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I am a guitarist from Greensboro, NC. My musical projects include different groups that play improvised music, jazz standards, and my own compositions. For information about who I’ve played music with you can look at a list of past and upcoming performances, or check out the label and collective Out and Gone Music. Please follow me Instagram, or Soundcloud.

Read a review of a recent show, or a review of ‘Bag of Tricks vol. 1’, which you can listen to and buy here, along  with ‘Bag of Tricks’ vols. 2 and 3. 

“I love James Gilmore’s music because it is fearless and experimental while retaining an emotional core.”  -Jordan Green Triad City Beat

“The musicians…follow an improvisational ethos that does not succumb to any predetermined gestures…There’s a constant discussion between the musicians throughout this CD…There’s a warmth in their choices…the percussion work of Galvin really stands out… his bond with the bassists is clear even to the untrained ear. Their path is that of second generation European improvisation, yet there are also melodies…They seem to work their way into each track with no preconceived ideas, providing crescendos like the one found the middle of the magnificent ‘Live Up to High Vibration’. It is then, at their highest of volume that they seem to be at their best with a solid free-playing percussive backbone, a gnarling tough guitar and raw sax playing. But tradition is not neglected… ‘House on Legs-Making the Essential Challenges’ is more boppish with fluid lines from the saxophone and an electric guitar that pays homage to the guitars that shaped jazz in the 50’s. You cannot feel disappointed from all this.”  – Free Jazz Blog