Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Miles Away... Wayne in Heavy -- by Scott Yanow, AMG
Jazz News | 11/26/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The repertoire of the mid-1960s Miles Davis Quintet is adapted and explored on this excellent CD by pianist Eric Gould, bassist Leon Lee Dorsey and drummer Greg Bandy. Despite the absence of trumpet and tenor, the 11 songs on the project work quite well in this format. The repertoire includes a few standards ("Nefertiti,' "E.S.P.," "Seven Steps To Heaven" and "Nardis") and some songs not often recorded since the `60s. Gould's piano style, though influenced a little by Herbie Hancock, is pretty original and his close interplay with his sidemen results in an appealing and fairly distinctive group sound. Each of these performances works quite well as Gould and his trio pay a little tribute to the past but also come up with consistently fresh statements. Recommended. - Scott Yanow"
THANK YOU ERIC
ORIGINALMAN | NEW JERSEY, USA | 03/11/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"On a Sat evening I walked into the Princeton record exchange in Jerzee looking for some new music, I ran across a name on a cd that I recognized it was Eric Gould I wondered if this was the same person I knew growing up with and after turning it over and seeing that it was the same person I was impressed. So I purchased it not knowing what to expect,after getting into my auto I played it and was even more impressed by Eric's style and his obvious mastery of the piano keys.
As a person who attempts to master things in life I was quite aware early into his The Real cd that Eric had mastered the piano.I played the cd over and over and was now a big fan of his music. Eric's style is very fresh and unique and very exhilirating.I purchased his newest cd the next day thats how much I appreciated his musical style and mastery of the piano.
After listening to Miles Away... Wayne in Heavy I was even more blown away. His interpretations of these two great artists music was a tribute to them that will be hard to be duplicated by any musician playing today.I constantly play these two cd's while I'm reading and each time hearing them it impresses me even more that Eric produced these two treasures.Well Eric I'm waiting on your latest gift to the world.And hopefully when you're touring in the area I'll catch your performance.
So Thank You Eric for being who you are and for sharing your music wih the world.I'm sure your future will even be brighter for I noticed you're a very conscious Afrikan centered Blackman with knowledge of self and a love of playing the ancestral notes in your mind.
ASANTE AND HOTEP"