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Richie Goods & Chien Chien - Connected

Jazz-funk bass extraordinaire Richie Goods and in-demand vibraphonist Chien Chien Lu are expanding their collaborative musical relationship with the upcoming release of Connected, a multi-dimensional, riveting conversation constructed around unity.

While offering imagery of love and peace, frequent collaborators Goods and Lu present a dynamic landmark contextualizing unwarranted violence against African American and Asian communities. While bridging the gap between their respective backgrounds, the pair cemented their synergistic harmonic sensibilities with the release of 'Connected', which was released to great critical acclaim last year.

New York bassist Richie Goods, one of the most versatile and accomplished bass players in the industry and the youngest person inducted into the Pittsburgh Jazz Hall of Fame. He has performed with a wide range of jazz and popular artists including Sting, The Headhunters, Louis Hayes and more.

Chien Chien (Lu) is a vibraphonist, contemporary percussionist and composer whose Taiwanese upbringing, classical music education and passion for R&B grooves crystallize into a fresh and distinctive approach to contemporary jazz. She was named the “vibraphone rising star” in Downbeat Magazine’s 69th Annual Critics Poll.

Music is the fulfillment of Richie’s destiny – it’s in his DNA.

— All About Jazz