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w/Bobby McFerrin in Gdansk, Poland for Solidarity of the Arts Festival. 

This was an arrangement I did for this 3 hour program and ended our

tour with our band for that season. This was a performance of 

Swing Low, which I won a Grammy for arranging for the record "spirityouall" 

in 2013. 



w/Bobby McFerrin from our tour with Richard Bona and Omar Hakim in support of the 

record I produced and arranged for Bobby called "Beyond Words". This was the first night

of our tour in San Sebastian, Spain and every night was an adventure and discovery.




w/Pat Metheny-Secret Story Tour

Pat offered me the opportunity to do this tour and to play an introduction to his song Antonia

which I tried to do differently each night.

This one was from Red Bank, New Jersey.


w/Michael Brecker's Quindectet

We only did a few tours of this band and this is from our week in Tokyo

The same week that Wide Angles won 2 Grammy awards, for best Jazz album and arrangement.


 w/Esperanza Spalding's Chamber Music Society

This is a film documenting Esperanza's

the recording project which I co-produced and co-arranged with her.



w/Boz Scaggs

Here is the EPK of the record I co-produced and arranged of standards for Boz. 

We found each other by chance, and then worked very hard

to produce a record that was joyful to realize.




I have been playing with Pietro since 1982. I met him when I lived in Cavigliano, 

Switzerland after I met my wife, Ellen, there. I am a fan of both

Steve Swallow and Paul Motian, 

and this is the second record we did as a quartet.  I have done about 8 records over 

the years with Pietro and I love this little film about the Elton John project. 



Worked on a beautiful project with Jane Monheit in 2012 where I wrote for a small orchestra.

  Here is a clip from her EPK about the project which I am proud of, and 

please check out the album "The Heart of The Matter". 


w/Billy Cobham's Glass Menagerie

This is from a gig we did in Montreux and there was a record of this concert--

I wrote this song for the concert and it didn't make it onto the record due to it's length,

but here it is about 30 years later, and still the same length...





• De-Lovely (2004, MGM): Piano and accordion performances, orchestrations, and piano coach for Kevin Kline

• Frida (2002, Miramax): Performed all accordion parts in Eliot Goldenthal’s score

• Space Cowboys (2000, Warner Brothers).Arranged eight songs for Willie Nelson,and Joshua Redman.

• Simply Irresistible (1999, 20th Century Fox): Original score and all orchestrations

• A Map of the World (1999, independent): All orchestrations for score composed by Pat Metheny

• I Love You, I Love You Not (1997, independent): Original score

• Caught (1996, independent): All orchestrations for score composed by Chris Botti

• Kike, Wadatsumi No Koe (1995, TOA Films): Original score

• Little Buddha (1994, Miramax): All orchestrations for score composed by Ryuichi Sakamoto

• Radio Inside (1994, independent): Original score and all orchestrations

• Wild Palms (1993, ABC/Capital Cities): Arrangements for score by Ryuichi Sakamoto

• Wuthering Heights (1992, Paramount): Arranged and co-composed music with Ryuichi Sakamoto

• Reckless Disregard (1985, independent): Composed original score

• Mom’s On Strike (1984, ABC After School Special): Composed original score

• Summer Switch (1984, ABC After School Special): Composed original score




• Placido Domingo, Songs, La Chansonne de Vieux Amants, Time After Time (2012 Sony)

• Laika Fatien, Come A Little Closer (2012 Universal)

• Paul Simon, So Beautiful or So What, orchestrated Love and Hard Times (2011 Concord)

• Anna Maria Jopek, Polanna (2011 available through her website)

• Juliette Greco, Ca Se Traverse et C'est Beau (Universal, 2011) 

• Michael Franks, Time Together (Shanachie Records, 2011)

• David Sanborn, Only Everything (2010, Decca)

• Heidi Grant Murphy, Lullabies and Nightsongs (2009, E1)

• Jane Monheit, The Lovers,The Dreamers, and Me (2009, Concord)

• David Sanborn, Here and Gone (2008, Decca)

• Marianne Faithfull, Easy Come Easy Go (2008, Naive)

