- Audio CD (February 27, 2001)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Original recording reissued
- Label: Ecm Records
- ASIN: B00000DTEN
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #706,968 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
In Passing Original recording reissued
Top Customer Reviews
In Pas(s)ing is an album that takes you by surprise. It's not an intense, "in your face" recording, but rather something much more subtle, understated, and introspected. Every time it goes into the player, I think it can't be as good as I've remembered it, only to find myself amazed yet again. The general criticism leveled against the album is that it's too slow or too quiet. This is definitely not a "loud" album, and while the first two tracks can be described as "bluesy", the album's tempo and pace pick up from there before closing with the frantic title track. In spite of the album appearing under his name, Goodrick never dominates the self-penned material. Listen to his mellow opening phrases on "Feebles, Fables, and Ferns" or his moody opening solo on "Pedalpusher". Often compared to fellow Burton alumnus Pat Metheny, Goodrick's playing is more abstract and disjointed, his tones less lyrical and more atmospheric.
The real story of this album, however, is the saxophone playing of John Surman. This is his second ECM recording (after 1976's Mountainscapes by Barre Phillips), and shortly after this session he would join the Miroslav Vitous Group.Read more ›
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Mick Goodrick is the real deal, from his days alongside Pat Metheny in Gary Burton's band, to this incredible. Read morePublished 21 months ago by J. Windal
Mick Goodrick is the most underrated and unheard of jazz guitar player in the universe. He attended Berkley with John Abercrombie and Keith Jarrett. Read morePublished 23 months ago by D.R.S.