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Solo

With a focus on exploiting the unique properties of each individual instrument and acoustic space, Goodheart's long history of solo piano performance has distinguished itself with it's inventive variety and technical prowess. His work has been featured in a number of internation festivals, including Jazz A Centro in Portugal, International Spectral Music Conference in Turkey, the Illuminations Art and New Music Festival in the U.S, and many others.His most recent release tenri/live - a 35 minute live performance from Köln - put out on the web label Evolving Door Music is availble on CD and for digital download.

Streaming audio:

Live in Toronto (5:35)

Live in Cologne (5:42)

Etude No. 5 (4:30)

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Zen Widow

Improvising trio Zen Widow, featuring Sicilian saxophonist Gianni Gebbia and American percussionist Garth Powell, has performed in various combinations, for more than fifteen years.
The group has performed throughout Europe, and as well as up and down the West Coast of the US. Their recording output includes three CDs, which ranges from short micro-improvisations, to collage form, to their most recent collaboration with guest Trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith. Their latest disc Screaming in Daytime (makes men forget) is available on the pfMentum label.

The following streaming files are from their first CD, Zen Widow:

It Was Meant to Aspire and Languish (0:49)

What We Just Couldn't See (3:29)

Ancora una Volta un Viaggio con Virgilio (6:51)

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Schlotte/Goodheart Duo

In the Spring of 2005, Bonn based improvising cellist Sue Schlotte visited the US for and extended period, where she met Goodheart. The two found and immediate musical sympatico, and began working with each other regularly. They have performed numerous times in the Bay Area and throughout Germany and Switzerland, including the infamous Klappstuhl Festival in Wuppertal.

Action Frame (2:41)

Parisian Eye (2:38)

Tailpiece Loop (6:19)