WhiteGates Music

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Bring The Flavors

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Bring The Flavors

Bring The Flavors is an original music project that brings the exciting musical flavors of Brazil, Spain, America and India to an ensemble format including guitars, drums, pandeiro, harmonica and cello.

Genre: World: Afro-Brazilian

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A protean guitar player... takes guitar to new places at all points on the curve.”

Midwest Record review, May 2017

... quiet, peaceful, gentle, instrumental music that bridges from new age to gentle jazz to world-fusion.”

Helena Dee 5 stars

impromptu

impromptu

With backgrounds in blues, rock, jazz, classical, experimental music, and many years study with North Indian classical master Ustad Ali Akbar Khan, the artists present five raga-based improvisations for sitar and guitar.

Genre: World: World Fusion

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Amazing album. I am listening to track two and it is a masterpiece. Never heard music with that sound on a sitar!!! Bravo! Very elegant and classic. Thank you!”

Silvia Nakkach - 2015 Grammy Nominee for In Love and Longing with David Darling.

Impromptu is a beautifully recorded, lush sounding, cinematic masterpiece showcasing the virtuosity of these two modern day masters. Bold playing, fresh and invigorating ideas, Impromptu is a musical travelogue ... 5 stars!”

George Cole, guitarist, vocalist, composer, lyricist, producer, arranger, music educator.

inhale slowly

inhale slowly

This is a gorgeous, award-winning harmonic journey into calm, and although we appreciate your digital downloads of it, the only way you can get the complete tracks the way we originally conceived them is by buying the CD - much love, Joe and Tim

Genre: New Age: Meditation

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An Oasis Of Calm”

... an album of serenely spacious music that is perfect for relaxation, meditation, yoga, tai chi, or massage ... an hour and eight minute oasis of calm that is available 24 hours a day. The album consists of five lavishly lengthy soundscapes ... for cultivating deep inner states.”

Michael Diamond 5 stars

Morning Song
Evening Song

Morning Song Evening Song

Critically acclaimed as a “meditative musical masterpiece.” Sitar, bamboo flutes, guitar and mridangam. Tim White & Jack Gates draw from North Indian classical, blues, jazz, and experimental music. Top 10 on the NAR radio charts, nominated for best acoustic instrumental album of the year. “Inspired by Indian classical master Ali Akbar Khan, their mix of sitar and acoustic guitar sounds amazing and the improvisational nature of the recording is a tribute to the duo's musical mastery.” Robert Silverstein, 20th Century Guitar magazine

Genre: World: World Fusion

Morning Song, Evening Song is fantastic! White and Gates celebrate a remarkable brand of intuitive human exchange that unites stunning musical prowess with heavy doses of heart and soul. Highly recommended.”

John Bennett (Review from Amazon.com)

Morning Song, Evening Song from Tim White and Jack Gates. Wow... sitar and bamboo flutes... this is quite exquisite!!! Is getting, and will continue to get, 3-4 spins a week here.”

John Ziegler (Program Dir.), KUMD

Earth Messenger

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Earth Messenger

Spicy and melodic original guitar compositions with percussion, bass, voice, flute and vibes. Fresh and zesty Brazilian/Latin jazz guitar. Top 100 CDs of 2005 - NAR Radio Chart

Genre: Jazz: World Fusion

Being a longtime fan of Jack Gates’ playing, I expected Earth Messenger to be good, but I was floored by how good it is. With its amazing blend of so many styles, this CD will appeal to a huge cross section of music fans.”

Matt Blackett, Guitar Player Magazine/Frets Magazine

Boulevard

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Boulevard

Afro Brazilian Jazz solo acoustic nylon string guitar by Jack Gates.

Genre: Latin: Brazilian Jazz

Great record! Jack’s best yet! I have watched him evolve over the years. This solo record is definitely his best work yet. It’s a beautifully played, very well-recorded piece of work with really interesting choices of covers, as well as some great original compositions. Very pleasurable to listen to. I highly recommend it. 5 stars!”

Dave Barrows

I love his playing and his Brazilian touch is brilliant.”

Saul Zavarce, Presenter and Producer, 106.7 PBS FM, Melbourne, Australia

Voyage of
the Troubadour

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Voyage of the Troubadour

Top 10 March 2014 Zone Music reporter! Original music acoustic and electric, guitar, voice and one cover. inspired by the music of Brazil, Afro-Cuban, Jazz. 3 solo acoustic guitar pieces.,others with bass and drums.

Genre: Latin: Brazilian Jazz

There are millions of guitar players, but players with such a taste for melodic narration are rare. Listen... It’s time to take Gates’ music seriously!”

Silvia Nakkach, musician, composer, vocal-culturist, educator

Jack Gates shows that he is a player with passion, verve, soulfulness and innovative ideas.”

Helena Dee 5 stars

Guitarist Jack Gates’ latest album…engaging exploration of Latin jazz, with generous helpings of classical, fusion, and new age thrown in for good measure.With the exception of the vibrant cover of Antonio Carlos Jobim’s “So Danco Samba,” Gates composed the music and Sharyl wrote the lyrics, both of which are worthy of the Brazilian bossa nova greats.”

Raj Manoharan 5 stars