Since we last spoke to Victor Gould in January, the pianist and composer has begun recording his début album and has continued working steadily on the scene. Gould, who is currently a member of the Wallace Roney Quintet and has worked with Donald Harrison, Branford Marsalis, Terence Blanchard, and Esperanza Spalding, among others, will be leading a trio at The Jazz Gallery this Thursday, April 30th, 2014.
For those who are unfamiliar with Gould’s playing, here are two contrasting videos that reveal different aspects of this versatile pianist’s musical personality. The first is Gould playing a solo on Fender Rhodes with Product, an ongoing project with Nozomi Yamaguchi on guitar, David Ginyard on bass, M. Jelani Brooks on saxophone, and Billy Buss on trumpet:
The second is a half hour segment from June Middleton’s Minding Your Business, which includes an interview with Gould plus trio performances featuring Alex Claffy on bass and John Davis on drums:
The Victor Gould Trio performs at The Jazz Gallery on Thursday, May 1st, at 9 and 11 p.m. The group features Victor Gould on piano, Corcoran Holt on bass, and Ralph Peterson on drums. First set is $15 general admission ($10 for members). Second Set is $10 general admission ($5 for members). Purchase tickets here.