Articles by : john goldsby

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October 6, 2016 - 12:41PM

Why do some songs become standards while others don’t?

September 1, 2016 - 05:48PM

Why practice patterns when the ultimate goal is to make music, not spit out a bunch of memorized licks? How much technique is enough? The an...

July 20, 2016 - 12:00PM

Let’s face it: You’re a pattern-seeking machine.

June 29, 2016 - 03:52PM

Spies, mathematicians, pro football quarterbacks, chess grandmasters, and bass players are brilliant at recognizing patterns.

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...


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