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Gil Goldstein

Richard Galliano, the world’s greatest accordionist, hired me to play piano and accordion, which obviously made me the world’s second greatest accordionist!

No better way to kick off our 2018 bone2pick series than by sitting down with the always virtuosic, always ingenious and always impassioned, Dr. Gil Goldstein. As only he can, Gil takes us on an insightful and entertaining ride through the highlights of his extraordinary career. Meeting Pat Martino for the first time in the mid 70s, the influence of his longtime friend and mentor Gil Evans, his decades of work with Pat Metheny and Michael Brecker, starting out on the accordion at age 5 and ultimately becoming the world’s second greatest accordionist and why Pat Metheny has called him the Zelig of jazz. Definitely one you don’t want to miss! Enjoy.

Gil Goldstein lesson available from Hip‑BoneU:

HBU Trailer: Principles of Arranging with Gil Goldstein

Newer interview Living Jazz Archives
Older interview Ted Hall

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