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John Goldsby's Jazz Concepts - What Goes Down, Must Come Up

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by Whousedtoplay, Nov 6, 2013.


  1. Whousedtoplay

    Whousedtoplay

    May 18, 2013
    TEXAS
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  2. Where can I see the music for this?
     
  3. thank you so much!!! great lesson!
     
  4. Thanks!
     
  5. John Goldsby

    John Goldsby Supporting Member

    Mar 4, 2003
    Bassist @ WDR Big Band Cologne, Columnist — BassMagazine.com, Conservatorium Maastricht, NL
    Thanks for posting Whousedtoplay, and for checking out the column folks!
     
  6. Ed Fuqua

    Ed Fuqua

    Dec 13, 1999
    NYC
    Chuck Sher publishes my book, WALKING BASSICS:The Fundamentals of Jazz Bass Playing.
    Ummm, you did see chop's signature, right?
     
  7. John Goldsby

    John Goldsby Supporting Member

    Mar 4, 2003
    Bassist @ WDR Big Band Cologne, Columnist — BassMagazine.com, Conservatorium Maastricht, NL
    Er, uh?
     
  8. :confused::confused::confused:
     
  9. John Goldsby

    John Goldsby Supporting Member

    Mar 4, 2003
    Bassist @ WDR Big Band Cologne, Columnist — BassMagazine.com, Conservatorium Maastricht, NL
    One of these years, I have to change the Chop_1992 handle ... Anyway — thanks again for checking out the articles.

    I'm in Guimarães, Portugal, about to hit with these guys in a few hours. Lots of rhythm going on here :)
     
  10. John Goldsby

    John Goldsby Supporting Member

    Mar 4, 2003
    Bassist @ WDR Big Band Cologne, Columnist — BassMagazine.com, Conservatorium Maastricht, NL
    Just got back from the concert — the band bus leaves in 6 hours. But, I'll answer your Vince question: He is a brilliant orchestrator, and I gladly play any lines that he writes, because I know when he writes a specific bass line, it's part of the overall ensemble sound. He writes great bass parts that are integral to the arrangement. When the solo sections come, or when a section is repeated with no horn backgrounds, then I have all of the freedom in the world to add something of my own. Of course, whatever I play has to fit the intent of the piece. Ultimately, it should be hard to distinguish between the written bass lines and the improvised lines in a big band part. Ideally, it should all sound well composed.
     
  11. JRN

    JRN

    Aug 4, 2010
    CO 80443
    Thank you for the lesson, always great help and info.
     
  12. John Goldsby

    John Goldsby Supporting Member

    Mar 4, 2003
    Bassist @ WDR Big Band Cologne, Columnist — BassMagazine.com, Conservatorium Maastricht, NL
    Thanks, JRN!

    Thanks also, Whousedto...

    We're on tour with the pianist Chano Dominguez, dancer Daniel Navarro, singer Blas Córdoba, and Cajon player Pablo Dominguez. Arrangements by Vince Mendoza of Chano's tunes. I play with the WDR (Westdeutscher Rundfunk) Big Band, which is one of four radio big bands in Germany. They organized the whole project. We're recording with video on Tuesday in Leverkusen, and I've heard that will probably be a DVD sometime.

    Here's Chano, Blas and Daniel with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra.
     
  13. John Goldsby

    John Goldsby Supporting Member

    Mar 4, 2003
    Bassist @ WDR Big Band Cologne, Columnist — BassMagazine.com, Conservatorium Maastricht, NL
    Good idea....I've gotten an earful of Phrygian the past couple of weeks.
     

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