• Michael Brecker, Pilgrimage (2007, Heads Up) (Grammy Award: Best Jazz Instrumental Record)

• Abbey Lincoln, Abbey Sings Abbey (2007, Universal)

• Juliette Greco, Le Temps d'une Chanson (2007, Universal)

• Chris Botti, Italia (2007, Decca)

• Regina Carter, I’ll Be Seeing You: A Sentimental Journey (2006, Verve)

• Richard Bona, Tiki (2006, Universal)

Pietro Tonolo, Italian Songs (2006, EGEA)

• David Sanborn, Closer (2005, Universal)

• Chris Botti, To Love Again: The Duets (2005, Sony)

• Chris Botti, When I Fall in Love (2004, Sony)

• The Manhattan Transfer, Vibrate (2004, Telarc)

• Chris Hunter, Scarborough Fair (2004, King)

• Michael Brecker, Wide Angles (2003, Verve) (Grammy Awards: Best Instrumental Arrangement, Best Large Ensemble)

• David Sanborn, Time Again (2003, Universal)

• Chris Botti, December (2002, Sony)

• Richard Bona, Reverence (2001, Universal)

• Keiko Lee, Daydreaming (2001, Sony)

• Pat Metheny, A Map of the World (1999, Warner Brothers)

• Roy Hargrove with Strings, Moment To Moment (1999, Verve)

• Gil Evans Orchestra, A Tribute To Gil (1997, Soul Note)

• New York Voices, Sing the Songs of Paul Simon (1997, RCA)

• James Moody, Moody Plays Mancini (1997, Warner Brothers)

• Bernard Purdie, Soul To Jazz, Vol. 2 (featuring Eddie Harris) (1997, Act)

• Randall Atcheson (with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s), Candlelight Christmas (1997, RCA)

• Bernard Purdie, Soul To Jazz (featuring Eddie Harris) (1996, Act)

• David Sanborn, Songs from the Night Before (1996, Elektra)

• James Moody, Young at Heart (1996, Warner Brothers)

• Michael Franks, Abandoned Garden (1995, Warner Brothers) (arranged four songs)

• Milton Nascimento, Angelus (1994, Warner Brothers) (arranged two songs)

• Akiko Yano, Elephant Hotel (1994, Sony)

• Wallace Roney, Misterios (1994, Warner Brothers)

• Ben Sidran, Life’s a Lesson (1994, Go Jazz)

• Michael Franks, Dragonfly Summer (1993, Warner Brothers) (arranged two songs)

• Akiko Yano, Love Is Here (1993, Sony)

• Wayne Shorter, Stanley Clarke, Lenny White, The Manhattan Project (1990, Blue Note)




  • Bobby Mc Ferrin, spirityouall, (2013 April release, Sony Masterworks)

• Jane Monheit, Heart of the Matter (2013 May release, Decca)

• Esperanza Spalding, Chamber Music Society (2010, Heads Up)

• Boz Scaggs, Speak Low (2008, Decca)

• Michael Brecker, Pilgrimage (2007, Heads Up)

• Juliette Greco, Le Temps d’Une Chanson (2006, Polydor)

• Janis Siegel, Sketches of Broadway (2004, Telarc)

• Karrin Allison, Wild for You (2004, Concord)

• Michael Brecker, Wide Angles (2003, Verve)

• Bobby McFerrin, Beyond Words (2002, Blue Note)

• Pat Metheny, Trio: 99-00 (2000, Warner Brothers)

• Jim Hall and Pat Metheny, Jim Hall & Pat Metheny (1999, Telarc)

• Mike Stern, Give and Take (1997, Atlantic)

• Jim Hall, Textures (1997, Telarc)

• Randy Brecker, Into the Sun (1995, Concord) (Grammy Award: Best Contemporary Jazz Performance, Instrumental)

• Jim Hall, Something Special (1993, Musicmasters)

• Mike Stern, Standards (and Other Songs) (1992, Atlantic)

• Pat Metheny, Question and Answer (1989, Nonesuch)





• Chris Botti (conductor and pianist)

