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I think that the bassist is the quarterback

in any group, and he must find a sound that he is willing to be responsible for.

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The best place to start is by listening to and transcribing the masters, like Ron Carter and Ray Brown; they wrote the book on walking.
– John Patitucci (Bass Player Magazine, July 2015)

 

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06/04/16 Ron Carter Quartet New York Central Park United States
06/04/16 Ron Carter Quartet New York Central Park United States
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: FREE. The Legends Honor McCoy: McCoy Tyner / Ron Carter ft. guest Wallace Roney / Roy Haynes. Summer Stage at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park.

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The gold standard is Ron Carter, who is absolutely poetic when playing, between his great voice-leading when he's inside the changes, to his use of cycles, like starting on a II-V from the flat 6th.

- John Patitucci (Bass Player Magazine, July 2015)

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