Ron Carter Publishes “Chartography – Reinvented Transcriptions”

Ron Carter: Chartography - Reinvented TranscriptionsJazz master Ron Carter has just released a new book called Chartography – Reinvented Transcriptions. Described as a completely new innovation, the book includes five of his performances of “Autumn Leaves” with the Miles Davis Quartet between 1963 and 1967.

“This is the first book that explains ALL the factors that go into what has made the greatest bass lines in history so great. And that is CONTEXT,” Carter’s website states. “It shows you the original changes and then how they evolved over time. By looking at how a bass line evolved over multiple choruses and performances, you will understand that a one-chorus transcription cannot help a bass player find out how that bass line was actually built. much less how to write one like it himself.”

Chartography – Reinvented Transcriptions comes in physical and PDF formats for $44.95 from Carter’s website. He also offers it in English or Japanese.

Get daily bass updates.

Get the latest news, videos, lessons, and more in your inbox every morning.

Share your thoughts