||Perseverance CD (2002) |
Nick Goumas discography NickGoumas began his jazz career in the 60's while attending the U. at Lowell as a member of the Miles Donahue Sextet which included Jerry Bergonzi, Charles Banacos, Harvie S and Jack Diefendorf.
The Nick Goumas Quintet is a group tha performs with energy, feeling, and musical integrity.
Here's what Alan Chase, Spotlight reviewer for the Seacoast Arts & Entertainment Newspaper has to say:
"Goumas has been a steady presence on the Seacoast area music scene for years , playing his brand of acoustic , contemporary jazz with integrity and , yes perseverance. His steadfast dedication to the jazz of the early -to - mid- ' 60s is evident in the program on this disc. With tunes by seminal '60s jazz masters like Wayne Shorter, Bill Evans,and and Sam rivers , you have a sense of where Goumas' heart lies.
Goumas has a full-bodied tone on the tenor sax, a tone that is similar to that of John Coltrane and Shorter.
But Goumas does not go for a rote imitation, and he throws enough different inflections to give his sound a distinctive quality. This quality is most noticeable on the lovely rendition of Sam Rivers' " Beatrice," as the clear, bell-like quality shines through in Goumas' jagged, probing solo lines.
His playing on Bill Evans' beautiful tune "Time Remembered" is soulful and expressive. Goumas also knows how to turn up the heat as he does to good effect on Wayne Shorter's "Edda," Thelonious Monk's " Green Chimneys" and the opening tune " Tidal Breeze " by Harold Danko.
This is a fine, solid collection of good jazz from musicians who ...