I recently got together with world-renowned bassist Janek Gwizdala for a jam at my studio. Janek and I have been playing together for many years and know each others playing very well so we also took the opportunity to film an hour-long conversation about music and rhythm section playing and how we deal with various situations on the bandstand.
In this first part, Janek started a bass line and I proceeded to join in however, unbeknownst to me, I was hearing the ‘one’ in a completely different place. This gave us a great starting point for the conversation. Parts 2 and on will follow soon!
If you’re unfamiliar with Janek and his music, make sure you check out his music here – http://janekgwizdala.com/home/recordings/ – he’s a great composer. ‘Mystery to Me’ and ‘Space Inbetween’ are great albums featuring Jojo Mayer and Peter Erskine plays on ‘Theatre by the Sea’ – all highly recommended.This content is for members only. Add to favorites