“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

From the nice folks at multicoolty.com

 



 

John Goldsby – Peter Leitch Duo: ‘Solar’ (1992)

Here’s a ‘new’ old video for you. Peter Leitch and I played at William Peterson College back in 1992 for their Jazz Room concert series. I just ran across this cut, our version of “Solar.”

 

 

Let It Snow!

Here’s some more holiday cheer from four members of the WDR Big Band, Koeln.

  • Ludwig Nuss – trombone
  • Karolina Strassmayer – alto saxophone
  • Hans Dekker – drums
  • John Goldsby – bass

“Let It Snow” (Sammy Cahn & Julie Styne, arrangement John Goldsby)
ARD Morgen Magazin, Dec. 17 2013

O Tannenbaum

Here’s a little holiday cheer from four members of the WDR Big Band, Koeln.

  • Ludwig Nuss – trombone
  • Karolina Strassmayer – alto saxophone
  • Hans Dekker – drums
  • John Goldsby – bass

“O Tannenbaum” (Traditional / arrangement John Goldsby)
ARD Morgen Magazin, Dec. 17 2013

 

 

 

Flamenco Meets Jazz

I’ll be on tour in November with this incredible group of musicians. Here’s a short clip of our work with

  • Chano Domínguez, Compositions / Piano
  • featuring
  • Daniel Navarro, Dance
  • Blas Córdoba, Vocal
  • Israel “El Piraña” Suárez, Percussion
  • WDR Big Band Cologne
  • Vince Mendoza, Arrangements / Conducting


FlamencoJazz from Jochen Renz on Vimeo.

Video Lesson: Groove Factory, Part 2

I made this video for you to hear and watch the examples from The Groove Factory, Part 2 [Bass Player Magazine, April 2013]. Chime in if you have a comment or question. Enjoy!

Video Lesson: Groove Factory, Part 1 (Bass Player Magazine)

Here are some of the ways that you can practice and develop the exercises found in my recent Woodshed Column (June, 2013 Bass Player Magazine).