Giacomo Gates
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Giacomo Gates

Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States | MAJOR

Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States | MAJOR
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The Revolution Will Be Jazz, the songs of Gil Scott-Heron 2011

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Jazz,like life is situational improvisation moment by moment.
As the mood, atmosphere, and ambiance changes so does the level of perspective and enlightenment. Heavily steeped in the traditions of the original vocal improvisers from Louis ' Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Betty Carter, and Leon Thomas, Giacomo's own approach draws most heavily form the bebop-rooted masters like Jon Hendricks, Babs Gonzales, King Pleasure, but most of all Eddie Jefferson. Like his mentors, Giacomo sometimes translate great instrumental solos into Vocalese. Giacomo states, "Some of my favorite singers are Dexter Gordon, Ben Webster, and Lester Young. They were singing through their horns, - and if that isn't singing I don't know what is!"