In the first years (decades?) of doing music, it consumed most of my time, and I didn't think too much about it. But in recent years, I've come to often feel quite guilty that enough of each day is not spent playing, practicing, solfege, writing, recording…the while music-making gamut. There seem to be too many other things demanding my attention and especially time, things that keep me from working on music stuff as much as I'd like. And I'm not sure what it might mean - or even if I care all that much.
Pianist, composer and teacher Bill Gordon started playing professionally at the age of fourteen, as drummer and leader of his rhythm & blues showband in Baltimore. He later studied piano and composition at the Wiesbaden Conservatory in Germany, and graduated Berklee College of Music.
He has composed, performed and produced mainstream jazz, quirky pop songs, a quasi-avant-garde funk fable, and written for film and TV. Bill has recorded extensively, appeared as soloist, accompanist, music director, sideman and band leader throughout the United States and Europe, and taught music privately and at colleges in Boston, New York City, Los Angeles, Miami and Vienna. He currently divides his time composing and recording, working with jazz, R&B and pop singers, sneaking out for short European tours, and teaching at SAE Institute.
Bill Gordon is known as... “a composer with a wide pen, a fun-loving accompanist, an energetic rhythm section player, an impassioned performer, and a nurturing teacher.”