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Al Gomez Jr.

Gomez was the kid of the bunch but he grew up in a musical household. His dad lead a big band. Two of his sisters are music educators. Gomez worked with keyboard man Sauce Gonzalez in Joe Bravo'¹s band. In the late '70s, in a West Side joint called the Ooh-La-La, Gomez was introduced to the West Side Horns and the West Side sound. "I was in a tuxedo and carrying my horn. They were playing blues, Gomez said. In the mid-'80s, when trumpeter McBirney opted to quit the road, Gomez stepped into the trumpet spot. He¹s an arranger and also a first-call studio player whose work is heard on projects ranging from Tejano discs to songwriter James Talley's latest, "Touchstones."  He played with Little Joe y la Familia, Doug Sahm's many bands, and many others throughout the 1980s, 1990s and onward, from the San Antonio - Austin, Texas area.

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