Ron Carter: Stella by Starlight
Stella by Starlight
Ron Carter (bass)
Dear Miles (Blue Note 92547)
Composed by Victor Young.
Recorded: Avatar Studios, New York, February 18, 2006
Rating: 89/100 (learn more)
This is all bass, from beginning to end. Carter takes the melody, stretches out for a lengthy solo and handles the restatement at the conclusion, with only the most gentle support from the rest of the band. Carter plays with surprising restraint, leaving behind the bends and slides and tonal distortions that are his typical calling cards. Instead he hits these notes dead on in the center, and plays with a warmth and melodicism that you might associate with, for example, Charlie Haden or Ray Brown. A beautiful performance that artfully displays the lyrical side of this premier musician.
Reviewer: Ted Gioia
See elsewhere on jazz.com
- An Interview with Ron Carter by Andy Karp
- Jazz.comís Guide to Ron Carter Resources on the Web
- Tom Lordís Mini-Discography of Ron Carterís Leader Dates
- Listing for 'Ron Carter' in the Encyclopedia of Jazz Musicians