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Eddie Gómez Gómez on tour with Chick Corea in May 2010 in Santiago, Chile Background information Birth name Edgar Gómez Born October 4, 1944 (1944-10-04) (age 66) Santurce, Puerto Rico Genres Jazz, jazz fusion Occupations Musician, bandleader Instruments Double bass Labels Columbia Associated acts Bill Evans, Chick Corea, Mark Kramer, Steps Ahead Website Edgar "Eddie" Gómez (born October 4, 1944) is a Puerto Rican jazz double bassist born in Santurce, Puerto Rico, perhaps most notable for his work done with the Bill Evans trio from 1966 to 1977. Contents 1 Biography 2 Discography 2.1 As sideman 3 References 4 External links Biography Gómez emigrated with his family from Puerto Rico at a young age to New York, where he was raised.[1] He started on double bass in the New York City school system at the age of eleven and at age thirteen went to the New York City High School of Music and Art. He played in the Newport Festival Youth Band (led by Marshall Brown) from 1959 to 1961, and graduated from Juilliard in 1963.[2] His impressive résumé includes performances with jazz giants such as Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Gerry Mulligan, Benny Goodman, Buck Clayton, Bill Bruford, Marian McPartland, Paul Bley, Michael Brecker, Wayne Shorter, Steps Ahead, Steve Gadd, Jeremy Steig, Herbie Hancock, Tony Williams, Al Foster, Chick Corea, Eugenio Toussaint and Carli Muñoz. Time lauded: "Eddie Gómez has the world on his strings".[citation needed] He spent a total of eleven years with the Bill Evans Trio, which included performances throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia, as well as dozens of recordings.[1] Two of the Trio's recordings won Grammy awards. In addition, he was a member of the Manhattan Jazz Quintet. His career mainly consists of working as an accompanist, a position suited for his quick reflexes and flexibility.[2] In addition to working as a studio musician for many famous jazz musicians, he has recorded as a leader for Columbia Records, Projazz and Stretch.[1] Most of his recent recordings as a leader are co-led by jazz pianist Mark Kramer.[2] Gómez was also a member of the fusion band Steps Ahead. Discography This section requires expansion. As sideman With Chick Corea The Leprechaun (1976) The Mad Hatter (1978) Friends (1978) With Bill Evans A Simple Matter of Conviction (Verve, 1966) California Here I Come (Verve, 1967) Bill Evans at the Montreux Jazz Festival (Verve, 1968) What's New (Verve, 1969) Autumn Leaves (Lotus, 1969) Jazzhouse (Milestone, 1969) You're Gonna Hear From Me (Milestone, 1969) From Left to Right (MGM, 1970) Quiet Now (Charly, 1970) Montreux II (CTI, 1970) The Bill Evans Album (Columbia, 1971) Living Time with George Russell Orchestra (Columbia, 1972) The Tokyo Concert (Fantasy, 1973) Eloquence (Fantasy, 1973) Half Moon Bay (Milestone, 1973) Since We Met (Fantasy, 1974) Re: Person I Knew (Fantasy, 1974) Symbiosis (MPS, 1974) But Beautiful (Milestone, 1974) Blue in Green: The Concert in Canada (Milestone, 1974) Intuition (Fantasy, 1974) Montreux III (Fantasy, 1975) Crosscurrents (Fantasy, 1977) I Will Say Goodbye (Fantasy, 1977) You Must Believe in Spring (Warner Bros., 1977) With Mick Goodrick In Pas(s)ing (ECM, 1979) With Masahiko Satoh Amorphism (1985) With Eugenio Toussaint Oinos (Música para beber vino) (2008) With Ralph Towner Batik (ECM, 1978) Old Friends, New Friends (ECM, 1979) References ^ a b c Yanow, Scott. Allmusic biography of Eddie Gómez. Accessed September 2009. ^ a b c All About Jazz entry for Eddie Gomez. Accessed September 2009. External links Official website Persondata Name Gomez, Eddie Alternative names Short description Date of birth October 4, 1944 Place of birth Date of death Place of death