Richard Galliano
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Richard Galliano
Richard Galliano
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Galliano performing in Stockholm, July 2009
Background information
Born (1950-12-12) December 12, 1950 (age 67)
Cannes, Alpes-Maritimes, France
Genres Jazz, tango
Musician
Instruments Accordion
1964-present
Labels Deutsche Grammophon
Claude Nougaro
Website Official site

Richard Galliano (born December 12, 1950, Cannes, Alpes-Maritimes) is a French accordionist.[1][2]

Biography

Photo by Andrea Colombara

He was drawn to music at an early age, starting with the accordion at 4,[3] influenced by his father Luciano, an accordionist originally from Italy, living in Nice.[1]

After a long and intense period of study (he took up lessons on the trombone, harmony, and counterpoint at the Academy of Music in Nice), at 14, in a search to expand his ideas on the accordion, he began listening to jazz and heard records by the trumpet player Clifford Brown. "I copied all the choruses of Clifford Brown, impressed by his tone and his drive, his way of phrasing over the thunderous playing of Max Roach". Fascinated by this new world, Richard was amazed that the accordion had never been part of this musical adventure.In this period, Galliano won twice the first prize in the "world accordion cap competition" which took place in Spain (1966) and France (1967). In the Spanish competition, the participants' duty work was "Chaconne" by the Israeli accordionist Yehuda Oppenheimer. Galliano and Oppenheimer kept up their musical collaboration and personal friendship until Oppenheimer's death in 2012.[4]

Some later collaborations include Astor Piazolla, George Mraz, Brigitte Fontaine, Al Foster, Juliette Greco, Charles Aznavour, Ron Carter, Chet Baker, Enrico Rava, Martial Solal, Miroslav Vitou?, Trilok Gurtu, Jan Garbarek, Michel Petrucciani, Michel Portal, Eddy Louiss, Biréli Lagrène, Sylvain Luc, Renaud Garcia-Fons, Ivan Paduart, Anouar Brahem, Wynton Marsalis, and Toots Thielemans. He was a key member of Claude Nougaro's band for several years as a pianist and accordionist.[1][4]

Honors

  • 1993: Django Reinhardt prize by the Académie du Jazz[4]

Discography

As leader

Compilations

  • 1997: Opale (Musica Jazz)
  • 2001: Gallianissimo! - The Best of Richard Galliano (Via Music)

As sideman

With Ivan Paduart

  • 1993: Illusions Sensorielles (Igloo)
  • 1994: Douces Illusions (Igloo)
  • 1995: Folies Douces (Igloo)

With Anouar Brahem

With Mango

With Matthieu Michel

  • 1995: Estate (TCB)

With Astor Piazzolla

  • 1997: El Suenio De Una Noche De Verano (Fundacion Piazzolla), with Roberto Lara

With Eddy Louiss

  • 2001: Face to Face (Dreyfus)

With Søren Siegumfeldt's String Swing

With Michel Portal

  • 2004: Concerts (Dreyfus), duo

With Mike del Ferro

With Jan Lundgren and Paolo Fresu

  • 2007: Mare Nostrum (ACT)
  • 2016: Mare Nostrum II (ACT)

With Christian Howes

References

  1. ^ a b c d Bessières, Vincent. "Richard Galliano". Bioography. Deutsche Grammophon. Retrieved . 
  2. ^ Allmusic biography
  3. ^ Aboucaya, Jacques; Kennedy, Gary (2002). "Galliano, Richard". In Barry Kernfeld. The new Grove dictionary of jazz, vol. 2 (2nd ed.). New York: Grove's Dictionaries Inc. pp. 6-7. ISBN 1561592846. 
  4. ^ a b c "Richard Galliano". Bioography. Sunnyside Records. Retrieved . 
  5. ^ May, Chris (2007-02-20). "Richard Galliano: Luz Negra (2007)". All About Jazz. Retrieved . 
  6. ^ "Richard Galliano". Discography. Discogs.com. Retrieved . 

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