Kathryn Goodson

Belle Nuit on Navona Records

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Belle Nuit, released in November 2014, is a double CD set, curated and produced by pianist Kathryn Goodson, features bel canto playing by four wind virtuosi - bass trombonist Randall Hawes, saxophonists Timothy McAllister and Donald Sinta, and hornist Gail Williams. Belle Époque repertoire by Debussy, Duparc, Franck, Messiaen, Ravel and more.

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L'Infinito on Equilibrium Records

L'Infinito, released in April 2014 with Soprano Caroline Helton brings to life with sensitivity, bravura and vibrancy, songs from a lost world of Italian Jewish composers from 1910 to 1945.

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Barn Burner

Barn Burner, released in September 2010, is a compilation of contemporary American music for bass trombone and piano played by Randall Hawes and Kathryn Goodson, with special guests Brian Jones on percussion and Gabe Bolkosky on violin. With the exception of the four Ives songs and two pieces for tuba and piano, all of the music was written originally for bass trombone and piano. Featured composers include Bernstein, Gillingham, Rivard, Bartles, Benson and Alec Wilder. Barn Burner is the exciting title selection, written for bass trombone, piano and percussion by Michael Udow.

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Voices Of The Holocaust

Voices of the Holocaust was released for iTunes by Block-M Records in May 2010. The program and artists were featured in 2008 on Chicago's WFMT as a live radio broadcast. The selections are by Jewish composers whose lives were affected by the Holocaust including Robert Kahn, Erich Korngold, Oskar Morawetz, Darius Milhaud, and Kurt Weill.

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Read a July 2010 review of the recording at AnnArbor.com.

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Namo Gurubyah is John Madison's viola album recorded to celebrate the 70th birthday of Jewel Heart founder Gelek Rimpoche. All proceeds from the sale of this album go to the Jewel Heart Tibetan Learning Center.

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In Transit is a disc of American music for saxophone and piano with Timothy McAllister, professor at SUNY-Potsdam. Released on Innova Records in 2006, it includes works by Albright, Babbitt, Etezady, Wanamaker, and Zupko.
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McAllister and Goodson have teamed up to present a meticulously performed CD of new music with balance and precision of ensemble rapport, while their musical approach allows the music to sing and move forward effortlessly from the first note through the last note. In Transit does indeed move the listener, with both musical and emotional energy - The Saxophone Journal Nov/Dec 2006

Timothy McAllister and Kathryn Goodson attain sparkling heights on In Transit, a recording of saxophone and piano pieces. The range of style is broad. Etezady's Streetlegal, commissioned by the duo, is a pleasingly violent, bravura flourish of an opening. Albright's Sonata is gripping, deftly binding sections of scintillating textures with more melodically based passages. The roles of alto saxophone and piano are fluid and intimately interactive, forming a strong partnership. The second movement, a lament for a deceased friend, is profoundly sad and beautifully played. III and IV allow further exciting opportunity for the players to flutter, flit, and dance madly. The first two works alone reveal the scope of the performers' skill and the scope of the repertoire. The Babbitt adeptly covers wide rhythmic and pitch territory in under two minutes. Wanamaker's brief, energetic sonata (commissioned by McAllister) explores different types of motion and energy (moto perpetuo, stasis, and 'rondo psycho'), themes that run through the entire program. Zupko's title work, commissioned by McAllister, is a series of impressionist movements, each presenting a different mood, but all containing shared melodic material. - McCormick, American Record Guide Jan/Feb 2007

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Melodrama, a critically acclaimed 2005 Albany Records release of Russian music for bass trombone and piano, with Randall Hawes of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.

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Email: kgoodson@umich.edu
Phone: 734.576.2355
Address: 1046 Baldwin Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104