Interviews & Features

Frank Gambale Interview

Australian guitar maestro on his new album and reuniting with Chick Corea’s Elektric Band

By David Sands
July 25, 2018

When it comes to fusion guitar, you’ll always find Frank Gambale running far ahead of the pack. Perhaps best known his time with Chick Corea’s Elektric Band, the Australian-born  virtuoso, composer and educator is also famous for pioneering the sweep-picking technique and originating his own style of tuning. Beyond that, he’s also won accolades for his work as a former member of Vital Information, his leadership of a trio rounded out by Stu Hamm and Steve Smith, and his prolific solo career. Most recently he’s been performing with his wife, the singer-songwriter BOCA, in their group Soulmine.

FGPO’s Jon Liebman had the pleasure of talking with Gambale about his new album and his recent reunion with Chick Corea’s Elektric band during a meetup at the 2018 NAMM show in Anaheim, California.

Watch our interview with Frank!