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So What
Ron Carter
So What
Genres: Jazz, Pop
 
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Bassist Ron Carter continues to prove that less is more. Following a winning effort with a quartet on The Bass and I,Carter returns with a trio date balanced between originals and standards. His sidemen, pianist Kenny B...  more »

      
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All Artists: Ron Carter
Title: So What
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Blue Note Records
Release Date: 7/14/1998
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Styles: Modern Postbebop, Bebop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 724349497627

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Bassist Ron Carter continues to prove that less is more. Following a winning effort with a quartet on The Bass and I,Carter returns with a trio date balanced between originals and standards. His sidemen, pianist Kenny Barron and drummer Lewis Nash help create a supple sound that enables Carter to lead without sounding anachronistic (or worse, like the bass solo during a generic jazz set). The title track is an obvious reference to Carter's tenure with Miles Davis's quintet of the mid '60s, and he includes, "You Be So Nice to Come Home To" in honor of the late Davis's alum, drummer Tony Williams. The trio shines on Randy Weston's "Hi-Fly" and Carter's own "3 More Days," one of four originals that animate this engaging outing. --Martin Johnson

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A Jazz Master having a good time
MusicFreak | FL | 02/21/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Bassist Ron Carter stands today as a living Jazz legend. His tenure with Miles Davis established him as one of the masters of the acoustic bass, and thankfully, he is still around making great music. When I listen to this album, I get a feeling that he was not too "cerebral" about it. He just gathered two brilliant musicians, and let the music happen in an easygoing flow among them. For masters like Ron, Kenny and Lewis, great things happen even if they don't break a sweat. From the ligthly swung version of "So What", to Ron's own joyfully simple melodies, this album is just a great example of cohesive and inspired Jazz trio playing."
SO WHAT do you think?
MusicFreak | 01/14/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Ron Carter begins this CD by paying tribute to his old friend and bandmate, Miles Davis. By opening with So What, Carter establishes a sense of laid back, but at the same time grooving, music. The trio lays down some great trakcs that will get your foot tapping in no time. The four Carter compostions on the CD show what a good trio should do, play together with ease and enjoyment."