Blue Skies

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DMP Records

Album Credits

Giacomo Gates – Vocals
Harold Danko – Piano
Rufus Reid – Bass
Akira Tana – Drums
Jerome Richardson – Alto Sax


1. Lady Be Good/Disappointed
2. Meet Me Where They Play The Blues
3. What Price Love/Yardbird Suite
4. Waitin’
5. Four
6. Lucky So and So
7. Blue Skies/In Walked Bud
8. No Not Much
9. It’s The Talk of the Town
10. Where or When


Buffalo News

“Gates sings and scats songs in a way that is nothing short of amzing. A sort of human synthesizer, he imitates musical instruments such as the bass, flute, trombone and drums.

Hot House Magazine

“Gates is a hip boperator.”

Boston Globe

“Gates can interpret a ballad lyric and scat his own improvisations with excellent time and deep feeling… his smoky voice marks him as an instantly identifiable original.”

Downbeat Magazine

“Gates has cleverly tapped into the Jefferson style and nuance while retaining his own uniqueness.”

Toronto Sun

“This tasty jazz singer is just what the jazz world needs… I am sure we will be hearing much more from Giacomo Gates, whose time has definitely come.”

San Francisco Examiner

“Gates is not only a master of singing inventive be-bop lines and lyrics, but of straight-ahead ballads as well…his baritone voice is rich, true, and musical and most important, he swings.”