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Brad Goode/Ernest Melton Quintet

26jul7:00 pm10:00 pmBrad Goode/Ernest Melton Quintet

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“The lyrical genius of the trumpet” – Chicago Tribune

A multi-instrumentalist and composer who performs on trumpet, bass and drums, Brad Goode is recognized as a unique stylist with a highly creative approach to improvisation. He has recorded on many jazz albums, including 19 as a leader for the Delmark, Sunlight, SteepleChase and Origin labels.

Ernest Melton received his education on the bandstands of his hometown, Kansas City, Missouri. Like one of his heroes, John Coltrane, Melton was born in the Carolinas (Goldsboro, North Carolina) and grew up in the church (his father is a Primitive Baptist preacher). Naturally, he gravitated to the music of Trane, as well as Pharoah Sanders, Dexter Gordon and Kenny Garrett, all of whose playing reflects the raw expression he heard from the pulpit. Ernest has a remarkable improvisational style, and is rapidly gaining recognition as an important new jazz voice.

Brad Goode, trumpet
Ernest Melton, saxophone
Steve Kovalcheck, guitar
Ken Walker, bass
Harold Summey, drums



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