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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...

Miles Davis Box Set Features Newly Released Live Music with Jazz Bass Greats
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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, 1967, 1969, 1971, 1973, and...

New Book Delves Into Ron Carter’s Work
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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 jazz. Carter has worked with...

Ron Carter Trio: Samba de Orpheus
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Ron Carter Trio: Samba de Orpheus

Ron Carter is a genius. This video is just more proof. Taken from a trio performance at France’s Jazz Soul Le Pommiers Festival in 2011, the clip only features Carter and guitarist Bobby Broom on the Luiz Bonfá tune “Samba de Orpheus,” while pianist Mulgrew Miller looks on. The entire song is a bass feature as Carter plays the melody,...

Ron Carter Trio: Autumn Leaves
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Ron Carter Trio: Autumn Leaves

Ron Carter’s birthday is today, and we’re celebrating with this video of his trio performing the classic jazz standard “Autumn Leaves.” The video was filmed during Jazzwoche Burghausen in 2006, with Russell Malone on guitar and Jacky Terrasson on piano. Carter lays some masterful walking lines behind both of his bandmates before taking a walking solo at the 6:47 mark....

2013 ISB Convention Headliners to Include Victor Wooten, Ron Carter
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2013 ISB Convention Headliners to Include Victor Wooten, Ron Carter

The International Society of Bassists’ biennial convention is set for June 2nd through June 8th, 2013 at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, and this year promises to be another great get-together. The week-long bass hang features over 200 events for bassists of all walks, including clinics, classical and jazz competitions, bass making competitions, performances and more....

Ron Carter and Russell Malone: “Samba De Orfeu”, Live
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Ron Carter and Russell Malone: “Samba De Orfeu”, Live

Jonah Jonathan shared this video with us, with the great Ron Carter performing “Samba De Orfeu” live with Russell Malone at Club Soda at Montreal International Jazz Festival. Nice. Have a video to share? Send it to videos@notreble.com.

Erena Terakubo Releases “New York Attitude”, Featuring Ron Carter
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Erena Terakubo Releases “New York Attitude”, Featuring Ron Carter

At only 20 years old, Erena Terakubo is off to an amazing start. The Japanese alto saxophonist has made her North American debut with New York Attitude, tapping some legendary jazz musicians for the occasion: bassist Ron Carter, pianist Kenny Barron, drummer Lee Pearson and trumpeter Dominic Farinacci. Carter’s unmistakable swing permeates and pushes each track as Terakubo practically sings...

Ron Carter Trio: The Golden Striker
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Ron Carter Trio: The Golden Striker

Today is bass legend Ron Carter’s birthday, and we’d be remiss if we didn’t celebrate with some of his incredible playing. Here’s the bassist’s Golden Striker Trio, featuring pianist Mulgrew Miller and guitarist Russel Malone playing their namesake tune, originally performed by the Modern Jazz Quartet. Happy Birthday Ron Carter!

Ron Carter, Herbie Hancock and Billy Cobham: “Walkin'”, Live (1983)
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Ron Carter, Herbie Hancock and Billy Cobham: “Walkin'”, Live (1983)

Holy smokes, this is the definition of greatness. In 1983, Ron Carter, Herbie Hancock and Billy Cobham took the stage at the Palazzo dei Congressi in Lugano, Switzerland to perform as part of town’s annual summer jazz festival. Here, the three legends are performing “Walkin'”, written by Richard Carpenter for Miles Davis. This clip comes from the World of Rhythm...