Ron Carter: Tamalpais




Ron Carter (bass)


Stardust (Blue Note: 37813)

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Ron Carter (bass), Benny Golson (tenor sax), Joe Locke (vibes), Sir Roland Hanna (piano), Lenny White (drums).

Composed by Oscar Pettiford


Recorded: New York, April 6, 2001


Rating: 90/100 (learn more)

Ron Carter and this great ensemble assay Oscar Pettiford's composition with the kind of Úlan and impeccable verve we've come to expect from the leader. The arrangement vacillates between Latin and swing feels, and all hands move easily about, fostering robust solos from Golson, Locke and Hanna. While the bassist is technically the star of the show (it is his album after all), he navigates this track in his usual humble way. But if one listens closely, there is so much music to be heard in the rhythm section alone.

Reviewer: Frank Murphy

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