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Eddie Gomez

Eddie“ Gomez (born October 4, 1944) is a jazz bassist. He was born in Santurce, Puerto Rico; he emigrated with his family at a young age to the United States and grew up in New York. He started on double bass in the New York City school system at the age of eleven and at age thirteen went to the New York City High School of Music and Art. He went on to study with Fred Zimmerman. He played in the Marshall Brown-led Newport Festival Youth Band from 1959 to 1961, and was later educated at Juilliard.

His impressive resumé includes performances with jazz giants such as Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Bill Evans, Gerry Mulligan, Benny Goodman, Buck Clayton, Marian McPartland, Paul Bley, Wayne Shorter, Jeremy Steig, Herbie Hancock, Tony Williams, Chick Corea and Carli Muñoz. Time Magazine lauded: "Eddie Gómez has the world on his strings". Eddie Gómez would spend a total of eleven years with Bill Evans Trio which included performances throughout the United States, Europe, and the Orient, as well as dozens of recordings. Two of the Trio's recordings won Grammy awards. In addition, he was a member of the Manhattan Jazz Quintet.

His career mainly consists of working as an accompanist, a position suited for his quick reflexes and flexibility.

In addition to working as a studio musician for many famous jazz musicians, he has recorded as a leader for Columbia Records, Projazz and Stretch. Most of his recent recordings as a leader, are co-led by jazz pianist Mark Kramer.

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Liner Notes

Bill Bruford: The Summerfold Collection 1987-2008

Read "Bill Bruford: The Summerfold Collection 1987-2008" reviewed by John Kelman


Intrepid percussionist/composer/bandleader Bill Bruford began his career in the late '60s art-rock arena with Yes and, later, King Crimson, but jazz has always moved underneath, like an eddying current. His early recordings, well documented on the companion Winterfold Collection, may not speak the language of jazz, but they possess its spirit. By 1986, Bruford was looking for a new path. Crimson had again dissolved, the 1981-'84 incarnation having provided him with the opportunity to explore nascent electronic drum ...

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Bob Albanese: Time Remembered

Read "Bob Albanese: Time Remembered" reviewed by Howard Mandel


Everything we remember is time past. How those memories live anew in the present is the subject of Time Remembered, pianist Bob Albanese's beautifully rendered solos and collaborations with bassist Eddie Gomez, drummer Willard Dyson, percussionist David Meade and (briefly on one track) “Furmina the Wonderdog." “It's a record of feeling which I hope will awaken a listener's private muse," says Albanese, a piano prodigy of Neptune, New Jersey who nowadays concertizes world-wide, accompanies notable artists across genres, ...

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Album Review

Steve Gadd, Eddie Gomez, Ronnie Cuber, WDR Big Band: Center Stage

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Mixed emotions must underline this review. Center Stage, featuring bassist Eddie Gomez, drummer Steve Gadd and baritone saxophonist Ronnie Cuber with Germany's superb WDR Big Band conducted by Michael Abene, was recorded in Cologne in January and February 2022. Sadly, Ronnie Cuber passed away in October, shortly after the album was released. If this was Cuber's last hurrah, it thunders loudly above the rooftops, as his solos (on each of the album's nine numbers) and melodic passages ...

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Album Review

Bill Evans: You Must Believe In Spring (Hybrid SACD)

Read "You Must Believe In Spring (Hybrid SACD)" reviewed by Doug Collette


The quietude with which “B Minor Waltz (For Ellaine)" opens You Must Believe In Spring belies the hearty homage this release constitutes in recognition of the title's forty-fifth anniversary. As a means of righteous and deserving tribute to his seventieth studio album, the late Bill Evans' debut for the Warner Bros. label is enhanced in a number of ways. First and foremost is the sonic upgrade for hybrid-SACD (as well as the vinyl LP configuration). Using the Plangent ...

Album Review

Bill Evans: Behind The Dikes – The 1969 Netherlands Recordings

Read "Behind The Dikes – The 1969 Netherlands Recordings" reviewed by Stefano Merighi


Gli inediti di Bill Evans cominciano a tracimare in questi anni. E se qualcuno si chiedesse se valga la pena ascoltare anche questo recente Behind the Dikes (doppio CD che documenta concerti in studio in Olanda nel 1969), risponderei di andare subito alla versione di “'Round Midnight" per dissipare ogni dubbio. Evans trasfigura il classico monkiano, modificandone il carattere delle singole sezioni, e lo fa proprio in una inedita fluidità di esecuzione, offrendo una straordinaria vetrina al basso di Eddie ...

