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The Ron Carter Big Band TONIGHT at The Jazz Standard!

August 1, 2013
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cartersigThroughout his illustrious career, bassist/composer Ron Carter has played it all: as an integral member of Miles Davis’ classic quintet of the Sixties, as the anchor for countless CTI Records sessions in the Seventies, as the fountainhead of multifarious musical projects including his cello–infused, chamber–jazz nonet and his trio of bass, piano, and guitar.

But Carter had never led or recorded with a big band of his own – until September 2011 and the Sunnyside release of Ron Carter’s Great Big Band, a powerfully swinging set featuring the talents of arranger Bob Freedman on such golden standards as “Caravan,” “Con Alma,” “St. Louis Blues,” and the bracing Carter originals “Loose Change” and “Opus 1.5 (Theme for C.B.).” “With this delightful big–band date,” wrote Ken Dryden at Allmusic.com, “the veteran bassist continues to surprise and delight listeners during a career spanning five-plus decades.” The Ron Carter Big Band made its live debut on our stage in September 2011 to a rapturous critical and audience response – and we’re extremely pleased to recall this great ensemble for its third thrilling run at Jazz Standard. Make your reservations now!

Here are the players;
Ron Carter – bass

Ray Gallon – piano

Evan Sherman – drums

Jon Owens – trumpet

Chris Jaudes – trumpet

Tanya Darby – trumpet

Alex Norris – trumpet

Jerry Dodgian – alto saxophone, soprano saxophone, flute

David De Jesus – alto saxophone, soprano saxophone, flute

Bobby LaVell – tenor saxophone

Ivan Renta – tenor saxophone

Jay Brandford – baritone saxophone

John Mosca – trombone

Steve Davis – trombone

James Burton – trombone

Douglas Purviance – trombone

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