The Jazz Bass Book

Book/Online Audio

Book/Online Audio




Product Code: JBB
Author: John Goldsby
Publisher: Backbeat Books
ISBN-13: 9780879307165
Publisher SKU: 0879307161
UPC-A: 073999309775
Instrumentation: Bass
228 Pages

by John Goldsby

Note: Now with online audio tracks. There is no longer a CD edition available.

More than a player's manual, this book portrays jazz bass as a vital element of 20th century American music. Citing examples from key recordings in the jazz canon, the book defines the essence of the musical contributions made by more than 70 important jazz bassists, including Ray Brown, Eddie Gomez, Charles Mingus, Milt Hinton and many others.

Bassists get expert guidance on mastering proper technique, practice methods and improvisation, plus new insight into the theoretical and conceptual aspects of jazz. The companion online audio tracks featuring bass plus rhythm section allows readers to hear technical examples from the book, presented in slow and fast versions. It also offers play-along tracks of typical chord progressions and song forms.