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)
05/02/17 - 05/08/17
New York, NY
Blue Note New York City
Address: 131 W. 3rd St New York, NY 10012.
Venue phone: (212) 475-8592.
A Ron Carter Birthday Celebration. Special Guest Artist All Week.
Ron Carter Trio
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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)