The podcast that provides profiles of great harmonica players and technicians from around the world
May 8, 2021

Will Galison interview

Will Galison interview

Will Galison joins me on episode 38.

Will first picked up the chromatic harmonica when studying guitar at the Berklee College of Music.  He quickly realised he had an affinity with the instrument, and after spending a day with Toots Thielemans he knew the chromatic instrument was what he wanted to do.

Will went on to record numerous albums under his own name, including a successful collaboration with Madeleine Peyroux. He has been an in-demand session player for numerous years, with credits performing with the likes of Barbara Streisand, Carly Simon, Donald Fagen and many others. On top of all this he has recorded a version of the Sesame Street theme tune used on the TV show. With interests ranging from jazz, to pop and classical, as well as playing some mean diatonic,

Will really delivers a pocketful of soul.


Links:

Will's website:
https://www.willgalison.net/

Takin It Back With Barack:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJW67YfLWgs

Odysseus Fantasy:
https://www.willgalison.net/odysseus-concerto

Beethoven Spring Sonata:
https://www.willgalison.net/beethoven-spring-sonata

Will's Soundcloud:
https://soundcloud.com/will-galison/

Cremona harmonica company:
http://www.workshop-cremona.com/Catalog%20ALLE.PDF.pdf

Wills-make Harmonica company:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/2479774272276646/?redirect=false

Hal Leonard Jazz Standards tutorial:
https://www.halleonard.com/product/1335/jazz-standards

Hal Leonard Pop Songs tutorial:
https://www.halleonard.com/product/1090/pop-classics

HarmonicaUK Virtual Chromatic Weekend:
http://harmonica.uk/HUKBlog/chromatic-weekend/


Videos:

Odyssey:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPC-fh3jysw

Beethoven Spring Sonata:
https://www.willgalison.net/beethoven-spring-sonata

Toots Thielemans playing Undecided:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMTmKwosSi8

Pocketful of Soul:
https://www.willgalison.net/pocket-full-of-soul

Skylark with Sean Harness:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KylY3vQv8Y4&t=105s


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Spotify Playlist: 

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