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Brad Goode

Born: October 10, 1963    Primary Instrument: Trumpet

Brad Goode

Trumpeter Brad Goode is a unique and instantly recognizable virtuoso. Whether working as a soloist, bandleader, lead trumpet man or sideman, for 25 years he has consistently been one of the busiest performers in the United States.

Brad's jazz pedigree was established through his apprenticeship with many legends of the music. As a youngster, he toured and recorded with Von Freeman, Red Rodney, Al Cohn, Eddie Harris, Ira Sullivan, Frank Morgan, Don Lanphere, Curtis Fuller, Jack DeJohnette, Ernie Krivda, Richie Cole, Rosemary Clooney, Barrett Deems and many others.

Brad led his own combo in Chicago from 1986 until 1998, appearing at major festivals and night clubs around the world, including a twelve year stint as leader of the house band at the famous Green Mill Jazz Club. As a Cultural Ambassador for the Mayor Richard Daley of Chicago, he led jazz groups on tours of Asia and the Middle East. He was named one of the most influential Chicagoans of the 1980s by the Chicago Tribune, who credited him as a “major catalyst in the revitalization of the Chicago jazz scene.”...
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“ Tired of hearing trumpet clones of Miles Davis and Freddie Hubbard ? Want a cliché’-free style? Try the fresh style of Brad Goode. It’s got power and swing, tenderness and depth. Despite the challenges posed by attempting to remain cliché-free, Goode manages to be quite fluid in his improvisations. His fertile imagination is carried by a seemingly effortless command of the trumpet. -Mark Gridley, Historian , author of JAZZ STYLES

“He has transcended the standard-issue solutions and copycat technique that characterize so many players of his generation. He departs convention with his tonal, structural, harmonic and rhythmic touches without ever making a point of it.” -Lloyd Sachs, THE CHICAGO SUN-TIMES

“Goode’s high rev brain spins out musical ideas with a consistency that’s eerie. It isn’t just the harmonic and melodic twists he puts on his material that makes him so riveting; he sends the tunes he plays through a sparkling kaleidoscope of rhythmic changes. … Goode’s trumpet would send Gabriel back to the practice room.” -Lee Brown, THE COLUMBUS OTHER PAPER

“Goode’s interval leaps, fragmented phrases, squeezed arpeggios, slurs, smears and other applications of his advanced technique may be partly for fun, but in that exercise in fractured tempo, his whimsical bits and pieces combine with those of the rhythm section to form a sensible abstract-expression. He has internalized the profound harmonic lessons of Gillespie and Parker and applies them in a very personal way” -Doug Ramsey, JAZZ TIMES

-“Lyrical genius of the trumpet… The young demon of bebop.” Larry Kart, THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE



As a Leader/Co-Leader

1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

As a Side Musician

1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009


As a Leader/Co-Leader

1988


Shock Of The New
Delmark
February 2, 1988.
Tracks: Tribute To Clifford And Sonny; Old Folks; You Don't Know What Love Is; The Hermit; Winter's Song; Stew's Blues; Clock Radio; The New Blues.
Personnel: Brad Goode: trumpet, keyboards; Ed Peterson, Lin Halliday: tenor sax; Jodie Christian: piano; Fareed Haque: guitar; Dennis Carroll, Rob Amster, Angus Thomas: bass; Paul Wertico: drums, keyboards; Jeff Stitely, Bob Rummage: drums.

1993


Inside Chicago, Vol. 3
Von Freeman / Brad Goode
Steeplechase
January-February 1993.
Tracks: The Blues Walk; You And The Night And The Music; Just You, Just Me; A Night In Tunisia; Star Eyes; Blue Moon; What Is This Thing Called Love.
Personnel: Brad Goode: trumpet; Von Freeman: tenor sax; Paul McKee: trombone; Ron Perillo: piano; Stewart Miller: bass; Bob Rummage: drums.


