Mick Goodrick

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Mick Goodrick
Born (1945-06-09) June 9, 1945 (age 69)
Sharon, PA

Mick Goodrick (b. Sharon, PA, June 9, 1945) 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 since cited Goodrick as an influence.[citation needed]

Goodrick is a 1967 graduate of Berklee College of Music, where he also was an educator for a few years prior to joining Gary Burton. He began studying guitar when he was 11, being inspired to play jazz while attending Stan Kenton summer camps. After working with vibraphonist Gary Burton, he began teaching at New England Conservatory and at Berklee College of Music where he still works today. His most recent recordings have been for Greg Hopkins, Laszlo Gardony, Gary Chaffee and Steve Swallow.

Over the course of his career, Goodrick has had many notable students Julian Lage, Lage Lund, Pat Metheny, Mike Stern, John Scofield, Avner Strauss, Rale Micic and Bill Frisell. His first book, The Advancing Guitarist, is an instruction manual for guitarists of all styles. Goodrick has also written a series of books addressing the intricacies of harmonic voice-leading.

Discography[edit]

As leader[edit]

  • In Pas(s)ing (ECM, 1978)
  • Biorhythms (CMP, 1990)
  • Sunscreams (RAM, 1994)
  • Cities (RAM, 1993)

As sideman[edit]

With Gary Burton

With Charlie Haden Liberation Music Orchestra

With Jerry Bergonzi

With Jack DeJohnette

With Jimmy Mosher

With Wolfgang Muthspiel

With Dan Wall

  • On the Inside Looking In (Double-Time Records, 2000)

With Gary Thomas

Selected books[edit]

  • Goodrick, Mick (1987). The advancing guitarist: Applying guitar concepts and techniques. Hal Leonard Corp. ISBN 0881885894. 
  • Goodrick, Mick (2003). Mr. Goodchord's almanac of guitar voice-leading: Name that chord. Mr. Goodchord's almanac of guitar voice-leading: For the year 2001 and beyond 1. Liquid Harmony Books. ISBN 0971185808. 
  • Goodrick, Mick; Miller, Tim (2012). Creative chordal harmony for guitar: Using generic modality compression. Berklee Press. ISBN 0876391285. 

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