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“Alfredo Dias Gomes’ latest solo album, Pulse, is the sixth release since the Brazilian born drummer struck out on his own in order to better follow his vision of jazz fusion music. The ten track release has a couple of originals, but the remaining eight cuts show off Gomes’ obvious deep knowledge of the genre and his appreciation for the artistic heavyweights who came before and cleared a path for him to follow. They are instrumentals, but they are rife with melodies and eye-popping displays of musical skill. The production surrounds the players with warmth and clarity while the compositions, in general, maintain a resolute focus and never lapse into self-indulgence. Gomes has made a jazz fusion album that’s not just accessible to genre fans, but anyone who loves physical, intelligent, and even quite moving compositions. The musicality of the songs is apparent from the first track onward. “The Other Side” has a lot of lively attitude and keeps things moving briskly back an”

“Jazz fusion, long since passed its commercial heyday, remains a viable genre vehicle for many top flight musicians. South American born drummer and percussion Alfredo Dias Gomes has logged time and miles with various bands during his career before embarking on a series of solo albums that mine the deep, challenging tradition of fusion in a way few modern artists do. His sixth solo album, Pulse, is a ten track release including two originals from Gomes’ fertile musical imagination and a remaining eight contributions from a variety of sources both famous and more obscure. Despite the daunting reputation of complexity for the form, these aren’t instrumentals designed to appeal to a narrow group of listeners. Instead, the ten tracks bubble over with melody, effervescent textures, and features a variety of instruments deployed in recognizable and crowd-pleasing ways. The opening one two punch of “The Other Side” and “The Funk Waltz” are a knockout blow to begin things. The band”

“Alfredo Dias Gomes – Pulse Alfredo Dias Gomes’ sixth full length solo effort, Pulse, follows up his most recent effort Looking Back with a ten song jazz fusion instrumental collection that stands as one of the finest modern statements from this often unfairly maligned genre. Devotees of simpler forms have often decried jazz fusion and its practitioners as skilled technicians more interested in conveying their virtuosity than making listeners feel or engaging their imaginations. This charge can certainly not be leveled at Gomes with a straight face. These are evocative, deeply felt performances with a surplus of skill and Gomes is accompanied by a crack band of sympathetic collaborators who help him realize the massive potential inherent to such a project. Pulse is a musical thrill ride, but it’s also a personal statement from a musician and composer capable of transforming material from other sources into something uniquely his own. Pulse opens with “The Other Side”, a b”

“Brazilian drummer and songwriter Alfredo Dias Gomes has established a much deserved reputation as one of the world preeminent percussionists, but his most recent collection Pulse shows an exponential growth in his songwriting promising to take him to a higher level than before. Pulse is Gomes’ sixth solo album and his explorations in jazz/fusion territory have produced a varied and inspired body of work pulling from Gomes’ composing talents and covering songs from iconic performers in the genre. The latest album features two originals alongside compositions from artists as varied as Larry Coryell and the recently deceased Alphonse Mouzon, among others. These are, naturally, instrumentals, but even music lovers who generally reject such virtuosic exercises should find much to love on this intensely musical outing. The opening song “The Other Side” shows off their sparkling interplay without ever being self indulgent. The main movers musically are the guitar, drumming, and tenor”

“Alfredo Dias Gomes lança 'Pulse' Novo trabalho do baterista é sexto álbum de sua discografia Jornal do Brasil +A-AImprimir PUBLICIDADE O baterista e compositor Alfredo Dias Gomes lança 'Pulse', sexto álbum de sua discografia. Novo trabalho traz duas composições autorais, 'Seven' e 'Pulse', e uma seleção de músicas gravadas, em sua maioria, pela banda The Eleventh House, importante grupo de jazz rock dos anos 1970. “The Eleventh House foi um grupo importante na minha formação musical. Quis fazer uma referência a banda mas busquei no repertório composições que me inspiraram e que talvez não sejam tão conhecidas do grande público”. Em 'Pulse', Alfredo reune Widor Santiago (sax tenor), Yuval Ben Lior (guitarra), Lulu Martin (teclado) e Marco Bombom (baixo), com intimidade musical evidente. O resultado é um álbum vigoroso e pulsante. Sobre a formação, Alfredo comenta: "Antes de mais nada, somo amigos e o que”

“O baterista Alfredo Dias Gomes lança seu sexto disco, Pulse. Acompanhado por Widor Santiago no sax, Yuval Ben Lior na guitarra, Lulu Martin nos teclados e Marco Bombom no baixo, esse novo trabalho é dedicado ao grupo “The Eleventh House“, importante formação da cena jazz rock dos anos 70; e traz ainda duas composições autorais. O disco foi gravado no ADG Studio e produzido por Alfredo Dias Gomes, que afirma ter uma verdadeira paixão em gravar e sentir o astral no estúdio. Widor Santiago e Lulu Martin já gravam com ele há muito tempo e estão juntos desde seu primeiro disco gravado em 1991; Yuval Ben Lior está ao seu lado desde o disco “Corona Borealis” de 2010; e Marco Bombom participou do disco anterior “Looking Back” de 2015. alfredo-dias-gomes-mont Com a palavra, Alfredo Dias Gomes: Gustavo Cunha – “Pulse” traz uma referência ao grupo “The Eleventh House”. Como deu-se a escolha do repertório? Alfredo Dias Gomes – The Eleventh House foi”

