Articles by : john goldsby

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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.

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 ...

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