Inside Chicago, Vol. 4
Von Freeman / Brad Goode
Steeplechase
January-February 1993.
Tracks: You Stepped Out Of A Dream; Speak Low; Bye Bye Blackbird; You And The Night And The Music; Just You, Just Me; I Hear A Rhapsody; Oleo.
Personnel: Brad Goode: trumpet; Von Freeman: tenor sax; Paul McKee: trombone; Ron Perillo: piano; Stewart Miller: bass; Bob Rummage: drums.

1994


Toy Trumpet
SteepleChase
Airwave Studio, Chicago, IL, August 1994.
Tracks: Toy Trumpet; You And The Night And The Music; I Should Care; Resolution; Serenata; Make Someone Happy; Invitation; Alone Together; I Hear A Rhapsody.
Personnel: Brad Goode: trumpet; Ira Sullivan: soprano sax, trumpet; Jodie Christian: piano; Larry Kohut: bass; Dana Hall: drums.

1995


Inside Chicago, Vol. 1
Von Freeman / Brad Goode
Steeplechase
February 15, 1995.
Tracks: Speak Low; You've Changed; Straight, No Chaser; Footprints.
Personnel: Brad Goode: trumpet; Von Freeman: tenor sax; Joan Hickey: piano; Sherman Davis: bass; Michael Raynor: drums.


Inside Chicago, Vol. 2
Von Freeman / Brad Goode
Steeplechase
February 14-15, 1995.
Tracks: Anthropology; Blues For Sunnyland; Oleo; Caravan; Yardbird Suite.
Personnel: Brad Goode: trumpet; Von Freeman: tenor sax; Joan Hickey: piano; Sherman Davis: bass; Michael Raynor: drums.


Brad Goode
Sunlight
October 19, 1995.
Tracks: House Of Pilasters; Mirror Image; Georgia; The Snake Charmer; Astral Projection; Samba For Mary Jane; Smile; People Will Say We're In Love; Hypnotic Suggestion.
Personnel: Brad Goode: trumpet; Paul McKee: trombone; Mark Tuttle: sax; Karl Montzka: piano; Stewart Miller: bass; Dana Hall: drums.

2000


By Myself
SteepleChase
NJ, December 2000.
Tracks: By Myself; The Masquerade Is Ove; Goodbye; I'll Take Romance; Four-Note Blues; In The Still Of The Night; The End Of A Love Affair; If I Should Lose You.
Personnel: Brad Goode: trumpet; Ted Rosenthal: piano; Stebe LaSpina: bass; Matt Wilson: drums.

2005


Hypnotic Suggestion
Delmark
February 6, 2005.
Tracks: Hypnotic Suggestion; Once Upon A Summertime; Bemsha Swing; Just A Thought; Thinking Of You; Beautiful Love; Detroit Scene; I Can't Forget About You; Crazy Rhythm.
Personnel: Brad Goode: trumpet; Adrean Farrugia: piano; Kelly Sill: bass; Dana Hall: drums.

2006


Nature Boy
Delmark
February 2006.
Tracks: Nature Boy; I Remember You; Nightmare Of The Mechanized World; Sealed With A Kiss; Tres Palabras (Without You); Celedon; Just In Time; So Beats My Heart For You; Infrapolation; It's 4 A.M.; No Idea; All Through The Night.
Personnel: Brad Goode: trumpet; Jeff Jenkins: piano; Johannes Weidenmüller: bass; Todd Reid: drums.

2008


Polytonal Dance Party
Origin
January 2008.
Tracks: Encryption; Background Theme of Life; Betcha by Golly Wow; The Snake Charmer; Autumn Nocturne; Golden Lady; Going out of My Head; Astral Projection; Lost April; Shock of the New; Dream.
Personnel: Brad Goode: trumpet; Jeff Jenkins: piano, keyboards; Bill Kooper: guitar, sitar; Ken Walker: bass; Anthony Lee: drums.


As a Side Musician

1991


Jazz,Chicago Style
Various
Ameritech
1991
Tracks: ???.
Personnel: Brad Goode: trumpet; ???.

