Eddie Gómez

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Edgar Gómez (born October 4, 1944) is a jazz double bassist born in Santurce, Puerto Rico, known for his work with the Bill Evans Trio from 1966 to 1977.

Eddie Gómez
Gómez on tour with Chick Corea, May 2010, Santiago, Chile
Gómez on tour with Chick Corea, May 2010, Santiago, Chile
Background information
Birth nameEdgar Gómez
Born (1944-10-04) October 4, 1944 (age 75)
Santurce, Puerto Rico
GenresJazz, jazz fusion
Occupation(s)Musician
InstrumentsDouble bass
Years active1959–present
LabelsColumbia
Associated actsBill Evans, Chick Corea, Mark Kramer, Steps Ahead
Websiteeddiegomez.com

BiographyEdit

Gómez moved with his family from Puerto Rico at a young age to New York, where he was raised.[1] 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 & Art.[2] He played in the Newport Festival Youth Band (led by Marshall Brown) from 1959 to 1961, and graduated from Juilliard in 1963.[2]

He played with musicians such as Gerry Mulligan, Marian McPartland, Paul Bley, Steps Ahead, and Chick Corea.[1] He spent a total of eleven years with the Bill Evans Trio, which included performances in the United States, Europe and Asia, as well as dozens of recordings.[1]

His career mainly consists of working as an accompanist, a position suited for his quick reflexes and flexibility.[2] 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.[1] Many of his recent recordings as a leader are co-led by the jazz pianist Mark Kramer.[2]

In May 2013, Gómez was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Music from Berklee College of Music in Valencia, Spain.[3] This was the first honorary doctorate granted at the college's new international campus in Spain.[3]

DiscographyEdit

As leaderEdit

  • Down Stretch (Trio, 1976)
  • Gomez (with Chick Corea and Steve Gadd) (Interface, 1984)
  • Mezgo (Epic [Japan], 1986) also released as Discovery (Columbia, 1986)
  • Power Play (Sony, 1988)
  • Street Smart (GRP, 1989)
  • Next Future (Stretch, 1993)
  • Dedication (Evidence, 1998)
  • Uptown Music (King, 1998)
  • Art of the Heart (Art of Life, 2004)
  • Jazz Fiddler on the Roof (Twinz, 2005)
  • Palermo (Jazz Eyes, 2007)
  • Beautiful Love (Isol Discus, 2008)
  • Forever (Plus Loin, 2010)
  • Per Sempre (BFM Jazz, 2012)

As sidemanEdit

With Bill Evans

With John Abercrombie

With Paul Bley

With Joanne Brackeen

With Randy Brecker

  • Score (Solid State, 1969)

With Bill Bruford and Ralph Towner

  • If Summer had its Ghosts (1997)

With Chick Corea

With Carsten Dahl

With Jack DeJohnette

With Peter Erskine

With Art Farmer

With Mick Goodrick

With Bunky Green

With David Grisman

With Tim Hardin

With Billy Hart

With Freddie Hubbard

With Lee Konitz

With Mark Kramer

  • Jazz Fiddler on the Roof (Mythic Jazz, 2002 | Twinz, 2005)
  • Art of the Heart (Art of Life, 2006)
  • Kind of Trio with Joe Chambers (Eroica, 2008 | Strawberry Mansion, 2017)
  • Boulders and Mountains (Eroica, 2009 | Blue Node, 2017)
  • Art of Music (Strawberry Mansion, 2017)

With Kronos Quartet

With Andy LaVerne

With Giuseppi Logan

  • Quartet (ESP-Disk, 1965)
  • More Giuseppi Logan (ESP-Disk, 1965)

With Jay McShann

With Gerry Mulligan

With Judy Niemack

  • About Time (SONY, 2002)

With Mike Nock

With Marco Pignataro

  • Sofia's Heart (2007)

With Emily Remler

With Iñaki Sandoval

  • Miracielos (Bebyne, 2011)

With Masahiko Satoh

  • Chagall Blue (Openskye, 1980)
  • Amorphism (Sony, 1985)

With Jeremy Steig

With Steps Ahead

With Eugenio Toussaint

  • Oinos (Música para beber vino) (2008)

With Tommy Smith

With Ira Sullivan

With Ralph Towner

With Gabriel Vicéns

  • Point in Time (2012)

With Jack Wilkins

With Larry Willis

With Daniel Wong

  • Daniel Wong Trio (Fonarte Latino 2014)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Yanow, Scott. Allmusic biography of Eddie Gómez.. Retrieved January 26, 2014.
  2. ^ a b c d "Eddie Gomez". All About Jazz. Archived from the original on June 19, 2012. Retrieved January 26, 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Bassist Eddie Gomez Awarded Honorary Doctorate Degree". Jazztimes.com. Archived from the original on October 29, 2013. Retrieved November 12, 2017.

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