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Ron Carter: Anything Goes

Read "Ron Carter: Anything Goes" reviewed by Arnaldo DeSouteiro

Ronald Levin Carter (born Ferndale, Michigan, on May 4, 1937) needs no introduction. Let's just say that he is the bassist's bassist. On Ron's hands, the bass and the man become the same entity, the same person. Played by Ron Carter, the acoustic bass sounds like... Ron Carter! That's why he is one of the three top bassists in the music history. However, if Ron needs no introduction, his Anything Goes album does. Recorded on June & July, ...

Album Review

Ron Carter & Art Farmer: Live at Sweet Basil

Read "Live at Sweet Basil" reviewed by Scott Gudell

If one wanted to capture a 'who's who' snapshot of the jazz icons of the mid-'70s, into the '80s and beyond, one of the best ways to start was to see if they had added their name to the list of artists who recorded and/or released a 'Live at Sweet Basil' collection. The New York City club debuted as a restaurant in 1974 and, within a few years, artists including Art Blakey, Gil Evans, Cecil Taylor, McCoy Tyner, Mal Waldron ...

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CTI Acid Jazz Grooves by Various Artists

Read "CTI Acid Jazz Grooves by Various Artists" reviewed by Arnaldo DeSouteiro

The CD you are holding in your hands is a very special compilation. It's the celebration of CTI as one of the most “sampled" labels on Earth! For the past ten years, many CTI tracks have been cut up, sampled, scratched and looped to create new songs for a new audience. Many of the selections on this album (all of them produced by Creed Taylor and engineered by Rudy Van Gelder) represented the basic inspiration and major influence in the ...

Live Review

Ron Carter and Russell Malone at the Museum of Modern Art

Read "Ron Carter and Russell Malone at the Museum of Modern Art" reviewed by Paul Reynolds

Ron Carter and Russell Malone Museum of Modern Art New York, NYMay 28, 2024 “This is really something. I thought maybe 15 people would show up," Ron Carter said in modest surprise as he scanned the massive crowd that packed the sculpture garden at the Museum of Modern Art--and even spilled over into MoMA's lobby, with people pressed against the floor-to-ceiling windows behind the stage to see and hear. Carter was an inspired ...

Album Review

Joe Henderson: Power to the People

Read "Power to the People" reviewed by C. Andrew Hovan

Beginning with 1963's Page One, Joe Henderson led a series of five albums for the Blue Note label that firmly established his reputation as a unique and budding artist with something vital to say. He was one of many artists at that time who utilized his Blue Note contract to document his every move while establishing his creative muse during this process. Trumpeter Kenny Dorham would be a major factor in the success of his first few sessions, with drummer ...

Album Review

Wes Montgomery: Maximum Swing: The Unissued 1965 Half Note Recordings

Read "Maximum Swing: The Unissued 1965 Half Note Recordings" reviewed by Mario Calvitti

La Resonance Records, etichetta californiana legata a un'organizzazione non-profit dedita a preservare l'arte e l'eredità della musica jazz, prosegue instancabile la sua attività di archeologia musicale pubblicando questo doppio CD di Wes Montgomery col trio del pianista Wynton Kelly al famoso club di New York Half Note nel 1965, all'incirca nello stesso periodo delle esibizioni raccolte nell'album Smokin' at the Half Note. I brani contenuti in questa raccolta provengono da cinque diverse date comprese tra il 24 Settembre e la ...

Album Review

Ray Gallon: Grand Company

Read "Grand Company" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Score one for truth in advertising. New York City-based pianist Ray Gallon is definitely in Grand Company on his first recording as the leader of a trio, ably chaperoned every step of the way by bassist Ron Carter and drummer Lewis Nash who are quite simply two of the best in the business (Hall of Fame caliber), and have been at the top of their game for many years. That is not to imply that Gallon merely ...


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