Blue. Green. Aquamarine.

by Terry Gomes

Released 09/08/2015
Independent
Released 09/08/2015
Independent
Savour the colours…taste the passion. Sip an infectious smoothie of jazz guitar, well mixed, with a touch of Latin spirit!
NOTES
Based in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Terry is back with his sixth recording. In 2010 he decided to shift from writing folk/rock singer-songwriter material to writing instrumental, smooth jazz/Latin guitar-based music. This new project bridges the gap between his last two guitar offerings, “Shh” and “The Sand in My Shoes." Combining elements of Jazz and Latin music, he now presents five engaging and dynamic tracks on, “Blue. Green. Aquamarine.” The title refers to the blend of musical colours on the project.

In addition, this EP highlights Canadian jazz piano legend, Brian Browne, on the final track. It also hosts a stellar group of Ottawa musicians including producer and drummer Ross Murray, bassist Stu Watkins (formerly of The Tenors), and many others.

His last project, “The Sand In My Shoes” received positive press in Exclaim!, Cashbox Canada, The Daily Vault and The Smooth Jazz Ride. He has received extensive airplay across Canada on many CBC stations and is in continued rotation on Stingray Radio, The Jewel and other community stations throughout Ontario. He has been featured in CBC’s Music Matters and been interviewed many times on radio stations in the Ottawa area.

This five track smooth jazz / Latin guitar EP featuring the following great group of Ottawa area musicians:

Terry Gomes—All Lead Guitars, Electric Rhythm Guitar, Keyboards, Ukulele
Dave Milliken—Acoustic Rhythm Guitar on Tracks 3 & 4
Al Morier—Acoustic Rhythm Guitar on Track 1
Stu Watkins—Electric Bass on Tracks 1-4
Ross Murray—Drums and Percussion on Tracks 1-4
Rene Fortier—Congas and Timbales on Track 1
Nick Dyson--Trumpet on Track 3
David Renaud—Tenor Sax on Tracks 1 & 4
Brian Browne—Piano on Track 5
Norm Glaude—Upright Bass on Track 5
Tom Denison—Drums on Track 5

LISTEN

Connect / Watch

Commen-Terry

May 18, 2017

Nearing the end stage of mixing and mastering will be soon after. Also busy preparing artwork for my album. More details to follow soon!

April 11, 2017


After some delays, today I began editing and mixing my new album with Philip Shaw Bova. We've got a great start on things!

March 21, 2017

Had a fun promo, photo shoot today with Alan Dean and Andrea Cochrane of Alan Dean Photography. Hard to believe it was the second day of spring!



February 23, 2017

One tune on my project needed an acoustic lead and rhythm part.
Today was the day to get that done!





February 16, 2017

I added some extra guitar parts today. Except for one tune which requires Latin harp, most of the tracking is done and we'll soon be starting to mix some of the tunes. I can't wait!

January 27, 2017


Ottawa’s trumpet man, Nick Dyson, put his stellar playing on three tunes, adding some nice tropical vibes.


January 20, 2017

Local and hugely versatile drummer, Jeff Asselin, was in today and laid down perfect parts for two tunes. Professional, well prepared and a pleasure to work with. Jeff’s the man!



January
13, 2017

We had a great session today featuring a talented, young cellist named Raphael Weinroth-Browne. He played beautifully on a piece from my project that’s meant to convey a walk through the jungle. With January’s bitter weather, a jungle sounds pretty good right now!



2017




December
22, 2016


Today we had the final session of 2016 with local piano player and trombone man, Mark Ferguson. He added some great playing to five tunes on my project. What a talented and nice person to work with!



December 15, 2016

Rob Milicevic, the drummer for the cool band, Kobo Town, came in last night for our quickest session so far. He did an excellent job on two pieces; one calypso and one reggae-ish tune.


December 10,
2016


Norm Glaude laid down some beautiful acoustic and electric bass parts on two bossas from my new project.



December 3, 2016

We have completed the percussion parts for eight pieces. René F. played a nice variety of instruments; udu, timbales, caxixi, guiro, claves, cha-cha bell, maracas, woodblocks and even a pair of sandpaper blocks that my wife reminded me we owned. I can’t believe that I wrote so many percussion parts!



November 19,
2016


Today marks the start of tracking for my new, full-length “Tropical” album, just ahead of our first major snowstorm. We’re recording at Gallery Studios here in Ottawa with Dean Watson. For our first session, “Congaman” René Fortier laid down some great conga and bongo parts. We’re hoping to have our following percussion session late next week. A great start!




iTunes Store

Terry Gomes

Mailing List

Please sign up!