Following the success of our first live online Before & After listening session last month with British saxophonist Shabaka Hutchings via Zoom (you can read the results here), we’re doing another one: this time with guitarist David Gilmore. Once again, regular JazzTimes contributor Ashley Kahn will select the recordings played during the session and moderate the discussion. The event starts at 1 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, May 20; tune in on Zoom using the code 893 1523 8749.
Gilmore has appeared on more than 50 recordings, including five as a leader. Among the artists he has worked with are Wayne Shorter (on the Grammy-winning 1995 album High Life), Dave Douglas, Muhal Richard Abrams, Sam Rivers, Steve Coleman, Cassandra Wilson, Don Byron, Uri Caine, Randy Brecker, David Sanborn, Ron Blake, Carolyn Leonhart, and Christian McBride.
In addition to recording and touring, Gilmore is an associate professor at Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he teaches guitar and small-band jazz. He also conducts master classes around the world, giving him an opportunity to share his talents, concepts, and experiences with new generations of young musicians.
This will be Gilmore’s second Before & After session—the first took place in 2013—and we look forward to seeing you there.Originally Published