Bassist Eddie Gomez's strengths as an accompanist translate into excellent work as a bandleader. Info/tix
Bassist Eddie Gomez is a jazz legend, primarily thanks to his work as an accompanist. Besides his 11 years as a member of the Bill Evans Trio, Gomez has had a close working relationship with jazz musicians such as Jeremy Steig, Jack DeJohnette, and his Julliard classmate Chick Corea. Throughout his career, Gomez has adapted to working in pretty much every genre and style, so he's been an in-demand session bassist for decades of jazz, classical, and pop recordings.
As a collaborator, Gomez's interests are wide-reaching, but in his own groups he typically sticks to playing standards in a traditional jazz trio format. At Arts + Literature Laboratory Gomez will perform with longtime collaborators Stefan Karlsson and Rodrigo Villanueva. Gomez's versatility and flexibility as an accompanist are also his strengths as a bandleader, exploring the subtle interplay between improvising musicians. —Ian Adcock