In this episode of “From The Bottom,” Paul Thompson digs into the 1990’s #1 Billboard Dance hit “Groove Is In the Heart” by Deee-Lite (with Bootsy Collins and Q-Tip) and one of the most recognizable bass lines from the last 35 years.
After six years of production, the documentary “Ron Carter: Finding The Right Notes” has been released via PBS. The film’s soundtrack has also been released.
Ron Carter teased a new documentary back in August, and now we have more details. “Ron Carter: Finding The Right Notes” will be airing on PBS in October. Carter has also launched the Ron Carter Universe, an interactive online discography.
Two decades after their last release, Victor Wooten and Steve Bailey have unleashed the third Bass Extremes album. “S’Low Down” features the virtuosos with drummer extraordinaire Gregg Bissonette and a huge supporting cast.
Ron Carter shared a fantastic bit of news in his latest email blast. A new documentary film on the bass icon’s life and music is set to premiere on October 21st.
In 2014, the world lost a musical giant with the passing of Jack Bruce. Jeff Berlin began working on a tribute album shortly after his passing, and now that album is available as “Jack Songs,” with an unreal cast of musicians.
The nation’s capital will be swinging hard this year during the DC JazzFest as bass masters Christian McBride and Ron Carter will be among the headliners.
The International Society of Bassists is bringing back their Virtual Bass Festival for 2022. The two-day event will be held June 10th and 11th, featuring live presentations, an exhibit hall, “ISB After Hours” nightly hangs, and more.
Ron Carter has been a definitive voice on the bass in jazz for many reasons: his note choices, his reharmonizations, his feel, and his swagger. Now you can learn his bossa style directly from the master in his new book, “Carter-isms.”
Ever since they first teased it in 2018, we’ve been dying to hear what the new Bass Extremes album will sound like. Now Victor Wooten, Steve Bailey, and Gregg Bissonette have unveiled more about it. They’ve also unveiled a set of tour dates.
Jazz legend Ron Carter will be turning 85 on May 4th, 2022, but he’ll be celebrating with the public six days later. The master bassist will be performing with three of his bands at Carnegie Hall.
Like many musicians, multi-instrumentalist Nicholas Payton dreamed of recording with one of his heroes: Ron Carter. That dream came true and now we can all enjoy the reverie on the new album, “Smoke Sessions”.