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richRichie Good's Biography:
The youngest person ever inducted into the Pittsburgh Jazz Hall of Fame, bassist, Richie Goods got an early start playing at clubs while still attending the Pittsburgh performing arts high school, CAPA.

After graduating from the prestigious jazz program at Berklee College of Music, Goods moved to New York City, where he studied under jazz luminaries Ron Carter and Ray Brown.

Goods made a name for himself through recording and touring with a variety of jazz and popular artists ranging from Louis Hayes and the Cannonball Adderley Legacy Band, Mulgrew Miller, Milt Jackson, the Manhattan Transfer, Lenny White, and the world famous Headhunters to Whitney Houston, Alicia Keys and Brian McKnight.

His lengthy discography even includes Grammy award-winning and platinum albums of Alicia Keys and Common. Most recently, Goods has become the new bass player for famed trumpeter, Chris Botti.

I have always enjoyed science and appreciated how many of its principles translate to music. One of the best examples I know of this is the principle of fusion in which separate components come together to make a powerful reaction much bigger than the individual parts.

That’s how good music should be made. And when I decided to put together my fusion jazz band, I knew I needed the right components to get that perfect balance. Each band member has been carefully selected for not only their skill but their passion for the music.

I continue to marvel at Nuclear Fusion’s eclectic sound. It ignites the stage, creating a chain reaction with the audience– a nuclear explosion! The best way I can describe what moves me as we play is that Holy Ghost feeling you get after a good sermon in church.

Just like the chemical reaction for which the band is named, the members of Nuclear Fusion create an energy that is so much more than any of us individually. That’s how good music is made!




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POP Discography:
Artist Album Year Released Role
Sing Like Talking Spirit of Love/Burning Love 1995 Bass
Joi Cardwell You’ve Got to Pray (Remixes) 1996 Bass
Joi Cardwell You’ve Got to Pray 1996 Bass
Various Artists Dance for Me: Eightball Records House Mix, Vol. 5 1997 Bass
Kevin Aviance Din Da Da [US] 1997 Bass

Joi Cardwell

Joi Cardwell 1997 Bass
Patti Austin Why You Wanna Be Like That? 1998 Bass
Kevin Aviance Box of Chocolates 1999 Bass
Calyn Calyn 2000 Bass
Whitney Houston I Learned from the Best [US CD/Vinyl Single] 2000 Bass Programming
Whitney Houston I Learned From The Best [US CD5/Cassette Single] 2000 Bass (Electric)
Common Like Water For Chocolate (clean) 2000 Bass
Common Like Water For Chocolate 2000 Bass
Various Artists Garage City 2001 Bass (Electric)
Jerome Sydenham & Kerri Chandler Saturday 2001 Bass
Alicia Keys Songs in A Minor 2001 Bass (Electric), Bass (Acoustic)
Aika Shadows of Dreams 2002 Bass, Producer
Alicia Keys Songs in A Minor [Expanded] 2002 Bass (Electric), Bass (Acoustic)
Alicia Keys Songs in A Minor [Japanese Bonus Track] 2002 Bass (Electric), Bass (Acoustic)
3 Generations Walking 3 Generations Walking 2003 Bass
DJ Gomi Catalyst   Bass (Electric)


Jazz Discography:
Artist Album Year Released Role
Mulgrew Miller With Our Own Eyes 1994 Bass
Roseanna Vitro Passion Dance 1994 Bass
Philip Harper Thirteenth Moon 1995 Bass
Mulgrew Miller Getting to Know You 1995 Bass
Sunny Sumter Getting to Know You 1996 Bass
Tony Reedus Minor Thang 1997 Bass
Vincent Herring Change the World 1997 Bass
Norman Simmons Heat and the Sweet 1997 Bass
Vanessa Rubin New Horizons 1998 Bass
Heidi Martin Alone Together 1999 Bass
Vanessa Rubin Language of Love 1999 Bass
Joe Claussell Language 1999 Bass (Upright)
Vincent Herring & Ronnie Matthews/Richie Sterling Place All-Stars 2000 Bass
Don Braden Contemporary Standards Ensemble 2000 Bass
Russell Malone Look Who’s Here 2000 Bass
Various Artists Memories of New York: Thru Jazz & Photography 2000 Bass
Nick Rolfe Persuader 2000 Bass
Eddie Allen Summer Days 2000 Bass
Masahiro Nakagowa Trio That’s Old Fashioned 2001 Bass
Antonio Hart Ama Tu Sonrisa 2001 Bass
Vincent Herring Simple Pleasure 2002 Bass
Erich Kunzel/Cincinnati Pops Orchestra Got Swing! 2002 Bass
Mulgrew Miller and Wingspan Sequel 2003 Bass
Vincent Herring All Too Real 2004 Bass
Anthony Wonsey Blues for Hiroshi 2004 Bass
Vincent Herring Mr. Wizard 2004 Bass
The Manhattan Transfer Vibrate 2006 Bass, Arranger, Bass (Acoustic)
Various Artists Jazz Christmas: That Special Time of Year 2006 Bass
Michael Wolff Love and Destruction 2006 Bass (Electric)
Louis Hayes & the Cannonball Legacy Band Maximum Firepower 2006 Bass
Various Artists Telarc SACD Sampler: Sound and Vision 2006 Bass
Pamela Luss There’s Something About You I Don’t Know 2007 Bass
Various Artists Jazz After Midnight [Highnote] 2007 Bass
Pamela Luss Your Eyes 2008 Bass
Various Artists Early Trane: The John Coltrane Songbook 2008 Bass
Pamela Luss Magnet 2002 Bass
Richie Goods Live At the Zinc Bar (RichMan Productions Inc.) 2009 Bass, Producer
Vincent Herring and Earth Jazz Morning Star (Challenge Records) 2010 Bass, Producer
Lenny white (Abstract Logix) Anomaly 2010 Bass
Young Joo Song Jazz meets Hymms 2010 Bass
The Headhunters Platinum (owl studios) 2011 Bass


Video Credits Year
The Six Wives of Henry Lafay starring Tim Allen 2009
Cadillac Records starring Beyonce Knowles 2008
The Girl in the Park starring Sigourney Weaver 2007
"New Amsterdam" episode "Keep the Change" 2008
"The Naked Brothers Band" episode "Uncle Miles" 2008
Grey Goose Vodka 2007