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Album Review

Bill Evans: Morning Glory

Read "Morning Glory" reviewed by Jim Worsley


1973 was a time of political volatility and unrest. Argentina's former President Juan Peron was returning to the country after many years in exile. The controversy brought emotions to the surface and created a dangerous environment. Just what three jazz cats didn't need to hear as they made their way to Buenos Aires for a concert. There is an unwritten code of understanding, however, that musicians and athletes are to walk freely. They are artists after all, often considered above ...

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Album Review

Igor Butman: Only Now

Read "Only Now" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Tenor saxophonist Igor Butman, born in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg), Russia, is one of a number of jazz musicians from Europe and Asia whose love for the music was nourished by nightly broadcasts from the Voice of America. Since emigrating to America in 1987 (he holds dual citizenship), Butman's virtuosity has been recognized by enthusiasts up to and including former president Bill Clinton who has called Butman “my favorite living saxophonist." Wynton Marsalis--in whose Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra Butman appeared ...

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Performance / Tour

Jazz this week: John Scofield & Joe Lovano, Julian Vaughn, Eddie Gomez Trio, and more

Jazz this week: John Scofield & Joe Lovano, Julian Vaughn, Eddie Gomez Trio, and more

Source: St. Louis Jazz Notes by Dean Minderman

This week's calendar of live jazz and creative music in St. Louis includes the reunion tour of two major jazz stars; a rare visit from a famed bassist; a couple of tributes to Duke Ellington; and plenty of other sounds ranging from vintage to experimental. Let's go to the highlights... Wednesday, April 25 Guitarist John Scofield and saxophonist Joe Lovano bring their quartet to Jazz at the Bistro for the first of four nights, continuing through Saturday. Though their musical ...

Birthday

Jazz Musician of the Day: Eddie Gomez

Jazz Musician of the Day: Eddie Gomez

Source: Michael Ricci

All About Jazz is celebrating Eddie Gomez's birthday today!

Eddie“ Gomez (born October 4, 1944) is a jazz bassist. He was born in Santurce, Puerto Rico; he emigrated with his family at a young age to the United States and grew up in New York. He started on double bass in the New York City school system at the age of eleven and at age thirteen went to the New York City High School of Music and Art. He went ...

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Contemporary Musicians Mika And Richard Stoltzman Join Forces For One-night Only Concert At Carnegie Hall Featuring Guest Artists Miki Orihari, Eddie Gomez, And More

Contemporary Musicians Mika And Richard Stoltzman Join Forces For One-night Only Concert At Carnegie Hall  Featuring Guest Artists Miki Orihari, Eddie Gomez, And More

Source: AMT Public Relations

World-renowned artists Mika (marimba) and Richard Stoltzman (clarinet) return to Carnegie Hall on November 5, 2015, to showcase their amazing versatility and crossover ability in a one-night only concert event. The program includes works by Chick Corea, John Zorn, Toru Takemitsu, Bach, Ravel, and Stravinsky, as well as the world premiere of William T. McKinley’s 22-movement Mostly Blues for Clarinet and Marimba. Joining the duo on stage are guest artists Eddie Gomez (bass), Adam Albert (clarinet), John Hamann (bass clarinetist), ...

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Birthday

Jazz Musician of the Day: Eddie Gomez

Jazz Musician of the Day: Eddie Gomez

Source: Michael Ricci

All About Jazz is celebrating Eddie Gomez's birthday today! Eddie“ Gomez (born October 4, 1944) is a jazz bassist. He was born in Santurce, Puerto Rico; he emigrated with his family at a young age to the United States and grew up in New York. He started on double bass in the New York City school system at the age of eleven and at age thirteen went to the New York City High School of Music and Art. He went ...

