Gilmore, playing with Cindy Blackman, in Treibhaus, Innsbruck 2011
|Birth name||Marvin David Gilmore|
|Born||5 February 1964|
Cambridge, Massachusetts United States
|Genres||Jazz, jazz fusion|
|Occupation(s)||Musician, songwriter, producer|
|Associated acts||Ronald Shannon Jackson, Wayne Shorter, Five Elements|
Gilmore studied at New York University with Joe Lovano and Jim McNeely. In 1987 he began working professionally with the M-Base Collective and Ronald Shannon Jackson. In the 1990s he was a member of the jazz fusion band Lost Tribe. In 1995, he became a member of Wayne Shorter's band. With his brother Marque Gilmore, Matt Garrison, and Aref Durvesh, he recorded Ritualism in 2001. With Christian McBride, Jeff "Tain" Watts, and Ravi Coltrane he recorded Unified Presence. Gilmore was the sole composer on all but one song and also served as the producer of the album.
He has worked with Muhal Richard Abrams, Geri Allen, Cindy Blackman Santana, Ron Blake, Randy Brecker, Don Byron, Uri Caine, Steve Coleman, Alice Coltrane, Jack DeJohnette, Dave Douglas, Melissa Etheridge, Robin Eubanks, Rachelle Ferrell, Trilok Gurtu, Isaac Hayes, Graham Haynes, Cyndi Lauper, Branford Marsalis, Wynton Marsalis, Meshell Ndegeocello, Joan Osborne, Greg Osby, Lonnie Plaxico, Dianne Reeves, Sam Rivers, David Sanborn, Boz Scaggs, Mavis Staples, Joss Stone, Steve Williamson, and Cassandra Wilson.
- Ritualism (Kashka Music, 2000)
- Unified Presence (RKM Music, 2006)
- Numerology: Live at Jazz Standard (Evolutionary Music, 2012)
- Energies of Change (Evolutionary, 2014)
- Transitions (Criss Cross, 2017)
With Muhal Richard Abrams
With Aka Moon
With Uri Caine
- Love Fugue: Robert Schumann (Winter & Winter, 2000)
- Gustav Mahler: Dark Flame (Winter & Winter, 2003)
With Steve Coleman
- Cipher Syntax (JMT, 1989) with Greg Osby as Strata Institute
- Black Science (Novus, 1991)
- Drop Kick (Novus, 1992)
- The Tao of Mad Phat (Novus, 1993)
With Rudresh Mahanthappa
- Samdhi (ACT, 2011)
With Wayne Shorter
With Steve Williamson
- A Waltz for Grace (Verve, 1990)
- Chinen, Nate (14 January 2010). "Celebrating the Tension Between Art and Science". The New York Times. Retrieved 27 March 2010.
- Yanow, Scott (2013). The Great Jazz Guitarists. San Francisco: Backbeat. pp. 219–220. ISBN 978-1-61713-023-6.
- "Unified Presence - David Gilmore". AllMusic. Retrieved 9 December 2018.
- "David Gilmore". AllMusic. Retrieved 9 December 2018.