“This is the sound of unfettered joy.”Comfort Zone CD by Tom Gates – Nick DeRiso

My latest recording project is called Comfort Zone

Tom Gates: steel pans, guitars, chromatic kalimba
Glen Fisher: bass
Steve Gadd: drums

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:

Tom Gates,Steve Gadd,Glen Fisher

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:

Still Cruisin' by The Beach Boys

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I play, compose, record, and teach music. I write about all things musical. Find out more by exploring this site.


A Beatles classic on steel drum:


Contact Tom Gates:

email: islandarts@sbcglobal.net

 tel: 623-759-3462