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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
04/27/18 Ron Carter Trio New Orleans, Louisiana New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival United States
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05/04/18 Ron Carter New York, NY Blue Note New York City United States
Admission: BAR $20.00 | TABLE $35.00. Box office: (212) 475-8592. Address: 131 W. 3rd St New York, NY 10012. Venue phone: (212) 475-8592. Duet with pianist Chucho Valdez Buy Tickets

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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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