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Birthday

Jazz Musician of the Day: Eddie Gomez

Jazz Musician of the Day: Eddie Gomez

Source: Michael Ricci

All About Jazz is celebrating Eddie Gomez's birthday today! Eddie“ Gomez (born October 4, 1944) is a jazz bassist. He was born in Santurce, Puerto Rico; he emigrated with his family at a young age to the United States and grew up in New York. He started on double bass in the New York City school system at the age of eleven and at age thirteen went to the New York City High School of Music and Art. He went ...

Award / Grant

Jazz Bassist Eddie Gomez Awarded First Honorary Doctorate At Berklee In Valencia, Spain

Jazz Bassist Eddie Gomez Awarded First Honorary Doctorate At Berklee In Valencia, Spain

Source: Berklee Media Relations

Legendary jazz bassist and Grammy Award-winner Eddie Gómez was awarded an honorary doctor of music degree by Berklee College of Music in Valencia. Gomez is a native of Puerto Rico who was raised in New York City. This was the first-ever honorary doctorate granted at the college’s new international campus in Spain. The award was presented by Larry Simpson, Berklee senior vice president for academic affairs, at a celebratory concert at the Teatro Martin i Soler in the Palau de ...

Birthday

Jazz Musician of the Day: Eddie Gomez

Jazz Musician of the Day: Eddie Gomez

Source: Michael Ricci

All About Jazz is celebrating Eddie Gomez's birthday today!

Eddie“ Gomez (born October 4, 1944) is a jazz bassist. He was born in Santurce, Puerto Rico; he emigrated with his family at a young age to the United States and grew up in New York. He started on double bass in the New York City school system at the age of eleven and at age thirteen went to the New York City High School of Music and Art. He went ...

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Contest

Enter the "Eddie Gomez - Per Sempre" Giveaway at All About Jazz!

Enter the "Eddie Gomez - Per Sempre"  Giveaway at All About Jazz!

Source: All About Jazz

All About Jazz members are invited to enter the BFM Jazz “Eddie Gomez - Per Sempre“ giveaway contest starting today. We'll select FIVE winners at the conclusion of the contest on September 24th. Click here to enter the contest

(Following Eddie Gomez at AAJ automatically enters you in the contest.)

Good luck! Your Friends at BFM Jazz About Per Sempre Recorded in Bologna, Italy while on tour in winter 2009, Per Sempre is a luminous jazz ...

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Recording

Eddie Gomez - Per Sempre (2012)

Eddie Gomez - Per Sempre (2012)

Source: Something Else!

Always an impressive technician, Gomez has an identifiably soulful sound—sometimes from the very first plucking of his bass. That has carried him through an impressive array of settings, from traditional trios and fusion-infused amalgams all the way over into the delicate lyricisms of chamber jazz. The forthcoming Per Sempre fits squarely into the latter category, as Gomez settles into a program marked by sweet grace notes, diaphanous beauty but perhaps not enough variety. Recording in Bologna, Italy, Gomez is joined ...

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Recording

Chick Corea/ Eddie Gomez/ Paul Motian - Further Explorations (2012)

Chick Corea/ Eddie Gomez/ Paul Motian - Further Explorations (2012)

Source: Something Else!

It's yet another tribute to the singular artistry of Bill Evans, but this one has a special plot line: the drummer played for Evans in one era and the bassist played for him in another era. While the pianist, naturally, was never a part of an Evans ensemble, he has over several decades built a wide-ranging oeuvre that contained many brilliant moments, all while arguably attaining the stature of Evans. Further Explorations is a sprawling, career-spanning retrospective of music composed ...

Richard Andersson
bass, acoustic
Sal La Rocca
bass, acoustic
Jon Dreyer
bass, acoustic
Nicolas Ojeda
bass, acoustic
Jeff Lopez
bass, electric
Bruce Phares
bass, acoustic
LuisGa Núñez
bass, acoustic
The New Acoustic Collective
band / ensemble / orchestra

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Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

Electric Chick...

Verve Records
2023

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Morning Glory

Resonance Records
2022

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Only Now

Self Produced
2022

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You Must Believe In...

Craft Recordings
2022

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Center Stage

Leopard
2022

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Everybody Still Digs...

Craft Recordings
2021

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The World In My View (feat. David Sánchez)

From: Point in Time
By Eddie Gomez

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