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Moods: Spiritual New Age: Shamanic Jazz: Latin Jazz World: World Fusion Latin: Latin Jazz

By Location
United States - California - SF United States - United States

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Jim Gordon

James Alex Gordon
A Musical Biography
Friends call him by the name of: Jim
Birthplace: San Francisco, California
Happy-with 2 Children

Vocals-Lead Trumpet-Tenor Saxophone,Piano
Other instruments: Synthesizer, Trombone, Boehm Flute, Native American Flute, Irish Flute, Percussion
Composer- Arranger- Transcriber
Audio Engineering
47 years encompassing Music

Currently: 2014- Solo Artist-Performer, Composer, Sound Designer

2012-2013 Trumpet-Tenor Sax-Flute-Piano-Percussion with Gary Bohannon and the
Bad Habits American 60's – 00's Pop, Soul ,R n B Performing in the San Joaquin Valley and Delta areas.

2011-2012 Co-Leader SFLJS- San Francisco Latin Jazz Society -Quintet-Trumpet,Tenor
Sax,Vocals,Keyboard,Flute,T-bone,Percussion Original & Spontaneous Composition Latin Jazz
Discography:
They're Here-Shamanic Jazz-Single 2014-Fluglehorn, Tenor Saxophone, Bass, Keyboard, Percussion, D/D Drum Kit, Jim playing all
Meu Amor- Latin Jazz Original-Single 2012-Strings, Bass, Piano, Tenor Sax, Trumpet, Flute, Percussion Jim playing all
Heart Ache Love – Latin Jazz Original – Single 2012 – Strings, Bass, Piano, Tenor Sax, Percussion Jim playing all
A Love Supreme* by John Coltrane Jim's reinterpretation playing all Single Original Arr. 2011
U La La*- Pop Cha-Cha Featuring Jim playing all Single Original 2011
Illumination*- Grace,Heart to Heart,Dawn -Contemplative,Meditative Single Trilogy all by Jim Original 2010
Keep it Blue* Pop Jazz Latin Horns Vocals Percussion all by Jim all Original 2010(ascap)
Bless this Land with Love* Native American Flute with Percussion all Original 2005(ascap)
Pura Salsa Labrandote,Hecha Pa Lante-Lead Trumpet Arranger for Pepe y Su Orquesta 1997

Performed in these Genres:
Jim’s Originals Various Original All Instruments CD's Singles
Internet Distribution Peace69Love Records
Solo Performance Fort Mason
Duet Performance
Volunteer Musician Kaiser Hosp.

American Top 40 Funk, Soul, Disco Gary Bohannon and the Bad Habits
Heart and Soul-Leader Al Tovar

Salsa-Latin Jazz-Cuban-Brazillian Contemporary, Original Pepe y Su Orquesta Peru
Tony Nieto de El Salvador
Salsa Dura Scott Brown Guatemala
International TV/Radio (Peru y Univision)

Rhythm and Blues Oldies but Goodies George Warren R&B Band

Funk-Fusion-Latin Rock Original Jim Gordon co-leader

Norteno-Ranchera-Cumbia Top 40 Illumination- Jim co-leader

Punk Rock Crazy Wild Bob and some of the Psychotic Pineapples

Advantguard Open Warren Spangler (SF Symp Perc)

Gospel Original Dorothy Morrison“Oh Happy Day”

Jazz-Latin-Rock-Socca-Reggae Various Various Sessions around the SF Bay

Concert Band/Marching Band/Community Orchestra Various AF of M local 510/153 East Bay/San Jose

A Musical Biography

Highlights: First professional performance (paid gig) with Dorothy Morrison of “Oh happy Day” fame.

Playing Native American Flute as a Volunteer Musician for the patients, family and staff at Kaiser Hospital Redwood City

Bill Graham Presents-New Years at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, San Francisco. With Pepe y Su Orquesta Peru

Bill Graham Presents-New Orleans by the Bay- Shoreline Amphitheater, Mountain View. With Pepe y
Su Orquesta Peru

Performed with Grupo PAX at the world famous Bertolo’s- in Lima, Peru

Chillin with Musical Friends Nick and Larry Blackshere

Musical Quotes: Jim Gordon: “I had an overwhelming urge to play a Brass Instrument after hearing Heavenly
Horns at the age of 4.”