• Michael Brecker (conductor and pianist)

• Al Jarreau (conductor and pianist)

• David Sanborn (conductor and pianist)

• Jim Hall Quartet

• Pat Metheny (Secret Story tour)

• Billy Cobham’s Glass Menagerie

• Tours with: The Gil Evans Orchestra, Wayne Shorter, Stan Getz, Chet Baker, Joe Lovano, Astrud Gilberto, Michael Franks, Pat Martino, Lee Konitz, Ray Barretto, Helen Merrill, Bobby McFerrin, Boz Scaggs

• Appeared as soloist with American’s Composers Orchestra, WDR, NDR and UMO




• Under Rousseau’s Moon (2006, Half Note)

• Time Remembered (2001, Meldac)

• Disney Meets Jazz: A Tribute to Walt Disney (1998, Avex)

• The Tango Kings (1996, Big World)

• Infinite Love (1993, Big World)

• Zebra Coast (1992, Blue Note)

• City of Dreams (1991, Blue Note)

• Sands of Time (1980, Muse)

• Wrapped in a Cloud (1980, Muse)

• Pure As Rain (1978 Chiaroscuro)




 • We Are Together Again, (2013, Warner Bros.) duet with Pat Martino

• Viva Caruso (2002, Blue Note), Joe Lovano

• Moody Plays Mancini (1997, Warner Brothers), James Moody

• Longing (1997, Sunnyside/Owl), Bob Mintzer and Gil Goldstein

• Untold Stories (1996, Wavetone), Elements

• Dialogues (1995, Telarc), two guitar/accordion duets with Jim Hall

• Riddles (1994, Stretch), with Bob Berg

• Two Sides To Every Story (1994, JVC), with Tiger Okoshi, Jack De Johnette, et al.

• Live in the Far East, Vol. 2 (1994, Wavetone), with Elements

• Echoes of a Note: A Tribute to Louis “Pops” Armstrong (1993, JVC), with Tiger Okoshi

• Secret Story (1992, Geffen), with Pat Metheny

• Live in the Far East, Vol. 1 (1992, Wavetone), with Elements

• Miles & Quincy: Live at Montreaux (1991, Warner Brothers), Miles Davis and Quincy Jones

• West Side Story Today (1990, Owl), duet with Dave Liebman

• Jim Hall and Friends: Live at Town Hall, Vol. 2 (1990, Musicmasters), Jim Hall

• The Manhattan Project (1990, Blue Note), Wayne Shorter, Stanley Clarke, Lenny White

• First Instrument (1990, Blue Note), with Rachelle Ferrell

• All Across the City (1989, Concord), Jim Hall Quartet

• Collaboration (1989, Emarcy), Gil Evans and Helen Merrill

• Nothing Like the Sun (1987, A&M), Sting (with Gil Evans)

• Bud & Bird (1986, Evidence), Gil Evans and the Monday Night Orchestra

• Observations & Reflections (1982, Elektra), Billy Cobham

• Smokin’ (1982, Atlantic), Billy Cobham, live at the Montreaux Jazz Festival

• Stratus (1981, Inakustic), Billy Cobham

• Sharing (1981, Omnisound), duet with Eric Kloss

• Eye of the Beholder (1977, Atlantic), with Ray Barretto

• Exit (1976, Muse), quartet with Pat Martino

• We’ll Be Together Again (1976, Muse), duet with Pat Martino

• Starbrite (1976, Warner Brothers), Pat Martino




• Director of Music, Mead School for Human Development, Byram, NY (1976-1978)

• Adjunct Professor, New School for Social Research, Jazz Program (1983-1990)

• Adjunct Professor, New York University, Steinhart School (2003-present)

• Workshops. 2011 Lausanne, Switzerland, The Paris Conservatory, 

University of Central Oklahoma. 




• Ph.D., Union Graduate School, 1988 (Music Education)

• M.M., University of Miami, 1974 (Piano)

• B.A., University of Maryland, 1973 (Piano)




• The Jazz Composer’s Companion (1982, Advance Music , c/o Schott Music)

Copyright  2010 Gil Goldstein.

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