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May 13, 2011 Updated Jun 3, 2011

The Ron Carter Trio is in Australia for the first time and Jazztrack has tickets to his 2011 Melbourne International Jazz Festival show...

A member of Miles Davis' quintet in the early 60's and with a career spanning six decades, bassist Ron Carter is bringing his trio to Australia for the very first time.  He will be performing at the Melbourne Recital Centre on Friday June 10, 2011. 

Carter is joined by long-term collaborators Mulgrew Miller (piano) and Russell Malone (guitar). 

Touted as the most original, prolific, and influential bassists in jazz and having recorded more than 2,000 albums, Carter has mixed it with the best, including: Gil Evans, Lena Horne, Bill Evans, B.B. King, James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Chet Baker, the Kronos Quartet, Dexter Gordon and Wes Montgomery.

As an added bonus, Australia's Elixir, featuring Katie Noonan, will be opening the night.  Ron Carter collaborated on Katie's 2008 release Blackbird: The Music of Lennon and McCartney.

Jazztrack with Mal Stanley has five double passes to this very special performance to give away.  All you have to do is tell us: Why is Ron Carter an important figure as a bassist in jazz? 

Entries are via the entry form below.  Please note that the prize is tickets to the show only, you must be able to make it to the venue.

This competition has closed.  Winners will be announced shortly.


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Ron Carter (born Ronald Levin Carter, May 4, 1937) is an American jazz double bassist. His appearances on over 2,000 albums make him one of the most-recorded bassists in jazz history. Carter is also a cellist who has recorded numerous times on that instrument. Some of his studio albums as a leader include: Blues Farm (1973); All Blues (1973); Spanish Blue (1974); Anything Goes (1975); Yellow &...

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On Jun 1, 2011. 11:52pm
Chris C said

The sad passing of Gil Scott Heron reminded me of Ron Carter's wonder bass playing on " Piece of a Man". Gil had only Ron and Brian Jackson on piano for backing. Carter at his brilliant best and still awesome 40 years later.

On May 16, 2011. 11:46am
Christopher Lynch said

So much has been said and so much awaits to be said about masterly Ron Carter. His playing on "Miles Smiles" and "Miles In The Sky" - love those electric elements Mr Carter! - says more than I can about this innovative bassist.

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