Live in Mexico City
Legendary bassist EDDIE GOMEZ has been on the cutting edge of music for over four decades. The Latin GRAMMY® award-winner's impressive resumé includes performances with jazz giants such as Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Bill Evans, Gerry Mulligan and Benny Goodman. Eddie's unique sound and style can be heard on hundreds of recordings spanning the worlds of jazz, classical, Latin jazz, rhythm & blues, popular and contemporary music. Eddie Gomez is a brilliant bassist whose flexibility and quick reflexes make him an ideal accompanist. He grew up in New York and was with the Newport Festival Youth Band during 1959-61. After studying at Juilliard, Gomez played with Rufus Jones's sextet, Marian McPartland (1964), Paul Bley (1964-65), Giuseppe Logan, Gerry Mulligan and Gary McFarland among others. Gomez came to fame during his long period with the Bill Evans Trio (1966-77). He has since worked in a countless number of settings including filling in for Charles Mingus (1978) and with Steps Ahead (1979-84), Benny Wallace, Joanne Brackeen, Jack DeJohnette, Chick Corea and in commercial settings as a studio musician.