At this point, he felt that it was time to stretch his abilities a little further and in a different way. Having studied composition at Ottawa University, he wanted to revisit writing instrumental music. Instead of using words to tell a story, he envisioned an album that would evoke scenes of different times and places, using his guitar as the narrator. In this way his listeners could “travel” on short trips during the course of each piece.
This different approach was largely inspired by his admiration of many vintage film and television composers. A lot of their music stands well on its own. Following this new direction, Terry continues to display his unique and varied musical voice.
“His music encompasses a variety of styles that fit Gomes' many
influences...proof that Gomes cares about his craft and showcasing
his considerable range.” Benjamin Ray (The Daily Vault)
Grab your tickets, take a seat. What's on the billboard? His fourth album
has a great supporting cast: producer and drummer Ross Murray,
the National Art Centre’s percussionist Jonathan Wade, John Geggie,
Jeff Asselin, Gino Scaffidi, Dave Renaud, Rene Gely, Rob Graves,
Stu Watkins, Peter Hum and Don Cummings--Ottawa's top talent.
What's the show about? Scenes of jazz, blues, and more, cut
together in the editing room for cinematic journeys into pure listening
pleasure. No voices, no words, but a lot of captivating music that really
So welcome to the new album by Terry Gomes. Shh.
The show's about to start.....