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• QUICK BIO: Having toured/recorded with numerous jazz greats, Richie Goods is one of the most versatile & popular bass players on the scene.. His unique style incorporates funk, fusion & straight ahead.
5/27/2020 1:00:28 AM
New York NY - United States
•  Jazz [Funk]

• INFLUENCES: Jazz, funk, gospel, rock

Richie Goods-Bass, Instrumentalist, Composer, Producer

Gail Boyd Agency
Gail Boyd - Manager
Ph: 212-777-5714
Email: gailboyd@gailboyd.com
Website: richiegoods.com



• BIO:

NY bassist Richie Goods, one of the most versatile and accomplished bass players on the scene today and the youngest person ever inducted into the Pittsburgh Jazz Hall of Fame, came to prominence while touring and recording with the late Mulgrew Miller and credits him for much of his success. Richie went on to make a name for himself through recording and touring with a variety of jazz and popular artists including Sting, The Headhunters, Louis Hayes and the Cannonball Adderley Legacy Band, Lenny White, Milt Jackson, Whitney Houston, and Christina Aguilera. His lengthy discography also includes Grammy award-winning and platinum albums of Alicia Keys and Common. Most recently Richie toured with popular jazz trumpeter, Chris Botti for over 5 years. Known for his ability to “lay down the groove”, Richie infuses funk and gospel influences in his music. He tours the US and internationally extensively, including notable performances at the Monterrey, Montreal, Mendocino, Atlanta, Detroit and Jakarta Java Jazz Festivals as well as the Punta del Este International Jazz Festival.

Richie, a native Pittsburgher, graduated from the Pittsburgh High School for Creative and Performing Arts and the prestigious jazz program at Berklee College in Boston and studied with such luminaries as Ron Carter and Ray Brown. Richie received critical acclaim for his first recording with Nuclear Fusion – “Richie Goods & Nuclear Fusion Live at the Zinc Bar” (2009), which was followed by “THREE RIVERS” in 2015. His current band, THE GOODS PROJECT, is a bit more acoustic but just as funky. As one critic observed, Richie Goods truly has music in his DNA – “a master musician whose tenure with many of music’s greatest names clearly has worn off on him…”

Richie’s individual CD efforts, “RICHIE GOODS & NUCLEAR FUSION LIVE AT THE ZINC BAR” (2009) and “THREE RIVERS” (2015), won critical acclaim. His latest release, "MY LEFT HAND MAN - A TRIBUTE TO MULGREW MILLER", quickly rising the jazz charts. ( In the top 10 on Jazz Week charts in January, 2020)

MULGREW MILLER, pianist, wrote this about Richie - "Richie Goods knows about groovin'. He knows that playing music is about feeling. Moreover, he knows that playing the bass is about grooving and...he grooves! He has been a great contributor to my efforts in the recent past. I always refer to him as my fantastic "left hand man". Equipped with a superb musicianship and immense talent, that makes him a very significant man on the scene and in music-making."

WALTER BEASLEY, saxophonist, wrote this about Richie - "Solid, steady, inquisitive, seasoned. These are the words that come to mind when I think about the career of Richie Goods. As a bassist Richie is as comfortable laying down a moving yet anchored bass line on electric as he is playing a nice, well conceived blues solo on acoustic (the gift). He is one of the most sought after bassists in both R&B and traditional jazz, an accomplishment that speaks to his brilliance, tenacity, hard work ethic, and commitment to excellence..


