Tom Coster is an American keyboardist and composer.
Coster has played with and composed for many groups and amazing musicians including Carlos Santana, Billy Cobham, Stu Hamm, Joe Satriani, Frank Gambale and Vital Information.
Some of Coster’s best known compositions include Europa (Earth’s Cry Heaven’s Smile), Flor D’Luna (Moonflower) and Dance, Sister, Dance (Baila Mi Hermana) performed by Santana, and The Perfect Date performed by Vital Information.
His solo music has always been thought of as being “too smooth”, like some kind of “elevator music”, which I think is a fair comment, but I also think it’s pretty nice to listen to. It is smooth but has a lot of quality and some soft complexity. If you ask me, I prefer his more “fusionized” side like the one he creates with Vital Information or with Alex Gomez band.
Listen to Thinking of You from his solo album “Let’s Set Record Straight” (1993):
And now check Vital Information on a live performance:
And last but not least Tom Coster playing on a Alex Gomez (drums) project:
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