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The Tropical Dream

The Tropical Dream

by Terry Gomes

Released 2018
Released 2018
Ready for an island paradise? Here’s the music to take you there!

Ottawa composer and guitarist Terry Gomes is back with a new instrumental album that reflects his dream and that of many others who endure cold climates. Titled, “The Tropical Dream”, it promises to evoke your imagination and send you on your way to a tropical paradise. Written during a painful period of winter convalescence, Terry fused his own musical “voice” with elements of Caribbean, World and Smooth Jazz to deliver a ‘vacation” that is at times, joyous, poignant and reflective. This album is an expansion of some of the musical ideas expressed on his last two recordings, “Blue. Green. Aquamarine.” and “The Sand in My Shoes”.

It’s time for that getaway you’ve needed. Time to dream, “The Tropical Dream.”


Terry Gomes--Composer, all guitars & organ, piano (4, 9, 11)
René Fortier—Percussion (2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12)
Stu Watkins—Electric Bass (1-5, 7, 8, 10, 12)
Mark Ferguson--Piano (4, 5, 9, 10, 11)
Nick Dyson--Trumpet (1, 3, 7)
Robert Milicevic --Drums (1, 3)
Jeff Asselin--Drums (6, 8)
Norm Glaude—Upright Bass (6)
Raphael Weinroth-Browne--Cello (9)
Martha Mazzoleni—Paraguayan Harp (2)
Mark Mosca--Steel Pans (1)
Brian Asselin--Tenor Sax (2)
Dean Watson-- Shakers (5, 8)
Philip Shaw Bova--Tambourine (3)
Mimi--Vocalizations (12)

All music composed, arranged and produced by Terry Gomes
Engineered at Gallery Studios, Ottawa, Ontario by Dean Watson
Track 1 Steel Drums recorded by Mark Mosca in Toronto
Track 2 Harp parts recorded by Kiki Martinez in Toronto
Track 2 Tenor Sax Recorded at Bova Sound by Philip Shaw Bova
Mixed and Mastered by Philip Shaw Bova
CD Design—Tony Shi & Walter Raemisch
Cover Photography—Alan Dean Photography



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