Sounds Like: Dave Weckl, Billy Cobham, Frank Gambale, Steve Gadd, Dennis Chambers
Alfredo Dias Gomes, drummer and composer, played with renowned Brazilian artists.
In his solo career released 5 albums: "Alfredo Dias Gomes", "Atmosfera" (with the special participation of Frank Gambale) , "Groove", "Corona Borealis" and "Looking Back".
“The latest effort from drummer Alfredo Dias Gomes finds him Looking Back at his musical heroes and creative inspirations. It's a true labor of love, wherein Gomes and his cast of top-drawer musicians equal or even surpass the individual qualities of the originals. Gomes just doesn't just echo their instrumental complexities but adds a personal flair to them. These aren't simply recreations but invigorating performances that highlight what made them brilliantly memorable to begin with. Widor Santiago's scorching saxophone immediately grabs the spotlight in "Red Baron"; it pushes the song forward with indelible hooks. Gomes' powerful, punchy drums adds weight to the funky rhythms as guitarist Yuval Ben Lior's ferocious riffs light up like fireworks. This is when a tribute transcends its initial mission; Gomes' version of "Red Baron" proudly stands on its own. The chemistry between Gomes and his band and guest artists fuel most of the album, which collects one highlight after another. N”