What's Good for the Goose Is Good

by Bradford Reed

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NYC’s legendary avant-garde composer & performer Bradford Reed presents "What's Good For the Goose Is Good", his first instrumental album in over 13 years, available on limited edition 12" vinyl LP and digital formats starting November 15th.

“What’s Good for the Goose Is Good” is driven by the pencilina, an electric ten stringed collision of the hammer dulcimer, slide guitar, zither, and fretless bass. Invented by Bradford in the late 80s, the pencilina was a staple of his NYC street performances throughout the 90s. Now brought together with a modular synthesizer, Bradford’s latest work features lush, spontaneous compositions written collectively with an ensemble of acclaimed experimental and free jazz musicians, with each piece emblematic of the tightly bonded friendship shared between its performers.

Recorded at his own studio and at Pioneer Works in Brooklyn during his 2018 residency, “What’s Good for the Goose Is Good” features the indelible talents of saxophonists Daniel Carter and Nicole D’Agostino, pianist and synthesist Hoppy Kamiyama, guitarist Zach Layton, and vibraphonist Rae Howell.

A body of work as striking, dynamic, and beautiful as anything he has ever produced, “What’s Good for the Goose is Good” is Bradford’s homage to the strength of creative symbiosis:

“I’ve been improvising with the musicians on these recordings for years. We’ve become familiar with each other’s respective tendencies as we compose spontaneously. These pieces can be regarded as sonic travelogues of the musical paths that we commonly travel on together.”

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released November 15, 2019

Each piece was spontaneously composed by its players:

1, 5, 7 - Bradford Reed, Nicole D’Agostino, Hoppy Kamiyama
2, 4 - Bradford Reed, Zach Layton, Nicole D’Agostino, Rae Howell
3, 6, 10 - Bradford Reed, Zach Layton, Daniel Carter
8 - Bradford Reed
9 - Bradford Reed, Nicole D’Agostino, Rae Howell

Bradford Reed: pencilina andmodular synthesizer
Nicole D’Agostino: saxophone
Zach Layton: guitar
Hoppy Kamiyama: piano, synthesizer, and other electronics
Daniel Carter: saxophone (and trumpet on 10)
Rae Howell: vibraphone (and piano on 9)

Produced & Engineered by Bradford Reed
3, 7, & 10 were recorded live by Ethan Primason at Pioneer Works
All other tracks recorded live at Ft. Lb. Studio
Mastered by Jon Cohrs at Bear Call Mastering

Cover Photography by Bradford Reed (Hachijō-jima, 2018)
Design & Layout by Nicholas Concklin
Executive Produced by John Moses & Nicholas Concklin
Published by Mushpost, LLC (ASCAP)
P&C 2019 Youngbloods - All rights reserved

Thanks to: Shubhraji, Ethan Primason, Justin Frye, Pioneer Works, Kevin Wortis, David Aglow, Angie Eng, Roulette, Josh Matthews, Bill Bronson, Jim Coleman, Ken Butler, Eric Hubel, Adrian Romero, John Butler, Geoff Gersh, Scott Moore, and Caylie Staples.

In memory of Harold Reed and Paul Matthews

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