1985 Jerry Goodman – On The Future Of Aviation

On The Future Of Aviation is Jerry Goodman’s first solo album, released in 1985.

Jerry Goodman (Chicago, Illinois, March 16, 1949) is an American violinist best known for playing electric violin in the bands The Flock and the jazz fusion Mahavishnu Orchestra. Goodman actually began his musical career as The Flock’s roadie before joining the band on violin. Trained in the conservatory, both of his parents were in the string section of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. His uncle was the noted composer and jazz pianist Marty Rubenstein.

After his 1970 appearance on John McLaughlin’s album My Goal’s Beyond, he became a member of McLaughlin’s original Mahavishnu Orchestra lineup until the band broke up in 1973, and was viewed as a soloist of equal virtuosity to McLaughlin, keyboardist Jan Hammer and drummer Billy Cobham.


1  On The Future Of Aviation (Jerry Goodman) 6:38
2  Endless November (Jerry Goodman) 8:47
3  Outcast Islands (Jerry Goodman) 8:38
4  Orangutango (Jerry Goodman) 6:34
5  Waltz Of The Windmills (Jerry Goodman) 5:56
6  Sarah’s Lullaby (Jerry Goodman) 5:42



Drums Paul Wertico
Guitar Jerry Goodman
Acoustic Guitar Jerry Goodman
Piano Fred Simon
Synthesizer Jerry Goodman
Synthesizer Fred Simon
Violin Jerry Goodman

Other Musicians

1 On The Future Of Aviation

Vocals Linda Sears

3 Outcast Islands

Synthesizer CJ Vanston

4 Orangutango

Drums Phil Gratteau

5 Waltz Of The Windmills

Vocals Linda Sears

6 Sarah’s Lullaby

Vocals Linda Sears

Liner Notes

Producer – Jerry Goodman, Martin Rubenstein
Engineer – Benj Kanters
Engineer (Assistant) – Sam Fishkin
Mixed By (Assistant Engineer) – Warren Bruleigh
Mixed By (Engineer) – Scott Noll
Programmed By (Fairlight Cmi) – Sanford Ponder

Art Direction – Ron Kellum
Cover (Cover Art) – Len Goodman
Liner Notes – Freff
Photography By – Lynn Goldsmith

Phonographic Copyright (p) – Private, Inc.
Copyright (c) – Private, Inc.
Published By – Armory Music
Published By – 23rd Street Publishing, Inc.
Recorded At – Studiomedia
Mixed At – Secret Sound
Mastered At – Masterdisk