I think that the bassist is the quarterbackin any group, and he must find a sound that he is willing to be responsible for.
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)
08/10/16 - 08/12/17
Ron Carter With Javon Jackson
New York, New York
Address: 1650 Broadway.
Venue phone: (212) 582-2121.
09/27/16 - 10/01/16
Ron Carter Big Band
New York, NY
Age restrictions: All Ages.
Address: 315 West 44th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues.
Venue phone: (212) 581-3080.
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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)