Respected internationally as the heir to the great pure jazz vocalists, Giacomo Gates shows why in a stunning 2006 live performance DVD from San Francisco brilliantly shot in 4 camera high-def. The CD portion of this double-disc, titled, Luminosity powerfully demonstrates all of Gates' extraordinary talents, with a dazzling array of tunes covering 70 years of compostions ranging from Monk and Ellington to Jimi Hendrix.
"Gates is one of the most extraordinary singers working in jazz today, the owner of a joyful baritone who has synthesized a host of influences -- Eddie Jefferson, Jon Hendricks and Sinatra among them -- and turned them into something uniquely his own." --Glen Whipp, LA Daily News
"Not many people can master this music, but Giacomo Gates has. He's an important man." --Jon Hendricks, Sunday NY Times
"Giacomo Gates is one of the top male jazz singers around today. His scat singing, use of Vocalese and bebop attitude plant him as a successor to Eddie Jefferson, King Pleasure ad Dave Lambert." --Dave Yanow