Giacomo Gates Celebrates The Release of His New CD "Everything is Cool"

Giacomo Gates approaches jazz singing with a showman's poise and an aficionado's zeal. With his deep, cognac baritone and his vintage-hipster lexicon, his phrasing and his bearing, he upholds a distinctly masculine ideal of deceptively easy nonchalance. Gates is known as the modern day heir to Eddie Jefferson, the godfather of vocalese. Here he uses the style sparingly, but to great advantage. never showboating by using the challenging technique. Backed by his go-to pianist, John di Martino and guitarist Tony Lombardozzi leading the rhythm section and Grant Stewart out in front on saxophone, Giacomo sings and swings his way through a dozen tunes some familiar favorites, some rarely heard gems. He may be soft and subtle or he may be hip and humorous but one thing Giacomo Gates is not, is predictable.

Celebrates The Release of His New CD
"Everything is Cool"
Thursday, October 1st
Jazz at Kitano
Shows 8 & 10 pm

John diMartino - piano
Ed Howard - bass

Jazz At Kitano
66 Park Ave @38th St

GIACOMO GATES - Everything is Cool
Savant Records SCD 2146
Giacomo Gates, vocals
John di Martino, piano
Grant Stewart, saxophone
Tony Lombardozzi, guitar
Ed Howard, bass
Willard Dyson, drums

TRACKS: Everything is Cool If I Were You, Baby, I'd Love Me When Lovers, They Lose Social Call Hazel's Hips Almost Blue Take Five Who Threw the Glue? Here Today and Gone Tomorrow Please Don't Bug Me All Alone Well, You Needn't / It's Over Now TT = 48:23

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