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  • Ron Carter’s Comprehensive Bass Method Reissued

    Ron Carter’s Comprehensive Bass Method Reissued

    Bass master Ron Carter has teamed up with 1630 Jazz Books to re-release his Comprehensive Bass Method instruction book and two song books. The 84-page bass method book builds on the original from the 1970s with “several of his compositions, a transcription, new photographs and video links to Ron demonstrating several exercises.” Designed for both... »

  • Bass Players To Know: Ron Carter

    Bass Players To Know: Ron Carter

    While the name Ron Carter makes a frequent appearance on No Treble, I decided it was time to officially add him to the list of Bass Players To Know. Inspired by an NPR “Fresh Air” interview of Antonio Carlos Jobim, it was clear to me that Carter’s playing can be heard all across the jazz... »

  • Ron Carter Records Trio Album With Bad Plus Pianist

    Ron Carter Records Trio Album With Bad Plus Pianist

    Ethan Iverson, pianist for The Bad Plus, always wanted to make an album with the prolific bassist/cellist/composer Ron Carter. And so now he has on The Purity of the Turf, which sees Iverson working in a trio with Carter and drummer drummer Nasheet Waits. The record is on Criss Cross records, which releases jazz recordings... »

  • Ron Carter Quartet Explores Bossa

    Ron Carter Quartet Explores Bossa

    The Ron Carter Quartet, led by the inimitable and prolific jazz bassist/cellist/composer, Ron Carter, has collaborated with vocalist Vitoria Meldonado to create the record, Brasil L.I.K.E. (short for Love, Inspiration, Knowledge and Energy). The Grammy-winning Carter is working with American and Brazilian standards in bossa nova on the album, and creating excerpts of jazz within... »

  • Ron Carter on Trombonist Turre’s Latest

    Ron Carter on Trombonist Turre’s Latest

    Legendary jazz double bassist Ron Carter remains busy as he approaches 80, playing on trombonist Steve Turre’s latest, Colors for the Masters. The album has already netted a glowing review at All About Jazz, which called it one of Turre’s “best releases in years.” It also acknowledges the iconic bassist, noting “if you can’t pick... »

  • Ron Carter Releases New Record With Houston Person

    Ron Carter Releases New Record With Houston Person

    Legendary bassist Ron Carter and saxophonist Houston Person have collaborated for more than 25 years, and their latest release aptly describes their musical relationship: Chemistry. Carter is known for his prolific recording — he’s appeared on more than 1,100 jazz sessions – his time in the Miles Davis Quintet, and his compositions, as well as... »

  • Miles Davis and Great Bassists: The Warner Bros. Years, Remastered

    Miles Davis and Great Bassists: The Warner Bros. Years, Remastered

    Lovers of the Warner Bros. era of jazz trumpeter/composer Miles Davis’ career, which began in the mid-1980s, can delight in a definitive 8-CD box set called The Last Word – The Warner Bros. Years. The of remastered music covers the Tutu, Amandla and Doo-Bop albums, and the Dingo and Siesta soundtracks. The set also includes... »

  • Ron Carter Releases Work with WDR Big Band

    Ron Carter Releases Work with WDR Big Band

    Jazz bassist Ron Carter is legendary. His work is on more than 2,500 recordings, including ones with Miles Davis and Gil Evans. And now, the first recordings of his compositions with a big band have been released on My Personal Songbook, credited to Ron Carter and The WDR Big Band, recorded in early 2013 in... »

  • Miles Davis Box Set Features Newly Released Live Music with Jazz Bass Greats

    Miles Davis Box Set Features Newly Released Live Music with Jazz Bass Greats

    Almost four hours of previously unreleased live music by legendary jazz trumpeter/composer Miles Davis and the musicians he chose to play with over the course of 20 years are featured on Miles Davis at Newport 1955-1975: The Bootleg Series Vol. 4. The four-CD collection includes performances by Davis and his bands from 1955, 1958, 1966,... »

  • New Book Delves Into Ron Carter’s Work

    New Book Delves Into Ron Carter’s Work

    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... »