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Monday, 10 May 2010

Mick Goodrick

Name: Mick Goodrick
Born: 9th June, 1945 (Sharon, PA, USA)

Profile: He is an American post bop jazz guitarist and educator most noteworthy for his work with vibraphonist "Gary Burton's band" from 1973 to 1976, where for part of that time he was playing alongside guitarist Pat Metheny. Metheny has actually cited Goodrick as an influence.

History: Goodrick began studying guitar when he was 11 after seeing Elvis Presley on TV, being inspired to play jazz while attending Stan Kenton summer camps. He went to pursue his love in music at Berklee College of Music and graduated in 1967, and joined "Gary Burton's band".

After working with vibraphonist Gary Burton, he began teaching at New England Conservatory and at Berklee College of Music where he still works today as a Professor. Over the course of his career, Goodrick has had many notable students including: Mike Stern, John Scofield, Avner Strauss, Rale Micic and Bill Frisell.

Goodrick is renowned for both his harmonic command of the guitar and his prowess as an influential teacher. He is author of the book known among players as the "guitarist’s bible" entitled, 'The Advancing Guitarist'. Goodrick has also written a series of books addressing the intricacies of harmonic voice-leading.

Goodrick has recorded and performed internationally for the past 40 years with other world famous musicians such as Gary Burton, Pat Metheny, Charlie Haden, John Scofield, Jack DeJohnette, Paul Motian, Dewey Redman, John Abercrombie, Dave Liebman, Joe Diorio and Steve Swallow, to name a few. His most recent recordings have been for Greg Hopkins, Gary Chaffee and Steve Swallow.

Influences: Elvis Presley and Stan Kenton (Jazz pianist)

Axology: Klein guitars

Signature song(s): Albums such as 'In Pas(s)ing' (1978) and 'Cities' (1993)

Link(s): (Official website)

"Like receiving an open-ended letter from a distant planet, filled with the truth serum of the universe..." - Pat Metheny

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