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Eddie Gomez

Primary Instrument: Bass

Born: October 4, 1944    

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....
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  • Per Sempre

    BFM
    2012
  • Forever

    Repertoire Records
    2010
  • Art of the Heart

    Art of Life Records
    2006
  • Jazz Fiddler On The Roof

    Twinz Records
    2004
  • Street Smart

    Repertoire Records
    1989
  • Power Play

    Repertoire Records
    1988
  • Mezgo

    Repertoire Records
    1986
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