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Australia hosts the Jazz world

Ron Carter
Jun 8, 2011 Updated Jun 17, 2011

Australia has had an influx of international acts in recent months, playing host to multiple generations of the tradition. Read more...

Recent jazz legends to tour Australia include Sonny Rollins, Ron Carter (pictured), Lee Kontiz, Herbie Hancock, Sun Ra Arkestra and Chick Corea / Return To Forever.  And there's been no shortage of up and coming artists on show either, such as Jason Moran, Kurt Rosenwinkle, Iiro Rantala, Aaron Goldberg, Jim Black, Jacam Manricks and Ari Hoenig.

Read an interesting article on the generational exchange that is occurring in jazz (click here).  And if you've had the opportunity attend some interesting gigs recently, please share your experience in the comment field below.

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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 10, 2011. 1:19pm
Christopher Lynch said

How fortunate we are here to have such interesting guests in this country. Thankyou to all involved in bringing these fascinating musicians over to inspire us. Furthermore, through doing this, Australia is signalling to the wider world that there are many educated, cultured people here with minds on far more admirable pursuits than pop 'music', reality TV, beer, 'barbies' and 'footy'!

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