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Steve Bailey Releases Jaw-Dropping Duets Album, “Carolina”
New Albums

Steve Bailey Releases Jaw-Dropping Duets Album, “Carolina”

Steve Bailey has returned with a new solo album, or more appropriately, duet album. “Carolina” is an amazing 17-song collection that showcases the six-string wonder with a wide array of artists.

Ron Carter Publishes New Walking Bass Book, “Mix & Match”
Sheet Music & Instruction

Ron Carter Publishes New Walking Bass Book, “Mix & Match”

Jazz master Ron Carter has just released a new book for beginners learning to build their own bass lines. “Mix & Match” is a step by step process for writing your own bass lines that lays out all the note choices.

Steve Bailey, Victor Wooten, and Patitucci Host “Bootsy’s Challenge” Webinar
Events

Steve Bailey, Victor Wooten, and Patitucci Host “Bootsy’s Challenge” Webinar

This week’s Berklee/BassVault.com webinar is sure to get funky. Hosts Steve Bailey, Victor Wooten, and John Patitucci will be talking with Bootsy Collins, Ron Carter, Béla Fleck, and Emi SunShine in a session they’re calling “Bootsy’s Challenge.”

Ron Carter To Live Stream From The Village Vanguard
Concerts & Tours

Ron Carter To Live Stream From The Village Vanguard

Jazz legend Ron Carter has been quarantined in his home just like most of us, but this weekend he will be playing a gig with his Golden Striker Trio. The group will perform a special live stream from the Village Vanguard on July 24th and 25th.

Steve Bailey and Victor Wooten to Host Free Webinar with Steve Gadd, Chuck Rainey, Ron Carter, Will Lee, Tony Levin, and Anthony Jackson
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Steve Bailey and Victor Wooten to Host Free Webinar with Steve Gadd, Chuck Rainey, Ron Carter, Will Lee, Tony Levin, and Anthony Jackson

The next installment of the Zoom webinars hosted by Steve Bailey and Victor Wooten is happening on Thursday. Entitled “Gadd-Shed,” the free session will feature drum legend Steve Gadd along with Ron Carter, Chuck Rainey, Tony Levin, Anthony Jackson, and Will Lee.

Berklee Bass Department: 2019 Holiday Jam
Bass Videos

Berklee Bass Department: 2019 Holiday Jam

This is a tradition we love! This year, it almost didn’t happen, but Steve Bailey came through with a video for us to share, with Ron Carter, Justin Chancellor, Leland Sklar, John Patitucci, Victor Wooten, Janek Gwizdala, and Freddie Washington.

New Documentary Focuses on the Legends of Double Bass in Jazz
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New Documentary Focuses on the Legends of Double Bass in Jazz

Nick Wells is following up his documentary “Beneath the Bassline” with a new film focusing on jazz. “Walking the Changes: Legends of Double Bass in Jazz” explores the evolution of the double bass in jazz including its beginnings and pivotal moments.

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

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
Sheet Music & Instruction

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
Bass Players To Know

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
New Albums

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...