Interview with John Goldsby — WDR Big Band “Personal Sounds”

Let’s Call This — bass feature, arr. John Clayton — performed by the WDR Big Band


Sergio — WDR Big Band (arr. Michael Abene)

 

After my wife and I visited Salvador, Brazil I wrote this tune in honor of our tour guide there — Sergio, who in addition to being a fun-loving sidekick, also played guitar and sang. Sergio took us around to a lot of local music clubs, treating us to incredible musical experiences and framing our visit with his gracious hospitality. I was experimenting at the time with the long-meter 3/2 groove, and the melody sort of wrote itself—the result was “Sergio,” a tribute to our new friend. Years later, Michael Abene gave us his take on the melody, harmony and 3/2 rhythm, creating an beautiful arrangement—a rich, colorful fully-orchestreated version for big band.” Produced at Studio 4, Funkhaus Cologne in February 2018. Written by John Goldsby and arranged by Michael Abene. Conducted by Ansgar Striepens.

 

 

Alan Pasqua, Peter Erskine, John Goldsby

The Alan Pasqua Trio, with Peter Erskine & John Goldsby — WDR Jazzfest, Gütersloh Feb. 1, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

Steinway & Sons Köln, Jazz & Talk Concert Series 2017

Here’s some info and a little video presenting the outstanding roster for the 2017 edition of my “Jazz & Talk” concert series at Steinway & Sons, Cologne. It’s a very nice vibe and atmosphere — come by and check it out! *** John ***

 

 


 

 

The Upright Bass Handbook

Welcome to The Upright Bass Handbook — a great starting point for beginning and intermediate bass players.

 

 

“Plant Bassed” by Marshall Gilkes (from the Grammy-nominated album “Köln”)


Marshall Gilkes “Vesper” (Grammy-nominated for Best Instrumental Composition)

Here’s the great trombonist, composer and bandleader Marshall Gilkes, leading the WDR Big Band. His composition “Vesper” is nominated for a Grammy in the category “Best Instrumental Composition.”

 


 

 

 

 

Scales and Modes – a Practice Method

This video corresponds to my article in the March issue of Bass Player Magazine. But, watch and learn! Of course you can understand the material without reading the article:
 
 

 

 

 

John Goldsby Interview

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