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Finding the Right Notes

Finding the Right Notes

At six feet, four inches, the bassist towers over the bandstand, no longer relegated to the back, in the shadows behind the frontline players. And in a historical shift of jazz bass playing, he's no longer just a timekeeper, a rhythm man, a sidekick to the spotlight artist-but an architect of the highest order, an impromptu composer even when he's not taking solos. Pliable yet powerful. The instigator. The catalyst. The shepherd. The finest walker in the history of jazz. The risk-taker with an elegant streak. Refined.

The anchor of Miles Davis's classic '60s quintet. The most recorded jazz bassist of all time. National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master. If he were a character in a novel, he would be the protagonist. That's Ron Carter, jazz legend, and Finding the Right Notes is his story.

A comprehensive history of the life and works of the legendary NEA Jazz Master

  • Ron’s early family life in the Detroit area
  • Ron’s studies at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY
  • Ron’s 1959 move to New York City
  • Ron’s early sideman years
  • Ron’s years a member of Miles Davis’ classic ‘60s quintet
  • Ron’s years as a solo artist as well as session ace
  • Ron’s teaching career
  • Ron’s current projects that continue to display his creative prowess

Product Details

  • Paperback: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Retrac Productions; 1ST edition (2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0989982513
  • ISBN-13: 978-0989982511
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.2 x 1 inches


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