Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Brad Goode really is!!!
It took me a couple of weeks from hearing to writing to posting concerning the Beavercreek Weekend of Jazz High School Jazz Band day and it was shortly after that when I was treated to an outstanding performance by Brad Goode at Jazz Central at 2931 East Third Street. So time to make note. Brad was on a whirlwind midwestern tour which included two stops in Chicago, one in Cincinnati and one in Dayton (of which I know of anyway). Frankly I had forgotten just how good Brad is on the trumpet. Pretty much the entire first set, even the "we love to talk about jazz, the song and the individual performances during the performance" attendees were just sitting and marveling at the beautiful trumpet playing of Brad Goode. Words escape me. And Brad was accompanied by an all star cast of players. Dan Karlsberg on keyboards (you can hear him at The Blue Wisp in Cincy and surrounds), Phil Tipton (also a much sought after Cincy area musician) on drums and the co-star of the evening, Dayton's own Bill Burns, baritone sax player extraordinaire. They were accompanied by a bass player with which I was not familiar by the name of Tim Watson and he solidified the Quintet. The first set was simply out of this world! The music played and the musicianship exhibited on the stage was such that people got lost in the moment. If jazz can be ethereal, this performance rose to the occasion. I am quite certain that Brad Goode would be in his element with any jazz trumpet player in the entire world. He was that good. I did speak to him at break and unfortunately he was unable to play beside Scott Belk, now at the College Conservatory of Music in Cincy, because he was out of town doing his own thing. Too bad. I heard the two of them in Columbus once at a Tuesday night jazz jam at The Park Street Tavern which was quite memorable. Brad teaches out in Colorado now so who knows when Dayton will get the chance to hear him again but if you were there, you know of which I write. Get out and hear Brad Goode anytime you see he is in the area, wherever you may be when you read this.