Articles by : john goldsby

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June 18, 2015 - 04:22PM

“It’s A C7b9 chord, and you’re playing an Effin’d natural!” the piano player is giving you the ray, which means you’re either about to get f...

May 7, 2015 - 05:09PM

Sassy sings the clever gershwin lyric, “what a kick, how i buzz.

April 15, 2015 - 10:26AM

Many bassists play “any ol’ go-to-hell note,” as New Orleans legend Pops Foster famously said.

March 17, 2015 - 07:40PM

What’s the difference between a scale and a mode, and does it matter? The answer is two-fold.

March 6, 2015 - 03:30PM

In may 1957, paul chambers went into columbia records’ 30TH Street Studio to lay down new tracks with his employer at the time, trumpeter Mi...

January 27, 2015 - 09:32AM

“I’ll play it and tell you what it is later.”

January 14, 2015 - 02:38PM

“Music is a magical phenomenon,” says Steve Rodby. “Recording music is like trying to capture lightning in a bottle.

January 13, 2015 - 02:34PM

HOW IMPORTANT IS A BASS INTRO? IT’S A MATTER OF MUSICAL LIFE or death! In the pregnant moments before the intro, the band is poised and read...

December 19, 2014 - 11:11AM

The sound of a string orchestra blossoms, ascending to a melody that floats, suspended in time. The wayfarer’s path starts on a poignant B...

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.

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