In this age of tight-fisted categorization, when a musician’s style has to be “sold” as succinctly as a movie project, it has become an act of courage to go beyond a single-minded approach. Chicago trumpet phenom Brad Goode’s decision to resist uniformity on this, his debut recording, seems especially admirable because, partly due to a fluke o nature, a niche was ready and waiting for him.
“I went through a period of playing to be accepted bby others musicians, putting things into a package, nice and neat. But I’m too impatient to play like that anymore. I just want to improvise.”