Eddie Gomez


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Eddie Gomez is one of the top bass virtuosos on the current jazz scene; his trio CD with veteran drummer Jimmy Cobb and rising piano star Stefan Karlsson focuses primarily on tunes he played during his 11 plus years as a member of the Bill Evans Trio. The strutting take of "On Green Dolphin Street" is matched by the leader's elegant bowing on the gorgeous yet sadly infrequently heard "Spartacus Love Theme." Karlsson penned the pretty bossa nova "Spider Song" and duets with Gomez's lightning chops on a delightful run through "Just Friends." The trio peaks during the mesmerizing arrangement of "Footprints," and they maintain this high energy level during another modal tune, "Nardis," which features guest Jeremy Steig on flute. Easily Eddie Gomez's best outing as a leader to date.

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