Gordon Gottlieb has had an active performing life in a variety of musical traditions. From soloist with the New York Philharmonic to recording with Michael Jackson, playing with an escola de samba in the carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro to recording Stravinsky's Les Noces, Histoire du Soldat & Renard with Robert Craft, conducting at Carnegie Hall to performing with Stevie Wonder, Gordon has enjoyed eliminating musical boundaries.
Since 1970 he has been actively involved with the N.Y. Philharmonic as an extra and substitute percussionist and timpanist. He's also played with the London Symphony, London Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, Casals Festival, as well as major opera, ballet, modern dance, Broadway orchestras, and the 2008 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall.
In jazz, rock, pop, R & B, folk and world music, Gordon's short list includes: Miles Davis, Steely Dan (Two Against Nature - winner of 4 GRAMMYs in 2001, including album of the year, Everything Must Go in 2003), Donald Fagen (Morph The Cat--2006), Walter Becker (Circus Money--2008), Keith Jarrett, Ravi Shankar, Sting, Sarah Vaughan, Whitney Houston, Carly Simon, Hermeto Pascoal, Tony Bennett, Amy Winehouse, Paul Winter, Pete Seeger, Aretha Franklin, Quincy Jones, Paul Shaffer & the CBS Orchestra, Chick Corea, Bette Midler, Eric Clapton, Ray Charles, Paula Abdul, Celine Dion, Wyclef Jean, Queen Latifah, Marc Anthony, Clay Aiken, Dianne Reeves, Chaka Khan, Diana Krall, Dream Theater, among others.
He has recorded for more than 50 record companies, countless television commercials, and on the sound tracks of around 180 feature films.
Gordon has given clinics and master classes around the world, taught at the Yale School of Music for a decade, has been teaching and playing at the KoSA International Percussion Workshops since 1996, and has been teaching at the Juilliard School in New York City since 1991.