While driving taxi: To James Gordon May your music lead you to the paradise of your dreams.
May your life be as harmonious as music and meaningful as poetry.
Dseng Ta Yu (a Tibetan musician) Sept. 4, 1980

Hindu Poem: Sometimes naked, sometimes mad, Now as a scholar, now as a fool
Thus they appear on earth-
The free men
Press:
"All About Jazz Editor's comments: Heart Ache Love "Former member of the San Francisco Latin Jazz Society breaks out on his own with a splendid laid back groove, yet maintains plenty of the ambient-trip of his 70s rock-jazz fusion sound. Cool tune.""
- All About Jazz (Aug 01, 2012)

" while the more free form tenor of Jim Gordon takes a more hard bop approach to the musical task at hand."The Creator" may be more traditional in terms of Latin jazz as most have come to know and appreciate the genre but make no mistake there is the same unique energy displayed here as on the tunes mentioned previously."
- Brent Black, Critical Jazz (Dec 16, 2011)

" In broad strokes and crystalline detail, saxophonist Gordon's primal yearning... with Gordon's spine tingling sax line snaking ...".
- Lewis J. Whittington, All About Jazz (Jan 17, 2012)

“Jim Gordon's ephemeral flute melodies and solemn percussion backdrops channel Native American musical traditions, but these deeply spiritual compositions don't demand prior knowledge of such styles. Rather, his haunting riffs engage veteran listeners and new initiates alike.” Cnet 2006

Sign and Symbol: Gemini & 69 (yin/yang)

Interest: Hangin with Family n Friends, Travel, Computers and Music, Reading Philosophy and Theoretical Physics, Surfing,
Video Games, Sailing

Hopes and Dreams: World Peace, Sailing on a Catamaran n performing around the world,more studio recording
James Alex Gordon


A Random List of People Who Influenced Jim and His Musical Pursuits and Interest
Ray Charles Herbie Hancock Phoebe Snow Chuck Mangione Miles Davis Norman Conners Eddie Harris Tom Jobim Jimi Hendrix Lolo Gaeta Dexter Gordon Uncle Tom Omar Hakim Robert Plant Groupo Niche Stanislav Grof Amad Jamal Carl Jung Pepe Gonzales Tim Hardin
Tony Cartagena Tim Acosta Doug Martin Jazz Crusaders Weather Report Curtis Mayfield James Brown Bill Gresel Kid Valentine Kay Good Don Alias Malcolm Boykin Charles LLoyd Dseng Ta Yu Fred Berry,Gary Bohannon,
Miles Davis Eddie Santos Stanley Turrentine Mike Arnold Henry Mancini San Getz Dave Sumner Lee Morgan George Silva Gene Ammons Benny Bailey Sergio Mendes Zip Jaco Pastorius Bob Marley Billy Cobham Mr Saturley Mike Vondran Carlos Santana Nat King Cole
Frank Sinatra Edwin Toots Thielemans Stanley Clarke Louie Bellson Sun Ra Curtis Mayfield Brent Black Rahsaan Roland Kirk Richard Wilhelm Victor Nolasco Carlos Frederico Mal Waldron David Vinson,Carl herder,Daniel Mabalatan Nick Blackshere
Eddie Ramirez Al Green Bill Withers Bill Theur Sarah Vaughan Chick Corea Stevie Ray Vaughn Robert Palmer Chicago Alan Watts Larry Blackshere McCoy Tyner Jackie McLean Pharoah Sanders Aierto Moreiras Erroll Garner Al Jarreau Lenny White Jim Carrey
Derek James Joni Mitchell Dorothy Morrison Robert Limon Wild Bob Freddie Hubbard Minnie Riperton Sonny Rollins John McGlaughlin Gato Barbieri David Sanborn Gino Vannelli David Bowie John Klemmer Rob Snider James Taylor Herbie Hancock Mr Hersch Lowell George Stevie Wonder Marty Napoli Ester Phillips Frankie Ruiz Willie Revera Flora Purim Johnny Serrano Marvin Gaye Peter Ouspensky Mike Galisatus Burt Bacharach Fred Aldeguer Chris Ibenez Les McCann Joni Mitchell Todd Barkan Bjork John Coltrane Jeff Beck Hermann Hesse Jim Morrison Will Ferrell
September 17, 2012