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Ron Carter is among the most original, prolific, and influential bassists in jazz. With more than 2,000 albums to his credit, he has recorded with many of music's greats: Tommy Flanagan, Gil Evans, Lena Horne, Bill Evans, B.B. King, the Kronos Quartet, Dexter Gordon, Wes Montgomery, and Bobby Timmons. Ron Graduated the Eastman School in 1959 and packed up his belongings and moved to New York City with his wife, Janet. Later that year, Downbeat magazine listed Ron as #15 of 23 in their bass player poll. A great start. In the early 1960s he performed throughout the United States in concert halls and nightclubs with Jaki Byard and Eric Dolphy

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Stockholm Live 1967 & 1969 Revisited

Label: Ezz-thetics
Released: 2022
Track listing: Agitation; Footprints; Round Midnight; Gingerbread Boy; Bitches Brew; Paraphernalia; Nefertiti; Masqualero; This.

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Baden

Label: Sunnyside Records
Released: 2022
Track listing: Canto de Ossanha; Canto de Xangô; Tristeza e Solidão; Ao Baden; Bluesa Preta/Asa Branca; Canto de Iemanjá; Refém da Solidão; O Astronauta; Mata Adentro; Berimbau / Consolação; Lapinha; For Bill & Baden.

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Life Time & Spring Revisited

Label: Ezz-thetics
Released: 2022
Track listing: Two Pieces of One: Red; Two Pieces of One: Green; Tomorrow Afternoon; Memory; Bach’s Song to the Wizard; Extras; Echo; From Before; Love Song; Tee.

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Article: In Pictures

Ron Carter Foursight Quartet At Alba Jazz Festival 2022

Read "Ron Carter Foursight Quartet At Alba Jazz Festival 2022" reviewed by Antonio Baiano


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Article: Take Five With...

Take Five with Tobin Mueller

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Meet Tobin Mueller Connecticut-based composer, arranger, playwright and pianist Tobin Mueller has just released his 35th album: Prestidigitation, drawing on a long career of innovation and artistry. Mueller's compositions range from Jazz Fusion to Progressive Rock, Broadway musicals to Old-School Funk, Classical ballet to video games. His jazz ensemble recordings have featured legendary bassist Ron Carter, ...

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Article: The Revolution Will NOT Be Televised

Gil Scott-Heron: Paean To The Spirit Of One Of The Last Poets

Read "Gil Scott-Heron: Paean To The Spirit Of One Of The Last Poets" reviewed by William H. Snyder


IntroductionWhat does it take to be a griot? According to the dictionary, griots are a 'member of a hereditary caste among the peoples of western Africa whose function is to keep an oral history of the tribe or village and to entertain with stories, poems, songs, dances, etc.' Gil Scott-Heron did not grow up in West ...

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News: Recording

Tobin Mueller's New Album 'Prestidigitation' Celebrates The Founders Of Jazz Fusion

Tobin Mueller's New Album 'Prestidigitation' Celebrates The Founders Of Jazz Fusion

Tobin Mueller’s new album Prestidigitation celebrates the founders of fusion jazz: Weather Report, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea; plus crossover jazz-funk masters Tower of Power, Stevie Wonder and Sly Stone. Frank Zappa makes the cut, along with other prog-rock fusion bands Yes and Happy The Man. Not to be forgotten, important precursors John Coltrane and Bill Evans ...

Article: Album Review

Miles Davis: Stockholm Live 1967 & 1969 Revisited

Read "Stockholm Live 1967 & 1969 Revisited" reviewed by Maurizio Comandini


Stesso leader, Miles Davis; stessa strumentazione, tromba, sax, pianoforte, contrabbasso e batteria; stessa città, Stoccolma, ma in due sale diverse; due anni di distanza. Eppure questi due concerti sono abbastanza diversi fra di loro, anche se forse lo potrebbero essere stati ancora di più. Quello del 1967 vede il quintetto classico di Miles Davis registrato al ...

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Article: Take Five With...

Take Five with Clemens Grassmann

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Meet Clemens Grassmann Berlin-born, Brooklyn-based drummer, percussionist, composer and educator Clemens Grassmann has collaborated across the U.S. and internationally, releasing multiple recordings as a leader, including Grass Machine (self released, 2022). Recipient of the 2015 Armand Zildjian Percussion Award, Grassmann's genre-defiant aesthetic stretches across generations and unites listeners of every sonic prerogative. Grassmann's compositions ...


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