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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)

 

Upcoming Shows

Date Ron Carter City Venue Country
08/10/16 - 08/12/17 Ron Carter With Javon Jackson New York, New York Iridium United States
Address: 1650 Broadway. Venue phone: (212) 582-2121.
09/02/16 Ron Carter Nonet Detroit, Michigan Detroit Jazz Festival United States
Admission: Free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Downtown Detroit at Hart Plaza. The Detroit Jazz Festival, the world’s largest free jazz festival, announced that Ron Carter will be its 2016 Artist-in-Residence.

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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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