1994


Luke And The Cool Hands
Luke And The Cool Hands
LN Records
1994.
Tracks: ???.
Personnel: Brad Goode: trumpet; Luke Nelson: ???; ???.


How D'You Like It So Far?
Barrett Deems Big Band
Delmark
March 6-7, 1994.
Tracks: Air Mail Special; A Night In Tunisia; Michelle; Soon; It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing); Angel Eyes; Road Runner; Jeanine; Nina's Theme; Happy Hour; Drum Boogie; Close Enough For Love; Speak Low; Time After Time; My Old Flame; Love For Sale.
Personnel: Brad Goode, John Bailey, Peter Elliman, Chuck Parrish, Michael McLaughlin: trumpet; Lorin Binford, Audrey Morrison, Scott Roberts, Craig Kaucher: trombone; Jane Johnson, Rich Corpolongo; flute, alto sax; Mike Levin, Tim McNamara: clarinet, flute, tenor sax; Barry Winograd: baritone sax; Duane Thamm: vibraphone; Robert Curtis: guitar; Peewee McKindra: bass; Barrett Deems: drums.


Nature Of The Beat
The Otters
Waterbug
1994
Tracks: Horizontal Lambada; Mazel/Bad Dog; Gimme Back My Wig; Come On In My Kitchen; Train Wreck; Sting With The Angels; The Little That I Know; Fury; Amazing Grace; Introducing Mr. Johnson; Wild Bill Jones; Big Jig; Jam; Like A Flower; The Parting Glass.
Personnel: Brad Goode: trumpet; Larry Clyman: guitar; Stuart Rosenberg: mandolin, violin, vocals; Gary Krolak: bass; Alejo Poveda: percussion; Kat Eggleston, Brian Anderson: vocals.

1994-1995

Passing Tones
Joanie Pallatto
Southport
December 1994-May 1995
Tracks: This Doesn't Happen All The Time; Sconsolato; In A Mellow Tone; Save Your Love For Me; Live!; Get Out Of Town; All Blues; Looking For Duke; Barbara Song; Carefully Taught; Minor Catastrophe; Sleep; Beyond The Wave; Blue In Green; Nothing Like You (An Extravagant Love Song).
Personnel: Brad Goode: trumpet; Von Freeman: tenor sax; Bradley Parker-Sparrow, Willie Pickens: piano; John Whitfield: bass; Robert Shy: drums; Joanie Pallatto, April Aloisio: vocals.

1996


Perdido
Ernie Krivda
Koch
November 25-26, 1996.
Tracks: Back Bone; Perdido; We'll Be Together Again; In A Mellow Tone; The Big Cat; Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise; Leave Us Leap; 'Deed I Do; The Song Is You; Jump The Blues Away; Jessica's Day; Big Bad Band.
Personnel: Brad Goode, Keith Powell, Steve Enos, Matt Shulman: trumpet; Garney Hicks, Chris Anderson, Gary Carney, George Carr: trombone; Dick Ingersoll: flute, alto sax; Dave Sterner: alto sax; Tom First, Jason Rigby: tenor sax; Ernie Krivda: sax; Mark Kieswetter: piano; Lee Bush: guitar; others: bass, drums.

1997


The Last Time I Committed Suicide
Various (Soundtrack)
Blue Note
1997.
Tracks: ???.
Personnel: Brad Goode: trumpet; ???.

1998


J Curve Cincinnati Jazz Collection
Various
J Curve
1998.
Tracks: ???.
Personnel: Brad Goode: trumpet; ???.


That Cowboy Jazz
Luke And The Cool Hands
Sunlight
1998.
Tracks: That Cowboy Jazz; Western Avenue; You'll Never Get Away From Me; Tall, Dark And Lonesome; Nothin' To Lose; Who's That Stranger; Lonesome Moon; The Long Ride; Moonlight Serenade; When The World Was Young; Take The Stairs; Call Of The Mild; Something Else; Too Many Hours In The Day; Don't Fence Me In.
Personnel: Brad Goode: trumpet; Luke Nelson: ???; ???.


