Hailing from Durham, NC and beginning his musical career in communities rich with mentorship, Will Goble is steadily carving out a unique space for himself as a bassist, composer, bandleader, and educator.
Will became interested in Jazz and related art forms after effectively growing up within the creative music scene that still thrives around the Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill area in North Carolina. Upon departing Durham for Florida State University in Tallahassee, FL in the early 2000s, Will quickly flourished under the tutelage of bassist Rodney Jordan and famed pianist Marcus Roberts. His relationship with Roberts extended onto the bandstand as Marcus invited Will to perform with his trio on a number of performances through the years. Through Roberts, Will met drummer and vibraphonist Jason Marsalis, eventually joining Jason’s quartet in 2008. He can be heard on three of Jason’s most recent studio releases, Music Update (2009), In a World of Mallets, (2013), and The 21st Century Trad Band (2014).
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This bass playing extended musical family member of the Marsalis clan shows he's
not just another white boy with the blues. Using blues changes as his starting point
and adding the jazz from there with other of his Marsalis band mates, Goble feels free
to push creative envelopes to let the vibe wail. A solid session that plays with feeling
and spirit, Goble shows he has great ear/hand/brain co-ordination in executing his
vision here. Tasty stuff any jazzbo will feel at home with, whether he thinks he's in a
bluesy mood or not. Well done.
—Chris Spector, Midwest Review
“Will Goble oozes a relaxed confidence both when performing with his bass and when
engaging an audience