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The Innkeeper's Gun

by John Goldsby

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    Immediate download of 'The Innkeeper's Gun,' an eight-track album in your choice of 320k mp3, FLAC, or just about any other format you could possibly desire. Download the entire album, and you'll receive a video of 'Ligeti Split' from the studio session plus the PDF lead sheet of "More Than Something."
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Jim Henson 07:16
Ligeti Split 06:07
Paparazzi 07:51
Neda 08:43


The Critics say:

"A grand album, The Innkeeper’s Gun caters to the ECM way of jazz with a bit of a more modern approach, with hints of funk and hip-hop in a very subtle manner." John Book, Book's Music.

"The quality of the playing is matched by the finely tuned recording technique that makes this CD a treasure." Grady Harp, Amazon Top 10 Reviewer.

“If you want to hear some warm, exciting bass playing, dig John Goldsby.” Marc Myers, JazzWax.com.

“. . . gleefully evokes those old dim clubs of the Mad Men years, when respectable folks were still wary of that whole jazz thing.” Louisville Metromix Magazine

“We’re carrying on the tradition of Ornette Coleman and Sonny Rollins, while expanding the trio style and adding our own voices to the music,” says bassist John Goldsby.

The Innkeepers Gun captures Goldsby, drummer Jason Tiemann and alto saxophonist Jacob Duncan in the middle of their 2009 European tour, and features jazz originals by Goldsby and Duncan, plus a cover of the hit pop tune "Paparazzi" from Lady Gaga.

Goldsby, an American expatriate, has found better jazz opportunities since leaving New York and moving to Germany in 1994. He provides the bass foundation for many high profile recordings, including the recent releases Bombella (Abdullah Ibrahim), Symphonica (Joe Lovano), Roots & Grooves (Maceo Parker), and the Grammy Award winning Avant Gershwin (Patti Austin), in addition to the 2008 recording from Goldsby, Duncan, and Tiemann, Live at the Nachbar and Goldsby’s recent Space for the Bass (both Bass Lion).


released June 1, 2010

John Goldsby (Bass), Jacob Duncan (Alto Saxophone), Jason Tiemann (Drums), Reinhard Kobialka (Engineer)


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John Goldsby

John Goldsby is solo bassist with the Grammy Award-winning WDR Big Band, Cologne. His recent releases as bandleader include Segment (Billy Test & Hans Dekker), The Innkeeper’s Gun and Space for the Bass. Goldsby has authored The Jazz Bass Book, Bass Notes and Jazz Bowing Techniques for the Improvising Bassist. ... more

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