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Posted on: August 29, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Legendary bassist Ron Carter to perform free HAPCO show in Oakland

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Experience the groundbreaking technique of legendary jazz bassist Ron Carter as the Ron Carter Trio headlines a free HAPCO show sponsored by the Town of Oakland from 7-9 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24 on the grounds of the Oakland Meeting Hall, 221 N. Arrington St.

Ron Carter has performed all over the world and recorded over 2,500 albums. He has been a guiding influence in the world of music since he began his career in the early 1960s, honing his signature style of harmonic and rhythmic bass lines that are rich in detail, pure in sound and technically impressive. He was a member of Miles Davis’ quintet from 1963-68, along with Herbie Hancock, Tony Williams and Wayne Shorter. He won a Grammy Award in 1988 for the instrumental composition, Call Sheet Blues, from the film ‘Round Midnight. He scored and arranged music for a number of other films including The Passion of Beatrice, Haraka, Exit Ten and A Gathering of Old Men. His solo bass recording of the Bach Cello Suites on compact disc was certified Gold in 1988.
He is an innovator in jazz style – as he puts it, “A good bassist determines the direction of any band.” Often, he uses gong-like tones and glissandos in his work. Once his exclusive trademark, these sounds have now become part of every modern bassist’s vocabulary. He was among the few bassists who continued to play acoustic bass when many turned to electric bass. 
The UCF Flying Horse Big Band, under the direction of saxophonist and American jazz musician Jeff Rupert, will open the show alongside guest vocalist Lenard Rutledge and the Orlando Youth Chamber Ensemble, under the direction of Jesus Lopez.

The jazz event will feature food and dessert trucks, beer and wine garden and more. Be sure to bring a chair or blanket.
HAPCO Music Foundation is hosting the Ron Carter Trio’s performance, which is presented in collaboration with Pappy Martin Legacy Jazz Collective and Tennessee Valley Jazz Society and supported by Presenter Consortium for Jazz, a program of Chamber Music America, funded through the generosity of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.


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