Edgar Gomez was born on October 4, 1944 in Santurce, Puerto Rico. Gomez gained notoriety for his time with the Bill Evans Trio from the mid 60s to the late 70s. Though being born in Puerto Rico, Gomez was raised in New York City where he took up the double bass at 11 years old. After playing for years throughout his adolescence, he studied at Juilliard and graduated in 1963. After Juilliard, Gomez spent a few years playing with a list of other jazz musicians such as Chick Corea. It was in 1966 where he started touring the world and recording with the Bill Evans Trio. Gomez also worked as a studio musician for a plethora of jazz beats throughout his career. In his honor, the Berklee College of Music granted Gomez with an Honorary Doctorate of Music at their Valencia, Spain campus. With a discography that stretches from 1966 to 2014, Eddie Gomez has established himself in the jazz world as one of the greats of the genre.