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David Gilmore: Energies of Change

Read "Energies of Change" reviewed by Dave Wayne

David Gilmore's career started off with a bang. He worked with Steve Coleman through the 1990s, appearing on at least nine recordings either led, or instigated, by the renowned saxophonist, composer, bandleader, and recent MacArthur Award recipient. Since emerging from Coleman's M-BASE fold, Gilmore has worked with a stunning variety of artists both inside and outside the jazz world. Zap Mama, Wayne Shorter, Muhal Richard Abrams, Meshell Ndegeocello, Monday Michiru, and Don Byron are just a few of the diverse ...

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David Gilmore: Numerology: Live At Jazz Standard

Read "Numerology: Live At Jazz Standard" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Numbers and music are inextricably linked together. Numbers exist within every musical impulse and control the very nature of music through their connective ratios and relationships. This concept is explored to the fullest, without coming off as inaccessible “math music," on guitarist David Gilmore's Numerology: Live At Jazz Standard. Gilmore--not to be confused with Pink Floyd's guitar-wielding David Gilmour--has made a name for himself as a Berklee-based educator and go-to sideman, appearing on recordings with saxophonist Wayne ...

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David Gilmore: Getting To The Point

Read "David Gilmore: Getting To The Point" reviewed by Phil DiPietro

Sometimes, a series of small disparate observations dovetail to produce incredulity, stupefaction and even anger. Here we go. Have you noticed that Nat Hentoff has set off a bit not his first bit) of controversy with his December 2001 “Final Chorus , which can be found on the last page of every issue of Jazz Times. Nat took occasion to knock a couple of the more well-known current crop of jazz divas. Suspending, for the purpose of avoiding litigation, the ...

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David Gilmore: Unified Presence

Read "David Gilmore: Unified Presence" reviewed by Phil DiPietro

David Gilmore Unified Presence RKM Records 2006

Let's break it down. You won't find this statement in David Gilmore's bio or on his website, but here it is: Gilmore is one of the baddest guitarists on the planet. Here's why--rhythmic acuity. If I were to write a book on jazz, one of its chapters would be titled “Instrumentalists Who Play Linear Rhythms", or maybe “Harmony As A Drum." I'm talking about players like Vijay ...

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David Gilmore: Ritualism

Read "Ritualism" reviewed by Scott Andrews

Jazz guitarist David Gilmore has definitely been around the block. He's played with Wayne Shorter, Trilok Gurtu, Don Byron, Cassandra Wilson, and the brilliant M-Base saxophonist and composer Steve Coleman in his group Five Elements. Not to be confused with the English guitarist David Gilmour of Pink Floyd fame, Gilmore stepped out for his first record as band leader and composer in 2000 with Ritualism, self-produced and self-released on the Kashka Music label.

A quartet of guitar, piano/keyboards, ...

ALBUM REVIEW

David Gilmore: Ritualism

Read "Ritualism" reviewed by Phil DiPietro

Exciting times are upon us, not only here at allaboutjazz but in the broader marketplace, as jazz consumers. An increasing number of vital musicians, heretofore best known as relatively high profile “idemen" who, in fact, by those who know their work, are more akin to equal contributors to the projects to which they have chosen to dedicate their prodigious talents, have finally grown tired of the status quo to which they have seemingly been assigned. What can be looked upon ...


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