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David Gilmore

David Gilmore

Jazz-guitar radical David Gilmore recently released Ritualism, (Kashka) his first recording as a leader. It’s fuckin’ brilliant. And it only took him 22 years to get it out.

Born in 1964, Gilmore dabbled in piano, drums and percussion, then, at 15, youngblood got hooked on the electric guitar. “It was just sort of an accident,” Gilmore says. “There was this guitar that my sister used to play and this high-school friend of mine who played bass started to show me some chords and stuff like that. Him, my brother Marc and I formed a band. Six months later we won the high-school talent show.”

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