Jazz Bassist Coleridge Goode Passes Away at 100

Coleridge George Emerson Goode was a British Jamaican-born jazz bassist
By BP Staff ,

Coleridge George Emerson Goode, best known for his work with Django Reinhardt, Joe Harriott, and Michael Garrick has passed away at the age of 100.  (November 29th, 1914 – October 2nd, 2015)

Goode was a British Jamaican-born jazz bassist best known for his long collaboration with alto saxophonist Joe Harriott. Goode was a member of Harriott's innovatory jazz quintet throughout its eight-year existence as a regular unit (1958–65). Goode was also involved with the saxophonist's later pioneering blend of jazz and Indian music in Indo-Jazz Fusions, the group Harriott co-led with composer/violinist John Mayer. 

Moving to London in 1942, Goode subsequently worked with Johnny Claes, Eric Winstone, Lauderic Caton and Dick Katz, became a founder member of the Ray Ellington Quartet and recorded with Django Reinhardt in 1946. Later Goode played in Tito Burns' sextet and led his own group. before being invited to join Harriott's new band in 1958. During the 1960s and 1970s Goode worked extensively with pianist/composer Michael Garrick. Goode was still performing in the house band at Laurie Morgan's Sunday jam sessions at the King's Head in Crouch End into his nineties.