“Listening to the sounds of Brazil, the marriage between jazz and rock is not common. Listeners will not come across it often unless they come across Alfredo Dias Gomes. Numerous articles have been written about his unique style and he’s also been featured on local TV. With six albums to his name, Gomes is has continued to raise the bar with each release – including this year’s Pulse. Banding with some of the best musicians and songwriters Brazil has to offer, Gomes went on to write and record with the likes of Widor Santiago, Lulu Mirtin, Yuval Ben Lior, Marco Bombom and many more. Together they met in the studio to record songs like “The Other Side,” “Low-Lee-Tah” and the anchor and title track, “Pulse.” Fans of Chick Corea, Larry Coryell and Billy Cobham are advised to check out what this Brazilian drummer Alfredo Dias Gomes has to offer on his latest release, Pulse. Those interested in hearing more from Alfredo Dias Gomes can check him out below. Those intereste”

“O baterista Alfredo Dias Gomes lança seu sexto disco, Pulse. Acompanhado por Widor Santiago no sax, Yuval Ben Lior na guitarra, Lulu Martin nos teclados e Marco Bombom no baixo, esse novo trabalho é dedicado ao grupo "The Eleventh House", importante formação da cena jazz rock dos anos 70; e traz ainda duas composições autorais. O disco foi gravado no ADG Studio e produzido por Alfredo Dias Gomes, que afirma ter uma verdadeira paixão em gravar e sentir o astral no estúdio. Widor Santiago e Lulu Martin já gravam com ele há muito tempo e estão juntos desde seu primeiro disco gravado em 1991; Yuval Ben Lior está ao seu lado desde o disco "Corona Borealis" de 2010; e Marco Bombom participou do disco anterior "Looking Back" de 2015. Com a palavra, Alfredo Dias Gomes - "Pulse" traz uma referência ao grupo "The Eleventh House". Como deu-se a escolha do repertório? The Eleventh House foi uma das minhas grandes influências. O meu objetivo é resgatar para as novas gerações um”

“that inspired him throughout his career in his album Looking Back, a labor of love to Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke, Billy Cobham, and more. His powerful drum beats match every saxophone note and guitar riff. Gomes also bravely adds his signature drum exhibitions to his heroes' works, making them more alive and pulsating. "Red Baron" is like a melting pot of electrifying riffs, sizzling saxophone, and ferocious drum beats where everything is in sync, creating something splendid that would make Cobham proud. Guitarist Yuval Ben Lior, saxophonist Widor Santiago, and Gomes each have their own shining moments in the track. It's jazz fusion taken to a whole new level with each instrument showing off different intensities without overshadowing each other's unique sound. "Nite Spite" begins with fast and feisty drumming that later merges effortlessly with energetic saxophone and emphatic riffs. Gomes masterfully demonstrates how he has sharpened his craft in this cover.”

“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”

“Q: When did you start playing the drums. A: I started studying drums in 1970 with 10-years-old. I had classes with good Brazilian teachers and the opportunity to study with percussionist/drummer Don Alias when he visited Brazil in '76 and '77 with the Stone Alliance group. Q: When did you become interested in jazz? A: Jazz has always been present in my home because of my big brother, who studied trumpet and listened to jazz. But when I started studying drums, I used to like rock music. After, I learned Brazilian rhythms and the next level could only be jazz. Q: You have three Chick Corea covers on your latest effort, Looking Back. What is it about that group which appeals to you the most. A: The first time I saw Chick Corea live was in 1976, when he played at a festival in São Paulo. I was very impressed with this show, especially with the compositions. I believe that 200 years from now, people will be listening to Chick Corea as”

“At times, the explosive energy on Alfredo Dias Gomes' new album Looking Back could light up the sky. On his cover of Chick Corea's "Nite Sprite," Gomes' frenzied, rapid-fire drumming leaps out of the speakers; it's a relentless burst of speed and precision, delivered with perfection by an artist who has mastered his craft. It is exhilarating, especially when Yuval Ben Lior's chunky, electrifying riffs and Widor Santiago's robust saxophone similarly pick up steam. On the surface, Looking Back is an homage to Gomes' favorite jazz artists, the ones who expanded his imagination. But Gomes transcends the art of producing a tribute effort. These aren't just note-for-note renditions, but are truly dazzling performances. Gomes' version of Stanley Clarke's "Silly Putty," displays the bracing skills of Gomes and his backing musicians. Marco Bombom's relentlessly funky bass drips with sweat; he cuts a breathtaking groove. Guilherme Dias Gomes' trumpet comes in hot as well and Lior's guitars”

“It’s not often you listen to a CD that’s written by a talented drummer but Alfredo Dias Gomes and his latest CD, “Corona Borealis,” hits the music scene with another spectacular collection of Jazz/Funk/Rock music. This album contains songs that are mellow and rich in sounds and textures and a cast of players that perform with well balanced precision. Right from the first track, “Solo,” Gomes gives the listeners a taste as to the talents he has to offer as his cymbals are crisp and clean, the toms have a wonderful tone, and bass drum is rich and solid... If you’re a fan of smooth Jazz then the superb album, “Corona Borealis,” would be a great addition to your musical collection.”