Eddie Gomez Live in Moscow

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Edgar "Eddie" Gómez (born October 4, 1944) is a Puerto Rican jazz double bassist born in Santurce, Puerto Rico

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 résumé includes performances with jazz giants such as Miles DavisDizzy GillespieGerry MulliganJohn ColtraneBenny GoodmanBuck ClaytonAhmad JamalBill BrufordScott LaFaroMarian McPartlandPaul BleyBill EvansMichael BreckerWayne ShorterSteps AheadSteve GaddRon CarterJeremy SteigHerbie HancockTony WilliamsAl FosterChick CoreaEugenio Toussaint and Carli MuñozTime 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 RecordsProjazz 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.