Frank Gambale

Frank began playing guitar at age 7 in Canberra, Australia where he was born and raised. He was influenced by the blues playing of Jimi Hendrix , John Mayall / Eric Clapton, and Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia . In his mid-teens he discovered Steely Dan, The Brecker Brothers and Chick Corea, which pointed him in a jazzy direction. In 1982 at 23 he decided to leave his home to study at the Guitar Institute of Technology (GIT) in Hollywood. He graduated with the highest honor, Student of the Year and was offered a teaching position which he kept for 4 years. During that time he was playing the local jazz club circuit with his own band and already had his first book “Speed Picking” published. In 1986 he signe a 3 album contract with a small label called Legato and began his recording career.

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Albums

Natural Selection
Natural Selection
Wombat
2010
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The Best of GHS
The Best of GHS
Tone Center
2009
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Natural High
Natural High
Wombat
2006
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Raison D'etre
Raison D'etre
Wombat
2004
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[no cover]
Raison D'être
Original Jazz Classics
2004
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Raison D'
Raison D'

2004
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