There’s a lot going on these days.
This week and next, the WDR Big Band is working with pianist Gerald Clayton, arranged and conductor by his dad, John Clayton. It’s a blast playing John’s great arrangements for Gerald, plus big band (with 2 basses!).
I had the great honor to play a couple of different concerts this week with modern legends: Joyce and Tutty Moreno at Schlosshotel Lerbach, and Randy Brecker at Pascha.
Joyce Moreno, the incredible Brazilian singer, was part of the Concerts in the Castle series at Schloss Lerbach. We did a couple of her songs that she wrote in collaboration with my wife, Robin, like this one. On May 12, John Clayton and Gerald Clayton will be playing in duo at Schloss Lerbach—highly recommended!
Randy Brecker passed through Cologne on his way from Algeria to Texas (!) to play one night only with Olaf Pohlziehn and Marcel Serierse and yours truly. Great gig, beautiful tunes, and swinging band.
Last week, the WDR Big Band did a “world-music” project with drummer/percussionist/composer Bodek Janke — Global Dance Culture. Upcoming projects with the WDR BB include concerts with Jeremy Pelt, Tom Harrell,
I’m also doing a lot of small-group gigs also these days with Karolina Strassmayer & Drori Mondlak and many others. You can check out the full program on my schedule page. I’m doing some gigs in June with my own quartet: The New York—Miami Connection, featuring Rob Schneiderman, Gary Campbell and Hans Dekker.
In between the gigging 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 this one about one of the most famous bass players ever.
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