album cover of Joel Goodman's An Exquisite Moment

Joel Goodman’s Debut Album ‘An Exquisite Moment’ is Out Now

07 Jun 2023

Joel Goodman’s much-awaited debut album An Exquisite Moment is now available for purchase and streaming.

An Exquisite Moment is a deeply personal work by the Emmy-winning composer, who along with some of the best jazz musicians today, such as: Randy Brecker on trumpet/flugelhorn, Brandee Younger on harp, Lisa Fischer on vocals, John Patitucci on acoustic bass, Philippe Saisse on keyboards and mallets, Donny McCaslin on saxophones, Adam Rogers on electric guitar, Eric Harland on drums, Mino Cinelu on percussion, and Scott Colley on acoustic bass, embarked on an improvisational adventure in making the record. 

“There were no rehearsals. I wanted to capture the first moments of discovery. I asked each musician to be open to taking risks and being spontaneous together. Nothing was off-limits. Everyone brought grace and generosity to the music,” Joel said. 

The album was recorded at the Power Station in New York and engineered by Elliot Scheiner, mixed by Joe Mardin, and produced by Joel Goodman and Joe Mardin. 

A photo of Joel Goodman in the studio

Get your copy now or listen to it on your favorite streaming platform

Check out Joel’s music on the APM Music website. 

About Joel Goodman 

Emmy Award-winning composer Joel Goodman creates music for narrative feature films, documentaries, television, album releases and other forms of collaborative media. Joel has scored over 125 films and television programs that have received 5 Oscar nominations, 20 Emmy awards and over 30 Emmy nominations. He has scored over 40 films for HBO and composed the Main Theme for the long-running and critically acclaimed PBS series American Experience. His scores can regularly be heard in movie theaters and on television around the world. 
Joel has collaborated with an impressive array of distinguished directors and producers including Neil LaBute, Albert Maysles, Kevin Spacey, Andrew Jarecki, Barbara Kopple, Wong Kar-wai, Rachel Grady, Marshall Curry, Sebastian Junger, Michael Epstein, Oren Jacoby, Irene Taylor Brodsky, and Fisher Stevens. Joel recently completed scores to: Everything Is Copy (HBO), a candid portrait of beloved author and screenwriter Nora Ephron; Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah, the Oscar-nominated documentary chronicling the making of Lanzmann’s seminal Holocaust film; and Dirty Weekend, directed by Neil LaBute and starring Matthew Broderick. A native New Yorker, Joel lives in Los Angeles, where he enjoys riding his bicycle and of course, many hours writing music.