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Ron Carter Releases “Great Big Band”
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Ron Carter Releases “Great Big Band”

Add one more album to the list of 2,500+ (and counting) albums for legendary bassist Ron Carter. But in one way, Carter’s newest album, Great Big Band, is a first. Surprisingly, Carter has never recorded a big band album. Carter says Great Big Band was “more accidental than intentional. Having done every conceivable recording under my name, the only project...

Donald Harrison Releases This is Jazz, Featuring Ron Carter and Billy Cobham
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Donald Harrison Releases This is Jazz, Featuring Ron Carter and Billy Cobham

Donald Harrison has released This is Jazz, his second effort on the Half Note label with master bassist Ron Carter and drummer Billy Cobham. The six-track album is cultivated from a set by the seasoned trio at New York’s Blue Note club. Carter, who is lauded as one of the most recorded bassists in with over 2,500 albums under his...

Bootsy Collins’ Funk University Year Two Under Way
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Bootsy Collins’ Funk University Year Two Under Way

Bootsy Collins’ Funk University has begun it’s second year of classes. The online funk school’s faculty for this year includes Ron Carter, Verdine White, Jack Bruce, Hansford Rowe, Stanley Clarke, Larry Graham, Jani Hendrix and more. The program, which costs $29.99 a month, includes access to on-demand video lessons, tutorials and lectures on playing and the music business as a...

Ron Carter: “All Blues” 40th Anniversary Edition
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Ron Carter: “All Blues” 40th Anniversary Edition

Sony Masterworks Jazz is celebrating the 40th anniversary of CTI Records, the jazz label founded in 1970 by producer Creed Taylor. The label is releasing several CTI classics, including Ron Carter‘s 1973 release, All Blues. The album has been remastered from the original two-track analog tapes and packaged in a softpack sleeve, to replicate the original LP’s gatefold packaging. Carter...

Bob Cranshaw Honored as a “Giant of Jazz”
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Bob Cranshaw Honored as a “Giant of Jazz”

Bob Cranshaw will be honored at the upcoming “Giants of Jazz” concert to be held in South Orange, New Jersey. The Giants of Jazz focuses on celebrating under appreciated players in jazz, and Cranshaw is surely in that category. In addition to working with legendary saxophonist Sonny Rollins on and off for over 50 years, Cranshaw was the house bassist...

Ron Carter to be Interviewed for Jazz Legacies Series
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Ron Carter to be Interviewed for Jazz Legacies Series

Ron Carter will be the first interview of the year for the Jazz Legacies series at the Graduate Center, CUNY in New York City. Hosted by critic and author Gary Giddins, the series offers listeners a chance to hear about the lives and careers of jazz legends from the musicians themselves, and Carter has a lot to say. He had...

Ron Carter to Receive Donostiako Jazzaldia Award
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Ron Carter to Receive Donostiako Jazzaldia Award

Each year, the Heineken Jazzaldia (San Sebastian Jazz Festival, in Spain), honors a musician with the Donostiako Jazzaldia Award. The award is given to an “outstanding person in the field of jazz”. Only July 22nd, bassist Ron Carter will receive the award. Carter will be performing at the festival with his Golden Striker Trio. Past award winners include: Doc Cheatham...

Events

Jazz legend Ron Carter gives intimate clinic

On November 4th, the virtuosic jazz bassist Ron Carter presented a clinic entitled “All Alone” to a sold out crowd. The one-night only workshop was held at David Gage’s String Instruments shop located in NYC. Mr. Carter played some, and then covered topics ranging from gig preparation to working with other musicians and amps, as well as taking questions from...

Bass Videos

Miles Davis Quintet: All Blues live (1964)

Happy Sunday. Enjoy one from the archives: the Miles Davis Quintet performing “All Blues”, with Ron Carter on bass The group: Miles Davis – trumpet Wayne Shorter – tenor sax Herbie Hancock – piano Ron Carter – bass Tony Williams – drums

Bass Videos

Ron Carter: Willow Weep for Me

This is a video from a 1984 performance by bassist Ron Carter playing “Willow Weep for Me.” Carter is one of the most recorded bassists in jazz history, heard on more than 2,500 albums. Carter is probably best known for his jazz work, playing in the Miles Davis quintet with Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter and Tony Williams in the early...