Hailed as “a promising pianist/composer with fertile ideas” with a debut album that is ”both thoughtful and thought-provoking” (Mark F. Turner, All About Jazz), Gideon van Gelder has established himself as a fresh voice praised by peers and critics alike for his evocative playing and innovative writing. His music draws on a wide range of influences, from Brazilian and classical music to the innovations of the avant-garde surrounding him in New York. The result is a sound that is intricate yet lyrical.
Gideon recorded his debut as a leader in 2010. The record, Perpetual, was released on Kindred Spirits Records and P-Vine in Japan and garnered widespread international acclaim including BBC 1 Radio, album of the week on France’s FIP radio and Japan’s LOUD magazine’s Album of the month.
His sophomore album Lighthouse, featuring Becca Stevens, Jamire Wiliiams, Rick Rosato and Lucas Pino was released in September 2014.