Saturday, January 9, 2016

Alfredo Dias Gomes - Atmosfera (2016)

Label: Self Released

Alfredo Dias Gomes was born in 1960, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. At the age ten he began to study drums.
At eighteen years old, Alfredo used for the first time as professional in the band of Hermeto Pascoal, recorded the album "Cérebro Magnético" and he played in many shows, highlighting II Festival of Jazz of São Paulo and Rio Monterrey Festival.
After that, he played and recorded with:
Márcio Montarroyos (highlighting Sala Funarte's shows), Ricardo Silveira, Torcuato Mariano, Arthur Maia, Nico Assumpção, Guilherme Dias Gomes, Luizão Maia, and many others.
He played from 1988 to 1993 with Ivan Lins. He traveled for Brazil, Europe, USA and Japan and recorded the albums "Amar Assim" and "Ivan Lins 20 Anos" (live).
He was part of the group Heróis da Resistência, played and recorded with Lulu Santos, Ritchie, Kid Abelha, Sergio Dias, Moraes Moreira, Erasmo Carlos, among others.
"LOOKING BACK" (2015), with covers of artists who influenced his musical education.
"GROOVE" (2005).
"ATMOSFERA" (1996), with super special participation of Frank Gambale and Dominic Miller (Sting).
"ALFREDO DIAS GOMES" (1991), with Ivan Lins's special appearence.
In 1994 he released in Europe and United States a diskette with midi files about the main brazilian rhythms, "TWIDDLY BEATS / BRAZILIAN RHYTHMS AS MIDI FILES", played by Alfredo and produced by singer Ritchie for english company Keifax Software.
In 1998 recorded a "VIDEO DRUM CLASS" with exercises, brazilian rhythms, grooves, solos and songs of cd "Atmosphere".

1. Jungle
2. O Gnomo
3. Atmosfera
4. Celebração
5. Ladeira da Fonte
6. Steps
7. Terra Do Sol
8. Solo
9. Arábica

Alfredo Dias Gomes - Drums and Keyboards
Frank Gambale - Guitar
Nico Assumpção - Bass
Widor Santiago - Sax
Guilherme Gomes Dias - Trumpet
Marcelo Salazar - Percussion