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Giacomo Gates

My Picks for the Best of Jazz 2013

Ralph A. Miriello | Posted 02.10.2014 | Arts
Ralph A. Miriello

This year was a particularly fertile year for new, contemporary music by young composers. If the music has to be categorized at all it probably falls into that all-encompassing genre we call " jazz."

A Hip Baritone Sings the Music of Miles Davis

Ralph A. Miriello | Posted 06.23.2013 | Arts
Ralph A. Miriello

When the crooner Giacomo Gates tackles a project, you never know what to expect, but you can pretty much take it to the bank that it will be both entertaining and interesting.

The Revolution Will Be Jazz: Giacomo Gates Celebrates The Music Of Gil Scott-Heron

Ralph A. Miriello | Posted 10.24.2011 | Arts
Ralph A. Miriello

The Revolution Will Be Jazz is certainly a noble homage to Gil Scott-Heron and his work. Mr. Ruffin should be proud of the results. With this album Mr. Gates has successfully ventured into new ground.