The Band That Swings
Ernie Krivda
Koch
November 21-22, 1998.
Tracks: 'S Wonderful; Under Paris Skies; One O'Clock Jump; On The Sunny Side Of The Street; I Should Care; Undecided; Boagie Blues; Watch What Happens; Irv's At Midnight; Thou Swell; Vine Street Rumble; Apple Honey; Melancholy Serenade.
Personnel: Brad Goode, Steve Enos, Keith Powell, Joe Miller: trumpet; Chris Anderson, George Carr, Garney Hicks, Paul Abel: trombone; George Shernit: clarinet, flute, alto sax; Dave Sterner: alto sax; Chris Burge, Tom First: tenor sax; Ernie Krivda: tenor sax, vocals; Dick Ingersoll: baritone sax; Joe Hunter: piano; Lee Bush: guitar; Sherry Luchette: bass; Rick Porrello: drums.

1999


Gods And Heroes
Matt Tiegler
Waterdog
1999.
Tracks: Lines & Circle; Ritual Shame; Star Cycle; The Lost Art; Who I Am; Overflow; Oval Orbot; Wallowing; Laughing With Buddha; The Wrong Way; The Forgotten Man; Steady Tow.
Personnel: Brad Goode: trumpet; Mike Broening: piano; Willy Schwarz: accordion, sarod; Matt Tiegler, Ralph Covert, Steve Gerlach: guitar; Tom Piekarske: bass; Henry Jansen, Zack Kantor: drums; Andy Jones: percussion, drums, vibraphone.


No Excuses
Knox College Jazz Ensemble
???
1999.
Tracks: ???.
Personnel: Brad Goode: trumpet; Andy Crawford: bass; ???.

2000


Steppin' Out
Jazz Heritage Orchestra
Umoja
April 25, 2000.
Tracks: Just A Closer Walk With Thee; And That's That; Jeannine; A Greasy Brown Paper Sack; Maybe You Don't; Count 'Em; Tin Tin Deo; I'll Tell You What; Hot House; Study War No More.
Personnel: Dennis Bradley Reynolds, Brad Goode, Sean Jones, Pharez Whitted: trumpet; Chris Anderson, Earlie Braggs, Johnny Olsson: trombone; Vincent L. York: flute, alto sax; Eddie Bayard: tenor sax; Christopher Burge, David Kay, James Pisano: sax; Burny Pelsmajer: baritone sax; Dave Thomas: piano; Marion Hayden: bass; Bill Ransom: drums.


20th Anniversary
Blue Wisp Big Band
Sea Breeze
September 24-25, 2000.
Tracks: Winding Way; Show-Type Tune; Well, You Needn't; Lament; Tones For Joan's Bones; Funk Dumplin'; Waltz New; Straight Track; Hum; Morning; Forgotten Memories; Just In Time.
Personnel: Brad Goode, Jerry Conrad, Al Nori, Jeff Folkens, Michael Wade: trumpet; Gary Langhorst, Clarence Pawn, Jim Pelz, Paul Piller: trombone; Mike Andres: flute, soprano sax, alto sax; Jim Sherrick: flute, alto sax; Joe Gaudio, Herb Aronoff: clarinet, tenor sax; Larry Dickson: baritone sax; Steve Schmidt: piano; Michael Sharfe: bass; John Von Ohlen: drums.


Jam Session Vol. 17
Various
Steeplechase
December 2000.
Tracks: Triplicate; Three; Ballad Medley: Never Let Me Go / Deep In A Dream / Lovely; The Other Night; Demented Blues; Oddball Compliments; Schizocarps.
Personnel: Brad Goode, Ryan Kisor, John Paul McNeil: trumpet; Andy LaVerne: piano; Steve LaSpina: bass; Matt Wilson: drums.

