JazzTimes - p.81
"Goode and his band...are at their best on Goode's four originals, which range from lyrical ballads like 'Celedon' to the lively and surprising 'Nightmare in the Mechanized World.'"
Personnel: Brad Goode (trumpet); Brad Goode; Johannes Weidenm?ller (bass guitar); Jeff Jenkins (piano); Todd Reid (drums).
Audio Mixer: Jeff Jenkins.
Liner Note Author: Brad Goode.
Recording information: Mile High Studio, Denver, CO (02/2006).
Jazz trumpeter and educator Brad Goode is a musician whose credits in Chicago include leading the house band at the city's legendary Green Mill club and playing with Lee Konitz and Eddie Harris. NATURE BOY is another disc on which, in trusty fashion, Goode maintains the tradition of mainstream bebop for grateful fans of the sound. Without any nostalgic or retro affectations, Goode specializes in the freewheeling yet thoughtful vein of bop brass-masters Fats Navarro and Clifford Brown. His solos are never overlong and are possessed of poise and swing, making for as classy and straightforward a set as one could hope for.