Lyrical modernism, simple grooves, sweeping cinematic rhythm - it's all in the wheelhouse of jazz bassist Eddie Gomez, a two-time Grammy winner and one of the world's most distinctive players. Born in Puerto Rico, raised in New York City and trained at Julliard, Gomez cut his teeth playing with classmate Chick Corea, as well as Gary McFarland, Lionel Hampton and Gerry Mulligan.
But it was his 11-year stint with the legendary Bill Evans Trio from 1966 to 1977 that cemented his status among the all-time jazz greats. Prolific recording, crackling innovation, and great flights of experimentation paved the way for the reputation Gomez enjoys today. He has appeared on hundreds of recordings spanning the worlds of classical, pop, R&B, Latin jazz, and movie & television soundtracks. And he's jammed with Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Goodman, Mark Knopfler, The Kronos Quartet, Freddie Hubbard, George Benson, Nancy Wilson, and Tania Maria.
We're thrilled to offer his most recent CD, "Per Sempre" recorded in Bologna, Italy, with his Quintet: Teo Ciavarella (piano), Marco Pignataro (saxophone), Matt Marvuglio (flute), and Massimo Manzi (drums). From the ascending beauty of "Arianna" to the texture-rich "Pops & Alma" to the wistful "Homesick," the melodies are lush and instantly seductive. Warm sounds for cool days. Perfect for autumn, for always.
Eddie Gomez was our Fall 2014 featured artist and we have sold out of our seasonal supply of his CD, but you can purchase direct from his label. For more info, click here.