Ocean Blues

Ocean Blues is the latest album from guitarist Jack Gates, featuring dynamic new arrangements by trumpeter Erik Jekabson (Wide Hive Records).  

Ocean Blues features an all star lineup of West Coast jazz musicians, including Jack Gates, acoustic guitar, Erik Jekabson, trumpet, Jeff Cressman, trombone (Santana), Sheldon Brown, clarinet, sax and flute (Omar Sosa), Alan Hall, drums (Paul McCandless) and Dan Feiszli on bass (Julio Iglesias).

Dedicated to the oceans of the world, this album of original compositions spans jazz fusion, Cuban, Brazilian and American music styles.  

Ocean Blues is scheduled to be released soon on the WhiteGates Music label.
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buy buttonCD button” A protean guitar player……Gates is one open – eared cat that likes his musical salmagundi properly spiced.
Smart stuff that takes guitar to new places at all points on the curve.”
~ Midwest Record review, May 2017