Articles by : john goldsby

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June 8, 2016 - 06:46AM

Red Mitchell’s search for identity inspired him to create an immediately recognizable sound.

May 3, 2016 - 03:38PM

Red Mitchell told me that jazz was a “search for your own identity.”

April 4, 2016 - 10:27AM

Red Mitchell filled his world with acute observations about music, bass playing, politics, and poetry.

March 9, 2016 - 05:57PM

Ray Brown (October 13, 1926–July 2, 2002) grooved his way through seven decades of jazz history.

February 19, 2016 - 11:26AM

Listening to Ray Brown play the blues is like having the plain truth explained in a profound way.

January 15, 2016 - 11:12AM

A bassist will certainly notice the problem inherent with Amy Winehouse’s platinum version of “There Is No Greater Love” [2003, Frank, Islan...

December 23, 2015 - 03:54PM

Last month we looked at fingerings for some hard scales—Ab, G, and B major—in the half and 1st positions, according to Franz Simandl’s famou...

December 4, 2015 - 03:37PM

Last month we looked at fingerings for the f, bb, and g major scales in the half position and first position, according to Franz Simandl’s f...

November 10, 2015 - 11:25AM

One finger per fret? index, middle, and 3rd finger in the low positions? Index, middle, and 4th in the low positions? If you’re like many ba...

October 7, 2015 - 12:34PM

Your big band is warming up. the lead trumpet player picks up her horn, puts the mouthpiece to her lips, and blows through a serpentine, dia...


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