My Left Hand Man-A Tribute to Mulgrew Miller - 2019
Three Rivers, Richie Goods & Nuclear Fusion, Bass/Producer 2015
I Wanna Be Your Star, Nancy Goudinaki, Bass/Producer, 2014
I Dreamer, Bart Wirtz, Bass/producer, 2014
Songs in the Key of Q, Quincy Davis , Bass, 2013
Miles of Blue, Tony Adamo, Bass, 2013
Platinum, the Headhunters, bass, owl studios, 2011
What is Hip, Tony Adamo, Bass, 2011
Abstract Logic Live: The New Universe Music Festival 2010, Lenny White, Bass 2011
Anomaly, Lenny White, bass, Abstract Logix, 2010
Cedar Chest:The Cedar Walton Song Book,Vincent Herring, Bass, 2010
Jazz meets Hymms, Young Joo Song, Bass, 2010
Live at the Zinc Bar, Richie Goods & Nuclear Fusion, Bass, 2009
Joe’s Strut, Michael Wolf, Bass, 2009
Sex and the City, Vincent Herring, Bass, 2008
Rhythms of the Sea, Earth Jazz Agents, Bass, 2008
Early Trane: The John Coltrane Songbook, Various Artists, Bass, 2008
Magnet, Pamela Luss, Bass, 2008
Catalyst, DJ Gomi, Bass (Electric), 2008
Your Eyes, Pamela Luss, Bass, 2007
Jazz After Midnight [Highnote], Various Artists, Bass, 2007
There’s Something About You I Don’t Know, Pamela Luss, Bass, 2006
Vibrate, The Manhattan Transfer, Bass/Arranger/Bass (Acoustic), 2006
Jazz Christmas: That Special Time of Year, Various Artists, Bass, 2006
Love and Destruction, Michael Wolff, Bass (Electric), 2006
Maximum Firepower, Louis Hayes & the Cannonball Legacy Band, Bass, 2006
Telarc SACD Sampler: Sound and Vision, Various Artists, Bass, 2006
All Too Real, Vincent Herring, Bass, 2004
Blues for Hiroshi, Anthony Wonsey, Bass, 2004
Mr. Wizard, Vincent Herring, Bass, 2004
Songs in A Minor [Japanese Bonus Tracks], Alicia Keys, Bass (Electric)/Bass (Acoustic), 2003
Push, Helen Sung, bass, Fresh Sound,
3 Generations Walking, 3 Generations Walking, Bass, 2003
Songs in A Minor, Alicia Keys, Bass (Electric)/Bass (Acoustic), 2002
Got Swing!, Erich Kunzel/Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, Bass, 2002
Sequel, Mulgrew Miller and Wingspan, Bass, 2002
Shadows of Dreams, Aika, Bass/Producer, 2002
Songs in A Minor [Expanded], Alicia Keys, Bass (Electric) Bass (Acoustic), 2002
That’s Old Fashioned, Masahiro Nakagowa Trio, Bass, 2001
Ama Tu Sonrisa, Antonio Hart, Bass, 2001
Garage City, Various Artists, Bass (Electric), 2001
Saturday, Jerome Sydenham & Kerri Chandler, Bass, 2001
Simple Pleasure, Vincent Herring, Bass, 2001
Sterling Place All-Stars, Vincent Herring & Ronnie Matthews/Richie, Bass, 2000
Calyn, Calyn, Bass, 2000
Contemporary Standards Ensemble, Don Braden, Bass, 2000
I Learned from the Best [US CD/Vinyl Single], Whitney Houston, Bass Programming, 2000
I Learned From The Best [US CD5/Cassette Single], Whitney Houston, Bass (Electric), 2000
Like Water for Chocolate [Clean], Common, Bass, 2000
Like Water for Chocolate, Common, Bass, 2000
Look Who’s Here, Russell Malone, Bass, 2000
Memories of New York: Thru Jazz & Photography, Various Artists, Bass, 2000
Persuader, Nick Rolfe, Bass, 2000
Summer Days, Eddie Allen, Bass, 2000
Why You Wanna Be Like That?, Patti Austin, Bass, 1999
Box of Chocolates, Kevin Aviance, Bass, 1999
Language of Love, Vanessa Rubin, Bass, 1999
Language, Joe Claussell, Bass (Upright), 1999
New Horizons, Vanessa Rubin, Bass, 1998
Alone Together, Heidi Martin, Bass, 1998
You’ve Got to Pray, Joi Cardwell, Bass, 1997
Change the World, Vincent Herring, Bass, 1997
"Dance for Me: Eightball Records House Mix, Vol. 5", Various Artists, Bass, 1997
Din Da Da [US], Kevin Aviance, Bass, 1997
Heat and the Sweet, Norman Simmons, Bass, 1997
Joi Cardwell, Joi Cardwell, Bass, 1997
Spirit of Love/Burning Love, Sing Like Talking, Bass, 1996
Getting to Know You, Sunny Sumter, Bass, 1996
Minor Thang, Tony Reedus, Bass, 1996
You’ve Got to Pray (Remixes), Joi Cardwell, Bass, 1996
Thirteenth Moon, Philip Harper, Bass, 1995
Getting to Know You, Mulgrew Miller, Bass, 1995
With Our Own Eyes, Mulgrew Miller, Bass, 1994
Passion Dance, Roseanna Vitro, Bass, 1994
I’m Looking for the One (To Be with Me), DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince, Bass, 1993