Amazon.com Widgets

Ron Carter: The Bass and I

By Published: | 3,777 views
Ron Carter: The Bass and I No stars How we rate: our writers tend to review music they like within their preferred genres.

Ron Carter's bass playing epitomizes jazz elegance and sophistication. Throughout his 35 year career he's performed on well over 500 albums and has been a model of consistent excellence. After some recent flirtations with classical music Carter returns to the jazz camp with this solid, straight-ahead recording of his working group.

For the most part Carter is content to let the spotlight shine on his gifted young pianist Stephen Scott. Scott is bright and snappy on the opening standard "You The Night and The Music," gently swingin' and inventive on the old Miles Davis favorite "Some Day My Prince Will Come." Drummer Lewis Nash provides tasteful, simple support while percussionist Steve Kroon adds timely rhythm accents. Carter contributes three of his own compositions to the mix and his "Mr. Bow-Tie" and "Double Bass" give him ample opportunity to display his still vital solo chops.

Yes, he still possesses the impeccable timing and big, round tone that he became famous for.

Style: Straight-ahead/Mainstream


comments powered by Disqus
Search
Support All About Jazz Through Amazon

Weekly Giveaways

Mark Elf

Mark Elf

About | Enter

Stefano Bollani

Stefano Bollani

About | Enter

Carmen Lundy

Carmen Lundy

About | Enter

Wadada Leo Smith

Wadada Leo Smith

About | Enter

Bandzoogle: GET STARTED TODAY - FREE TRIAL

Enter it twice.
To the weekly jazz events calendar

Enter the numbers in the graphic
Enter the code in this picture

Log in

One moment, you will be redirected shortly.

Article Search