Finnish author Mikko Nurmi explores the recorded work of jazz bassist Ron Carter in his new book, The Art of Ron Carter.
The 152-page book features not only 130 musical examples and six full-length transcriptions, but also a general overview of the career of Carter, who is believed to be the most recorded bassist in jazz. Carter has worked with a variety of artists in a number of genres, from Miles Davis and Benny Goodman to James Brown, Antonio Carlos Jobim and A Tribe Called Quest. Carter also plays classical music and composes music for films.
This isn’t Nurmi’s first look at a significant bassist. His 2010 book, The Music of Paul Chambers, focuses on the work of Chambers, who played in both the Miles Davis Quintet and the John Coltrane Quartet.
The Art of Ron Carter is out now, in paperback.