Coleridge Goode

b. Coleridge George Emerson Goode, 29 November 1914, St. Andrew, Jamaica, West Indies. While studying at Glasgow University, Goode began playing violin, later switching to bass. He first played professionally…
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b. Coleridge George Emerson Goode, 29 November 1914, St. Andrew, Jamaica, West Indies. While studying at Glasgow University, Goode began playing violin, later switching to bass. He first played professionally in 1942 and was soon working in clubs, on radio and records with noted European and UK artists such as Johnny Claes, Stéphane Grappelli, Django Reinhardt and George Shearing. In the early 40s he performed with Eric Winstone’s showband and in 1944 became a member of Leslie ‘Jiver’ Hutchinson’s all-black band, among the first of its kind in the UK. Later in the 40s he joined Ray Ellington and a decade later was a member of Joe Harriott’s free-form quintet. In the 60s Goode was involved with Michael Garrick and also led his own groups, which, like Harriott’s, experimented, with the fusion of Indian music and jazz. In the mid-70s Goode teamed up with pianist Iggy Quayle, an association that persisted for over two decades.