Mark Gonzales (4)

Profile:
Grammy award winning Mark Valentino Gonzales, or "Speedy G" as he is often called, has been impressing audiences with his style, versatility and musicality since he arrived in Texas from Philadelphia in 1990. While attending the University of North Texas he had the honor of being a member of the famed One O'Clock Lab Band under the direction of Neil Slater. He received a Bachelors in Music Education and began gigging regularly in the Dallas-Fort Worth area absorbing a vast number of musical styles and genres.

During his time at U.N.T. he joined the Soul/R&B/Funk powerhouse, Mingo Fishtrap which has enjoyed great popularity since the early '90's. Mark and the group moved to Austin in 1999. Joining Grupo Fantasma in late 2008, his gritty trombone sound has been a welcome addition to the band. Their 2011 album, El Existential which featured many arrangements done by Gonzales won a Grammy for best Latin Rock Alternative/Urban album. Amongst many awards and accolades, they have recently been inducted into the Austin Music Hall of Fame.

When in Austin, Gonzales is very active in the Hot Jazz/Dixie scene, playing with Aunt Ruby's Sweet Jazz Babies, the East Side Dandies and others. He has also become popular among composers, producers and songwriters for his horn arranging abilities.
Throughout his career, Mark as had the honor of playing and/or working with artists such as Erykah Badu, Bonnie Raitt, Justin Timberlake, Questlove, Delbert McClinton, Steve Berlin, GZA (Wu-Tang Clan), Steve Berlin, Los Lobos, Father John Misty, Lila Downs, Kris Kristofferson, Galactic, Greg Boyer, Spoon, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Larry Harlow, Stephen Bruton, The Neville Brothers, Ozomatli, Stanton Moore, Raul Malo, Frankie Valli, The Scabs and Bob Schneider, amongst others.
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Instruments & Performance

NGM 006 Mark Gonzales (4) - El Existencial album art Grupo Fantasma Grupo Fantasma - El Existencial(CD, Album) Nat Geo Music NGM 006 US 2010 Sell This Version
none Mark Gonzales (4) - KUT Live Vol. 8 album art Various Flaximus Various - KUT Live Vol. 8(CD, Album) KUT none US 2010 Sell This Version
JESILU 1008 Mark Gonzales (4) - Come On Home album art Teresa James & The Rhythm Tramps Teresa James & The Rhythm Tramps - Come On Home(CD, Album, Dig) Jesilu Records JESILU 1008 US 2012 Sell This Version
5808 Mark Gonzales (4) - All That For This album art Crystal Bowersox Home (as Mark 'Speedy' Gonzales) and 1 more… Crystal Bowersox - All That For This(CD, Album) Shanachie 5808 US 2013 Sell This Version
Mark Gonzales (4) - 8 album art Luis Fonsi Luis Fonsi - 8 (Album) Universal Music Latino Argentina 2014 Sell This Version
Mark Gonzales (4) - Brownout Presents Brown Sabbath album art Brownout Brownout - Brownout Presents Brown Sabbath (Album) Ubiquity 2014 Sell This Version
BRC-481 Mark Gonzales (4) - As If album art !!! Sick Ass Moon (as Mark and 2 more… !!! - As If(CD, Album) Beat Records BRC-481 Japan 2015 Sell This Version
Mark Gonzales (4) - High Country album art The Sword Early Snow The Sword - High Country (Album) Razor & Tie Australia & New Zealand 2015 Sell This Version
Mark Gonzales (4) - Low Country album art The Sword The Sword - Low Country (Album) Not On Label (The Sword Self-released) US 2016 Sell This Version

Writing & Arrangement

DRM015 Mark Gonzales (4) - Spell Bound album art Spell Bound Spell Bound - Spell Bound(12") Drop Music DRM015 UK 2000 Sell This Version
NGM 006 Mark Gonzales (4) - El Existencial album art Grupo Fantasma Grupo Fantasma - El Existencial(CD, Album) Nat Geo Music NGM 006 US 2010 Sell This Version
5808 Mark Gonzales (4) - All That For This album art Crystal Bowersox Home (as Mark 'Speedy' Gonzales) and 1 more… Crystal Bowersox - All That For This(CD, Album) Shanachie 5808 US 2013 Sell This Version
5817005911 Mark Gonzales (4) - The Beauty Of Independence album art G-Unit I Don't Fuck With You (as Gonzalez) and 1 more… G-Unit - The Beauty Of Independence(CD, EP) G Unit, Caroline Records 5817005911 US 2014 Sell This Version
Mark Gonzales (4) - Brownout Presents Brown Sabbath album art Brownout Brownout - Brownout Presents Brown Sabbath (Album) Ubiquity 2014 Sell This Version

Production

DRM015 Mark Gonzales (4) - Spell Bound album art Spell Bound Spell Bound - Spell Bound(12") Drop Music DRM015 UK 2000 Sell This Version