“This is the sound of unfettered joy.” – Nick DeRiso
My latest recording project is called Comfort Zone
Tom Gates: steel pans, guitars, chromatic kalimba
Glen Fisher: bass
Steve Gadd: drums
Sunday Morning (Maroon 5) from the Comfort Zone CD:
Get the Comfort Zone CD or download the tracks from cdbaby here
Download the tracks from iTunes here
Connect The Dots from the Comfort Zone CD:
Comfort Zone includes songs by some of the greatest contemporary jazz composers including Joe Zawinul, Keith Jarrett, Chick Corea, Bill Frisell and Ralph Towner as well as several original pieces. I play steel drums, guitars, kalimba, and percussion. My musical partner and co-producer is bassist Glen Fisher, the madcap San Diegan. The amazing Steve Gadd is on drums.
I played steel drum with The Beach Boys on the song “Island Girl”. What a blast! Click on the play button to listen:
The steel drum, the guitar, the kalimba, the pandeiro. These are the instruments that I live with.
A Beatles classic on steel drum:
Contact Tom Gates: