Guitarist/Composer David Gilmore releases Numerology - Live at Jazz Standard, featuring David Gilmore with Claudia Acuña, Miguel Zenón, Luis Perdomo, Christian McBride, Jeff “Tain” Watts & Mino Cinelu.
Numerology Suite is a musical exploration into the mystical, divine, and spiritual meaning of numbers, which reflect the creation of the Universe and the underlying structure upon which the material world is built. Music is the language of the Universe, and the elements of music - harmony, melody and rhythm, are all expressions of number. Pythagoras, the father of mathematics, taught that the numbers one through nine represent the universal principles and progressive cycles in life. Here, David Gilmore invites the listener on a musical journey as he interprets these nine musical cycles through sound and vibration:
One-Two-Three: Expansion Four: Formation
Five: Change Six: Balance
Seven: Rest Eight: Manifestation Nine: Dispersion
“The Eternal generates the One. The One generates the Two. The Two generates the Three.
The Three generates all things”- Lao-Tzu
About David Gilmore:
David Gilmore has recorded and performed with many of today’s most influential modern artists. He has worked with Wayne Shorter (appearing on Mr. Shorter’s Grammy Award winning album, High Life (Verve), Dave Douglas, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Esperanza Spaulding, Christian McBride, Muhal Richard Abrams, Sam Rivers, Steve Coleman, Cassandra Wilson, Don Byron, Uri Caine, Randy Brecker, David Sanborn, Lenny White, Cindy Blackman-Santana, among many others.
In addition to his significant presence on the international touring scene, Gilmore has also appeared on over 70 recordings, including two of his own as a leader. His first CD, Ritualism (2001) received international critical praise and was nominated for the 2001 Debut CD of the Year by the Jazz Journalists Association.
Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Gilmore studied piano, drums and percussion, taking up guitar studies at fifteen with John Baboian and Randy Roos. He left Boston for further studies at New York University where his teachers included sax titan Joe Lovano and pianist Jim McNeely. Following graduation, he worked with a variety of artists, including members of the M-base Collective, Ronald Shannon Jackson, Trilok Gurtu, Graham Haynes, Robin Eubanks, and Lonnie Plaxico. He also joined the popular jazz/fusion group Lost Tribe, and co-produced their first two recordings for Windham Hill.
Gilmore has even made notable contributions to pop artists like multi-platinum singer Joss Stone, Me’shell N’degeocello, Monday Michiru, and Mavis Staples. He’s performed onstage at the Grammy’s, the Live 8 London Concert, Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall, Lincoln Center, London Royal Festival Hall, and most of the major jazz and pop festivals around the world. Down Beat Magazine’s Critic’s Poll has voted Gilmore a ‘Rising Star’.
Gilmore’s playing has been compared to guitarists as diverse as George Benson, Wes Montgomery, Jimi Hendrix and Leo Nocentelli. He is committed to an improvisational approach that reflects a global awareness. One result of this global ethic, the work "African Continuum" –enabled by a Chamber Music America (CMA) New Works Composer Grant– was premiered to the public in Spring 2003.
More recently, David was the recipient of a second CMA New Works Composer grant of which Numerology - Live at Jazz Standard was borne out of, and a French/American Cultural Exchange Grant (FACE), collaborating with the great French pianist and composer Andy Emler, bassist Francois Moutin, and David’s brother, live Drum n’ Bass pioneer Marque Gilmore on drums.