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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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Date Ron Carter City Venue Country
07/20/17 - 08/05/17 Ron Carter Various locations. Please check local listings. Japan
10/03/17 - 10/21/17 Ron Carter New York, NY Birdland United States
Address: 315 West 44th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues. Venue phone: (212) 581-3080. Ron Carter with his big band, quartet and trio. Check local listings for specifics.

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Illustrations of Ron Carter by Joan Chiverton

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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