Legendary Bassist/Composer Eddie Gomez & His Quintet Release New Recording Per Sempre on BFM Jazz
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 19, 2012
Acoustic bass giant Eddie Gomez ensures his place as one of the truly great musicians working today with his newest recording “Per Sempre,” to be released by BFM Jazz on May 1, 2012.
Recorded in Bologna, Italy while on tour in winter 2009, “Per Sempre” is a luminous jazz disc destined to stand the test of time, showcasing an amazing ensemble. Gomez brings originalsby himself and members of his quintetto the table, along with one evergreen, Stella by Starlight. One of “Per Sempres” haunting melodies, Arianna, is a stunning ballad exemplified by the gorgeous, plucked Gomez solo at its center Jazz Times.
Coming off his recent triumph “Further Explorations” (with Chick Corea and the late Paul Motian) in which Gomez celebrated the 50th anniversary of legendary pianist Bill Evans classic album “Explorations,” “Per Sempre” furthers Gomez stature as consummate bassist, inspirational leader, composer and cultivator of musicianship.
Eddie Gomezs career kicked into gear in the early 1960s and there are more than twenty albums under his rubric. “Per Sempre” features a host of talent and original composition. Gomezs conception is like his career, spanning the mainstream (Miles Davis, Gerry Mulligan, Dizzy Gillespie, Bill Evans, Benny Goodman, McCoy Tyner, Hank Jones, Freddie Hubbard) to fusion (Steps Ahead, The Gadd Gang) to classical (Tashi, The Kronos Quartet, Richard Stoltzman). His recent recording Duets, co-led with Carlos Franzetti on piano, won Best Instrumental Album at the 2010 GRAMMY