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Ron Carter and Danny Simmons Release “The Brown Beatnik Tomes – Live at BRIC House”
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Ron Carter and Danny Simmons Release “The Brown Beatnik Tomes – Live at BRIC House”

Ron Carter has teamed up with painter and poet Danny Simmons for a new album called “The Brown Beatnik Tomes – Live at BRIC House.” The album features Simmons performing readings from his 2014 book with Carter accompanying him on bass.

Ron Carter Biography Now Available In Audiobook
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Ron Carter Biography Now Available In Audiobook

Jazz master Ron Carter’s biography, Finding The Right Notes, is now available as an audiobook. Written by Dan Ouellette, the aural version is read by Carter himself and include musical intros to each chapter. Its total running time is over twelve hours. Finding The Right Notes chronicles Carter’s life from his beginnings in Michigan to his rise in the jazz...

Ron Carter’s Comprehensive Bass Method Reissued
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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 upright and electric bass, it...

Bass Players To Know: Ron Carter
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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 spectrum, from the early days...

Ron Carter Records Trio Album With Bad Plus Pianist
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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 made by groups working together...

Ron Carter Quartet Explores Bossa
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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 each song. The record also...

Ron Carter on Trombonist Turre’s Latest
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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 out a Ron Carter bass...

Ron Carter Releases New Record With Houston Person
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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 for his extensive work with...

Miles Davis and Great Bassists: The Warner Bros. Years, Remastered
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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 a 1986 Miles Davis Octet...

Ron Carter Releases Work with WDR Big Band
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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 Germany. Carter describes the result...