Edsel Gomez

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Edsel Gomez
Birth nameEdsel Robert Gomez Rentas
Born (1962-08-09) August 9, 1962 (age 57)
Bayamon, Puerto Rico, U.S.
GenresJazz, Latin jazz
Occupation(s)Musician
InstrumentsPiano
Years active1975–present
Websitewww.edselgomez.com

Edsel Gomez (born August 9, 1962) is a Puerto Rican jazz pianist. In 2007, he was nominated for a Grammy Award for the album Cubist Music.[1] He arranged and directed Dee Dee Bridgewater's Grammy-winning recording Eleanora Fagan (1915-1959): To Billie with Love from Dee Dee Bridgewater. He has worked with Jack DeJohnette, Don Byron, Brian Lynch, and Eddie Palmieri.

After a research study promoted by the Philippine Heritage Library and Ayala Museum in Manila, Philippines, he began the Edsel Gomez World Fusion Band, which explores the fusion of Philippine traditional and tribal music with jazz and Afro Caribbean music.

Discography[edit]

As leader[edit]

."Celebrating Chico Buarque De Hollanda" (Mix House, 1999)

  • América: Arismar Do Espírit O Santo (Lua, 2005)
  • Cubist Music (Zoho, 2006)
  • Road to Udaipur (Zoho, 2015)

As sideman[edit]

With Freddie Bryant

  • 1999 Boogaloo Brasileiro
  • 2000 Live at Smoke

With David Sánchez

  • 1998 Obsession
  • 2000 Melaza
  • 2001 Travesía
  • 2004 Coral

With Don Byron

 1995 " Music For Six Musicians"
  • 2001 You Are #6: More Music for Six Musicians

With Richard Bona

With Conrad Herwig

  • 2004 Another Kind of Blue: The Latin Side of Miles Davis
  • 2004 Que Viva Coltrane
  • 2006 Sketches of Spain y Mas: The Latin Side of Miles Davis

With Humberto Ramírez

  • 1992 Jazz Project
  • 2007 Humberto Ramírez Presents Smooth Latin Jazz
  • 2008 Trompeta Tropical

With Dee Dee Bridgewater

With Tony Lujan

  • 2001 You Don't Know What Love Is
  • 2004 Tribute

With others

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nominations for 49th Annual Grammy Awards". Retrieved 2017-02-14.
  2. ^ "Edsel Gomez | Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 25 February 2017.