There’s a lot going on these days.
On the playing front, I just got back from touring Spain, Portugal, Leverkusen, and Oman with Vince Mendoza, Chano Dominguez, Blas Córdoba, Israel “El Piraña” Suárez, the great flameco dancer Daniel Navarro, and the WDR Big Band. We were playing the music of Chano Dominquez, which is a true crossover form of flamenco and jazz, artfully arranged by Vince Mendoza. You can see a video of some of our work here.
This week at the WDR, we’re working with the inimitable Dianne Reeves and the great pianist Peter Martin. What a thrill to have these two great artists with us.
Other news on the writing front, I’ve got a couple of nice columns in Bass Player Magazine coming out: December features a two-bass arrangement of ‘Silent Night,” which also includes some insight from Will Lee. Here’s the play-along track of “Silent Night” that goes with the article. Last year, Will was a guest for the Christmas concert with the WDR Big Band, so this duet is Christmas revisited for Will and me. My New Year’s column in the BP Holiday issue will feature — you guessed it — a list of bass resolutions for 2014!
Also check out some of my other video lessons for my recent Woodshed columns in Bass Player Magazine:
In between the gigging, teaching and composing, I’m working on two educational projects: video iTunes lessons on a wide range of bass topics, and the Goldsby Bass Method. Does the world need another bass method? I don’t know, but I’ll tell you how to best tackle the intricacies of bass playing and become a better player.
In the meantime, check out some of my recent articles for Bass Player Magazine, including The Groove Factory, Parts 1, 2, and 3. Also, check out the demonstration videos where I play the examples.
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