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David Gilmore


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David Gilmore has recorded and performed with many of today’s most influential modern
artists. He has worked with Wayne Shorter (appearing on Mr. Shorter’s Grammy Award
winning album, High Life (Verve)), Dave Douglas, Muhal Richard Abrams, Sam Rivers,
Steve Coleman, Cassandra Wilson, Don Byron, Uri Caine, Randy Brecker, David
Sanborn, Ron Blake, Carolyn Leonhart and Christian McBride, among many others.

In addition to his significance presence on the international touring scene, Gilmore has also
appeared on over 50 recordings, including two of his own as leader.
His first CD, Ritualism (2001) received international critical praise and was nominated
for the 2001 Debut CD of the Year by the Jazz Journalists Association.

Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Gilmore studied piano, drums and
percussion, taking up guitar studies at fifteen with John Baboian and Randy
Roos. He left Boston for further studies at New York University where his
teachers included sax titan Joe Lovano and pianist Jim McNeely. Following
graduation, he worked with a variety of artists, including members of the
Mbase Collective, Ronald Shannon Jackson, Trilok Gurtu, Graham Haynes,
Robin Eubanks, and Lonnie Plaxico. He also joined the popular jazz/fusion
group Lost Tribe, and co-producing their first two recordings for Windham Hill.
Gilmore has even made notable contributions to such pop acts as Me’shell
N’Degeocello, Melissa Etheridge, Joan Osbourne, Mavis Staples, Issac Hayes,


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  • coomind

    In an insane world of violence there is always the oasis of good music.

    16 Sep 2008 Reply
  • lelemelo

    After more than 20 years into all kinds of music, I enjoy many guitar players but there's only 3 that really make a big difference to me: Jimi, Wes and David.

    19 Jul 2008 Reply
  • SaltyMcSushi

    I'm loving how his top tracks aren't his.

    9 Jun 2008 Reply

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