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From the Wall Street Journal: Ron Carter – A Bigger Band, the Same Steady Hand

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By STUART ISACOFF
8.30.2011

“Sometimes the most crucial elements in a musical work are the least noticed. A symphony’s slowly shifting harmonies shape its dramatic structure, yet audiences will more likely notice the fancy figurations that skitter above them. The same is true of jazz bassists, who lay down the foundation in a musical ensemble, yet often remain in the shadows. Ron Carter, who will be leading a big band at Jazz Standard from Tuesday through Sunday, is an exception: His skill, taste and creativity compel us to pay attention.

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See the full article about this master of the bass here.

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