Musician and composer Guilherme Dias Gomes is releasing his new CD, Trips, the seventh of his career, with all original music, mostly inspired by travel, places, and sensations which left their mark on the musician, such as Edinburgh, which he composed while practicing trumpet in a hotel room in Scotland, or the romantic, but also somewhat claustrophobic, feel of Cabin 3334, written in a ship cabin at night in the middle of the sea.

Not all of the songs refer to travel, however, Guilherme explains - "Clair, for example, is a re-recording from my first album, Milhas e Milhas (1988), I gave it this name as a tribute to my mother, and Maracatu Lacraia is a lively Maracatu to add that pure Brazilian touch.

The album was recorded in two sessions. The band was so tight that some tracks were done after the first take, such as River Thames and Salvaterra.

I recorded it here in Rio de Janeiro with Brazilian musicians, but it was mastered in New York to give it an international sound."

The songs on Trips are:

- Amstel Bossa Nova
- Salvaterra
- Clair
- Edinburgh
- Munchen Samba
- River Thames
- Maracatu Lacraia
- Cabin 3334

Working since 1991 as TV Globo's musical producer, where he wrote numerous scores for various soap operas and series, the musician decided to set off on a new path, leaving Rede Globo in 2014 to invest more in what he loves: working as a musician and composer. The immediate result was the CD Leste, with 9 original songs, released in the same year.

Son of Dias Gomes and Janete Clair, Rio de Janeiro native Guilherme Emmer Dias Gomes, trumpet player, composer, and musical producer, began studying piano at six years old and trumpet at 12. In 1974, he graduated from the Uni-Rio music program. In 1978 and 1979, he perfected his studies at the Berklee College of Music (Boston, USA).

In 1980, he released his first disk as Guilherme Emmer. Called You'll Never Know, it was the score to the soap opera "Coração Alado." Guilherme Dias Gomes is featured as a musician on albums by Rita Lee, Gal Costa, Ivan Lins, Paulinho da Viola, Roberto Carlos, Chico Buarque, and Nara Leão, among other first rate artists.

His new CD, TRIPS, features David Feldman as musical director and pianist, André Vasconcelos on the acoustic bass, Rafael Barata on drums, Idriss Boudrioua on the saxophone, Firmino on percussion, and Guilherme Dias Gomes on trumpet and flugelhorn.