R.I.P Dave Carpenter

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Bernie Connors, Jun 25, 2008.

  1. From what I'm hearing, Dave Carpenter has passed away. This is a very sad day for any jazz fan that enjoyed Dave's playing. I'm trying to find details and I will post them once I do.
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  3. jerry

    jerry Too old for a hiptrip Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    Monster player!
    Fly on Dave............................
  4. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    Oh, man...now here's a guy that was rarely mentioned around TB.
    Great player on both URB & EB.

  5. ChorusPedal88


    Aug 25, 2007
    Oh man I've heard of this guy too, my R.I.P keys are wearing out, Lets hope he and Jaco are creating a few gems in the sky.

  6. Yeah, you can tell by the sparse responses in this thread that he wasn't really well known unfortunately. Well atleast to the mainstream. Jazz fans know how great Dave was and sense how sad his passing is.
  7. I am not familiar with the name, but I have a feeling I've heard him play on recordings. I'm sorry to hear this.
  8. Ed Goode

    Ed Goode Jersey to Georgia

    Nov 4, 2004
    Acworth, GA
    Wow, what a sad piece of news :bawl:

    His work with Alan Holdsworth was excellent, some nice stuff on YouTube for those who haven't had the pleasure of hearing Dave play.

    man, he was a pretty young guy, too .... somewhere around 50 years old .... drag ..... :atoz:
  9. ^^^


  10. Wow... what a beautiful player. I saw in his bio he's done stuff with many of my favorite players... David Garfield, Sanborn, Peter Erskine, etc.

    Again, sad.
  11. Dave was truly one of the nicest guys I ever met. I was lucky enough to study with Dave for a year and a half while I was at CalArts and look upon those times very fondly. Dave had a limitless and hard driving enthusiasm for music and for growing as a musician. He also had some funny stories and got me into gigs. I am truly shocked and saddened by this news. He will be missed by many...
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  12. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta (Grant Park!)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Wow! RIP. :( That man made a Fodera sing!!!!! I loved his phrasing. He made everything sound and look so damn easy.
  13. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    I sure hate that it took his death for me to learn of such a great player.:(

    I wish the best for his family.:)
  14. This one has a meaty groove:
  15. bassandbeyond


    Aug 28, 2004
    Rockville MD
    Affiliated with Tune Guitar Maniac
    Dang, what a shock! Dave was one of the most respected bassists in L.A., and although I never met him, I was always blown away by his playing on both upright and electric. Only 48 years old....serves as an unfortunate testament to staying away from drugs.

    At least he left a great recorded legacy behind. Anyone interested in his playing should check out the Lounge Art Ensemble with Peter Erskine and Bob Sheppard.
  16. Is it a known fact that Dave was using when he passed?
  17. Alan Vorse

    Alan Vorse

    Aug 20, 2005
    Shock is the key word here. That is not one I would have expected. Killer underrated player. I recorded some jazz trio off of PBS years ago because I thought the bass player was tearing it up. I later learned it was Dave Carpenter. I hate to see people die that young.

    Isn't that David Bowie's keyboardist in the Lori Bell video?
  18. Yes.
  19. bassandbeyond


    Aug 28, 2004
    Rockville MD
    Affiliated with Tune Guitar Maniac
    Well, as I said, I didn't know Dave personally and I don't like to spread rumors, but we did have many friends in common and he was well known for having heavily indulged in drugs over the years. Whether or not he was using at the time of his death, there is no doubt that all of that hard living must have taken a toll on him. :(