On the Rhythm Changes Podcast, Jonathan Baylis talks about being a lifelong learner and becoming an improvising jazz double bassist.
Rhythm Changes Podcast topics
photo by Kelly Bergman
- Jonathan’s 130-year-old bass that he got from Rick Reynolds
- Jodi Proznick’s praise for Jonathan and how she inspired both of us to play bass
- Our bass instructors: Jodi, André Lachance, Darren Radtke, and Rene Worst
- Jonathan’s memories of when he and I were both students at the 2014 Douglas College Summer Jazz Intensive
- How teenage jazz musicians treated him as an adult learner
- What lifelong learners need to remember
- The benefit of playing in a community big band where you pay dues to join
- James Danderfer’s advice out of left field when Jonathan was learning to solo
- Why I saw a chiropractor at age 17
- Why I started drinking coffee for the first time
- How Hamilton Street Swing did a front-lawn concert with the audience dancing in the street (I was there, as were Will Clements and others)
- The members of Jonathan’s groups: Michael Radnai, Strauss Whiteside, and guests Tyler Murray and Kayden Gordon (also Ben MacRae)
- The genre of music (not jazz) that the Baylis family plays together
- My mum gets proven right about the Halifax area’s climate
- What music meant to Jonathan’s dad
- The hardest part of his journey learning to improvise
My top moment was when Jonathan talks about his boomer (call it what it is, this is a positive version of it!) musical upbringing. Stick around for that!
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