David Gilmore is an American jazz guitarist who is mainly known in these parts for his part in Aka Moon’s successful 'Guitars' album.
He studied with Joe Lovano and Jim McNeely at New York University. His professional career started in 1987 as part of the ‘M-Base Collective’.
In the '90s he joined fusion band ‘Lost Tribe’, after which he worked as a studio musician with pop/soul artists such as Me'shell N'Degeocelle. In 1995 he joins the band of no less than Wayne Shorter. Round about the same time he also appears alongside a young Christian McBride, Ravi Coltrane and Jeff ‘Tain’ Watts, with whom he records the highly successful album ‘Unified Presence’.
He can/could also occasionally be seen with the likes of Trilok Gurtu, Don Byron, Cassandra Wilson, Steve Coleman, Cindy Blackman, Alice Coltrane, Joss Stone, Randy Brecker, George Duke, Uri Caine, Dave Douglas, Zap Mama, Rudresh Mahanthappa, ...