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Gil Goldstein
Gil (* 1950 in Baltimore, Maryland) began studying accordion at age 5 but later moved on to cello and piano. He studied at the Berklee College of Music and by 1973 was working with Pat Martino and Lee Konitz. He started with the Gil Evans Orchestra in the early 1980s and also worked with Wayne Shorter, Billy Cobham, and Jim Hall. He returned to accordion for an album by Michel Petrucciani and occasionally uses it on his solo albums. As an accordionist he toured with Richard Galliano in 2000 but also played piano on the tour. During the 1980s and 1990s he was a member of the group Elements.
In 1990 he toured Germany with the Blues Brothers, temporarily replacing Leon Pendarvis on keyboards.
In 2007 he released the album The Music of Elton John with Steve Swallow, Paul Motian, and Italian saxophonist Pietro Tonolo. The quartet performed jazz arrangements of some of Elton John's most popular songs.
Gil composed music for the films Radio Inside (1994) and Simply Irresistible (1999). He performed "I Love Paris" in the film De-Lovely. He has won three Grammy Awards. Two were for his production and arrangement credits for the album Wide Angles by Michael Brecker. He has taught at New York University.
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Omni Sound Jazz N-1044
released 1982
recorded June/July 1981 in Stroudsburg, PA/USA
Eric Kloss, alto sax, tenor sax
Gil Goldstein, organ, piano, synthesizer
A Map Of The World
Warner Bros. Records 9 47366-2

Pat Metheny, guitar, piano, keyboards
Stewart Rose, horn
Scott Temple, horn
Joseph Anderer, horn
Robert Carlisle, horn
David Wakefield, horn
Melanie Feld, English horn
Virgil Blackwell, bass clarinet
William Blount, clarinet
John Moses, clarinet
Steven Hartman, clarinet
Paul Garment, clarinet
Elizabeth Mann, flute
Sheryl Henze, flute
Gil Goldstein, organ
Steve Rodby, organ, bass
string section
Sara Cutler, harp
Victoria Drake, harp
John Feeny, bass
Lewis Paer, bass
John Kulowitsch, bass
Brian Cassier, bass
Jay Elfenbein, bass
David Samuels, percussion
Gordon Gottlieb, percussion
Maya Gunji, percussion
Barry Centanni, percussion
Wild For You
Concord Records CCD-2220-2
recorded December 2003 in New York, NY/USA
Karrin Allyson, Fender Rhodes, vocals
Danny Embrey, guitar
Rod Fleeman, guitar
Gil Goldstein, Hammond B-3 organ, accordion, Fender Rhodes
Paul "Scooby" Smith, Fender Rhodes
Bob Bowman, bass
Todd Strait, drums, percussion
Here And Gone
Decca B0011152-02
recorded 2008 in New York City and Los Angeles, CA/USA
David Sanborn, alto sax
Eric Clapton, vocals, guitar
Joss Stone, vocals
Sam Moore, vocals
Derek Trucks, guitar
Russell Malone, guitar
John Moses, bass clarinet
Charles Pillow, bass clarinet
Lou Marini, tenor sax
Howard Johnson, baritone sax
Keyon Harrold, trumpet
Lew Soloff, trumpet
Wallace Roney, trumpet
Gil Goldstein, piano, organ
Ricky Peterson, Hammond B-3 organ
Christian McBride, bass
Steve Gadd, drums
The Gaddabouts
Racecarlotta Records 57538-7
recorded in New York, NY/USA
Ronnie Cuber, baritone sax
Marcus Rojas, tuba
Dan Block, clarinet
Edie Brickell, guitar, vocals
Andy Fairweather, guitar, vocals
Pino Palladino, guitar, bass
Joey DeFrancesco, Fender Rhodes, melodica, organ, piano, trumpet
Gil Goldstein, accordion, Hammond B-3 organ
Steve Gadd, drums, percussion
Luisito Quintero, congas
Things Have Changed
Verve 6726785

Bettye LaVette, vocals
Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews, trombone
Larry Campbell, guitar, mandolin
Keith Richards, guitar
Steve Jordan, guitar, mandolin, drums, percussion
Leon Pendarvis, organ, piano
Gil Goldstein, accordion, harpsichord, harmonium, organ
Charisa Rouse, violin
Rose Bartu, violin
Ina Paris, viola
Nioka Workman, cello
Pino Palladino, bass

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