Aug 22, 2020
David Gilmore’s second album for Criss Cross, From Here to Here, is just his sixth release as a bandleader. This seems to be a criminal lack of material, as Gilmore has spent the past 35 years as a key member of performances and recording sessions with the likes of Steve Coleman, Randy Brecker, Christian McBride, Cassandra Wilson and Wayne Shorter.
Gilmore began his career as part of the M-Base Collective, and soon found himself in great demand, both as a jazz player and backing pop and rock acts as well. His latest album features his playing with a topnotch quartet, composed of Luis Perdomo (piano), Brad Jones (bass) and E.J. Strickland (drums). Made up of eight previously unrecorded Gilmore compositions, both old and new, plus a pair of nontraditional covers from the likes of Sam River
Podcast 759 is my conversation with David, as we discuss From Here to Here, and his past work with Wayne Escoffery (The Humble Warrior was released this spring), Steve Coleman, Wayne Shorter and even his time backing pop singer Joss Stone. Musical selections include the Bill Evans classic “Interplay” and “Metaverse,” plus “Benedictus” from Wayne Escoffery, “On the Milky Way Express” from Wayne Shorter’s Grammy-winning High Life, and Joss Stone’s “Super Duper Love,” recorded at the gigantic Live 8 Festival in London, England.