Articles by : john goldsby

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November 4, 2014 - 09:39AM

In the beginning, there was an intro. A Bass Player played an introduction and set the mood for an entire song.

October 1, 2014 - 04:40PM

WHAT ARE THE OPTIMAL CONDITIONS FOR RECORDING A HIT JAZZ–POP crossover album?

September 10, 2014 - 11:08AM

A COVER VERSION OF A SONG SOMETIMES BECOMES THE DEFINITIVE version.

August 13, 2014 - 09:41AM

“WE’D LIKE YOU TO MEET A FRIEND OF OURS WHO GOES BY THE NAME of Killer Joe.

July 22, 2014 - 09:44AM

IN MY LAST TWO WOODSHED COLUMNS, WE LOOKED AT TYPICAL LINES that a studio bassist should be able to sight-read.

July 11, 2014 - 05:58PM

John Goldsby remembers the inimitable Charlie Haden, who passed away July 11 in Los Angeles.

July 1, 2014 - 09:35AM

WHAT SKILLS DO YOU NEED TO BE A BASSIST IN DEMAND? A KILLER groove? A large repertoire of tunes? A designer instrument? A Lexus SUV worthy ...

June 9, 2014 - 05:22PM

Learn why some bassists play more melodically than others.

April 21, 2014 - 12:00AM

John Goldsby explores 7th intervals, which sound wide and angular.

February 18, 2014 - 06:13PM

AT MY REGULAR GIG WITH THE WDR BIG BAND, I WORK WITH A ROTATing roster of great jazz composers, arrangers, and soloists. I was thrilled rec...

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