1986 Jerry Goodman – Ariel

Ariel is Jerry Goodman’s second solo album, released in 1986.

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.


1Going On 17 (Jerry Goodman)7:17
2Tears Of Joy (Jerry Goodman)6:55
3Lullaby For Joey (Jerry Goodman)5:41
4Topanga Waltz (Jerry Goodman)6:47
5Broque (Jerry Goodman)5:39
6Rockers (Jerry Goodman)8:22
7Once Only (Fred Simon)4:17



Bass Bob Lizik
Drums Jim Hines
Guitar Kraig McReary
Guitar Jerry Goodman
Piano Fred Simon
Synthesizer Fred Simon
Synthesizer CJ Vanston
Violin Jerry Goodman
Percussion Jim Hines

Liner Notes

Producer, Arranged By – Jerry Goodman
Engineer – Benj Kanters
Engineer (Mastering) – Tony Dawsey
Engineer (Second Engineer) – Jeff Meyers

Art Direction – Steven Michaelson
Photography (Cover) – Charley Brown
Photography (Jerry’s Photograph) – Osamu Isitikawa

Recorded at Studio Media, Evanston, Illinois
Mastered at Masterdisk