2001


All The Right Angles
CCM Faculty Jazztet
Sea Breeze
May 22-24, 2001.
Tracks: All The Right Angles; Every Father's Child; Palindrome; If You Were In My Shoes; Second Sight; Julia's Swing; No Idea; El Gato Negro; Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most; The Gentleman Is A Dope; Ray's Return.
Personnel: Brad Goode: trumpet; Marc Fields: trombone; Rick Van Matre: soprano sax, alto sax, tenor sax; Phillip DeGreg: piano; James E. Smith: guitar; Chris Berg: bass; John Von Ohlen, Marc Wolfley: drums.

2002


Telling Visions
Steve Vining
CMN
Bad Dog Ivan Studios, Chicago, IL, 2002.
Tracks: Creature°; Take Me With You¹; I Want You²; Free Will³.
Personnel: Brad Goode: trumpet; Jim Gailoretto²: clarinet, flute, saxophone; Rob Berry³: keyboards; Craig McCreary, Chris Siebold°: guitar; Danny Gottlieb°: drums; Eric Batterman: drums¹²³, percussion¹²; keyboards¹; Steve Vining: vocals; bass, keyboards°¹³, percussion°¹³, french horn°, trumpet°; Josie Falbo¹³: vocals.

2003


Up Jumped Spring
Curtis Fuller
Delmark
August 31-September 1, 2003.
Tracks: Cantaloupe Island; Up Jumped Spring; In A Mellow Tone; God Bless The Child; Bags' Groove; Equinox; I'm Old Fashioned; Alone Together; Whisper Not; Black Night°; Star Eyes.
Personnel: Brad Goode: trumpet; Curtis Fuller: trombone; Karl Montzka: piano; Larry Gray, Stewart Miller: bass; Tim Davis: drums; Jacey Falk°: vocals.

2004


Pag's Groove
Michael Pagán Big Band
Capri
August 8, 2004.
Tracks: Essential Trivia; Lyric Interlude; Pag's Groove; Waltz For A Bad Hair Day; Never Let Me Go; Crazy Man's Game; More Than A Friend; We're Almost There.
Personnel: Brad Goode, Al Hood: trumpet; Peter Olstad, Greg Gisbert: trumpet, flugelhorn; Kevin Buchanan, Darren Kramer: trombone; Tom Ball: trombone, euphonium; Michael Pagan: piano; others.

2006


V1.0 Live At The Senator
Adrean Farrugia
Romhog
2006.
Tracks: Woebegone; Bartok's Mistress; Lightchaser (Part 1); Pilgrim; Speak No Evil; Lightchaser (Part 2); Both Sides Now; The Ten Thousand Things.
Personnel: Brad Goode: trumpet; Phil Dwyer: sax; Adrean Farrugia: piano; Jim Vivian: bass; Barry Romberg: drums.


A Man Is A Tree
Christian Berg
HipGnosis
2006.
Tracks: Fanfare; Tango Verde; Lullaby: A Man Is A Tree; Orchard By June Light; The Wishing Tree; Intermezzo: A Midnight’s Summer Dream; Motherless Child; The Tide Rises - The Tide Falls; The Lighthouse; Janizonas; Air For Elizabeth; Etude For Maggie; Winter 1975; El Gato Negro; Over The Rainbow; The Girl With The Brown Hair.
Personnel: Brad Goode: trumpet; Mary Fahrenbruck: piano; Christian Berg: bass; others.


The Flatiron Suite
Sax Appeal
Jazzizit
August 2006.
Tracks: Flatiron Suite, Pt. 1: The Mountains; Flatiron Suite, Pt. 2: The Great Plains; Flatiron Suite, Pt. 3: East Slope Rivers; New York Walk; P.T.B.; Flat 5; Worcester Sorcery; Dream Of Peace; John G's Blues.
Personnel: Brad Goode: trumpet; Scott Garland: soprano sax, alto sax; Matt Wates, Nelson Rangell: alto sax; Gary Plumley: tenor sax, wood flute; Paul Booth, Adrian Revell: tenor sax; Robert McKay: alto flute, baritone sax; Derek Nash: soprano sax, alto sax, baritone sax; Chip Stephens: piano; Peter Adams, Simon Carter: keyboards; Russell Ferrante: synthesizer; Eduardo "Bijoux" Barbosa: bass; Mike Bradley, Mike Marlier: drums; Rony Barrak: percussion.


