he continued to work with other artists including Billy Cobham, Jimmy Nail, Anthony Hindson, and more. He returned to his solo work with 2004's Aspire as well as The Things I See: Interpretations of the Music of Allan Holdsworth that same year. In 2006, Husband investigated another of his influences with A Meeting of Spirits: Interpretations of the Music of John McLaughlin. In 2008, he delivered the highly personal The Complete Diary of a Plastic Box, which featured works Husband penned while touring as a sideman from 1989 to 1993. A year later, he returned in a more post-bop mood with the album Hotwired: Gary Husband's Drive. In 2010, he was joined by Holdsworth and a list of legendary fusion artists including McLaughlin, keyboardist Jan Hammer, and guitarist Robin Trower for Dirty and Beautiful, Vol. 1. In 2012, Husband followed up the project with Dirty and Beautiful, Vol. 2. ~ Matt Collar, Rovi