"To me, the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it's about, but the music the words make." - Truman Capote

Richard Galliano

Richard Galliano started studying piano and accordion at the age of 4 with his father Lucien Galliano, accordionist and teacher.
Particularly gifted and invested, he quickly entered the Nice Conservatory, directed at that time by organist Pierre Cochereau,
and followed courses in harmony, counterpoint and trombone. He won first prize in 1969 with trombone.

He arrived in Paris in 1975 and met Claude Nougaro, becoming his friend, his accordionist and conductor until 1983.
The author and composer had found each other. They got along beautifully. From this close collaboration many songs that are part of the heritage of French music, such as Allée des brouillards, Des voiliers,Vie Violence were born.

The second decisive meeting took place in 1980, with the Argentinean composer and bandoneonist Astor Piazzolla.
Astor strongly encouraged Richard to create the French “New Musette”, as he himself had previously invented the Argentinean “New Tango”.

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Swiss Radio Days Jazz Series Vol. 47 / Richard Galliano New York Tango Trio, Cully 2022
Richard Galliano New York Tango Trio
Mare Nostrum III
Paolo Fresu | Richard Galliano | Jan Lundgren
Mare Nostrum III (vinyl)
Paolo Fresu | Richard Galliano | Jan Lundgren
Mare Nostrum II
Paolo Fresu
Joachim Kühn Birthday Edition
Joachim Kühn / Europeana
Mare Nostrum (LP)
Paolo Fresu / Richard Galliano / Jan Lundgren
Muzyka
Francien van Tuinen
Mare Nostrum
Paolo Fresu | Richard Galliano | Jan Lundgren