Streamin'
Nelson Hinds
Record Label
2006.
Tracks: Streamin'; Poraquesa; Strollin' Down; Little Guy; Great Basin; Monk's Happy Meal; Hollywood Blues; Mr. Farnsworth; Early Morning In The Park and The Flood.
Personnel: Brad Goode: trumpet; Nelson Hinds: trombone; Bob Rebholz: tenor sax, flute; John Gunther, Peter Sommer: tenor sax; Eric Gunnison: piano; Ron Bland: bass; Paul Romaine, Todd Reid: drums.

2007


Jazz Stew
What's Cookin' Jazz Band
Record Label
2007.
Tracks: Plain Brown Wrapper; Shades On Roof Down; Blue And Green; Lou's Good Dues Blues; A Firm Grasp Of The Obvious; Moten Swing; Mitch; Ruby My Dear; Bullen's Bounce.
Personnel: Brad Goode, Dan Johnson, Kevin Bollinger, David Turner, Chris Lawson: trumpet; Wade Sanders, John Hines, Ken Kerr, Pete Vriesenga: trombone; Larry Campbell, Jerry Noonan: alto sax, flute; Art Bouton, Pete Lewis: tenor sax, clarinet; Gene Smookler: baritone sax, bass clarinet; Ron Jolly, Dave Roberts: piano; Tim Hurley: guitar; Ron Bland: bass; Todd Reid: drums.


Live At Dazzle
Serafin Sanchez/Jeremy Jones Quintet
Ssjj
2007.
Tracks: Sparkling McLean; Trip Hiplet; Peep; En Route; Animalian; Reticence; Just Joking.
Personnel: Brad Goode: trumpet; Serafin Sanchez: tenor sax; Pat Bianchi: piano; Mark Simon: bass; Jeremy Jones: drums.


Ninth + Lincoln
Ninth + Lincoln Jazz Orchestra
Dazzle
June 5-6, 2007.
Tracks: Intro; Your Cent; Giving Full Account; And You'll...; Interlude; Music For Prose; The Wasp; Aeroplane; Interlude II; Sketching Restraint.
Personnel: Brad Goode: trumpet, flugelhorn; Doug Scarborough, Tom Ball, Rob Borger: trombone; Mark Simon: bass; Paul Romaine: drums.

2008


I Can Be There
Convergence
Capri
March 11, 2008.
Tracks: Ookie Dookie; Bee Cee Beat; Chicken Pox Scar; At The "Hey!" Cafe; Biorhythm; Self-Loathers Anonymous: Greg; Self-Loathers Anonymous: Mark P.; Self-Loathers Anonymous: Mark S.; Self-Loathers Anonymous: John; Self-Loathers Anonymous: Paul; Self-Loathers Anonymous: Eric; I Can Be There.
Personnel: Brad Goode: trumpet; Greg Gisbert: trumpet, flugelhorn; Mark Patterson: trombone; John Gunther: flute, sax; Eric Gunnison: piano; Mark Simon: bass; Paul Romaine: drums.


I Love Being Here With You
Mary Jane Ewing
MidAtlantic
2008.
Tracks: Just In Time; The Nearness Of You; Nature Boy; The Song Is You; Don’t Know Why; One Note Samba; Beautiful Friendship; I Love Bein’ Here With You; Peel Me A Grape; You're So Nice To Come Home To; Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most; Cheek to Cheek; Nature Boy (Reprise).
Personnel: Brad Goode: trumpet, flugelhorn; Tony Dagradi: sax; Chuck Chaplin: piano; Steve Masakowski: guitar; Peter Harris: bass; Doug Belote: drums; Wayne Maureau: percussion; Mary Jane Ewing: vocals.

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