David Gilmore: Numerology-Live at Jazz Standard

Guitarist David Gilmore leads an all start team of Miguel Zenon/as, Luis P erdomo/p, Christian McBride/b, Jeff “Tain” Watts, Mino Cinelu/perc and Claudia Acuna/voc on this exciting and explansive collection of originals performed at the NYC club back in 2010. The show consisted of two “Movements” of which it’s hard to tell what the difference of the two actually is. Number one as a gliding groove on “Expansion” featuring some yearning alto work by Zenon, while the loping “Change” and assertive “Balance” display some flying sparks by the rhythm team as well as some energized picking by the leader.

A 12 minute “Rest” includes a contemplative guitar solo that gradually lets the team build up into a rumbling climax, while the session ends with a rollicking and cataclysmic clash of the titans of Perdomo, Zenon and Gilmore being the ones left standing at the end. McBride and company keep the music together with some incessant grooves, making this accessible to the mind and the soul.

Evolutionary Music


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