Shh.

by Terry Gomes

Released 2013
Independent
Released 2013
Independent
These 11 cinematic, instrumental, guitar-driven "scenes" encompass elements of smooth jazz, blues, and more--for those who like to "travel" while remaining stationary.
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Before beginning work on his fourth album, Ottawa composer, songwriter and guitarist Terry Gomes wanted to try something new. He had already achieved success with his unique variety of pop and folk-rock tunes. His previous album, “Loose Ends” was featured in CBC’s Music Matters E-Zine, he was invited for several radio interviews in the Ottawa area to discuss his music and approach to songwriting, and he has two songs that are still in rotation after four years on The Jewel FM radio stations.

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.

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
travels.

So welcome to the new album by Terry Gomes. Shh.

The show's about to start.....


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NEWS!

August 15, 2017

I swear I'm going to sign off on the master this week and say it's done. The same for the artwork. Really. I am. You believe me, don't you?

August 6, 2017

Nearing completion of the album master and getting artwork in place for my new release. Patience, my friends. Be sure to read other album blog posts at my BLOG link above!

July 1,
2017


Happy Canada Day!
150 years young!



June 19,
2017


Great to have Brian Asselin in today to close out the album's performances with some tasty tenor sax!


June
16, 2017

I'm so happy to finally have some lovely Paraguayan harp on one of the tunes for my new album. Thank you to Martha Mazzoleni!


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!




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