Mick Goodrick

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Mick Goodrick
Born (1945-06-09) June 9, 1945 (age 75)
Sharon, Pennsylvania, U.S.
GenresJazz
Occupation(s)Musician, teacher
InstrumentsGuitar
Associated actsGary Burton

Mick Goodrick (born June 9, 1945) is an American jazz guitarist who has spent most of his career as a teacher. In the early 1970s, he worked with Gary Burton and Pat Metheny.

Career[edit]

An Elvis fan, Goodrick began studying guitar in his pre-teens and was performing professionally a few years later. When he was sixteen, he became interested in jazz at a Stan Kenton Band Camp. He attended the Berklee School of Music from 1963–1967. He taught at Berklee, then spent a few years touring with Gary Burton. After returning to Boston, he settled into a career largely as an educator.[1]

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

Goodrick worked with Charlie Haden's Liberation Music Orchestra during the 1980s and early 1990s, with Jack DeJohnette in the late 1980s, and with Steve Swallow in the late 1990s. He performed in a duo with Pat Metheny at the Monterey Jazz Festival in 2005 and with Wolfgang Muthspiel at the Jazz Standard in 2008.[1]

Discography[edit]

As leader[edit]

  • In Pas(s)ing (ECM, 1979)
  • Biorhythms (CMP, 1990)
  • Rare Birds with Joe Diorio (RAM, 1993)
  • Sunscreams (RAM, 1994)
  • In the Same Breath (CMP, 1996)

As sideman[edit]

With Gary Burton

With Jack DeJohnette

With Claudio Fasoli

  • Bodies (Innowo, 1990)
  • Cities (RAM, 1993)
  • Ten Tributes (RAM, 1995)
  • Trois Trios (Splasc(H), 1999)

With Charlie Haden

With others

Selected books[edit]

  • Goodrick, Mick (1987). The Advancing Guitarist: Applying Guitar Concepts and Techniques. Hal Leonard Corp. ISBN 0881885894.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  • Goodrick, Mick (2003). Factorial Rhythm: For All Instruments. Liquid Harmony Books. ISBN 0971185824.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  • Goodrick, Mick (2003). Mr. Goodchord's Almanac of Guitar Voice-Leading for the Year 2001 and Beyond, Vol. 1: Name That Chord. Liquid Harmony Books. ISBN 0971185808.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  • Goodrick, Mick (2005). Mr. Goodchord's Almanac of Guitar Voice-Leading for the Year 2001 and Beyond, Vol. 2: Do Not Name That Chord. Liquid Harmony Books. ISBN 0971185816.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  • Goodrick, Mick (2007). Mr. Goodchord's Almanac of Guitar Voice-Leading for the Year 2001 and Beyond, Vol. 3: Beyond the Mother Lode. Liquid Harmony Books. ISBN 9780971185845.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  • Goodrick, Mick (2008). 36 Solo Pieces for Fingerstyle Guitar + Duo, Trio, & Quartet Arrangements. Liquid Harmony Books. ISBN 9780971185852.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  • Goodrick, Mick; Miller, Tim (2012). Creative Chordal Harmony for Guitar: Using Generic Modality Compression. Berklee Press. ISBN 978-0876391280.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Yanow, Scott (2013). The Great Jazz Guitarists. San Francisco: Backbeat. p. 83. ISBN 978-1-61713-023-6.

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