Primary Instrument: Piano
While his first three CD’s have met with success, and have enabled him to make a mark on the national jazz scene, these are but the latest moves in a 25-year career for pianist, composer, and arranger Eric Gould. As a bandleader, he has shared the stage with some of jazz’s brightest stars, opening for Earl Klugh, Azymuth, Larry Coryell, Wayne Shorter, and the New York Jazz All-Stars, and performing on television with Louie Bellson and James Moody. He has performed and recorded in collaboration with world-renowned instrumentalists such as Jimmy Heath, Ron Carter, James Newton, Bobby Watson, Antonio Hart, Winard Harper, Cindy Blackman, Vanessa Rubin, Cecil Bridgewater, Talib Kibwe (T.K. Blue), Don Braden, Robin Eubanks, and Leon Lee Dorsey in addition to leading his own trio in performances from the Midwest to the East Coast. Gould has been a guest soloist with the Canton Symphony Orchestra and the Cleveland Philharmonic Orchestra. His debut CD, “On the Real” rose to number 11 on the national jazz radio charts in the first quarter of 1999. His second CD, “Miles Away… Wayne in Heavy” rose to number 10 on the national charts and to number 45 (out of over 2500 releases) for the year 2000 His third CD, “Who Sez?” has sold well from coast to coast, and continues to appear on radio playlists nationally....
On the Real
Tracks: On the Real; Deborah's Journey; Stolen Legacy; For You; Waltz for All; Portrait #2; Inner Urge; Dolphin Dance.
Personnel: Eric Gould: Piano; Cedric Napoleon: Bass; Marion Hayden: Bass; Bill Ransom: Drums; Noah King: Drums; Bobby English: Saxophones; Melvin Burks: Trumpet; Mwatabu Okantah: Poet.
Miles Away... Wayne in Heavy
Tracks: Joshua; Eighty One; E.S.P; Nefertiti; Freddie Freeloader; Blue in Green; Seven Steps to Heaven; Speak No Evil; Wildflower; Fall; Nardis.
Personnel: Eric Gould: piano; Leon Lee Dorsey: bass; Greg Bandy: Drums.
Tracks: Message Received; Central Park West; Bolivia; Isotope; Who Sez?; Lonely Woman; Blue Diaspora; Barbara; One by One.
Personnel: Eric Gould: piano; Leon Lee Dorsey: bass; Greg Bandy: Drums; Talib Kibwe: Saxophones & Flute; Pharez Whitted: Trumpet; Bill Ransom: Percussion.
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