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|Born||November 6, 1950|
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
|Occupation(s)||Musician, composer, record producer, arranger|
|Labels||Chiaroscuro, Muse, Blue Note, World Pacific, Centaur, Half Note, Disney|
He 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 90s he was a member of the group Elements.
In 2007 he released the album The Music of Elton John (ObliqSound, 2007) with Steve Swallow, Paul Motian, and Italian saxophonist Pietro Tonolo. The quartet performed jazz arrangements of some of Elton John's most popular songs.
Goldstein 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.
|1978?||Pure as Rain||Chiaroscuro|
|1980?||The Sands of Time||Muse||Quartet, with Mark Egan and Steve Swallow (bass), Danny Gottlieb (drums)|
|1980?||Wrapped in Your Cloud||Muse|
|1989||City of Dreams||Blue Note||With John Clark (french horn), John Patitucci (bass), Lenny White (drums), Don Alias and Bruce Martin (percussion)|
|1992?||Zebra Coast||World Pacific|
|2001?||Piano Music of Paul Ben-Haim||Centaur|
|2001?||Time Remembered||Melda C|
|2006||Under Rousseau's Moon||Half Note||With Randy Brecker (trumpet), Chris Potter (tenor sax, baritone clarinet), Mike Mainieri (vibes), Richard Bona (bass, vocals), Don Alias (percussion), Zebra Coast String Trio; in concert|
|2006?||Disney Meets Jazz: Tribute to Wall Disney||Avex Trax|
|2008?||Disney Adventures in Jazz||Disney|
With Apostolis Anthimos
- Days We Can't Forget (GOWI, 1994)
With Billy Cobham
- Stratus (INAK, 1981)
With Eliane Elias
- The Three Americas (Blue Note, 1996)
With Gil Evans
- Bud and Bird (Electric Bird/King, 1986 )
- Farewell (Evidence, 1986 )
- Live at Umbria Jazz (Appecorsa, 1987)
With Jim Hall
With Toninho Horta
- Foot On The Road (Verve, 1994)
With Romero Lubambo
- Infinite Love (Big World Music, 1993)
With Pat Martino
With Tiger Okoshi
- Echoes of a Note (JVC, 1993)
- Two Sides to Every Story (JVC 1994)
- Yanow, Scott. "Gil Goldstein". AllMusic. Retrieved 22 September 2018.
- Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (1992). The Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD, LP & Cassette (1st ed.). Penguin. p. 420. ISBN 978-0-14-015364-4.
- Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 565. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0.
- "Gil Goldstein | Album Discography | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 20 November 2016.