...a trumpeter whose limitless technique soars on a protean tone - at times a lighthouse beam piercing the dusk, and at other times the dusk itself, embracing a moonlit ballad - and whose music teems with unpredictable virtuosity, from conception to execution.
First sharing a stage in the early 2010's, the virtuostic trumpeter Brad Goode and legendary saxophonist Ernie Watts met and instantly realized their incredible musical rapport. Since that day, they have been touring together and exciting audiences with their high energy, tight-rope style improvisations. That's Right is their first recording together, featuring a set of modern originals, along with arrangements of "Blues in the Night," "I Want to Talk About You," and "Jug Ain't Gone," from one of Goode's early mentors, the late Chicago saxophonist Von Freeman. With the explosive Adam Nussbaum on drums, Chicago bassist Kelly Sill and the inventive Canadian pianist Adrean Farrugia, Goode and Watts create musical fire, and have a lot of fun doing it!
1. Half Moon 8:45
2. Regret 9:07
3. Perplexity 5:35
4. Blues in the Night 5:24
5. A Sense of Fairness 6:00
6. Letter from Home 7:01
7. We Three 4:31
8. Who Parked the Car? 4:54
9. I Want to Talk About You 4:40
10. Jug Ain't Gone 6:16
Produced by Brad Goode
Recorded by Kent Stump at Crystal Clear Sound, Dallas, TX
January 7 & 8, 2018
Mixed & mastered by Jeff Jenkins at Mile High Music, Broomfield, CO
Photographs by Patricianne Watts
Cover design and layout by John Bishop
Jazz History Online (Thomas Cunniffe)
Neither trumpeter Brad Goode nor tenor saxophonist Ernie Watts could be called underrated, but both of them deserve wider recognition. Both men are brilliant talents, and along with an outstanding rhythm section, they have formed a superb jazz quintet capable of a broad range of styles and genres. "That's Right", their new release for Origin, was r ...
Amazon (Debra Jan Bibel)
This debut recording of the Brad Goode Quintet (but18th for Goode as leader) is special: added was Ernie Watts, tenor saxophonist.The veteran musician shares the stage with Andrean Farrugia at the piano, Kelly Sill with bass, Adam Nussbaum before the drums, and Goode himself on trumpet. Except for an Arlen & Mercer tune and one by tenor saxophonist ...
Downbeat (Herb Boyd)
4-STARS Practically every possible sound explodes from Brad Goode's trumpet on That's Right! Goode's pyrotechnics begin with a flourish on "Half Moon," and his full-throated melodic lines quickly are repeated by Ernie Watts on tenor saxophone; his passages equal and often extend Goode's solos and ideas. On "Regret," essentially a ballad, Goode mak ...
All About Jazz ( JIM TRAGESER )
With a fat, rich tone somewhere between French classical trumpeter Maurice André and the flugelhorn of Chuck Mangione, Brad Goode has the ultimate calling card for a jazz player: An immediately recognizable sound. The fact that he's also got an upper register to rival Maynard Ferguson makes Goode one of the most underknown of jazz players. Joi ...
WTJU (Dave Rogers)
Brad Goode (trumpeter, bassist, drummer, composer, music educator) presents his 18th release as a leader and it is a jewel! He has pulled together a stunning band, including Ernie Watts (tenor sax), Adrian Farrugia (piano), Kelly Sill (bass) and Adam Nussbaum (drums). Goode says the disc is "supposed to be a snapshot of this band…and of the music ...