Rick Beato interviews Ron Carter

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Dr. Cheese, Aug 4, 2021.

  1. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis

    Ron Carter is living treasure of information and experience. We bass guitarists need to hear what he has to say.
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  2. Justinian


    May 7, 2015
    I disagree with him about some stuff. Recently he posted a video “Greatest Solo Ever”, and while purely subjective, I’d have to give it to Bach and his Brandenburg 5.
  3. foal30


    Dec 3, 2007
    New Zealand
    I have never watched, listened too or read a bad Ron Carter interview.

    I was listening to "Miles in the Sky" and "Nefertiti" yesterday. They really were an astonishing band.
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  4. Really a great interview that covers a lot of ground during the late 50s and 60s. I found the evolution of pickup placement (on the bass) and mic'ing quite interesting. Looking forward to a Part 2 . . .
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  5. bobyoung53

    bobyoung53 Supporting Member

    Nefertiti is one of my favorite Miles Davis albums. I love that incarnation of the band.
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  6. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    Fantastic! Carter's mind (& memory) are intact!
    Great anecdotes of NYC, circa 1961.

    Sad that Carter & Trane never played together.
    My earliest Jazz albums (given to me by my Jazz/Latin drumming uncle)-
    All Blues
    Blues Farm
    Spanish Blue
    ...1st time I had ever heard "So What". Big, phat bass intro. Loved it from the 1st bar.
    McCoy Tyner's Trident (Carter & Elvin Jones)& Free As The Wind (Carter with Cobham).
    My 1st-ever Jazz album bought with my own coin-
    George Benson Bad Benson. Carter & Gadd.
    Almost unbelievable that he was on everything I had early on.
  7. Bassist30


    Mar 19, 2004
    Love Ron Carter and its hard to say which was his best, but the best recorded I feel is McCoy Tyner's Super Trios album/CD. All three on Moments Notice I have to catch my breath after hearing it.
    Eddie Gomez sounds good on that two album set.
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