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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


Mephistopholes To Orgasm Revisited

Label: Ezz-thetics
Released: 2024
Track listing: Mephistopheles; Parabola; Joseph; Straits Of Blagellan; Rapids; Outeroids; Orgasm.


Article: Liner Notes

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 ...


Article: 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 ...


Article: Rising Stars

Introducing Vocalist Dani Assis

Read "Introducing Vocalist Dani Assis" reviewed by Sanford Josephson

This article previously appeared in Jersey Jazz Magazine. Vocalist Dani Assis' bio points out that he was born into a musical family. That is an understatement. “When I was younger," he said, “I didn't know there was anything else to life other than music because both my parents were musicians. My mom, Adriana Quadros, ...


Article: Play This!

Nicola Caminiti: Adam Arturo

Read "Nicola Caminiti: Adam Arturo" reviewed by John Chacona

Every generation or so, a rhythm section comes along and changes the game. Think of Count Basie's “All-American Rhythm Section" with Freddie Green, Walter Page and Jo Jones, or Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter and Tony Williams from Miles Davis' second great quintet. It's up to history to render the verdict about pianist Lex Korten, bassist Ben ...


Article: Album Review

Curtis Taylor: Taylor Made

Read "Taylor Made" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Trumpeter and composer Curtis Taylor's debut album, he writes in the liner notes, “was over twenty years in the making." Ever since he was a teenager, Taylor confesses, he dreamed of recording his music with a group of stellar musicians and calling it Taylor Made. And now he has. The album's cover mirrors ...


Article: 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 ...


Article: Interview

Albert "Tootie" Heath: Class Personified

Read "Albert "Tootie" Heath: Class Personified" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke

This article was first published on All About Jazz on March 9, 2015. Albert “Tootie" Heath is among the drummers who lived--and thrived--during what many call the golden age of jazz, the '40s, '50, early '60s. He's enjoyed the fruits of a varied and historic career, but never stayed put. Just kept working. He ...


Article: Multiple Reviews

OJC's Big Guns: Art Blakey, Cannonball Adderley, and Ron Carter

Read "OJC's Big Guns: Art Blakey, Cannonball Adderley, and Ron Carter" reviewed by C. Andrew Hovan

Although they were somewhat late to the vinyl renaissance game, Craft Records has made up for lost time by tapping a wide range of music. From the Latin strains of Fania Records to the so-called acid jazz that B3 organ masters churned out for Prestige Records in the late '60s, Craft boasts a huge vault that ...


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