Mr. William Goldstein
So, today I met William Goldstein, a famous American composer, improvisor. For those who don’t know in 1975 he was discovered by Berry Gordy - the same guy who discovered The Supremes, Marvin Gaye, The Temptations, Jimmy Ruffin, The Contours, The Four Tops, Gladys Knight & the Pips, The Commodores, The Velvelettes, Martha and the Vandellas, Stevie Wonder and The Jackson 5. William wrote music for movies and TV shows like Fame, The Miracle Worker, Twilight Zone, Shocker, Eye For An Eye, Oki - In The Middle Of The Ocean etc. Together over 50 projects.
It was truly an honor meeting him. He’s as amazing with people as at the piano. Such a pleasant man with a great sense of humour. There was so much to learn from him - musically and from life. One of the greatest people I’ve met and talked to. His ability to create music on the spot in real-time is unbelievable. The master class was almost as some kind of a cartoon or a movie adventure from which, I believe, everyone learned a lot. He could hold our attention for 3 hours straight, without any kind of awkwardness - comunicating with the audience, playing, talking, sharing things. Enjoyed every second of it.
As I said before - learned a lot from him. Hope to meet mr. Goldstein again somehow, somewhere. I truly recommend you to check out his work, interviews etc. As the matter of fact, the music for the movie “Oki - In The Middle Of The Ocean” was made on the spot, actually in real time. Anyhow, here’s his website: http://www.williamgoldstein.com .
You can find plenty of his work on Spotify and Youtube as well. Enjoy!
"Genius is not the ability to take the commonalities of life and make them obtuse, but rather the ability to take the complexities of life and give them meaning." - William Goldstein